Grant and I both love to read. Grant even more so than I do. No matter where we have lived (which is 3 places now in the short time we’ve been married), there have been a plethora of books on theology that he has had on hand. Right now I’m studying the book of John because Grant had a commentary on the book of John on his desk. I’ve read so many books that I probably never would have read if it were not for the fact that Grant basically carries a biblical library with him wherever he goes.
But there are lots of books that I like to read that Grant has never even attempted to read – it’s my own little library of books on biblical womanhood. I started it when I was 15 years old with Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot. I have since read everything this woman has ever put in print, and outside of my mother, she has probably impacted me the most in regards to what it means to be a biblical woman. I think every Christian girl should have a biblical womanhood library. A collection of solid, theologically sound books that she can read often and lend to her friends.
I have been missing my books. They are all in storage. Here is a list of the ones that have impacted me the most (that I can remember off the top of my head).
A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George
Becoming God’s True Woman edited by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Did I Kiss Marriage Good-bye? by Carolyn McCulley
Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney
Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Lies Young Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Dannah Gresh
Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot
Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley
So, one day when Grant is a pastor and has his glorious library of books, I am going to have a special bookshelf (maybe I’ll even paint it pink), of my own little library of books written by godly women who have impacted and shaped me.
Now if I can only get my mom to write a book 🙂