Books You Might Like Too

In a click of a button we have a never-ending supply of reading material; isn’t this why we LOVE Amazon?  If you are looking for your next book to read, here are a few of my recent favorites:



Life and belief collide – the title pretty much sums it up.  I’ll let others give their thoughts:

“Thoughtful, scholarly, and motivating . . . should inspire and encourage women for years to come.” –Joni Eareckson Tada

This outstanding book offers the best demonstration that everyone needs theology, the best expository account of Mary and Martha, and the best trajectory for women’s ministry in modern North America that I have yet read.” –James I. Packer


EXPLORING CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY  —  Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel


I am convinced now more than ever, each of us must be responsible for what we believe – not just agreeing with a pastor, a husband, a friend, or a family member.  (See “The Stuff of Life)

The Exploring Christian Theology series provides a wonderfully helpful tour of basic Christian beliefs. Nathan Holsteen and Michael Svigel have put together a unique way of teaching theology that is thoroughly biblical but also highly engaging. A good resource for pursuing Christian discipleship. —  Michael F. Bird, lecturer in Theology, Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College


Most people seeking to grow in their faith want practical principles, not theoretical concepts.  They want to know God, not just know about Him…we cannot experience real spiritual growth without solid spiritual truth.  We can’t know the true God without knowing God truly. — Nathan D. Holsteen & Michael J. Svigel


IS IT MY FAULT?  Hope and healing for those suffering domestic violence  —  Lindsey A. Holcomb.  Justin S Holcomb.


One in four women suffer in an abusive marriage (Abuse can be emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual, or financial).  Tragically, women are often told and believe it’s all their fault.

“This book is a tour de force of wisdom, goodness, and compassion for those who know the agony and shame of domestic violence and for every leader who interacts with more than four families in a year. One out of every four homes in America will experience domestic abuse and it is no different in the church than in the so-called secular world. In fact, conservative Christians are more likely to remain in violence and think it is biblical. This treasure of a book invites the reader into a sweeping and life giving understanding of the Bible’s view of women, violence, suffering, and redemption that if embraced would radically alter how victims and care givers address this heartache. This is a must-read book.”

Dan B. Allender, Professor of Counseling Psychology and founding president of the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology


WHY DOES HE DO THAT?  Inside the minds of angry and controlling men  —  Lundy Bancroft.


An abusive man has an excuse for everything he does and tells you it’s everyone else’s fault.  This expert provides multiple accounts of angry and controlling men and answers the question all abused women ask : Why Does He Do That?

About the author:  Lundy Bancroft has spent the last fifteen years of his career specializing in domestic abuse and the behavior of abusive men and is considered one of the world’s experts on the subject. He is the author of The Batterer as Parent and several journal articles on abuse that have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of Contemporary Psychology. The former co-director at Emerge, the nation’s first program for abusive men, Bancroft now practices in Massachusetts while training various state and judicial agencies in dealing with domestic abuse situations.


Haddix (Found)  —  Margaret Peterson


My granddaughter is reading this with a group of 5th graders at school and I have joined her! It’s fun, suspenseful, and age appropriate for a 10-year-old.