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Knowing God
If, like me, you were raised going to a Christian church, reading the Bible, and participating in Bible studies, you might think you know all there is...more
Mar 06, 2013
Jul 19, 2012
The Holy Bible (King James Version)
This is not meant to be read like a novel. It is a collection of works - history & biography, poetry, letters, etc. - by different people who enco...more
Aug 2009
Jul 27, 2008
The Pilgrim's Progress in Modern English (Pure Gold Classics)
This is a wonderful allegory full of Christian truths - everyone who calls themselves a Christian should read it. But it's an important literary class...more
Jan 1998
Jul 27, 2008
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
This book was very profitable and helpful to me in this day of materialism, covetousness, and greed. Even though I have a very comfortable life, I sti...more
Dec 2010
Jun 12, 2010
Prodigals and Those Who Love Them
In her book, Mrs. Graham writes from the heart of a mom who knows what it is like to have a child stray from home, and our speaker shared how the book...more
Mar 31, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity
**spoiler alert** I picked this up when I saw it being compared with Pilgrim's Progress - what a joke that is! First of all it is not written as an al...more
Sep 12, 2008
Sep 12, 2008
Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate
Warning: If you have no desire to identify, expose and root out sin in your life, then this book is not for you.

Little white lies. Guilty pleasures. E...more
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 08, 2011
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
This book was okay, but sort of dragged on. I got caught up in the story at the beginning, which is about a doctor/father who delivers twins, but give...more
not set
Sep 29, 2011
The Sovereignty and Goodness of God: with Related Documents
An important piece of Early American literature, this is a true, first-person narrative account of a 17th century (1682) Puritan woman whose village w...more
Jan 2008
Aug 01, 2009
The Works of Anne Bradstreet (John Harvard Library)
Anne Bradstreet originally intended to share her verses only with her family and close friends. Without her prior permission, her brother-in-law John...more
not set
Dec 02, 2012
So Much the Better
This is a sweet book about having the strength and courage to overcome hatred and evil with love and forgiveness. At first it sort of reminded me of "...more
Aug 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
Hope Was Here
I really enjoyed the main character, Hope, whose name really suits her attitude towards life. In spite of her difficult upbringing and her pathetic se...more
Jul 2008
Aug 07, 2008
The Book Thief
Wow, I loved this book! It's not too often that I finish a book with the feeling that I can't wait to read it again, because I don't often read books...more
Nov 20, 2013
Apr 09, 2009
The Sacrifice (Abram's Daughters, #3)
**spoiler alert** This book was okay; I read it primarily because the previous book in the series left several questions unresolved. But I found some...more
Sep 20, 2009
Sep 11, 2009
How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
A very important work to help you understand how philosophies and world views are constantly changing and have been moving further and further away fr...more
Jul 2011
Jul 27, 2008
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
This abridgement of the original text was edited by a group of laymen in the 1950s to make it more readable and accessible to the 20th century reader....more
May 31, 2013
May 29, 2013
Northanger Abbey
Not as popular as her other books, but this is a fun, romantic story with a few gothic elements thrown in. I love the friendship between Catherine and...more
Jan 2008
Jul 26, 2008
An Old-Fashioned Girl
Read this a number of years ago and I remember really enjoying it. It was a sweet, romantic, "feel good" story - a little "old-fashioned" to be sure,...more
Jan 1996
Jul 27, 2008
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
I enjoyed this one, not as much as The Giver but better than Gathering Blue, and I really liked the way the other two were brought together in this bo...more
May 03, 2009
May 01, 2009
Edge of Eternity
I wasn't sure I was going to like this when I first started reading it, but quickly got into it and found it to be pretty well done. The last Christia...more
Dec 2010
Nov 05, 2010
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
My 15 yo daughter and I read this at the same time. We have such differing tastes and it was a rare situation where she actually liked a book that I s...more
Jun 08, 2009
Apr 21, 2009
The Trial
Wow - a classic existentialist story. A guy named Joseph K. (living in a totalitarian society) is arrested and interrogated but never given a reason f...more
Feb 2013
Nov 26, 2011
The Godly Man's Picture
The Puritan preacher/writer Thomas Watson (1620-1686) is considered one of our church’s honorary elders (in absentia), since we enjoy reading and refe...more
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 29, 2013
Mere Christianity
I first read Mere Christianity in college and decided it was time to give it another go. The question I had for myself was, what would I take from it...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 30, 2008
The Passion of Jesus Christ
"The passion of Jesus was absolutely unique, and his resurrection from the dead three days later was an act of God to vindicate what his death achieve...more
May 15, 2012
Aug 06, 2011
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit ) took seven years and 75 interviews with Louis Zamperini to research and collect the facts to write Unbroken,...more
Jun 2014
Nov 17, 2013
Archibald Zwick and the Eight Towers
After reading my review of the Christian classic, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, the author of Archibald Zwick asked me if I would read his book a...more
May 23, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
Of Knights and Fair Maidens: A Radical New Way to Develop Old-fashioned Relationships
We read this to our kids when they came into their teen years. This book offers a great perspective and alternative to what has become the custom of d...more
not set
Oct 24, 2008
The Taming of the Shrew
When I was working on my English degree, I was required to take two Shakespeare classes, and I've read almost all of his plays (well, only a few of th...more
Jan 2004
Jul 26, 2008
A Christmas Carol
"Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kin...more
Nov 22, 2012
Jul 26, 2008
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