FAVORITE BOOKS

These are the books that I see on my bookshelves and highlight when asked which have been most meaningful in my life, in no particular order. I’m not one to listen to audiobooks nor use a Kindle much, so my reading habits are slower than most, my tastes favoring non-fiction works:

Happiness by Randy Alcorn

Heaven by Randy Alcorn

Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard

Weakness is the Way by J.I. Packer

Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke by Bill Gaultiere

Streams of Living Water by Richard Foster

60 Love Letters by Larry Crabb

Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen

If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer

The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller

Growing Strong Daughters by Lisa Graham McMinn

Be Still My Soul by Elisabeth Elliot

Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

The Green Letters by Miles J. Stanford

Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven by James Byran Smith

New Light on the Difficult Words of Jesus by David Bivin

The Preaching Life by Barbara Taylor

Recapture the Wonder by Ravi Zacharious

Ordering Your Private World by Gordan McDonald

Spiritual Depression by D. Martyn-Llyod Jones

True Spirituality by Francis Shaeffer

The Journey of Desire by John Elderidge

The Ultimate Blessing by JoAnne Lyons

Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray

Humility by Andrew Murray

The Wisdom of Tenderness by Brennan Manning

Ruthless Trust by Brennan Manning

The Gift of Being Yourself by David Brenner

Fearless by Max Lucado

No Little People by Francis Schaeffer

The Legacy of a Couple: Ruth & Billy Graham by Hanspeter Nuesch

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

For God’s Sake, Rest! by James L. Anderson

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall (and all her other works of non-fiction, such treasures)

Visioneering by Andy Stanley

The Reflective Life by Ken Gire

Soul Survivor by Philip Yancey

Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis (and of course, the Narnia Chronicles and most everything else)

Wordliness edited by C.J. Mahaney

In Praise of Mortality by Rainer Maria Rilke

A Widening of Light by Luci Shaw

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Lost Women of the Bible and Half the Church by Carolyn Custis James

50 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha

Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach

The Cruelest Journey by Kira Salak

The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson

And of course, Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, a Little Princess and all those delights from girlhood. And then all the mounds and mounds of children’s books and classics I have read to and with my children, often in place of personal reading through the years.