My Reading List

Christian Living/Inspirational

Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World by Paul E. Miller

Always Enough: God’s Miraculous Provision Among the Poorest Children on Earth by Rolland and Heidi Baker

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge

Compelled by Love: How to Change the World Through the Simple Power of Love in Action by Heidi Baker

Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book About a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

Healing for Today by Paul Teske

Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven’s Agenda by Bill Johnson

Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture by Adam S. McHugh

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter by Nancy Guthrie

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff

Name Above All Names by Sinclair B. Ferguson and Alistair Begg

One Race One Blood: A Biblical Answer to Racism by Ken Ham and A. Charles Ware

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt

Resisting Gossip: Winning the War of the Wagging Tongue by Matthew C. Mitchell

Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God by Brennan Manning

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary D. Chapman

The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is and Neither Are You by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, and Bill Thrall

The Dream Giver: Following Your God-Given Destiny by Bruce Wilkinson

The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy J. Keller

Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness and What He Wants to Do With You by John MacArthur

Victory in Spiritual Warfare: Outfitting Yourself for the Battle by Tony Evans

What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey

Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society by Henri J. M. Nouwen

You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity by Francis and Lisa Chan

Raising Children

Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men by James C. Dobson

Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men by James C. Dobson

Effective Parenting in a Defective World by Chip Ingram

Grace-Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free by Tim Kimmel

On Becoming Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam

On Becoming Child Wise: Parenting Your Child from Three to Seven Years by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam

On Becoming Preteen Wise: Parenting Your Children from Eight to Twelve Years Old by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam

On Becoming Teen Wise: Building a Relationship That Lasts a Lifetime by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam

Teaching True Love to a Sex-at-13 Generation by Eric and Leslie Ludy

Special Education/Mental Health

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey

Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety by Donna B. Pincus

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Bruce M. Hyman and Cherlene Pedrick

Why A.D.H.D. Doesn’t Mean Disaster by Dennis Swanberg, Diane Passno, and Walter L. Larimore

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

Youth (Junior High/High School Students)

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris

Advent Readings

Bartholomew’s Passage by Arnold Ytreeide

Ishtar’s Odyssey by Arnold Ytreeide

Jotham’s Journey by Arnold Ytreeide

Tabitha’s Travels by Arnold Ytreeide

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper


Blood Of The Righteous (The Ki Kalendeen Chronicles Book 1) by J. E. Sandoval

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Main Street: A Gables and Gingerbread Story by Mollie Lyon

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Pirates of the Decian Sea (The Ki Kalendeen Chronicles) by J. E. Sandoval

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Centurion’s Wife by Davis Bunn and Janette Oke

The Change by Darlene McKenna

The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Trouble at the Scholar’s Inn (The Ki Kalendeen Chronicles) by J. E. Sandoval

Island Stories/Fiction

Breadfruit: A Novel by Celestine Hitiura Vaite

Frangipani: A Novel by Celestine Hitiura Vaite

Tiare in Bloom: A Novel by Celestine Hitiura Vaite

Ground Truth Press Publications

Help and Hope While You’re Healing: A woman’s guide toward wellness while recovering from injury, surgery, or illness by Christine Carter

Not Just on Sundays: Seeking God’s Purpose in Each New Day by Bonnie Lyn Smith

The Hills of Vincere Ridge by Mark J. Musser




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