Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My favorite - Books!

My friend Suzanne requested a list of some of my favorite books. I didn't realize how many there were! I truly love to read, sometimes I forget how much. Books are special to me, rich treasures are held between their pages.

Of course, my #1 book is the Bible. I love it more than any other book available. Its the absolute, perfect Word of God. His love letter to His bride, the church. And the guidebook given to us, His children.

But other than the Bible, my top 30 books are:

Biblical Womanhood:


1. Aunt Jane's Hero By Elizabeth Prentiss


2. Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss


3. So Much More by Elizabeth and Anna Sophia Botkin


4. Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy McDonald
http://www.raisingmaidens.com/


5. Beautiful Girlhood by M. Hale, revised by Karen Andreola


6. Authentic Beauty Leslie Ludy


7. Set Apart Femininity by Leslie Ludy

Spiritual:


8. His Chosen Bride by Jennifer Lamp

9. Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado


10. When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado


11. He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado

(can you tell I like Max Lucado? In fact, while I was looking at the books on the shelf I found another book of his that I want to read called Just Like Jesus.)

12. Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally


13. A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh Demoss


14. Jesus Freaks by dcTalk

15. Sister Freaks by Rebecca St. James

Relationships:

16. I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris

17. Boy Meets Girl by Joshua Harris

18. Created to be His Help-meet by Debi Pearl

19. Emotional Purity by Heather Arnel Paulsen

20. Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends by the Mally siblings

Fun:

21. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (it must be the unabridged version!)

22. Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott

My favorite of Jane Austen:

23. Pride and Prejudice

24. Emma

25. Ten P's in a Pod by Arnold Pent III

26. Autumn by Susan Branch

27. Summer by Susan Branch

28. Just David by Eleanor Porter

Misc:

29. Be Intolerant by Ryan Dobson

30. Our Country's Founders by William J. Bennett

What are some of your favorites?

<3

6 comments:

Mary said...

You have quite a list. It's interesting to see all the books together, it paints a picture of your personality.
Regarding books I have read, golly, think how many books I have read over the years. If I were to ask myself if there are any I go back to I would of course say the Bible but after that I guess I would have to say authors .. Max Lucado - always, John MacArthur, Elizabeth Elliot, Oswald Chambers. I love books that make me think. Not to much of a fiction reader .. Unless it's an allegory like - Hines Feet On High Places. I love Pilgrim's Progress. I can get something out of that every time.

hoofprintz09 said...

Thank you so much for this list, Elisa! It's a big help to me since I'm trying to start my own library. I believe having a lot of good books on hand is truly important! I was curious about the books: Summer, Autumn, and just David. What are those about?
~Catherine~

hoofprintz09 said...

Thanks for sharing those books, Elise! It's really helped me since I'm trying to start my own library. I was curious about the books: Summer, Autumn, and Just David. What are those about?

hoofprintz09 said...

Thanks for posting this, Elise! It's really helped me since I'm trying to start my own library. I was curious about the books: Summer, Autumn and Just David. What are those about?
~Catherine~

hoofprintz09 said...

Oops. You can just delete those. :)

www.timothydeanmills.com said...

Looks like a great list! Thanks for sharing. --Tim