Reading is one of my passions. Beginning each day with a quiet time (I’m currently enjoying the website d365.org) and ending each day with reading for inspiration, education or recreation is the norm for me. It was difficult enough trying to narrow my favorites down to ten and now to pare that to three is a test of my decision making skills! These 3 books, and most any others from these authors, will inform, challenge and delight you as you make the time to read. Enjoy!
Raising Great Kids– Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend (also the authors of Boundaries, another classic)
This is one of the best parenting books I’ve ever come across. It has a healthy, Christian perspective with the emphasis on raising children of Character. Most would agree that we want to help our children be all that God wants them to be. This Biblically based, character-building wisdom will help guide adults to lead the way for the children that they are (grand) parenting or teaching.
Traveling Mercies-Anne Lamott
Most any Anne Lamott book causes me to stop and think and re-think my perspective on church and my relationship with God and others. Her irreverence and wit bring refreshing light to faith matters. We will be reminded of the hope that shows itself even in the darkest of times.
Run With the Horses– Eugene Peterson
I thought Leap Over a Wall, a study of the life of David, was the best Peterson book I had ever read until I came upon this one. I was surprised to find that my most recent favorite Peterson book is a study of Jeremiah. His incredibly descriptive writing style will make scripture come alive for you. In this study, you will be motivated “to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence- to run with the horses in the midst of life.”
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