For an extended list of books with their descriptions click here. 🙂

Christian Books:

  • A Life God Rewards – Bruce Wilkinson
  • Alone with God – John MacArthur
  • A Tale of Three Kings – Gene Edwards
  • Battlefield of the Mind- Joyce Meyer
  • Crash The Chatterbox – Steven Furtick
  • Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
  • Confessions of a Reformission Reverend- Mark Driscoll
  • Counterfeit Gods – Timothy Keller
  • Crazy Love – Francis Chan
  • The Cure- Bill Thrall
  • David: A Man of Passion and Destiny – Charles Swindoll
  • Desiring God – John Piper
  • Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as you Sit at the Feet of the Savior – Wayne Cordeiro
  • The Dream Giver – Bruce Wilkinson
  • Driven by Eternity – John Bevere
  • The End of Me – Kyle Idleman
  • Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity – Charles Swindoll
  • Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet – Sara Hagerty
  • Experiencing Spiritual Breakthrough – Bruce Wilkinson
  • Fasting – Jentezen Franklin
  • Forgotten God – Francis Chan
  • The God Chasers – Tommy Tenney
  • The Great Divorce – CS Lewis
  • Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World – Joanna Weaver
  • He Chose the Nails – Max Lucado
  • How’s Your Soul?- Judah Smith
  • I Dare You – Joyce Meyer
  • If You Want To Walk On Water, You’ve Got To Get Out Of The Boat – John Ortberg
  • It’s Not About Me – Max Lucado
  • Joseph: A Man of Forgiveness and Integrity – Charles Swindoll
  • Jesus Is______ – Judah Smith
  • Just like Jesus – Max Lucado
  • Kisses from Katie – Katie J. Davis
  • Knowing God – J.I. Packer
  • Leading on Empty: Refilling your Tank and Renewing your Passion – Wayne Cordeiro
  • Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Chuck Missler
  • The Life You’ve Always Wanted – John Ortberg
  • Love Does – Bob Goff
  • The Me I Want To Be- John Ortberg
  • Mere Christianity – CS Lewis
  • Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication – Charles Swindoll
  • Not a Fan – Kyle Idleman
  • Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit – Charles Swindoll
  • The Prayer of Jabez- Bruce Wilkinson
  • The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
  • The Question that Never Goes Away- Philip Yancey
  • The Reason for God- Timothy Keller
  • Radical – David Platt
  • Revolution in World Missions – K.P. Yohannan
  • Rising Above: Living a Life of Excellence No Matter what Life Throws at You – Wayne Cordeiro
  • The Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis
  • Secrets of the Vine – Bruce Wilkinson
  • Set Apart : Discovering Personal Victory through Holiness – Bruce Wilkinson
  • So, You Want to be Like Christ? – Charles Swindoll
  • The Supernatural Ways of Royalty – Kris Vallotton
  • Tortured for Christ – Richard Wurmbrand
  • Twelve Extraordinary Women – John Macarthur
  • Undaunted- Christine Caine
  • Uninvited- Lysa TerKeurst
  • Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive – John Eldredge
  • Walking with God – John Eldredge
  • What Every Christian Ought to Know – Adrian Rogers
  • What Good is God? -Philip Yancey
  • What Now: Making Sense of Who You Are and Where You’re Going – Marc Estes
  • When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box- John Ortberg
  • Who Do You Think You Are? – Mark Driscoll
  • You’ll Get Through This – Max Lucado

Life Books:

  • 101 Secrets For Your Twenties – Paul Angone
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • The 5 Love Language – Gary Chapman
  • Attitude 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know – John Maxwell
  • The Birth Order Book – Kevin Leman
  • Boundaries – Henry Cloud
  • The Law of Happiness- Henry Cloud
  • Life Without Limits – Nick Vujicic
  • Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti – Bill & Pam Farrel
  • The Total Money Makeover- Dave Ramsey
  • Today Matters – John Maxwell

Books for Women:

  • A Lady in Waiting – Jackie Kendall
  • Authentic Beauty – Leslie Ludy
  • Beauty by the Book – Nancy Stafford
  • Every Young Woman’s Battle – Shannon Ethridge
  • Falling in Love with Jesus – Dee Brestin & Kathy Troccoli
  • Lioness Arising – Lisa Bevere
  • The New Eve- Robert Lewis

Leadership Books:

  • Developing the Leader Within You – John Maxwell

  • Ordering Your Private World – Gordon Macdonald

Teen Ministry Books:

  • Middle School Ministry Made Simple – Kurt Johnston
  • Speaking To Teenagers – Doug Fields
  • Leading Preteens – Patrick Snow


  • The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom
  • Just as I Am – Billy Graham
  • Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light – Mother Teresa
  • The Story of My Life- Helen Keller
  • Surprised by Joy – C.S. Lewis
  • Through Gates of Splendor – Elisabeth Elliot


  • And the Shofar Blew – Francine Rivers
  • Blessed Child & A Man Called Blessed – Ted Dekker
  • The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl Series – Melody Carlson
  • Mark of the Lion Series – Francine Rivers
  • The Martyrs Song – Ted Dekker
  • Redeeming Love- Francine Rivers
  • When Heaven Weeps & Thunder of Heaven – Ted Dekker

On my “wish list””

  • Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God – John Piper
  • Vintage Jesus – Mark Driscoll
  • Jesus: The Greatest Life of All – Charles Swindoll
  • Outlive Your Life – Max Lucado
  • The Fear of the Lord – John Bevere
  • The Difference Maker – John Maxwell
  • Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ – John Macarthur
  • Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong – John Macarthur
  • Risk it Right- John Piper
  • Follow Me – David Platt
  • Humility – C.J. Mahaney
  • A Hunger for God- John Piper
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life- Donald S. Whitney
  • More than a Carpenter – Josh McDowell
  • Traveling Light – Max Lucado
  • The Necessity of an Enemy – Ron Carpenter, Jr.
  • The Hole in our Gospel – Richard Stearns
  • The Way of the Wise- Dr. Kevin Leman
  • The Christian Mind- Harry Blamires
  • Anything – Jennie Allen
  • Concise Theology- J.I. Packer
  • The Explicit Gospel – Matt Chandler
  • The Lies We Believe- Dr. Chris Thurman
  • The Path of Loneliness- Elisabeth Elliot
  • Lectures to my Students – Charles Spurgeon
  • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness- Timothy Keller
  • Walking on Water (when you feel like drowning) – Timothy Nelson
  • When Godly People do Ungodly things – Beth Moore
  • Hosting the Presence- Bill Johnson
  • When God goes to Starbucks- Paul Copan
  • Jesus, Nothing, Everything – Tullian Tchividjian
  • You Can Change- Tim Chester
  • Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • The Best is Yet to Come – Greg Laurie
  • The Sacred Search – Gary Thomas
  • Quitter- Jon Acuff
  • One Thing: Boldly Pursuing all that Matters – Dwayne Roberts
  • No More Faking Fine -Esther Fleece
  • Raising Grateful Kids In An Entitled World -Kristen Welch
  • The Lies Couples Believe -Chris Thurman
  • Breaking Busy -Alli Worthington
  • Never Eat Alone -Keith Ferrazzi

21 thoughts on “Bookshelf

  1. I just read Soul Keeping by John Ortberg. It is a fabulous book. I love all his books anyway, but this one touched me to the core. I wish I could write with such charm and emotion without sounding like I’m using a language foreign to me. His books always strike a chord that’s literally like music your read into your soul.


  2. Hey I love your list! I just wanted to say that a great one for teen ministry books is called sustainable youth ministry by Mark DeVrie. (:


    • Thank you so much for letting me know Emilie! There is a very limited amount of books out there focused only on teen or junior high ministry so I’m so happy that you recommended one, I’ll make sure to read it! 🙂


  3. I love your list! I’ll have to check out some of these! I did want to mention that you have the book ‘Kisses from Katie’ in your fiction list and it’s non-fiction (and a wonderful book, I agree!)


    • I just read that one last month. I couldn’t put it down (literally). It’s different than some books I’ve read in the past but it’s really thought-provoking! I think you’d like it!


  4. Wow! Just breezing through that list got me a little breathless. You’ve got some amazing books there. I think i’ll be referring this list whenever I am buying next.

    Btw – I also browsed through your playlist three days ago and we’ve been listening to Britt Nicole ever since 🙂


    • I love Britt Nicole (and many other Christian artists) 🙂 and I’m glad you had a chance to browse through my book list. (Good reminder for me to update it since it’s been a while) 😉

      Let me know if there are any good books that you recommend reading. I’m always looking for good books to read. 🙂


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