I love to read. I have many bookshelves in my home and most of them are stacked two-deep. Add to that all the piles of books on tables, nightstands and floors...and there is no denying that I LOVE BOOKS! So here is my list of books I have read and would recommend. I will attempt to categorize them for you. They will not necessarily be in order of my favorites...because that is just too difficult a task! (An * indicates books I highly recommend.) Check back often, as I will add to the list as I finish reading books.
A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain and God's Sovereignty - Joni Eareckson Tada (This is my 2nd time to read this book. AMAZING. This is a MUST-READ.)
Cloak of the Light - Chuck Black
Bibles and Devotionals:
GOD***** -- Of course, my trusty NIV Bible tops this list...I have a few: Marriage Devotional Bible, Couples Devotional Bible, Quest Study Bible, Ryrie Study Bible...
Catherine Vos -- The Child's Story Bible (A fantastic children's story Bible!)
Clay Clarkson -- Our 24 Family Ways Family Devotional Guide
Brock & Bodie Thoene* -- I have read almost all of their books and would recommend each and every one.
Joel Rosenberg* -- Epicenter, The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, Dead Heat, The Copper Scroll, Damascus Countdown, The Tehran Initiative, The Twelfth Imam, The Auschwitz Escape
C.S. Lewis -- The Chronicles of Narnia
George MacDonald -- The Princess and The Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind
David & Karen Mains -- Kingdom Tales* (This book is so powerful and will make you cry! Great read-aloud for your kids, too.)
Francine Rivers* -- Redeeming Love*, Atonement Child, Lineage of Grace Series, And the Shofar Blew, Her Mother's Hope/Her Daughter's Dream, The Scarlet Thread, The Last Sin Eater
Lynn Austin* -- All of her historical fiction stories are amazing.
Charles Sheldon -- In His Steps*
Frank Peretti -- This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness
Joseph Girzone -- Joshua
Catherine Marshall -- Christy
LaHaye & Jenkins -- The Left Behind Series
Michael Crichton -- Timeline, State of Fear, Next, Prey
Patricia St. John -- Star of Light, The Tanglewoods' Secret, Treasures of the Snow (More great, touching read-alouds that you will love!)
John Boyne -- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Great WWII story.)
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
YWAM Christian Heroes series -- Cameron Townsend, Amy Carmichael, Nate Saint, David Livingstone, Gladys Aylward, George Muller*
Corrie ten Boom -- The Hiding Place*
Tammy Trent -- Learning to Breathe Again
Denise Jackson -- It's All About Him
Stephen Nasser -- My Brother's Keeper
C.S. Lewis -- Mere Christianity*, Screwtape Letters
Francis Chan -- Crazy Love*
David Platt -- Radical*
Jan Beasley -- The Strength of Mercy**
Catherine Marshall -- Something More
Max Lucado -- In the Eye of the Storm, He Still Moves Stones, A Love Worth Giving, Traveling Light, Next Door Savior, When God Whispers Your Name
Lee Strobel -- The Case for Christ
Russell D. Moore -- Adopted for Life
Stormie Omartian -- Power of a Praying Parent, Power of a Praying Woman, Power of a Praying Wife*** (I think every wife should have to read this one!)
Dave Ramsey -- The Total Money Makeover*** (I think every adult should have to read this one!)
Sally Clarkson -- The Mission of Motherhood*, The Ministry of Motherhood
Turnansky & Miller -- Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes in you and your kids!
Lisa Whelchel -- Creative Correction*
Dr. James Dobson -- The Strong Willed Child, Dare to Discipline
Kevin Leman -- Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
Lindsey O'Connor -- If Mama Goes South, We're All Going with Her
Julie Ann Barnhill -- She's Gonna Blow!
John & Stasi Eldredge -- Wild at Heart*, Captivating*
Kevin Leman -- Sheet Music*
Gary Chapman -- The Five Love Languages*
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs -- Love & Respect*
Gladys Hunt -- Honey for a Child's Heart (Great booklist to help you select quality books for your children.)
Sarah Clarkson -- Read for the Heart (Another fantastic booklist that you can trust.)
Sally Fallon -- Nourishing Traditions*
Denise M. Fidler -- Wildflour
Cuisine at Home -- Holiday Cookies
Betty Crocker -- You know, the trusty red and white checkered cookbook...it has all the basics.
Now for some books on homeschool (and a few other) issues that I have not gotten around to reading yet...but I have heard wonderful things about them from some trusted friends:
Raymond S. Moore -- Better Late than Early
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay -- For the Children's Sake
Carol Barnier -- The Big What Now Book of Learning Styles; If I'm Diapering the Watermelon, Then Where'd I Leave the Baby?
Joel Rosenberg -- Epicenter, The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, Dead Heat, The Copper Scroll