I believe in the power of reading.

These are a few of my favorite books.

It’s a mixed bag: fiction, nonfiction, Christian and secular.

I’ll add to it periodically.

My all-time favorite isn’t on the list because it stands alone: the Bible.


  • Shepherding Women in Pain: Real Women, Real Issues and What You Need to Know to Truly Help, by Beverly White Hislop
  • Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer, by Priscilla Shirer
  • Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time, by Jamie C. Martin
  • Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely, by Lysa TerKeurst
  • Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds, by Jen Wilkin
  • Come with Me, by Suzanne Eller
  • Peace like a River, by Leif Enger
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon, by Sarah Addison Allen
  • Shiloh Autumn, by Bodie and Brock Thoene
  • A Fall of Marigolds, by Susan Meissner
  • Flight Patterns, by Karen White
  • The Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman
  • A Month of Summer, by Lisa Wingate
  • The Gifting, by K. E. Ganshert
  • The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
  • Water from My Heart, by Charles Martin
  • Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty
  • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  • The Midwife’s Confession, by Diane Chamberlain
  • The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Good Dream, by Donna VanLiere
  • The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
  • Calling Me Home, by Julie Kibler
  • The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom
  • Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool
  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,
    by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, by Beth Hoffman