Recently, I was asked to name
ten books that have influenced my life the most.
Now, I'm an avid reader
and I read just about anything.
That is, when Ms. Callie doesn't get in my business.
All I need is a good cup of coffee
and I can read forever.
As you can tell, I'm a big Nicholas Sparks fan.
He's the kind of writer that mixes in
a little romance, family and a deeper message
than what appears on the surface.
His books are what I call easy reading,
the kind I read at the beach.
I read alot of suspense and mystery,
drama and action,
and books about the CIA and FBI.
Although reading those books is fun,
they don't give me inspiration.
The following books have challenged and inspired
me to live a life worthy of my calling
that is in Christ Jesus, my Lord.
- The Bible- I hid God's Word in my heart as a young child and the Holy Spirit uses it to remind me of His promises, His comfort, His help, and His love.
- Jesus Calling, Sarah Young- This book was given to me during one of the darkest moments of my life. It's a go-to book when I need to hear God speak through His Word and I don't know where to begin to look.
- Is it Spiritual Warfare? This has taught me that when there are problems with people that it is not against flesh and blood but against the powers of the dark, evil world.
- Believing God, Beth Moore-This challenged me to live a life of faith and to come boldly to the throne to ask anything in His name.
- I Love the Word Impossible, Ann Kiemel Anderson-Challenged me to love youth and inspired me to actively teach and live love by caring for the teen that noone else wants to reach.
- Forgotten God, Frances Chan-Wow! Through this book, I learned much about the Holy Spirit and began to see His active role in my live today.
- The Shack, William Paul Young-Helped me understand the personalities of the Triune God.
- The Five Love Languages-This is one that I've just finished teaching our career class. It has helped me to understand and and appreciate the language that others speak, especially within relationships.
- Streams in the Desert, L. B. Cowan-A classic devotional book for encouragement during the storms.
- God Loves Broken People, Sheila Walsh-I have lived in brokenness the past five years, losing both parents, Christy and Troy's sickness and infertility, finding my idenity without my parents and children. I have found that there is hope and transformation even when life is at its darkest.
Grab a mug of coffee or tea
and read along with me.
Tell me, what do you read?