Good Reads

There’s a lot of books here. These books aren’t perfect, though some are more wholesome than others. If you want more information on one, or a review or recommendation or “which -is -best” leave me a comment! The red ones are the ones that are better than the best. 😉
For my top 10, click here.
For my top 10 in various categories, click here. 

The Bible (particularly Isaiah and 2 Corinthians)
The Abolition of Man– C.S. Lewis
The Ever-Loving Truth Dr. Voddie Baucham
Don’t Waste Your Life John Piper
Valley of Visionedited by Arthur Bennett
God Is the Gospel – John Piper
The Weight of GloryC.S. Lewis
The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God – D.A. Carson
The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer
Money, Possessions, and Eternity – Randy Alcorn
The Rent Veil – Horatius Bonar
Saint’s Everlasting Rest – Richard Baxter
A Practical View of Christianity – William Wilberforce
Biblical Economics – R.C. Sproul
If – Amy Carmichael
The Loveliness of Christ – Samuel Rutherford
– Spurgeon’s Sorrows – Zack Eswine
– Messy Grace – Kaltenbach
– None Like Him – Jen Wilkin

The Four – Peter Leithart
The Holiness of God – R.C. Sproul
– Who Put Jesus on the Cross? – A.W. Tozer
– A Sacred Sorrow  – Michael Card
Women of the Word – Jen Wilkin
Humble Roots – Hannah Anderson
Spiritual Depression – Martyn Lloyd Jones

The Ralph Moody Series – Ralph Moody
– Beloved Bride – William Potter
– The Life and Campaigns of Lieut. Gen. T.J. Stonewall Jackson – R.L. Dabney
To the Golden Shore (about Adoniram Judson)
Ann Judson’s Memoirs
It’s a Jungle Out There – Ron Snell
Through Gates of Splendor – Elisabeth Eliot

Food and Health
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto – Michael Pollan
Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook – O’Mathuna and Larimore

Books We’ve Enjoyed as a Family
Viking Quest Series Lois Walfrid Johnson
The Bronze LadderMalcolm Lyon
The Fallacy Detective
The Thinking Toolbox
Mr. Pipes (series) – Douglas Bond
– The Pastor’s Daughter – Lousia Payson Hopkins
The Cabin on the Prairie, The Cabin in the North Woods – C. H. Pearson
Endurance – Alfred Lansing
– The Princess Bride
Anne of Green Gables Series – L.M. Montgomery
The Ralph Moody Series – Ralph Moody
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy

Beric the Briton G.A. Henty
Under Drake’s Flag– G.A. Henty
When London Burned – G.A. Henty
A Tale of Two Cities – Dickens
They Loved to Laugh – Kathryn Worth
The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Last Sin eater – Francine Rivers
Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
The Emperor’s Winding Sheet – Jill Paton Walsh
Quo VadisHenryk K Sienkiewicz
Viking Quest Series Lois Walfrid Johnson
The Bronze LadderMalcolm Lyon
The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
The Princess Bride – S. Morgenstern
– Castaways of the Flying Dutchman trilogy – Brian Jacques
– Gascoyne – R.M. Ballantyne
Hunted and Harried – R.M. Ballantyne
– Hostage Lands – Douglas Bond

Worldview and Education
Mathematics: Is God Silent? – James Nickel
Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Portman
– Music Through the Eyes of Faith – Best
The Fallacy Detective
The Thinking Toolbox
The Law – Bastiat
When You Rise Up – R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Who’s (Whose) Grammar Book is This, Anyway? C. Edward Good
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
– Money, Possessions, and Eternity – Randy Alcorn
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (and others) – Richard J. Maybury
the Deadliest Monster – J.F. Baldwin
Biblical Economics – R.C. Sproul
I’ll Take My Stand
– Body By Design –
Alan L. Gillen
From Beirut to Jerusalem – Thomas L. Friedman

Biblical Womanhood
Stepping Heavenward E. Prentiss
The Hidden Art of Homemaking Edith Schaeffer
Let Me Be a Woman – Elisabeth Elliot
Keep a Quiet Heart – Elisabeth Elliot
– The Ministry of Motherhood – Sally Clarkson
– Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full – Gloria Furman
– Loving the Little Years – Rachel Jankovic
– Parenting – Paul Tripp
– Holy Labor – Aubri Smith
It’s (Not That) Complicated – Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin

– When Sinners Say I Do – Harvey
– This Momentary Marriage – Piper


Art & Music
The Meaning and Greatness of Christian Art (R.J. Rushdoony)
Principles of Orchestration (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Art as Herald of True King (Benjamin Shute)
Brandenburg Concerto #1 and the Broken Beauty of the Cross (Benjamin Shute)
The Poetry of Judgment (Benjamin Shute)

A Real Woman
The Responsibility of Modesty
A Challenge to Women (John Piper)
The Invisible Hope Chest (Breezy Brookshire)
Proclaiming the Original “New Feminism” (Mary Ruth)

Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
The Preciousness of Time (Jonathan Edwards)
Not Faith, But Christ (Horatius Bonar)
The Rent Veil (Horatius Bonar)
God’s Will and Man’s Will (Bonar)
Grace in Election (Bonar)

An Argument Against Government Education
Dear Kids, You Don’t Have to go to College (Web-Logged)

Why Have Babies? (boundless)
The Myth of Adolescence (read both parts) (Alex and Brett Harris)
A Challenge for My Generation (Brett Harris)
To Moms of One or Two Children  (or moms, in general. “It gets easier if you let God get bigger.”)

Living Singly for the Glory of God (Benjamin Shute)
Single Discernment and the Issue of Attraction (Benjamin Shute)

The Fluoride Treatment
A Feast Fit for the King Christianity Today

How Twilight is Re-Vamping Romance (Botkin)
A Young Man Among Sharks (Tim Sweetman)
Multitasking (Brett Harris)
Should Christians Be on Facebook? (R.C. Sproul, Jr.)

No King But Jesus (Matt Chancey)
Mind Control (James Dunn)
What’s Wrong With Socialism? (Joe Herring)

Pursue Nothing Less than Excellence (Daniel Osborne)
The Weight of Glory (C.S. Lewis. About ‘glory,’ but a lot about our interaction with the immortal in humans)

The Room (Joshua Harris)
35 Reasons Not to Sin (The Rebelution)
How I Made it Through (Christian Think-Tank)
Living The Greatest Adventure (Alex and Brett Harris)
My First Shower Nearly Killed Me (Brett Harris)
A Forest Hymn (William Cullen Bryant)


2 thoughts on “Good Reads

  1. homeschooledlady says:

    The Star of Bethlehem! You watched that! We love that and I remember watching it over and over again with so many other families. Do you have a review of It’s (Not that) Complicated? And oh, Beautiful Girlhood? I love that book.


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