Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Great books

This is probably our last post for 2010- wow--tomorrow, we head to the mountains of Wyoming, leaving a little early to avoid a nasty ND storm coming our way. I've been told not to blog about leaving town, but since I have a great house sitter, no worries..he will be here the entire time we're gone..

I am rereading one of my two favorite books of the year, "What He Must Be ...if he wants to marry my daughter," by Voddie Baucham Jr. As we have a house full of pre-teens and one true teenager, we are constantly reading and praying about how to guide our children through the next 8-10 years. This book is definitely on my read and re-read list. I'm paraphrasing here, but he states that the current dating culture is a warm-up to divorce, with young adults having many mini-marriages that they easily walk away from when the going gets tough. Eye opening, isn't it? Mike and I have been talking to our kids about these type of issues for some time now, but it's so nice to have another person to reference. We both wish we would have avoided the dating culture when we were teenagers (to think my husband was one locker away all throughout high school--a bit humbling). I highly recommend this book, if you are at all interested in your daughter marrying a Christian man, or if you are raising a young Christian man, who could possibly marry OUR DAUGHTER.

The other book that I can't get enough of and have read over and over is RADICAL, by David Platt. This book resonantes with us right now, as we try to live radically different from the vision of the world...granted, we fail miserably a lot of the time, but again, having a reference that refers back to Biblical principles is so appreciated!! The book takes us from theology to application-

So, if you're trying to read more and grow more this next year, check out these two books- you'll probably be reading them over and over again like me. Happy New Year from the Sweeneys!!


  1. Hi Stacy-- sounds like the perfect book! I'm ordering it. LOVE Radical-- I devoured it as soon as it came out! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family!

  2. I'm reading RADICAL right now! Life changing for sure! :)

    p.s....BEAUTIFUL family!