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John Sommer, “Too Many Pickles (and a Few Great Books)” (Sep 25, 2018)

  1. The Bible by God
  2. Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  3. Man’s Search for Meaning by Dr. Viktor Frankl
  4. Planet Narnia by Dr. Michael Ward
  5. Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas

Doug TenNapel, “5 Books That Changed Me” (Mar 23, 2018)

The Books of “When I Give A Book” /

I enjoyed Helena Sorensen’s Shiloh Series. She recently wrote an article about giving books and what she’s really giving with the gift of a book.

She may not have had in mind a book checklist but I’ve reduced it to that! Her article was it’s own gift of reading recommendations. And I’m looking for recommendations for those “hours spent pleasantly… by the fire, during a blizzard, at the beach, curled in bed… [h]ours of laughing or dreaming or catching your breath….”

  • Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth
  • New ideas:
    • Frederick Buechner’s Telling Secrets
    • C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces
    • Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly
  • Emotional experiences:
    • Betty MacDonald’s The Egg and I
    • Polly Horvath’s The Trolls
    • Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess
    • Elizabeth George Speare’s The Bronze Bow
  • New people:
    • Noel Streatfeild’s Ballet Shoes
    • John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany
    • Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist
  • New places:
    • Ursula K. Le Guin’s Rocannon’s World
    • Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus
    • Megan Whalen Turner’s The Queen of Attolia

Helena Sorensen, “When I Give A Book,” Story Warren (Feb 9, 2018)

“29 of the Most Gifted and Highly Recommended Books,” Farnam Street Blog

John Piper, “What Are the Best Reformation Biographies?,” Desiring God (Oct 18, 2017)

“Our Favorite Picture Books,” Bethany Chase Photography Blog

Eliza Thomas, “A Conversation with Artist Makoto Fujimura on Beauty, Mission, and Culture Care,” International Mission Board (Sep 25, 2017)

Jeff Robinson, “5 Baptist theologians every pastor should read,” Southern Equip

“This summer, read two old books for every new one,” Southern Equip

Julie Silander, “Books for Boys 2.0,” Story Warren (Jun 14, 2017)