I hope to keep this updated with a list of books I have read and found to be very beneficial to my Christian walk. Share with me what you’re reading and how the authors are helping you grow spiritually in the Contact tab.
Books I recommend:
- “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” – Ann Voscamp (literally changed my life! I’ve been counting gifts ever since)
- “The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life” – Ann Voscamp (more life-changing work, she actually had me looking forward to scrubbing a bathtub ring!)
- “Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love” along with “Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything.” – Katherine and Jay Wolf (these books define what hope looks like in real life, highly recommend)
- “Becoming Elisabeth Elliot: the Authorized Biography of Elisabeth’s Early Years” – Ellen Vaughn (I have always been intrigued by those missionaries who gave all for Christ, this book, containing mostly Elisabeth’s journal entries, will cause you to repent of your complacency)
- “When Strivings Cease: Replacing the Gospel of Self-Improvement with the Gospel of Life-Transforming Grace” – Ruth Chou Simons (from one tender heart to another, her words spoke the truth that trying to earn the love of God doesn’t work, He already does! and that Christianity if not becoming a better version of yourself, it is becoming a new creation)
- “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God.” – Timothy Keller (when you think you know how to pray, there is always a lot more to learn, “Prayer is simply the key to everything we need to do and be in life.”)
- “And Still She Laughs: Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering” – Kate Merrick (the title can be misleading, I wept as I read what this sweet mother had to face, yet she drew on the stories of great women in the Bible for strength and wisdom to move on to God’s blessings that were on the way)
I am really not a fan of fiction. I am not particularly fond of reading actually. You see, you have to sit still to do it and I love being on the go. So, if I’m going to have to be still enough to do it, I would prefer to read my Bible or books that show me His work in the lives of others going through this life. These are just a few of the titles I’ve been reading recently. (With the exception of the first two, which are classics that I refer to again and again.) I hope to keep updating this list for you if you are looking for any good reads.