Christine’s Reading List

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Join me in reading more books each year! I set a goal to read a chapter at night before bed and a minimum of 20 minutes each day. We don’t have cable or satellite TV in our home so there’s less temptation.

The books I read are non-denominational. Because I like diversity in my reading, my book list is not an endorsement of doctrinal agreement. My professors at Liberty University encouraged me to read a wide scope of books and bestseller books, including secular, for a better understanding of our differences and agreements of faith. The Holy Bible English Standard Version is my plumb line and when I disagree with the theology or teaching of a book author, I fact-check with the Bible itself. We’re one body  as a church but we do have different opinions on Christian doctrines.

My rating system

  • ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ = five stars and it’s so awesome I’d give it as a gift
  • ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥    = four stars and it’s a very good book I’d recommend to a friend
  • ♥ ♥ ♥       = three stars and it’s interesting
  • ♥ ♥           = two stars and I was not impressed with the book
  • ♥              = one star and I did not like the book

My 2017 Reading List

  1. 12 Week Year by Brian Moran ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. 18 Minutes by Peter Bergman
  3. 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path by Liz Curtis Higgs ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. 5 Minutes with Jesus by Sheila Walsh ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. A Confident Heart Devotional by Renee Swope ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. A Fierce Love by Shauna Shanks ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. A Simple Path by Mother Teresa ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. A Year With C. S. Lewis ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. A Year With God by Richard Foster ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. Awaken by Priscilla Shirer ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  12. Bait of Satan by John Bevere ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  13. Beautiful Already  by Barb Roose ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  14. Billy Graham Quotes (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  15. Choose Joy Devotional by Kay Warren ♥ ♥ ♥
  16. Come With Me Devotional by Suzanne Eller ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  17. Confessions of a Grieving Christian by Zig Ziglar (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  18. Daily Power Devotions by Craig Groeschel ♥ ♥
  19. Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp
  20. Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  21. Devotions by Watchman Nee ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  22. Devotions For a Better Life by Oswald Chambers
  23. Divine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  24. Doubling Groups 2.0 by Josh Hunt
  25. Enter His Gates by Charles Stanley
  26. Every Day in His Presence by Charles Stanley
  27. Experiencing God Devotional by Henry Blackaby ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  28. Faith Alone by Martin Luther
  29. Fashioned to Reign by Kris Vallotton ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  30. From Heaven by A. W. Tozer ♥ ♥
  31. God Ask by Steve Shadrach ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  32. Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  33. Grace for the Moment Devotional by Max Lucado (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  34. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  35. Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  36. Hidden Christmas by Timothy Keller ♥ ♥
  37. How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong by Leslie Vernick (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  38. How to Study The Bible by Dwight Moody ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  39. Jump by Steve Harvey ♥ ♥
  40. Looking Up by Beth Moore ♥ ♥ ♥
  41. Lord, I Give You This Day by Kay Arthur ♥ ♥ ♥
  42. My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  43. Maxwell Daily Reader by John C. Maxwell ♥ ♥
  44. Morning and Evening Daily Readings by C. H. Spurgeon ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  45. Morning Moments by Sue Boldt ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  46. New Morning Mercies Devotions  by Paul David Tripp ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  47. Living Life Undaunted Devotional by Christine Caine (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  48. Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee ♥ ♥ ♥
  49. One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp ♥ ♥ ♥
  50. Overwhelmed by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  51. Platform by Michael Hyatt ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  52. Prayers on Fire by Brian Simpson (Look up names) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  53. Remarkable Faith by Shauna Letellier ♥ ♥ ♥
  54. School of the Prophets by Kris Vallotton ♥ ♥ ♥
  55. She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  56. The Single Woman by Mandy Hale ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  57. Tozer on the Holy Spirit Devotional ♥ ♥
  58. Uncommon by Carey Scott ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  59. Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  60. Untangled by Carey Scott ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  61. Volunteer Church by Leith Anderson and Jill Fox ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  62. Walk It Out by Tricia Goyer ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  63. What to Do On the Worst Day of Your  Life by Brian Zahnd (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  64. Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs (reading again) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  65. Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiller ♥ ♥ ♥

 

Theology Books- Required Reading for My Liberty University Classes

  1. Introducing Christian Doctrine: Second Edition by Millard Erickson ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. A Survey of the New Testament by Gundry ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. Old Testament Today by John Walton and Andrew Hill ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. Leadership Handbook of Management and Administration by James Berkley ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. On Being a Pastor by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. Spirit-Led Preaching by Greg Heisler ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  8. Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  9. Mere Apologetics by Alister McGrath ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  10. Chart of Apologetics and Christian Evidences by Wayne House and Joseph Holden ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  11. Willmington’s Guide to the Bible by Harold Willmington ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Commentaries and Reference Books for my Research Papers at Liberty University

  1. The Wiersbe Bible Commentary Complete Set by Warren Wiersbe ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  2. Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance by James Strong ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  3. Bible Commentary by F. F. Bruce ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  4. The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary by Gary Burge and Andrew Hill ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  5. The MacArthur Bible Commentary by John MacArthur ♥ ♥ ♥
  6. King James Version Bible Commentary by Nelson Press ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  7. Believer’s Bible Commentary by James MacDonald ♥ ♥ ♥