May 22, 2006

Books A Zillion!

Hope you find something useful here! If you have any suggestions or recommendations please feel free to email me! [Please excuse any typos! I've been working on this list and it may take me awhile to work out the bugs.]

#1 Book I Recommend

- written by: 40 different authors
- written: Over a period of approximately 1600 years.
- inspired by God: The Holy Spirit guided and directed the writing of every word in the Bible. (2Peter 1:21 ; 2Timothy 3:16)

This is the best book of all! I recommend it to everyone!

- recommended reading age: 0+

Inspirational Books

The Hiding Place:
- written by: Corrie Ten Boom
- with: John and Elizabeth Sherrill

Really, really good. It is an autobiography by a Christian woman who was put in prison and eventually a concentration camp for hiding Jews in her home during the holocaust. It is truly eye opening to what went on during that time. But also it shows how faith in Christ can carry you through even the most difficult of circumstances and how He is faithful to you no matter what.

- recommended reading age: 12+

Christian Life

"But Don't All Religions Lead to God?":
- written by: Michael Green

Have you ever had anyone say to you, "All religions lead to God"? As a Christian you know that's not true but maybe you aren't sure how to reply to this statement in a way to convince someone that they're wrong. My mom and I read this book together and it was excellent! He explains things really well and has some arguments that would be great to remember in case anyone evers makes a statement like that to you. NOTE: My mom alerted me (I had forgotten) to the fact that in the last chapter (pretty sure it's the last chapter) there are some statements and teachings we do not agree with.

- recommended reading age: 13+

What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?:
- written by: D. James Kennedy & Jerry Newcombe

This book shows just how much impact Jesus Christ had on this world. It is an excellent book!

- recommended reading age: 13+

Know What You Believe Connecting Faith and Truth:
- written by: Paul E. Little

To quote the back of the book:

What does the Bible teach about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit?
What do angels, Satan, and demons have to do with reality?
What place should the Bible or a church have in my life?

Perhaps you think you know what others are telling you to believe, but deep down inside you wonder, "What is really important to my own faith?" If so, you need to know. . .a Christian's faith must be grounded in truth!

- recommended reading age: 13+

Girl Talk:
- written by: Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Mahaney Whitacre

This book is designed to read with your mom. It is "Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood." [Quoting front of book.]

- recommended reading age: 12+

Live Like a Jesus Freak:
- written by: dc Talk

Excellent, excellent, excellent! I really enjoyed this book. It is truth presented in simple, easy to read chapters.

- recommended reading age: 13-14+

SHE Teen:
- written by: Rebecca St. James & Lynda Bjorklund

Very good! They touch on topics like being secure, feminine, pure, purposeful, etc.

she: The title every girl gets the moment she is born.

SHE: The title given to those girls who seek more from God and submit their life to being transformed into his original design. The result is a Safe, Healthy, and Empowered SHE.

pages: 2-3
- recommended reading age: 13+

Courtship vs. Dating

I Kissed Dating Goodbye:
- written by: Joshua Harris

Excellent! I love this book! If you are rethinking the dating idea and wondering if there is a better way. . .I really encourage you to pick up a copy of this book.

- recommended reading age: 13+

When God Writes Your Love Story:
- written by: Eric & Leslie Ludy

Eric and Leslie did a great job with this book! They present the same idea Joshua Harris does in his book.

- recommended reading age: 13+

Boy Meets Girl Say Hello to Courtship:
- written by: Joshua Harris

This is a sequal to his first book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. It provides answers to the questions you may have about what to do when you are ready for marriage and want to begin courting/dating someone.

- recommended reading age: 13+

Fictional Books

Murder on the Orient Express:

This is a mystery book. It is a tough mystery to solve. . .but I solved it!!! I figured it out. *says the following under breath* But I figured it out only after I read it. Yeah seriously I didn't figure it out until the plot unfolded in the book. . .but oh well. Maybe some of you will figure it out. . . :-) Do you want me to tell you the ending???? *decides not to because of all the angry mob's protests*

- recommended reading age: 11+

Scarlet Pimpernel:
- written by: Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Another mystery book.....excellent, excellent, excellent! That's all I will tell I won't give away what happens!!! Just believe me, it is an excellent books! Did I mention it was excellent? :)
- recommended reading age: 10+

Fictional Books for Young Women

By Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice:

Has to be one of my favorite fictional books. And Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy are some, if not my most, favorite fictional characters. I really loved this book! And the movies were also really great. (The one aired on BBC and the new one that came out in 2005.)

- recommended reading age: 13-14+

Sense and Sensibility:

Also great. A story that focuses on two sisters, one of whom begins a relationship with a man that is all based on passion and not committment. The other sister, the more sensible one, loves a certain man and he loves her but someone stands in the way to their being married. (The movie based on this book was also really good.)

- recommended reading age: 14+



Poor Anne had been persuaded into not marrying some years ago. Now he's back. . .will he propose to her again? Will she accept this time? Hahahaha! I won't tell you! You'll have to read the book to find out!
- recommended reading age: 14+

Northanger Abbey:

Mansfield Park:

By Charlotte Bronte:
Jane Eyer:

Mystery alert! This book takes some very unexpected turns!

- recommended reading age: 12+


This book also has some mystery to it!
- recommended reading age: 14+

The Professor:


By Anne Bronte:

Agnes Grey:

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:

Really good! It shows you the horrors that can occur if you make too hasty a descision to marry someone before you actually know them.
- recommended reading age: 14+

By Emily Bronte

Wuthering Heights:

Kind of sad, but turns out nice in the end for some of the characters.
- recommended reading age: 14+

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