One of my favorite things to do is to read the wisdom and insights of others. Periodically I will update this reading list and I promise to only list books that I believe are above average and have had a significant impact in my life!

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Faith and living as a Christian

Sacred Rhythms, Ruth Haley Barton

Humility, Andrew Murray

The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence

Knowing God, J.I. Packer

The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen

When Life and Beliefs Collide, Carolyn Custis James

Life of the Beloved, Henri Nouwen

The Imitation of Christ, Thomas A. Kempis

The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis

The Prodigal God, Tim Keller

The Praying Life, Paul Miller

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Life Issues

Uprooting Anger, Robert D. Jones

Total Forgiveness, RT Kendall

Your Money Counts, Howard Dayton

Peacemaking Women, Tara Klena Barthel & Judy Dabler

Boundaries, Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Reaching Out, Henri Nouwen

No Man is an Island, Thomas Merton

Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow

The Friendship of Women, Dee Brestin

Waking the Dead, John Eldredge

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Leadership & Ministry

Spiritual Leadership, J. Oswald Sanders

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Ruth Haley Barton

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Devotionals

Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

Praying God’s Word, Beth Moore

Streams in the Desert, L.B. Cowman

Windows of the Soul, Ken Gire

My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers

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Theology

Concise Theology, J.I. Packer

Systematic Theology, Wayne Grudem

Handbook of Denominations in the United States, Mead, Hill, Atwood

The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Ryken, Wilhoit, Longman

Mormonism Explained, Andrew Jackson

The Returning King, Vern Pythress

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Biographies & Autobiographies

A Severe Mercy, Sheldon Van Auken

The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom

Just as I Am, Billy Graham

Same Kind of Different as Me, Ron Hall

Parting the Waters, Jeanne Damoff

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Christian Fiction & Allegory

Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers

Hinds Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard

A Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edwards

The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis

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Marriage

Each for the Other, Bryan Chapel

For Women Only and For Men Only, Shanti Feldhahn

Sheet Music, Kevin Leman

Creative Counterpart, Linda Dillow

Love & Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

The Power of the Praying Wife, Stormie Omartian

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Parenting & Children

Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas

Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Paul Tripp

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Business, Marketing, & Sociology

Tribes, Seth Godin

The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell

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Just for fun

The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

Life of Pi, Yann Martel

The Help, Kathryn Stockett

Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert

Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver

Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

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