21 Books!

This week, I turned twenty-one.

That means if WebMD is correct, I have lived nearly a third of my life expectancy. Sobering thought, that.

So, I decided to share with you my favorite twenty-one books!

These are the books that have shaped me, encouraged me, brought me joy, and inspired me. Other than the Bible, of course!

You will see fiction and non-fiction, fantasy and theology. I hope you find a few that will bring you joy, as well!

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One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are  by Ann Voskamp.

This book has changed my life in so many ways! A gentle reminder to stop and see the everyday joy that surrounds us.

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Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian.

See the story of Jonah through different eyes!

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All is Grace by Brennan Manning.

The memoir of a self-proclaimed Ragamuffin who wasn’t always called Brennan. An amazing story of Grace!

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The Woman at the Well by Dale Evans.

The true story of how the life of one of my favorite actresses was forever changed by Grace.

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Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman.

A book I happened upon at the Christian bookstore that changed my life! Encouragement to leave “good” girl behind in your pursuit of God.

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Art for God’s Sake by Philip Graham Ryken.

The best book on using our God-given gifts for the glory of God that I have ever read.

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Yesterday, Today, and Forever by Maria von Trapp.

An inspiring look at how our Savior never leaves us and why He came.

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Alone, Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven

Based on a true story, this book was a stand-by during my teen years. It never gets old!

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

The beloved fantasy series by Lewis that has captivated millions.

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The delightful tale that introduces the world to our favorite little people!

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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

A Southern classic that addressed important cultural issues and continues to be a beloved novel.

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The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

A series of books that will make you think long and hard about how our decisions define us.

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Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery

Fall in love with everyone’s favorite red head!

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Tomorrow About This Time by Grace Livingston Hill

Several years ago I discovered a beautiful hardcover in an antique store and have loved the writing of Grace Livingston Hill ever since!

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Life is But a Vapor edited by Wesley Strackbein

A touching tribute to a young man who passed at a young age, but made a great impact. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on a copy, snatch it up!

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John Calvin: Man of the Millennium by Philip Vollmer

A wonderful book about the life of Calvin, suitable to be read aloud as a family.

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The Search for God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield

An enjoyable read about the Guinness family and legacy. It will make you want to go buy a Guinness!

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The Philosophy of the Christian Curriculum by R.J. Rushdoony

A powerful evaluation of education!

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Joyfully at Home by Jasmine Baucham

A hilarious, yet encouraging book about living life fully and joyfully wherever you may be!

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The Lord God Made Them All and other books by James Herriot.

I have spent many nights laughing until tears over the accounts of the English country vet, James Herriot!

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Credo by Ray Pritchard

An in-depth look at The Apostle’s Creed.

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