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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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Most people are familiar with the term utopia, which originated with the fictional work by Thomas More published in 1516. Utopia was written shortly a ...more
Jan 2001
Jul 27, 2008
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
The Story of Liberty
"If while reading this "Story" you are roused to indignation, or pained at the recital of wrong and outrage, remember that out of endurance and sacrif ...more
Jan 1996
Jul 30, 2008
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
"Hudson Taylor did not start out to impact "millions." He started out to love God, to honor Him, and to share His love with individual sinners who nee ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Sep 13, 2011
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 Cider House Rules
**spoiler alert** I am still in the middle of CHR, so as to whether I like it or not - the jury is still out. I have to say, at least at this point, I ...more
Jul 10, 2009
Sep 17, 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
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