Reading List 2020

My reading list for 2019 went mostly unread. I was stuck in a reading rut for most of the year, and didn’t get to cross off more than a few books. Some of those books will carry over to this year’s reading list. Others will have to be pushed back. In 2020, I want to […]

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Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt

Since high school, I’ve been drawn to the history of Ancient Egypt. As my faith has grown, the history of the Jewish people has become more important to me. So, this novel, which combines the two, was a no-brainer for me. The detail in the writing is amazing. It draws you into the story without […]

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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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The Reading Rut of 2019

I go through at least one reading rut every year, and I’m currently in one. Part of the reason is that my job is keeping me busy and mentally exhausted. The other reason, I believe, is that I’m reading St. Augustine’s Confessions, which is not light reading. The little bit of time I get to […]

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Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

There are some books that come to you at the exact time that you need them. This is one of those books for me. I’m someone who hates confrontation. I avoid it as much as possible. So, becoming a department manager was a challenge for me in some ways. I knew I would have to […]

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

As an admirer of C. S. Lewis, both as a writer and an apologist, I was drawn to this book when I saw it. I’d never read anything by or about Joy Davidman, so I wanted to learn more about the woman who Lewis (known to those who loved him as Jack) married. This book, […]

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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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American Omens by Travis Thrasher

In 2038 America, technology reigns. Cars drive themselves. Algorithms make is so the simplest tasks, such as picking out your own clothes, never cross your mind. Cheyenne Burne is a programmer who works for the leading tech firm. When her father converts to Christianity, he disappears. As do many other Christians, many never to be […]

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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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From the Ashes by Sabrina Flynn

Atticus Riot took a bullet to his head the day his partner was killed. Three years later, Riot returns to San Francisco to put his ghosts to rest, but the abduction of an heiress snags his attention. Two ransom demands are delivered, and the husband of the abducted Isobel Kingston is hiding the truth. The […]

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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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Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

Charles Dickens is well-known in London. People greatly anticipate his next story, until his latest book all but flops. His publishers are concerned, and push him to write a Christmas story in just a matter of weeks. But with the holiday so close, a new baby, and children too young to grasp the idea of […]

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