Jillsky Reads

A place to find what I’ve read and loved and am currently reading 🙂

The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You




This is a great follow up to the study on biblical hospitality that our gals group recently wrapped up. (see below)






Just Open the Door – Bible Study Book: A Study of Biblical Hospitality

open the door


Our gals small group recently wrapped this study on biblical hospitality. It has accompanying videos hosted by the author Jen Schmidt spread out over seven weeks.

In this study Jen talks true hospitality vs. entertaining, shows how Jesus modeled hospitality on the go and gives practical tips for opening the door of our homes and hearts.




Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much

living holy suburbs

I cannot wait to read this one. It was recommended by Sharon Miller, who wrote my favorite book of 2017 (more on that below).

I don’t technically live in the burbs, but I grew up there and was convinced to purchase this book once I saw the table of contents. You can check them out too via the link above 🙂





None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing)



This was a wonderful read by Jen Wilkin. I love her writing style and her humor. In this book she teaches about ten of God’s attributes and topples the myth, attribute by attribute, that we are capable of any of them.

This book made me stand in awe of our Creator and I cannot recommend it enough!





In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character



In her follow up book Jen teaches ten of God’s communicable attributes that we can reflect as we are transformed into Christ’s likeness.

I was pleasantly surprised as I read this book to find that it is still very much about God and not only about man. It’s structured similarly to None Like Him and I learned even more about our awesome God.

In this book Jen focuses on answering the question “who should I be?” rather than “what should I do?”



Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds



And while I’m on a Jen Wilkin kick, I cannot recommend this book enough for those starting to study God’s word. And also for those who may be approaching it incorrectly. Jen provides excellent tools for improving our bible literacy.

I’m excited to share this with our gals small group in the new year!






More coming soon!