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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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!
**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.
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.
**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.
**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!
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!
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!