My love for reading is no secret around here. Anne Lamott wrote, "Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul."

These 12 books expanded my understanding, creativity, empathy, and "sense of life" in 2016:

  • All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver
  • Assimilate or Go Home, D.L. Mayfield
  • Behold the Lamb of God, Russ Ramsey
  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott
  • A Chance to Die, Amy Carmichael
  • The Cross and the Switchblade, David Wilkerson
  • The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
  • Walking on Water, Madeleine L'Engle
  • When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada & Steve Estes
  • Wild in the Hollow, Amber Haines


Coming soon.


Coming soon.