I actually wrote these posts in 2010…I’m just getting around to sharing the last of them
The books in this list were read by me in 2010 – not necessarily written in 2010. I read probably triple what’s on this list, but these were my favorites…
52 Fantastic Dates For You And Your Mate by Claudia and David Arp – EXCELLENT book, filled with fun date ideas (many of them can be frugal AND expensive, depending on how you choose to embellish.)
Life Lines by Dave Meyer (Joyce Meyer’s husband) – Great book if you’re looking for some short devotionals to carry you through your day. Not too preachy, not super in depth. Short and sweet and lovely!
The Descent by Jeff Long – (also, Deeper by Jeff Long. These are both a little spooky, but wonderfully gripping. Occasional graphic-ness, but definitely two of my favorites!)
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay – a chilling Holocaust story, wonderfully written.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan – If you ever doubt or wonder how much God truly loves you (I mean, truly…), check this one out. It’s written so its reader doesn’t need a doctorate in theology or english to understand it and enjoy it.
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream by David Platt – Super good. A must read. –Especially if your name is Joel Osteen. By the way, prepare to be a little uncomfortable as you read this book…but, it’s worth it!
Child of Wonder: Nurturing Creative and Naturally Curious Children by Ginger Carlson – You have kids? Great, you need this book.
Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search For The American Dream by Adam Shepard – Have you read Nickel and Dimed? Great, because this is nothing like that. Adam took the clothes on his back, $25, and only a few other items and gave up everything else…trying to see if he could make it back. He lived in shelters and worse. His story is one of courage and honesty…but most of all…inspiring.
Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti – It’s Christian fiction, and it’s really good. Ever wonder what it’d be like to have angels and demons fighting over you? After reading this book, you’ll discover it’s much like the life you already know…
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge – You’ll learn more about yourself than you ever knew in this one.
How To Hear From God by Joyce Meyer – Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to actually hear from God? Wonder no more as Joyce takes you through this topic, step-by-step.
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman – Whether you’re married, single, a parent, or whatever…you need this book. Unless of course, you’re a hermit, then…nevermind.
The Last Oracle by James Rollins – Great piece of fiction.
Same Kind Of Different As Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore – I’m not even sure if you can read this and not be changed. I’m just not even sure it’s possible.
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson – an interesting smattering of characters combined with a plot that keeps you on your toes…what’s not to love?
Sundays At Tiffany’s by James Patterson – A love story between a child and her best friend, who happens to be imaginary.
Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen – Gruen did an excellent job of researching for her story. This book will definitely leave you wanting for more!
What are some of your favorites?