Books I Love

I plan to keep this page updated with my favorite books, so check back often if you’re in need of some new additions to your bookshelf! 🙂

More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell

I was blown away by this book. Once a skeptic himself, McDowell has set out to prove that Jesus was exactly who He claimed to be. This book is packed full of research, but at the same time, it manages to follow along McDowell’s own personal narrative and his journey to finding Christ. I highly recommend this one for anyone—firm believers and those who are on the fence. This book is bound to make you think.

“Christianity is not something you can shove down anyone’s throat. You can’t force Christ on anyone. You’ve got to live your life, and I’ve got to live mine. All of us are free to make our own decisions. All I can do is tell you what I’ve learned. After that, what you do is up to you.”

Josh McDowell, More Than a Carpenter

Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

This classic story by Hannah Hurnard turned into “an engaging visual journey” was a joy to read. The language and the story paired with the beautiful artwork made this a book I simply could not put down. Hurnard takes us on a journey with our beloved friend Much-Afraid as she travels to the High Places. With the Great Shepherd as her guide, Much-Afraid is asked to let go of her fears time and time again as she travels with the most unlikely companions, Sorrow and Suffering. Her journey and its encounters with Bitterness, Pride, Craven Fear, and many others helps her grow strong enough to leap and bound in the High Places with the Great Shepherd. This beautiful allegory is sure to capture your attention!

“The look the Shepherd turned on her was very beautiful. “Nothing my Father and I have made is ever wasted,” he said quietly, “and the little wild flowers have a wonderful lesson to teach. They offer themselves so sweetly and confidently and willingly, even if it seems that there is no one to appreciate them.”

Hannah Hurnard, Hinds’ Feet on High Places

Training Ground by Taylor Phillips

In her book, Phillips takes us on a journey from anointing to appointing as she inspires us to go after our God-given purpose. What’s holding us back? Do we run ahead of God’s plans? Do we doubt His timing? Need more preparation? Need more freedom? Phillips addresses all of these things and more as she walks you through this journey. Through her own experiences, she is relatable, and she pulls you in as a dear friend. This sweet book was a pleasure to read!

“In between the promise received and the promise manifested is where you learn the motive of your heart.”

Taylor Phillips, Training Ground

Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory

This book was so intriguing! From the very beginning, we are pulled into the plot with our main character, Nick, as he receives a mysterious dinner invitation from a man named Jesus. Thinking the invitation is simply a prank from his coworkers, Nick decides to accept. But what he finds at the restaurant, and the conversation he ends up having with this man named Jesus, change his life forever.

“He does more than forgive them. He changes them on the inside. Their heart, their human spirit, is actually made new.”

David Gregory, Dinner with a Perfect Stranger