At one time I can be reading up to 4 books, and now that there is nothing interesting on TV at night I'm reading more than usual. Currently I'm reading my Bible (that's a good thing right!?) and to be specific I'm reading Genesis as a part of my Bible in a Year study. So far success and I'm finding it interesting. Lord, help me when I get to Leviticus...not that I've read it, but I've heard it's tough to get through. Thankfully I'm married to a Theology guru who has read Leviticus along with a commentary on Leviticus and he found it all very interesting, so I'm sure as my eyes glaze over he will help me along and give me great insight to this book which can be be a yawn and a bore.
Along with reading my Bible I am usually working through a Bible Study or Christian non-fiction book. Currently I'm reading So Long Insecurity..you've been a bad friend to us by Beth Moore. I don't consider myself to be an insecure person by nature, but the fact that I'm a woman means that there are times when the insecurity bug bites at me or buzzes in my ear. This book is so good that I believe that EVERY woman should read it. I remember when it was released I thought to myself, "I don't need that book," but I've discovered that I do. Not because insecurity marks my days or my attitudes about myself but because I tend to think that other woman have things/attitudes/relationships/beauty that make their lives perfect...what I've discovered in the first 4 chapters of this book is that even that woman who seems to have it ALL together can be crumbling on the interior of her soul. In other words, don't judge a person by their external features. Sometimes the most beautiful woman are the most insecure. This book goes much deeper than that and I will be sharing some more insights later today related to this book...but I highly enourage you to go purchase two copies, one for yourself and one for a friend or teenage/young adult daughter.
My current fiction book is The 19th Wife. It's not the most exciting book I've ever read (that would be the Twilight series, in case you were wondering), but I am enjoying it. Since watching the first three seasons of Big Love I've been very intrigued with Mormon religion. I've been grappling with why they believe what they believe. Their beliefs seem so crazy and foreign to me and are not Christian in any way, event though they do consider themselves Christians. This book is basically two stories intertwined...the first story is of a murder that occurs in a modern day fundamentalist Mormon pologamy compound and the second story is that of Brigham Young's 19th wife. It has helped me see the stark differences between Mormonism and Christianity...and how twisted their faith really is.
Then I have a stack of parenting books to read...several are about adoption, but the one I've just picked up is The Happiest Baby on the Block. It's a book about how to calm your crying baby. It was recommended to me by one of my blog readers and I went out and bought it because I am going to need all the help I can get!