Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What I Read in 2008

2008 is what I call "the lost year". It was the worst year of my life, yet at the same time the best year of my life. 2008 brought severe health problems for me in the form of two very hard pregnancies and even harder miscarriages, one of which almost killed me. However, it also brought the salvation of our three younger children. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD. Job 1:21b Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept advesity? Job 2:10b

During the times that I was bedridden I slept a lot. When I was not sleeping I was reading or knitting. Here is 2008's list of books read:

*A Way of Seeing by Edith Schaeffer
*Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick
*Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
*Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee by J. Steven Wilkins
*Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
*Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex & Brett Harris
*Dry Bones and Other Fossils by Gary Parker
*Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
*For the Children's Sakes by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
*Good Morning, Holy Spirit by Benny Hinn
*Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
*Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
*Home-Making by J.R. Miller
*Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by Sarah, Stephen, Grace and Harold Mally
*Mother by Kathleen Norris
*Noah's Ark, Noah's Flood by John Morris
*One Blood by Ken Ham, Carl Wieland and Don Batten
*Revolution in the Church: Challenging the Religious System With a Call for Radical Change by Michael L. Brown
*Silas Marner by George Eliot
*The City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher
*The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
*The Creation by John D. Morris
*The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
*The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs by Carol Donoughue
*The Pool of Fire by John Christopher
*The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
*The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone by James Giblin
*The Small Woman by Alan Burgess
*The Sumerians by Elaine Landau
*The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss
*The True Story of Noah's Ark by Tom Dooley
*The White Mountains by John Christopher
*What Do Jewish People Think About Jesus? by Michael L. Brown
*What Really Happened to Dinosaurs? by John D. Morris
*When the Tripods Came by John Christopher
*Yellow & Pink by William Steig

1 comment:

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Thank you for sharing this list! 2008 was a year of struggle for me, too, and I'm looking forward to an inspiring and hopeful year ahead.

Hope you do, as well.