Wednesday, January 5, 2011

I can't decide

I decided that I need to start reading books that were aimed for someone over the age of 4. Not that those aren't super fun and exciting, but I really should be feeding myself something other than "Go, Dog, Go".

So I kind of have a list started of books that have peaked my interest, and would love some opinions...

Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

Women Food and God. I've heard good, I've heard bad, but I'm intrigued. Anybody weigh in?

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food

Made to Crave. Kind of a newcomer to the market, but I heard about it over at Proverbs 31 Ministries, which has never disappointed yet. God has always met me right where I am through their daily devotional.

Fit For My King (His Princess)

Fit for My King. Sheri Rose Shepherd is an amazing speaker who has struggled with her weight in her own ways. She is speaking next weekend at my church, so I think I might wait until after her lecture to see if the book would be a good fit.

Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running

Sole Sisters. I loved Run Like a Mother, the last book that I read about running, so I thought this might be a good follow up?

Anybody have any other suggestions? 
As you can see, I'm kind of leaning towards weight loss/running/fitness type of books.


Adrienne said...

I really like reading books by people that chronicle the journey.. you should definitely read.. "Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl" by Shauna Reid. It's awesome. Her book is her blog, and she lost 100+ on WW. Very funny too. Find it for super cheap at or amazon.

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

I just got Made to Crave but haven't started it yet. I read Women Food & God and a lot of it resonated with me, so I recommend that one, too!

Val said...

I just started Women Food and God. I'm reeeeeally excited about it! So far I am really enjoying it :)

Lanie Painie said...

I can't ay enough good things about Geneen Roth's books. Women Food and God has had an incredible impact on me - it was the first one I read. I highly recommend that you give it a try.

I haven't read any of the others on your list, but I've been thinking of adding a book tab to my blog to chronicle all that books that have helped me on my journey here.

Also found the blog "Juli's Journey" recently which recommends related books. :)

The advantage of getting the book from the author who is about to speak at your church, is that you could get it autographed.

I must go and add all these others to my Kindle wish list! Yay Kindle!

Kendra said...

Thanks everybody!! Can't wait to get started!

Nancy M. said...

I am reading "Made to Crave" right now. So far I'm enjoying it. I love Lisa Terkeurst. I hear her speak a few years ago at a conference in MN. I gave the book to my sister for Christmas and she finished it and can't stop raving about it.

I also have "Fit for My King". I bought it after hearing Sheri speak at church last summer. It's more of a devotional...didn't really speak to me like I'd hoped it would, but there were some good entries.

Enjoy reading some grown-up books! :)


Living a Changed Life said...

I am reading Made to Crave right now and it is amazing. She writes in a way that keeps me wanting more.

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