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A Few of My Favorite Books

I love to read! I don’t always have as much time as I would like, but I try to squeeze in a little time here and there to soak in a good book. I love blogging about my favorite books, and I thought it would be fun to do a little round up of some of my all time favorite books! If you are looking for a great read, these are all well worth your time in my opinion.


This Momentary Marriage | John Piper

This is my absolute favorite book on marriage. I love that it deals not just with the day to day of making marriage work, but on God’s view of marriage and what marriage represents. It is a small book, but it is packed with so much truth.

Anything | Jennie Allen

This book has been one of my favorites for several years, and the principle of giving God anything has helped me through hard times, because I know that I can trust Him. This is one of those books that I can read over and over again and still be convicted and encouraged by.

Kisses from Katie | Katie Davis

If you have not read this book, you need to get it right now. I think it is impossible to read this book and not have your heart changed and your eyes opened to the needs around you. This is the story of a young woman who left her comfortable American life to go to Uganda where she would eventually adopt 14 young orphan girls. This book is a reminder of what is truly important in life.

Women of the Word | Jen Wilkin

I can’t recommend this book enough. This book is for anyone who wants to study Scripture, whether you are brand new, or have been studying for years. The message of this book is one that is missing especially among women, and it is such a refreshing read. The way that Jen and I study is very similar and I loved hearing her tips and words of wisdom.

Because He Loves Me | Elyse Fitzpatrick

This became one of my all time favorite books after I read it this year. It is just so good. This book is just saturated in the gospel, and is a sweet reminder that we are accepted by God not because of the good things we do, but because of who He is.

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess | Jen Hatmaker

This book will challenge you, make you think, and probably even step on your toes a bit. Jen covers the topic of excess in a very conversational style. Reading this book feels like you are chatting with an old friend. It makes you think about what is important and will probably encourage you to get rid of some of your extra stuff.

Restless | Jennie Allen

Restless is the second Jennie Allen book on this list. I love Jennie’s down to earth writing style, and her content is on point. This book came at just the right time for me. It talks about how we are shaped by so many things in our lives, and how we can help others because of what we have faced in life.

I Will Carry You | Angie Smith

This book was such an encouragement to me over the past year after losing Sophia. It is Angie’s story of the loss of her own daughter, and how God met her in that place. It is a heavy book, but it is extremely powerful and so comforting to be reminded of how God is with us no matter what we are facing.

I would love to hear from you? Did you love any of these books, or have another favorite you would like to share?

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