Recommended Reading

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Books, books, books…I love a good book! So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite books I have read over the years!

Recommended Reading:

Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey – It is thick and dense and full of information. And the info is absolutely useful and important. She take a look at world-views and how they effect the way we live out our faith in a secular culture. Its a good one!

Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper – It took me too long to finally read this one. But I’m so glad I did. This book is the kick in the butt many of us need. It was one big conviction for me, which was clearly needed.

Adopted For Life by Russel Moore – This is maybe my favorite book of all time. It lit the passion of adoption in my heart. But also made me understand my own belonging in the family of God. It is a must read for all Christian whether they intend to adopt or not.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn – A book that tells you everything the Bible teach’s and describes about Heaven? What took me so long! This book is fascinating, encouraging and made me completely look at the world in a new light. It’s a must!

The Holiness Of God by R.C Sproul – This is one of those books that every Christian should read as it is foundational to how we view God.

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller – This book is classic Keller in that it challenges us religious folk and our ability to truly accept grace. We all need this.

Worldliness by C.J Mahaney – If what you need is a practical look at the culture we live in and how we ought to relate to it, this is the book for you.

Hannah’s Hope by Jennifer Saake – Although you might think you will never need to read about infertility, miscarriage and adoption-loss, you would be wrong. I continue to refer to this book…it is a must read!

The God Smuggler by Brother Andrew – I love this book! If you are in need of a faith builder, read this true story about God’s providence!

Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp – Now, I don’t agree with every aspect of this book. However, I completely agree with the main goal and point of the book, that in everything we do (especially in discipline) we focus on a the child’s heart.

Disciplines Of A Godly Family by Kent & Barbara Hughes – This is a book that I will probably consult a lot through the years. It is a practical guide through the ups and downs of family life.

The Secret Thoughts Of An Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield – This is a fascinating life-story that sheds light on a culture most Christians know little about. She is woman of true faith and her life has so much to teach us.

Evangellyfish by Douglas Wilson – This book is a fictional satire about the goings on in a large church and small church. It is funny and makes some interesting observations.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls – If you are looking for an attention keeping memoir, this is the one. It is a shocking view of a little girls poor home life and it will make your jaw drop most of the time.

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2 Responses to Recommended Reading

  1. Love your blog. excellent presentation. your writing is well thought out accessible yet insightful. I think you will like meaningtree.org. I am currently laying down a foundation for building a coherent model for the pursuit of meaning which will obviously lead to why the life, teachings, death and Resurrection of Christ are of most importance to purposeful living. My gifts and life experience has required me to pursue an apologetic approach and I share your passion for truth. My second son is in Bible College and gave me a copy of Don Richardson’s Eternity in their Hearts, Incredible! My oldest son who is teaching in New Zealand worked in Tim Keller’s church here in New York and Tim is a great guy. I definitely share your passion for reading and good literature. I am currently working on a chapter ‘choices’ which identifies how our choices could eventually come to control us and our destiny. If I could use the picture with the butterfly and hands and put your blog as a link and the name of the artist that would definitely enhance what I am trying to get across.
    There is also a mailbox at meaningtree.org spiritualityscienceandmeaning you can write back there which is fine.
    keep up the great work. God bless Chris

  2. Thanks so much for the encouragement Chris. And thanks for stopping by my blog. I will check out the meaningtree website for sure. God bless!

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