Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What are you reading now?

Just wondering what you're reading these day. I'm reading a new book on Mentoring that is reinforcing what I've been seeing, while transforming my thinking in ways I didn't expect
Why am I reading it?

  • I saw a great interview with the authors. It's about 30 minutes long but you can download it and listen while you're walking, cooking, driving . . .
  • I've read another book by Sue Edwards, and it was excellent. She is a prof at Dallas Theological Seminary and is smart, warm and approachable.
  • I'm interested in mentoring and want to understand why it doesn't always work the way we want it to. I've seen too many women disappointed and even hurt by a mentoring experience. 
  • I'm sad to admit it, but I've been the one who disappointed someone I was mentoring years ago. And I think I might have disappointed someone else recently. But I know I've also helped others. Why do some mentoring relationships work out, but others flounder?
  • Our CBC Women's Support Team is reading and discussing this book during our monthly meetings. It's stimulating some great discussion. 
  • I don't have daughters, but I want to be involved in the lives of young women. How can I do that effectively?
  • I don't want to get stuck in my ways and lose touch with current culture.

That's what I'm reading and why. What about you?


  1. Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel because I want my children to go up in a home where grace is given freely. Where my kids feel they can be themselves, make mistakes, be candid and voice their concerns without being fearful of how their parents will react with the tough questions!

    1. Hi April,
      Your comments come from the heart of a grace-filled mom. I'm proud of you.