» Fave Books. 

» Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis – read book review here

{{ Kisses from Katie invites readers on a journey of radical love down the red dirt roads of Uganda. You’ll laugh and cry with Katie as she follows Jesus into the impossible and find joy and beauty beneath the dust. Katie and her children delight in saying yes to the people God places in front of them and challenges readers to do the same, changing the world one person at a time.

» Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst – read book review here

{{ In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection from the perceived judgments of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over, to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in, to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejections ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God.

» When Dreams Come True by Eric & Leslie Ludy – read book review here

{{ From the best-selling authors of ‘When God Writes Your Love Story’ comes this daringly real, true life account of Eric and Leslie’s own journey through the struggles and triumphs of a God written romance.

» Undaunted by Christine Caine – read book review here

{{ Using her own life story, Christine shows how God rescued her from a life in which she was unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified. She overcame abuse, abandonment, fears and other challenges to go on a mission of adventure, fueled by faith and filled with love and courage. Christine offers life transforming insights about not only how to overcome the trials, wrong turns, and often painful circumstances we all experience, but also how to grow from those experiences and be equipped and empowered to help others.

» Fervent by Priscilla Shirer – read book review here

{{ YOU HAVE AN ENEMY. And he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear. He does it strategically. He does it specifically. He’s doing it right this minute, in fact – aimed at personally drawn targets on your heart, your home, your mind, your life. And this book, this battle plan, is your chance to fight back. With a weapon that really works. With prayer. New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, encourages readers to fight in prayer, addressing the things that affect you most: your identity, your family, your regrets, your pressures, your temptations, your fears, your attitude and more. Each chapter exposes the enemies crude, cutting intention against you in all kinds of key areas like these, then coaches you in crafting your own personalized prayer strategies on included tear-out-sheets ready to be posted and prayed anytime, anywhere. Because the truth is: victories don’t happen by accident.

» Love Defined by Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird – read book review here

{{ In a culture obsessed with love and romance, why is it so hard for us to find satisfying love that lasts? Maybe we’ve been looking at this thing called love all wrong. In this insightful, encouraging and totally candid book, sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird share a radically better and refreshingly biblical approach to navigating your love life. Covering topics such as true love, purposeful relationships, boundaries and singleness, Love Defined will take you on a journey to discovering God’s good and original design for romance.

» Graceful by Emily P. Freeman

{{ For the prom queen, the athlete, the bookworm, and the dreamer. For the good test taker and the strict list maker. For the rule follower, the fear wallower, the messy and the misunderstood. For the self-critic, the silent judge, and the girl who feels invisible. For the girl who is tired of trying and the one afraid to fail. These words are for you.

» It’s (Not That) Complicated by Anna Sophia & Elizabeth Botkin

{{ It’s (Not That) Complicated is a humerous, hopeful, and thought-provoking new look at guy/girl relationships in our times. The Botkin sisters offer enduring biblical principles that can make it all much simpler.

» Girl Defined by Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird

{{ In a culture where airbrushed models and ultra driven career women define beauty and success, it’s no wonder we have a distorted view of femininity. Girl Defined offers a distinctly God centered view a beauty, femininity and self-worth. Based firmly on God’s design for our lives, this book invites us on a liberating journey towards a radically better vision for femininity – one that ends with the kind of hope, purpose, and for fulfillment we’ve been yearning for.

» Daring To Hope by Katie Davis Majors

{{ Daring To Hope is an invitation to cling to the God of the impossible – the God who whispers His love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we want, or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance. It’s about encountering God’s goodness in the least expected places. You’ll be reminded of the gift of joy in the midst of sorrow. And you’ll hear God’s whisper: “hold on to hope. I will meet you here.”

» Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally

{{ A Guide to Radiant purity. Sarah shares how to serve, how to love, how to honor God Before You Meet Prince Charming. “A must read for every girl!” – Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger & Joy Duggar.

» Made To Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

{{ Has food become more of a frustration than a fulfillment? Made To Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. In this book, Lysa will guide you in:

• breaking the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday” and feeling good about yourself today

• putting a stop to antagonizing over numbers on the scale and making peace with your body

• replacing rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory

• reaching your healthy goals and growing closer to God through the process

» Yes, You Can by Isabella Morganthal

{{ Self published author, Isabella Morganthal shares her tips, wisdom, and advice in this new guide for writers! Sharing from over 10 years of experience in writing, Isabella encourages writers to chase their dreams of being published. This fun guide includes advice on how to begin writing, how to edit and how to publish and market your book. Also included are some fun story prompts to get your fingers writing and some creative writing exercises! If you’re a new writer just starting out, or a seasoned writer looking for tips on publishing, this guide is for you! Yes, you can do this!

» Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

{{ A growing movement of young people is rebelling against low expectations of today’s culture by choosing to “do hard things” for the glory of God. And Alex + Brett Harris’s are leading the charge. Written by teens and for teens, Do Hard Things is a book that will convict, encourage and challenge you to truly do hard things for God and make your life count for His glory.

» I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

{{ Tired of the game? Kiss Dating Goodbye.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye shows what it means to entrust your love life to God. Joshua Harris shares his story of giving up dating and discovering that God has something even better – a life of sincere love, true purity and purposeful singleness.

Fictional books:

» The Light by Chloe Hadassah – read book review here

{{ Lorraine never knew peace, never knew what it was like to have a real home. Then one day she saw a glimmer of hope .. a light .. only to have it refused to her. But after years of more heartache and she finds out what it really was she was after, she wants to hold back, holding on to what she knows: hate and anger.

When William has another chance at sharing Jesus with someone who he turned his back on in the past, he prays for the right words and steps out again .. to share The Light.

Poetry books:

» Storyteller by Morgan Harper Nichols

{{ For over a decade, many of the stories and poems I have written eventually turned into songs and for that, I am grateful. Over the past year, much of what I have written has turned into letters: letters to people, their stories and the seasons they are in. Even though I suppose, technically, what you will find in this book is considered poetry, I hope they read as letters: letters for people, places, things, seasons, years – letters for the story and for the storyteller. You have a story to tell. I hope you keep telling it. – Morgan Harper Nichols