Sunday, September 13, 2009

My favs....

The picture is in my home office. These are "my" books. My husband has an office as well, with his own shelves full of "his" books. At the risk of being a copy cat, I thought I would follow my daughter's example from her blog and occasionally list some of my favorite things. So, today I thought I would start by talking about books. That same daughter blogged how much she loves books and how our family is full of book lovers. Anyway, here are some of my favorite books and why they are favorites. I hope I inspire someone out there to read one or two of them.

The Amplified Bible...some people don't like the wordiness of this Bible as it attempts to give a fuller explanation of word meanings in the original language, but I happen to love it. I have the Everyday Life version of the Amplified Bible put out by Joyce Meyer...again, love it!

Lord Change Me by Evelyn oldie but a goodie! Bought my first copy as a young wife and mom. Probably saved my marriage as it teaches us to focus on God changing us, not on others. Not that I've always heeded that very wise advice, but I've tried! Her other books are great as well.

All of Joy Dawson's books...very convicting books written by a woman who unashamedly prays and obeys.

Here's a handful of books that are all related to theme of renewing the mind. This is my life message...a key truth that transformed my understanding of our walk with God. First was Francis Frangipane's The Three Battlegrounds. Casey Treat's Renewing the Mind, and Joyce Meyers's Battlefield of the Mine. These three as well as Stormie Omartian's Lord I Want to be Whole are some of the most used books I own. Life changing, life saving.... Along the same vein are John and Paula Sanford's books on inner healing and deliverance

The Fourth Dimension by Yonggi Cho. Great Faith by Wendall Smith. Mega Faith by Marilyn Hickey. All are incredibly faith building books.

All books by Edith Schaeffer....her books mentored me as a young woman and I reread them frequently. We are kindred spirits in Jesus.

How do you parent without Dare to Discipline and The Strong Willed Child by James Dobson? Absolutely essential for all parents in my opinion. If Jesus Were A Parent is a current favorite. It's by Hal Perkins.

For "fun" reading, Jan Karon's "Mitford" books have been read and reread by me over and over. Wholesome fiction reading written by a Christian author who writes well...a rare find!
The Anne of Green Gables series is also great. All of James Herriot's books are wonderful. Love the classic Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. Three awesome fiction books with a raw edge and powerful message are Wisdom Hunter, Jordon's Crossing, and Brotherhood of Betrayal by Randall Arthur.

These are just a handful of my favorite books, but hopefully I will inspire you to pick up and try one or two of them.
Happy reading!

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