Growing up, I was a voracious reader, but during college, I, like most people I know, lost my joy of reading amid all the busy-ness of textbooks, research papers and late-night study sessions.
It was only a few years into my professional career that I remembered my former love…I decided to visit the library to try to rekindle the flame…and here I am a few years later, usually juggling a few books at once and always eager to read a new one!
I would love to hear your thoughts on these recommended books, as well as additional books you were personally recommend. Here’s to readers and learners everywhere!!!
NOTE: I transitioned to a Kindle Paperwhite a few years back, and I have come to absolutely love it! On last count, I have about 700 books on there – never a moment’s boredom if I have my Kindle around!
- The Bible (check out the Amplified version for exploration of the original Greek/Hebrew)
- A Confident Heart (Reene Swope)
- The Best Yes (Lysa Terkerst)
- Practicing the Presence of God (Brother Lawrence)
- The Pursuit of God (AW Tozer)
- The Ragamuffin Gospel (Brennan Manning)
- Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No (Cloud & Townsend)
- Created to be His Helpmeet (Debbie Pearl – warning: can be very controversial and I don’t fully subscribe to all of her teachings)
- The Gifts of Imperfection; Daring Greatly (Brene Brown)
- Preemptive Love (Jeremy Courtney)
- Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
- Redeeming Love (Francine Rivers)
- Circle Trilogy (Ted Dekker) – have not read Green yet
- An Old-Fashioned Girl (Louisa May Alcott)
- Mara, Daughter of the Nile
- Shadow Spinner
- Mrs. Frisby & and the Rats of NIMH
- Crispin: The Cross of Lead
- The Flower Man: A Wordless Picture Book (see video here)
- You are Special; Your Special Gift (Max Lucado)
- Where the Sidewalk Ends (Silverstein)
NOTE: I will not recommend a book I have not read thoroughly