Wednesday, October 9, 2013

(just some of) my favorite books

I am an avid reader and each birthday and Christmas, I seem to ask for several new books to fill my already bulging shelves. When we were packing up our home this past April, one of the most difficult things for me to do was decide which books to keep with me and which ones to put in storage until our house was built. Once we move into our new home, I am going to go crazy unpacking all those books!

So I guess books being on the brain led me to this post. Some of you may enjoy reading as much as me (or more!), so that is why I compiled a list of 55 of my personal favorites and recommendations.


1. Letters to Phillip: On How to Treat a Woman by Charles Shedd 
2. Letters to Karen: A Father's Advice on Keeping Love in Marriage by Charles Shedd
3. Meet Mr. Smith by Eric & Leslie Ludy
4. The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
5. Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney
6. Created to be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl
7. When Sinners Say "I Do" by Dave Harvey
8. Sheet Music by Kevin Leman
9.  What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp
10. Love That Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace by Gary & Betsy Ricucci


1. Be Fruitful and Multiply by Nancy Campbell
2. The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
3. The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
4. To Train Up a Child by Michael & Debi Pearl
5. Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson
6. Teaching True Love to a Sex-at-13 Generation by Eric & Leslie Ludy
7. The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot
8. A Full Quiver: Family Planning and the Lordship of Christ by Rick & Jan Hess


1. When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric & Leslie Ludy
2. Of Knights and Fair Maidens by Jeff & Danielle Myers
3. I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
4. Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris
5. Sacred Singleness by Leslie Ludy
6. Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control by Elisabeth Elliot
7. Answering the Guy Questions by Leslie Ludy
8. The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
9. The Squire and the Scroll by Jennie Bishop

Girlhood/Womanhood & Boyhood/Manhood

1. Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale
2. Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
3. Authentic Beauty by Leslie Ludy
4. Set-Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy
5. The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy
6. Created for Work by Bob Schultz
7. God's Gift to Women by Eric Ludy
8. The Bravehearted Gospel by Eric Ludy


1. A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael by Elisabeth Elliot
2. The Small Woman by Alan Burgess
3. Through the Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
4. Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis
5. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
6. Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger
7. She Had a Magic by Brian O'Brien
8. By Searching: My Journey Through Doubt into Faith by Isobel Kuhn
9. Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Percy Grubb
10. No Compromise: The Story of Keith Green by Melody Green
11. The Pastors Wife by Sabina Wurmbrand
12. Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand
13. Granny Brand: Her Story by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

Christian Growth

1. Hind's Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
2. Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
3. If by Amy Carmichael
4. Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot
5. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
6. Wrestling Prayer by Eric & Leslie Ludy
7. Lean Hard on Jesus by Joyce Rogers

Got any favorites of your own that I left out? Leave a comment and tell me about them!

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