I'm currently reading The Mission of Motherhood, by Sally Clarkson. It's been good - refreshing and good for refocusing on seeing my position of mother as that of being a missionary to my kids. It's been convicting for me, too - as a serious multi-tasker, I don't always take the time to focus on the details. I'm also a pretty self-absorbed individual - I have a plan and "pity the fool" who keeps me from it. Yet if my kids don't feature heavily in that plan, I'm the fool to be pitied.
I loved reading Patricia St. John Tells Her Own Story. What an amazing story! Her life was definitely a testimony of God's grace and generous love that really came through in each story she shares. I hadn't read Treasures of the Snow or the Tangelwoods' Secret growing up, so it was marvellous to "meet" the real her - I'm looking forward to introducing the kids to some of her books!
My husband has been on at me to read Practicing Affirmation for quite a while (perhaps he's trying to tell me something?), so I'd like to try to read that and Give Them Grace before the year's end. I'm not sure if I'll make it, but it's worth trying!
What are some "must reads" that you've come across this year?