Joy

 

I enjoy reading biographies.  It is always a fascinating thing to find out what makes a person tick.  Abigail Santamaria very thoroughly researched the life of Joy Davidman Gresham, the woman who captivated C.S. Lewis as the subtitle states.   Now I know why many of Lewis’s friends did not …

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Abide in Christ

 

This is a must read for every Christian.  Andrew Murray’s classic book is written to the believer who finds it difficult to live a holy Christian life.  Murray had a great burden to bring along new Christians and help them to grow spiritually.  So he walks the reader through that …

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Half the Church

 

Carolyn Custis James wrote this book as her own addendum to the best selling secular book, Half the Sky, which is a book based on the Chinese proverb that women hold up half the sky.  It is a cry for justice and action against the oppression of women and girls around …

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Modesty

 

Martha Peace is a wonderful author for women’s issues, not the least of which is her book, “The Excellent Wife“.  She teams up with Pastor Kent Keller to bring us a book solely devoted to the topic of modesty.  The book is geared toward young women in particular, but I think …

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The Be Series

 

I added Warren Wiesbe’s bundle of commentaries on The Gospels in his “Be Series” books to my Kindle.  Each book is named for its accompanying virtue that the Bible is calling us to display.  “Be Loyal” is the commentary on Matthew, for instance.  “Be Dilligent” is Mark.  “Be Compassionate” is the …

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When Queens Ride By

 

Agnes Sligh Turnbull’s stories have become popular among traditional women.  Some groups even have used the title of this book to encourage ladies in home-making, and really that is the value of this book.  Critics have called her old-fashioned, but that’s not a deterrent for me!   This is a …

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Edges of Truth

 

Edges of Truth is a true story of a woman falsely convicted of murder. I love real life crime stories, and this really satisfied my appetite for it.  I was swept up in the story of injustice and redemption and couldn’t put the book down!   The issue of shaken baby syndrome …

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Alice Dalgliesh books

 

I discovered Alice Dalgliesh’s when her Thanksgiving Story was recommended to me.  My kids enjoyed that story so much that I looked to see what other books she had written. Sure enough, the rest of her children’s stories are classics, and I wish she had written more before her death …

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The Jesus Storybook Bible

 

Sally Lloyd-Jones has written quite a popular children’s Bible published under the children’s wing of Zondervan Publishing.  I might rather have called it, “the Children’s Bible Storybook” because it is not a Bible.  It’s not a translation.   It’s not even really a paraphrase. Maybe we might call it a children’s …

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The Role of Women in the Church

 

My book shelf is quickly filling with books from the complementarian point of view of women’s roles, and Ryrie’s book is a great addition.  He showed the great worth and dignity that Christianity has given women.  The first edition was written in 1979, and this second edition was published in 2011. …

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What’s With Paul and Women?

 

I came across this book when reading an article which responded to the patro-centric error found in many conservative and homeschooling circles.  What’s with Paul and Women? brings out many good things about the value of women and the fact that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ first of …

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Let Me Be a Woman

 

 Elisabeth Elliot is one of my favorite authors.  This book is a beautiful and honest look at the role of women in the context of married life.  It is a collection of short letters that she wrote to her daughter who was soon to be married, and it continues to …

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A Woman Seeking God

 

Mrs. Patterson is the wife of Southern Baptist Convention President Paige Patterson.  This exhortation to Christian women is much needed and welcomed.  She comes from a complementarian view of women’s roles and describes several ways in which this framework can be lived.  I especially enjoyed her chapter, “Motherhood as a …

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Be Fruitful and Multiply

 

Have you ever wondered about this book?  Nancy Campbell’s book has been reprinted 5 times.  It has become a mainstay in the Quiverfull ideology, however, I’m not sure it’s in print currently. It is not for sale even on her own website.  I got mine used.  The main premise of …

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Law and Grace

 

Dr. Myron Houghton’s book has been indispensable to me in organizing my thoughts concerning today’s issues.  How does one practically live out the Christian life if we believe all of the Bible to be profitable for us?  The following review summarizes it perfectly from Aletheia Baptist Ministries: This new book by …

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Choking on a Camel

 

The title of the story is a reference to Jesus words about the Pharisees who strain at a gnat, but swallow a camel (Matt. 23:24).   The fictional story is about the main character’s experiences in 1980s at a familiar fundamentalist college.  Alex apparently struggles with finding any genuineness among her fundamentalist friends. …

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Give Them Grace

 

I suppose I would recommend this book.  Overall, I liked about half of the book.  I was in hearty agreement with the authors until I got to Chapter 9.  But before I comment on that, let me point out the really good parts of the book. Positive Mother and daughter …

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In His Steps

 

What Would Jesus Do?  This is the book that introduced us to the WWJD catchphrase.  It’s the story of a pastor who determined to apply that famous question to every instance in his life.  He then challenges his parishioners to do the same.  The result is a changed community illustrating …

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Days of Praise for Women

 

I really enjoyed this addition to my regular Bible reading.  This little booklet is written by the Institute for Creation Research and is available from their website or on Kindle.  It is an easy daily read just like the familiar Daily Bread.  However, the beliefs in Days of Praise are …

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Finding God in the Lord of the Rings

 

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of my favorite works of fiction!  J.R.R. Tolkien left us a masterful story that has captured the imagination of yet another generation since its first publication.  However, I must disagree with these authors’ premise that one can “find God” therein.   Even though …

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