Welcome to my library!
I have read a lot of books that have helped me grow as I also read the Truth that is Scripture. I also have many books I simply have not read so they are just sitting on my shelf. I also have books that are not directly related to God but seem interesting. So call/text/email/comment here if you want to borrow any! very willing to share.
[Books about God]
Crazy Love, Francis Chan. I think it’s a great read. It’ll open your eyes depending on where you are in your journey. I read it twice and found that I had changed a lot in between those reads. I had encountered more of this crazy love that God has for us if we’ll just let it transform us.
The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson. It’ll make you believe in miracles. And what faith and obedience can do in your life. Transformation in New York’s gangs and drug addicts by God’s power. Short but powerful testimony.
The Shack, William P. Young. Also heard good things about it but haven’t read it yet. Apparently it’s about a father who struggles with the question about where God in true suffering and pain.
Revolution in World Missions, K.P. Yohannan. The life of a missionary who started an organization called Gospel for Asia that works in the 10/40 window of the most unreached people groups. pretty good read.
Nudge, Leonard Sweet. Haven’t read it. “Awakening Each Other to the God Who’s Already There.” I got it ridiculously cheap when a Borders was closing down. So yeah.
Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism, Carl Medearis. Haven’t read it, but I heard Carl this year and he’s a pretty cool dude. Some of what the back says: “Quit defending Christianity. Carl gives us a wink and a grin and the permission to stop feeding this thing called Christianity. His offer is that doing so allows us the freedom to relax and feast on Jesus.”
Praise Habit, David Crowder. “Finding God in Sunsets and Sushi.” Haven’t read it but it kinda looks like a devotional on the Psalms with some testimonies thrown in here and there.
Experiencing God, Henry and Richard Blackaby & Claude King. My mom gave it to me and she keeps telling me to read it as like a Bible study (which is what my church at home is doing) but I haven’t started it yet. Will be starting it soon so not available for check-out but just wanted to give the title in case you’re interested in something like that.
C.S. Lewis. I have a ‘signature classics’ collection and have only read one.
1. Mere Christianity 2. The Screwtape Letters 3. The Great Divorce 4. The Problem of Pain 5. Miracles 6. A Grief Observed
I read Mere Christianity and it was really helpful for me to understand the basis of what I believe. Found it to be powerful.
Culture of Honor, Danny Silk. The importance of creating a culture of honor in the body of Christ. Honor gives room to grace in our relationships and will bring a lot of change to our world.
Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson. It teaches about our identity as children of God and the power we should access from that identity. It talks a lot about honoring people as well and how to be a humble and confident son or daughter of God. Really powerful read, I highly recommend it.
The Vision, Rick Joyner. It’s a 2-in-1 book of The Final Quest and The Call. The first 2 books in the series of CRAZY revelation about heaven, what truth really is, and God. It’s going to blow your mind. I felt like all the downloads I received from these visions was going to make my heart and brain explode with the amount of information. And God changed me through its words. Pray if you’re ready to read it. Currently reading The Call so not available yet
When God Writes Your Love Story, Eric & Leslie Ludy. Haven’t read it. Heard good things. Currently reading but just informing you. It’s a guide to guy/girl relationships.
Healing, Smith Wigglesworth. Supposed to be powerful. I can’t wait to read it. We’ll see if I”ll let you take a turn with it first
Angelic Encounters, James W. & Michal Ann Goll. Informative and interesting. I didn’t like the literary style but that might have just been me. Content was much better than the writing in my opinion.
Moral Revolution: The Naked Truth About Sexual Purity, Kris Vallotton and Jason Vallotton. REALLY helped me with my questions and clarifying what God says about issues that we struggle with in regards to sexual purity. It’s intense but worth a read if you struggle with that.
A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness, Gene Edwards. Really helpful when you feel incredibly broken and helpless. Super quick read too, less than a few hours if you just sit down and read.
[Books I read from classes that are compelling]
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder. I was so inspired after reading this. The cover says ‘The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World.’ If that doesn’t sound inspirational…man. This is a facebook note I wrote after reading it: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=165796730129297 . Basically it just shows how one person can truly influence change.
The Healing of America, T.R. Reid. It gives a ‘revelatory tour’ of different health care systems in the world and helps you understand the current state of American health care.
The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell. Reallyyyyy interesting. Makes you think more about things like cross walks and social trends. ‘How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.’
Sick, Jonathan Cohn. About the American health care system [which is quite flawed in case you didn't already know]. It’s the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee its citizens access to medical care.
Brother, I’m Dying; Edwidge Danticat. We read this before coming into Tufts, and it’s about a family from Haiti adjusts to life in NYC while still worrying about everyone who still remained in Haiti.
Miles from Nowhere, Nami Mun. About a teenager who’s a Korean immigrant living in the Bronx in the 1980s. I can’t remember what I thought of it
Farishta, Patricia McArdle. Looks into the life of female U.S. diplomat living and working in Afghanistan. Looks really good but haven’t read it yet.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky. Still haven’t read it, but I’ve heard lots of good things. Through letters, we get into Charlie’s head as he grows up.
all my others are at home :O