Do You Pray? by J. C. Ryle


Prayer is an important part of the Christian life, but do you pray? In this short book, Ryle asks this question, and explains why it is important that the answer is “yes.” Ryle gives warning to those who do not pray, encouragement to those who don’t know where to begin, and advice to those who […]

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Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney


Contrary to popular belief, the Christian life is not an easy life. Out of gratefulness for Christ and our love for Him, God calls us to be holy. But how do we become holy? Using both Scripture and the lives of godly believers throughout history, Donald Whitney lays out the basics for us here. His […]

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The Holiness of God by R. C. Sproul


We tend to talk a lot about God’s love; His mercy and His grace. Have you ever considered God’s holiness? If not, why not? In this book, Dr. R. C. Sproul explains what God’s holiness is, and how we are to respond to it. The one thing we should never do is try to ignore […]

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Praying with Paul by D. A. Carson


The apostle Paul often spoke of prayer. In the openings of his letters, Paul told his readers how he prayed for them, and asked for prayers in return. Paul’s focus on prayer should draw our attention. D. A. Carson lays out several prayers from Paul’s letters. He breaks them down to reveal what Paul is […]

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2019 Reading List


I mentioned in my OneWord post that I would be focusing more on non-fiction Christian books in the new year, and I wanted to share some of the books I plan to read. Her-Story is a devotional. Each day of the year, you learn about a woman from the Bible or Christian history who had […]

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A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin


Published in 1539, the second edition of Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion contained a new chapter: On the life of a Christian Man. It has since been published many times in various languages as part of the entirety of the Institutes, as well as separate books, such as this one. In this new English […]

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Outlining Your Novel by K. M. Weiland


  Outlining can seem like a daunting task. Especially to someone who has never used one when writing fiction. Memories of high school term papers come to mind, with mandatory outlines, complete with roman numerals, letters, and numbers. K. M. Weiland sets out to erase that picture and give a more accurate presentation of what […]

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Not Yet Married by Marshall Segal


The world has a lot to say about dating and relationships. It has a lot to say about people who are single and whether or not marriage is even necessary in the times we live in. But what does the single life, and dating, look like for a Christian? As a single woman in my […]

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Another Year Gone. A New Year Ahead.


2017 wasn’t all I wanted it to be, but it had its moments. I read some great books, learned a lot about writing, took a big step on my writing journey, and drew closer to God. Now we’re all reflecting on the time that has passed, and looking to the time ahead to make changes […]

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The Dance of Character and Plot by DiAnn Mills


There’s a long-standing argument over which type of story is better: plot-driven or character-driven. The truth is, that either without the other will leave a story flat. The best stories weave character and plot together like a dance that allows them both to shine. In this book, DiAnn Mills explains how to do that with […]

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