Recommended Reading

Looking to be inspired, uplifted, informed, entertained, and guided? These books, each in its own way, will do just that. I’d highly recommend every one of them to you (many I’ve even reviewed on my blog). 

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May you find this grossly incomplete list helpful in your journey through this broken but glorious life.

Encouragement in Suffering/Brokenness

One More Step: Finding Strength When You Feel Like Giving Up by Rachel Wojo

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Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life by Michele Cushatt

Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life - By: Michele Cushatt

The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard by Kara Tippetts

The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life's Hard - By: Kara Tippetts

Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope by Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn

Choosing to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope - By: Mary Beth Chapman, Ellen Vaughn

Good Grief!: How to Create an Oasis When Life Is a Desert by Erica McNeal

Good Grief!: How to Create an Oasis When Life Is a Desert - By: Erica McNeal

When God Weeps by Joni Eareckson Tada & Steven Estes

When God Weeps - By: Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Estes

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy - By: Angie Smith

When A Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life’s Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference by Jo Ann Fore

When A Woman Finds Her Voice: Overcoming Life's Hurts & Using Your Story to Make a Difference - By: Jo Ann Fore

Special Needs

Sometimes Miracles Hide by Bruce Carroll

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Light From Lucas: Lessons in Faith From a Fragile Life by Bob Vander Plaats

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Son Rise: The Miracle Continues by Barry Neil Kaufman and Raun Kaufman

Miscarriage

I’ll Hold You in Heaven by Jack W. Hayford

I'll Hold You in Heaven - By: Jack W. Hayford

Family/Parenting

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada, Joni Eareckson Tada, Larry Libby

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

Granny Camp! How to Bond With Your Grandchildren by Anne Dierks

Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time by Jamie C. Martin

Give Your Child the World

 

 

 

 

 

 

Platform/Ministry

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World - By: Michael Hyatt

Devotions/Bible Study

I Know His Name: Discovering Power in the Names of God by Wendy Blight

Experience a closer relationship with God.

Devotions for a Healthier You: Feeding Mind, Body, and Soul by Katie Farrell

Devotions for a Healthier You

Inspirational/Personal Growth

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

You’re Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be by Holley Gerth

You're Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be - By: Holley Gerth

What Women Fear: Walking in Faith That Transforms by Angie Smith

What Women Fear: Walking in Faith That Transforms - By: Angie Smith

Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live Again—A Journey That Will Change Your Life by Ken Davis

Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live Again--A Journey That Will Change Your Life - By: Ken Davis

Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, A Mother’s Courage, A Race to Freedom by Kim Blecourt & Ginger Kolbaba

Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, A Mother's Courage, A Race to Freedom - By: Kim Blecourt, Ginger Kolbaba

Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life by Steven Furtick

Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God's Vision for Your Life. - By: Steven Furtick

Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst

Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions - By: Lysa TerKeurst

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine by Max Lucado

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine - By: Max Lucado

Fiction

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Wildflowers from Winter - By: Katie Ganshert

Wishing on Willows by Katie Ganshert

Wishing on Willows - By: Katie Ganshert

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert

A Broken Kind of Beautiful - By: Katie Ganshert

Christmas

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Women of Christmas: Experience the Season Afresh with Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna - By: Liz Curtis Higgs

Christmas in My Heart series by Joe L. Wheeler

Christmas in My Heart, Bk 1

The Glory of Christmas, Collector’s Edition by Max Lucado, Charles Swindoll & Others

The Glory of Christmas, Collector's Edition - By: Max Lucado, Charles R. Swindoll, Charles Colson

Just 25 Days ‘Til Christmas: An Advent Celebration for the Entire Family by Rebecca Hayford Bauer

The Max Lucado Christmas Collection by Max Lucado

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  • Linda Fitzpatrick McClellan

    Hi Julie, I am so glad to hear from you! I’ve been staying really busy
    by joining the group on Facebook called “His Kingdom Come”. It’s
    actually journaling in your Bible and they make a journaling Bible now
    that has about a 2 inch down the outside of the page. Once I got into
    it and saw how much I enjoyed actually drawing in pens, markers,
    pencils, inks stamps whatever I’m now doing a lot of it in a regular
    journal .Some of the people are artists, which I’m not but I’ve teaching
    myself and since my back is worse after the serious back surgery I had
    in August it has really limited what I am able to do, which is very
    frustrating when I used to go the gym 3 times a week after work and
    sometimes on Sunday. Anyway, besides always doing a Bible study out of
    one of the Christian books I’ve collected. I try to stay busy as
    possible. So, hope you’re doing well Julie and I’ll be looking for your
    next post. God bless and peace, Linda

    • Oh, Linda, thank you for taking the time to reply! His Kingdom Come sounds like just the thing you need for this time in your life. Patience is such a difficult thing for many of us, which is why injuries and surgeries can be devastating. Praying for your heart to know contentment as your back heals and strengthens. Praising the Lord for your continued encouragement in my life.

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