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FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME

  • 'Acedia & Me (A Marriage, Monks, A Writer's Life)' by Kathleen Norris
  • 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll
  • 'A Map of the World' by Jane Hamilton
  • 'Gift from the Sea' by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 'Gilead' by Marilynne Robinson
  • 'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith
  • 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte (favorite book of all time)
  • 'Joy for Beginners' by Erica Bauermeister
  • 'La's Orchestra Saves the World' by Alexander McCall Smith
  • 'Miss Buncle' by D. E. Stevenson
  • 'Mrs. Miniver' by Jan Struther
  • 'Parnassus on Wheels' by Christopher Marlowe
  • 'Thale's Folly' by Dorothy Gilman
  • 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak
  • 'The Pace of a Hen' by Josephine Moffett Benton
  • 'The Quotidian Mysteries (Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work)' by Kathleen Norris
  • 'The Rosemary Tree' by Elizabeth Goudge
  • 'The Scent of Water' by Elizabeth Goudge
  • 'The Shell Seekers' by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • 'The Year of Magical Thinking' by Joan Didion
  • 'Thornyhold' by Mary Stewart
  • 'Traveling Mercies' by Anne Lamott 

Favorite Books from 2016
  • 'Made Well' by Jenny Simmons
  • 'The Optimist's Daughter' by Eudora Welty
  • 'The Wired Soul' by Tricia McCary Rhodes
Favorite Books from 2015
  • 'Holy is the Day' by Carolyn Weber
  • 'Light in August' by William Faulkner
  • 'Still Life' by Christa Parrish
  • 'The Awakening of Miss Prim' by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
  • 'Undone' by Michele Cushatt
Favorite Books from 2014
  • 'A Map of the World' by Jane Hamilton
  • 'Home Behind the Sun' by Timothy D. Willard and Jason Locy
  • 'Intruder in the Dust' by William Faulkner
  • 'Living Prayer' by Robert Benson
  • 'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • 'One Thousand Gifts' by Ann Voskamp (a re-read)
  • 'Still Life with Breadcrumbs' by Anna Quindlen
  • The Hawk and the Dove Series (first 3 volumes) by Penelope Wilcock
  • 'Traveling Mercies' by Anne Lamott
Favorite Books from 2013
  • 'Chasing Francis' by Ian Morgan Cron
  • 'Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail' by Robert E. Webber
  • Starbridge Series by Susan Howatch 
  • 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak
  • 'The Mercy Prayer' by Robert Gelinas
  • 'Three Against the Dark' by M. K. Christiansen
Favorite Books from 2012
  • 'The Company' by Chuck Graham
  • 'The Elegance of the Hedgehog' by Muriel Barbery
  • 'The Forgetting Room' by Nick Bantock
  • 'The Painted Bridge' by Wendy Wallace
  • 'The Tortoise and the Hare' by Elizabeth Jenkins
Favorite Books from 2011
  • 'Calm My Anxious Heart' by Linda Dillow
  • 'Joy for Beginners' by Erica Bauermeister
  • 'The Messenger of Magnolia Street' by River Jordan
  • 'The Waiting Game' by Eileen Button
Favorite Books from 2010
  • 'All the Way to Heaven' by Elizabeth Sherrill
  • 'Amy Inspired' by Bethany Pierce
  • 'Anatomy of the Soul' by Curt Thompson MD
  • 'A Pale Horse' by Charles Todd
  • 'Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire' by Jim Cymbala
  • 'Home Cooking' by Laurie Colwin
  • 'Mrs. Miniver' by Jan Struther
  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me' by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
  • 'Someone in the Distance' by Dorothy Whipple
  • 'The School of Essential Ingredients' by Erica Bauermeister
  • 'The Red Door' by Charles Todd
Favorite Books from 2009
  • 'Blue Heart Blessed' by Susan Meissner
  • 'Fidelity' by Wendell Berry
  • 'La's Orchestra Saves the World' by Alexander McCall Smith
  • 'Lamb in Love' by Carrie Brown
  • 'Quaker Summer' by Lisa Samson
  • 'Riven' by Jerry B. Jenkins
  • 'Rose's Garden' by Carrie Brown
  • 'Talking to the Dead' by Bonnie Grove
  • 'The Book of Jane' by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt
  • 'The Dwelling Place' by Anne Goodwin Winslow
  • 'Try Dying' by James Scott Bell
  • 'Waking Lazarus' by TL Hines
Favorite Books from 2008
  • 'Acedia & Me (A Marriage, Monks, A Writer's Life)' by Kathleen Norris
  • 'Adam' by Ted Dekker
  • 'Flies on the Butter' by Denise Hildreth
  • 'Gilead' by Marilynne Robinson
  • 'Home' by Marilynne Robinson
  • 'Rethinking Reason' by R. Craig Strickland
  • 'So Brave, Young and Handsome' by Leif Enger
  • 'The New Moon with the Old' by Dodie Smith
  • 'The Watchers' by Mark Andrew Olsen
Favorite Books from 2007
  • 'A Child Called Blessed' by Bill Bright and Ted Dekker
  • 'Blessed Child' by Bill Bright and Ted Dekker
  • 'Collected Stories' by Katherine Mansfield
  • 'Fire' by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh
  • 'Holiness for Housewives' by Dom Hubert Von Zeller
  • 'Housekeeping' by Marilynne Robinson
  • 'Pascal's Wager' by Nancy Rue
  • 'Proof' by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh
  • 'Storm' by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh
  • 'The Collected Short Stories' by Katherine Mansfield
  • 'The Thirteenth Tale' by Diane Setterfield
  • 'Without Reservations' by Alice Steinbach
Favorite Books from 2006
  • 'Precious Bane' by Mary Webb
  • 'The Country of the Pointed Firs' by Sarah Orne Jewett
  • 'The Historian' by Elisabeth Kostova
  • 'The Pace of a Hen' by Josephine Moffett Benton
  • 'The Quotidian Mysteries (Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work)' by Kathleen Norris
  • 'The Year of Magical Thinking' by Joan Didion