No one can be an author without also being a reader.  Here are some of my favorite books and why I love them.

Classics

Spec-Fic

Children’s

Non-Fiction

 

Here are some books I highly recommend for reading:

Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster

“Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the “classic Disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.  Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study, offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service, help prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration, bring us nearer to one another and to God.”

This was one of my textbooks last semester, and if I was rich, I would literally buy it for everyone I know, that’s how good it is.  There’s so much we have forgotten in the modern age

Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shaddow by Orson Scott Card

    

These companion novels follow the stories of two brilliant children in the distant future after the Earth has been almost devastated by an alien attack and is preparing for another.  Since the war, the world army has been training the most intelligent children to be the commanders and leaders of the next war, using video and real games to simulate battle and train their minds.  It may sound weird, but actually they are excellent stories, and I’m very glad my friend made me read them.

Divine Romance by Gene Edwards

A beautiful rendition of the story of the love relationship between God and humanity from creation to the end, this story by Gene Edwards will make you cry and bring you to a deeper understanding of the mystery of God’s love for you and me as you explore The Divine Romance of which we are a part.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

This five-book series combines ancient Greek mythology with modern day United States.  The narrator and main character is teenager Percy Jackson, whose voice is amusing and fresh, heavy with sarcasm.  The chapter titles alone will make you laugh.  Very few books nowadays are so good that I literally can’t put them down–but these, I read from cover-to-cover.  Again, I’m very thankful that another friend made me read them.

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