When I was devising my goals for 2015, I drew up a list of books and courses that I wanted to read/ do to assist me in growing. Based on my reading history, I’m loathed to call it my definitive reading list, but if I even manage a third of the books, I’ll be happy!
The list of resources is diverse from e-books, to kindle, paper ( ie books and magazines), blogs and audio.
I am also planning on doing a few courses this year on gardening and nutrition, which I’ve also included, as all of these should help me grow as a person this year.
: Cover to Cover, Through the Bible as it happened– Selwyn Hughes and Trevor J. Partridge
: Sons of Encouragement- Francine Rivers. (ok so it’s fiction, but the stories are based on Biblical fact and are aimed at encouraging us in growth)
: Paul for Everyone- Tom Wright
: Is Jesus enough?- Angus Buchan
: Prayer- Philip Yancey
Extra Resources for Faith
(These are books I would like to read but they aren’t high on the priority list.)
: Victory over the Darkness- Neil T. Anderson
: The Prayer of Jabez- Bruce Wilkinson
: Praying Circles around Your Children- Mark Batterson
: The Sounds of God- Michael Mitton
Health Resources :
: Nutrition course- I really like the look of this one, as it is more about living a healthy lifestyle than purely nutrition.
: Paleo Lifestyle websites- My favourite two websites are Mark’s Daily Apple and Paleo Mom
: Blue Zones- Dan Buettner
: Cooking courses/ recipes available- Notably Gordon Ramsey (I’m enjoying his two recent cooking shows- Ultimate Cookery Course and Ultimate Home Cooking) , Delia Smith, Jamie Oliver- particularly his 30 Minute meals cookbook, Your Lighter Side website as well as Paleo Mom’s recipes.
: A woman’s Guide to Running Magbook, published by Health and Fitness Magazine
: 31 Days to Better Sex– Sheila Wray Gregoire.
: How to talk so your kids will listen & listen so your kids will talk– Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
: Character Matters- John and Susan Yates
: The Five Love Languages of Children- Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell
: Answering the 8 Cries of the Spirited Child- David and Claudia Arp
: Think Outside the Classroom book- Kelly Crawford
: The Railway Man– Eric Lomax
: Long Walk to Freedom- Nelson Mandela
: Something about becoming more organised, running a home better or such like. I haven’t decided what yet. I will share it when I know what it is.
Japan Further Study/ Resources:
: Research more about Japanese history
: Research more about geography of Japan.
:Fukushima– Mark Willacy
: High Elves– Mat Ward
: How to Paint Citadel Miniatures- Simon Adams et al.
: Book on scrapbooking (another that I’ve still to choose).
: Gardening course- I found an awesome course last year by the Royal Horticultural Society, but the link I saved is no longer valid.
I am planning to do this one instead.
: Jane’s Delicious Garden Jane Griffiths
So 19 books listed,+extras. It’s going to be a busy old year if I manage it, and that’s not including the fiction.
Hmmm I think some holidays to the beach, on my own, are in order!
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