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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 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
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
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 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
Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved
When I first heard the title of this book it really intrigued me, and I immediately added it to my list of books to read. I grew up in a Christian hom ...more
Apr 19, 2014
Jul 29, 2013
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
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 08, 2011
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
All of Grace
I just finished this wonderful work of 125 short pages in which Charles Spurgeon presents the work of the Trinity in saving sinners. This book has a d ...more
Sep 29, 2013
Jul 29, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story
**spoiler alert** I really enjoyed this touching story about a Navajo who falls in love with a Navajo girl who was raised and influenced by Americans. ...more
Sep 23, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
To be called by God to a foreign country as a missionary of the Gospel is a privilege and an awesome undertaking. But to be called as a missionary to ...more
Mar 23, 2013
Jul 19, 2012
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23: An Inspiring and Insightful Guide to One of the Best-Loved Bible Passages
In this little treasure of a book, Phillip Keller examines the best-known and most-beloved Psalm and relates it to the reader in ways he may never hav ...more
Aug 27, 2014
Jul 19, 2012
The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations?
Do you have a favorite version of the Bible? If so, it may be your preference for a number of reasons: perhaps it’s the version you grew up reading, o ...more
Jan 26, 2013
Aug 06, 2012
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
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