If you know me, you know that I love to read! Really, I just plain love books, and everything to do with them! LOL.

Here on this page, you’ll find a bunch of Christian books ~ both fiction and nonfiction ~ that I’ve really enjoyed, or that have somehow made an impact on me. 😉

PracticingThePresenceOfJesus_WallyArmstrongPRACTICING THE PRESENCE OF JESUS by Wally Armstrong (nonfiction) ~ This book is a gentle reminder that God is not “off somewhere” when we pray. He’s right here beside us, anxiously awaiting the minute where we remember that He’s craving relationship with us. He wants us to recognize Him in every aspect of our lives. {click here for my full review}

velvet_elvisVELVET ELVIS: REPAINTING THE CHRISTIAN FAITH by Rob Bell (nonfiction) ~ I’ve read this book twice, now. The first time I read it just because I’d found it online, and it sounded intriguing. The second time I read it because I’d heard that Rob Bell was part of the “Emerging Church” conversation, and I wanted to see for myself if that was true. After rereading this book, though, I can honestly say that I don’t believe that Rob falls into line with the ECC. Maybe in some ways he agrees with it, but not entirely. Rob still believes in the inerrancy of the Bible, so in that respect, he’s not EC.

barbarian_wayTHE BARBARIAN WAY by Erwin Raphael McManus (nonfiction) ~ I just love how “out-of-the-box” writers like Mr. McManus are! They aren’t afraid to tell it like it really is!

scandalous_freedomA SCANDALOUS FREEDOM by Steve Brown (nonfiction) ~ And, again, another writer who isn’t afraid to talk about stuff that most Evangelicals have avoided, to this point… real life is messy! Deal with it!

ladymilkweed_klassenLADY OF MILKWEED MANOR by Julie Klassen (fiction) ~ I’m loving that Christian authors are getting “edgy”… they’re showing that the Christian life isn’t always perfect and sin-free… Christians are still ‘human’, so they are still going to mess up from time-to-time. But, God will still love them, and still help them be overcomers in the end run. 😉

backward_lifeTHE BACKWARD LIFE: IN PURSUIT OF AN UNCOMMON FAITH by Jarrod Jones (nonfiction) ~ Jarrod’s book really inspired me to think about the Christian life differently. Highly recommended!

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT CHRISTIANITY by Jason T. Berggren (nonfiction) ~ Much as it seems like this is a book against Christianity, it’s actually written by a pastor, and he’s just stating how he hates the fake facade so prevalent among churches (and in Christianity, in general), these days. HIGHLY recommended reading! 😀

LOSING CONTROL & LIKING IT by Tim Sanford (nonfiction) ~ This is a fantastic parenting book that talks about the difference between influence and control. If you’ve got teens (or, will have them soon), you should definitely read this book!

APOLOGETICS FOR A NEW GENERATION by Sean McDowell (nonfiction) ~ I think we need more books, out there, like this… books that talk about the reasons for our faith, and about defending those reasons. The Bible says we need to always be prepared to give a reason for why we believe. This book helps do that… but could be expanded a little bit more and give more “apologetics”. Recommended, nonetheless.

YESTERDAY’S EMBERS by Deborah Raney (fiction) ~ A great story about a widowed father trying to raise his brood of six children, and the daycare teacher who helps him move forward.

THE SILENT GOVERNESS by Julie Klassen (fiction) ~ A Regency-set novel about a girl fleeing troubles at home, who ends up working for an English Lord, and finding more than she bargained for!

…more to come soon!


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