Daily Reads

A growing list of books I’ve read and loved.

I hope you’ll love them too.

(This list is updated monthly)

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2019

The Ministry Of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin

**Popular blogger Shannan Martin offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you.

Shannan has a beautiful way with words! This book has rave reviews!

 

Book Girl by Sarah Clarkson

**An inspiring collection of books, as well as insightful thoughts by Sarah.

She just might convince YOU to become a Book Girl!

 

Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World by Sally Clarkson

**This book will inspire you to connect with the women in your life.

 

Rascal by Sterling North

**A wonderful read-aloud book for the entire family. One of our all-time favorites! (A Newbery Honor Book)

“Rascal is only a baby when young Sterling brings him home. He and the mischievous raccoon are best friends for a perfect year of adventure? Until the spring day when everything suddenly changes.

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 Bitter and Sweet by Sandra V. Feder

**The sweetest little book about making the best out of your difficult circumstances and creating meaningful relationships. A character-building book for children and adults alike! Fun illustrations!

 

Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey

**The BEST way to teach financial responsibility to your children. Learn from the EXPERTS–Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze.

 

The Boy On The Wooden Box: How The Impossible Became Possible…on Schindler’s List: by Leon Leyson

**Such an inspiring true story of a man who survived WWII because of Schindler’s List.

 

Boundaries by Henry Cloud **Lifechanging book on the power of setting boundaries in relationships.

**Lifechanging book on the power of setting boundaries in relationships. This book has taught over 2 million people when to say yes and how to say no in order to take control of their lives.

 

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger

**Could not put this book down! So many powerful, life-changing insights from a man who survived WWII and later taught in a classroom.

 

The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek

**Filled with music and memories of WWII, this true story will tug at your heart and inspire you to be a better person.

 

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

**Transfixing from page one, this true story revolves around family relationships. This book is a page-turner!

 

12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos by Jordan Peterson

**Powerful, applicable rules to improve one’s life. Highly recommended!

 

How To Raise A Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men by Michael Reichert

**THE book to go to for raising emotionally-connected boys!

 

Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett **A delightful book for the whole family!

**A delightful book for the whole family about a boy with wonder character!

 

2018

 

Hands-Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford

**Closet tech addict? Rachel has such a fun way of showing you how to overcome your little addiction, as well as letting you know that you are NOT alone.

GREAT read! HIGHLY recommended!

 

The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah MacKenzie

** The Go-To Book for wonderful and uplifting children’s literature!

 

The Life-Giving Home by Sally Clarkson

**Learn how to show hospitality (and love it!) from someone who knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed as a mother. LOVE this book!

 

The Life-Giving Table by Sally Clarkson

**The follow up to The Life-Giving Home, you will love the tradition ideas shared in this book! This book will transform your family!

 

The Life-Giving Parent by Sally and Clay Clarkson

**Loved hearing the perspective of Sally’s husband, Clay, on parenting

 

Deepening Community by Paul Born **Each of us can deepen our community. Paul shows us how.

Devotions From The Kitchen Table by Thomas Nelson **Our favorite devotional book to read during breakfast each morning.

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh by Kathryn Aalto **Fun book to look through as a family–filled with many pictures.

Assimilate Or Go Home by D. L. Mayfield **Wonderful book on connecting with others in meaningful ways

The Forgotten Founding Father by Joshua Kendall **Great history read!

Meaningful Work by Shawn Askinosie **Wonderful Christian business success story!

Grace Is Greater by Kyle Adleman

Driven By Eternity by John Bevere

The Blue Zones Of Happiness by Dan Buettner **So many ah-ha moments reading this book!

My Story by Elizabeth Smart **An inspiring true story of overcoming dark times.

Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

How To Stop Worrying And Start Living by Dale Carnegie **These are the tools needed in today’s world. This book is filled with anecdotes, stories, and experiences. Loved it!

A Good Place to Hide: How One French Community Saved Thousands of Lives in World War II by Peter Grose **Wonderful read; powerful story!

2017

 

Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

**Love Shauna’s way of writing, the experiences that she shares, and—of course—her recipes!

 

Falling Free by Shannan Martin

**Shannan always captivates me with her beautiful and unique writing style. She writes about her home, neighbors, and community. I have all her books, and HIGHLY recommend each one!

 

A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman **Living a hospitable life

The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell **This book will inspire you to connect in your front yard. So fun!

The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher *Powerful insights. Makes a great book discussion book!

The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak **You, too, can become a great neighbor.

The Happy Life Checklist by Amy Spencer **Everyone should read this book!

Cakes by Martha Stewart **YUM!

The Ministry Of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson **A must-read for all moms!

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe **Love. Love. Love.

131 Conversations That Engage Kids by Jed Jurchenko

Open Doors Open Hearts by Tina Pocernich **Thoughts on connection

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown **It’s a best selling book for a reason. Inspiring!

The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene Brown **Highly recommended!

Rising Strong by Brene Brown **Highly recommended!

Quiet by Susan Cain **Introvert? You will LOVE this book.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin **Such a HAPPY and inspiring book!

 

 

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