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!


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.


Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian.

See the story of Jonah through different eyes!

All is Grace by Brennan Manning.

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

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.

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.

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.

Yesterday, Today, and Forever by Maria von Trapp.

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

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!

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

The beloved fantasy series by Lewis that has captivated millions.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

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

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.

Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery

Fall in love with everyone’s favorite red head!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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

A powerful evaluation of education!


Joyfully at Home by Jasmine Baucham

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


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!


Credo by Ray Pritchard

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


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