Books

Some books I've read.
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  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero
  • Cinnamon and Gunpowder: A Novel by Eli Brown
  • Born a Crime by Noah Trevor
  • The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore
  • Uninvited, Living Loved When you Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
  • Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear by Scott Sauls
  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Don't Call Me Lady: The Journey of Lady Alice Seeley Harris by Judy Pollard Smith
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity by Katherine Willis Pershey
  • Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living, by Shauna Niequist 
  • The Antelope's Strategy: Living in Rwanda After the Genocide, by Jean Hatzfeld
  • Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church, by Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter
  • The Answer to Our Cry: Freedom to Live Fully, Love Boldly, and Fear Nothing, by Rick McKinley
  • Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides, by Scott Sauls
  • Unbreakable, What the Son of God Said About the Word of God, by Andrew Wilson
  • Reflecting the Glory, Meditations for Living Christ's Life in the World by N.T. Wright
  • City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence
  • Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into the New Heart of Africa by Will Ferguson
  • The Lord and His Prayer by N. T. Wright
  • Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
  • Matthew for Everyone Part Two by N. T. Wright
  • For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
  • The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Salt and Light: Living the Sermon on the Mount by Arnold Eberhard
  • The Noble Dream! From the Jungles of Uganda to the Hills of Rwanda Faith Prevails, by Charles Mugisha Buregeya
  • Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World by Patricia Crisafulli, Andrea Redmond 
  • A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It, by Stephen Kinzer
  • African Friends and Money Matters: Observations from Africa by David E. Maranz
  • Brimstone: Why Jesus's Final Word on Judgment Is Good News for You by Hugh Halter
  • Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda by Rosamond Halsey Carr
  • Matthew for Everyone: Part One, Chapters 1-15 by N.T. Wright
  • Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence by David A. Livermore
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert,
  • Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot - And Cold - Climate Cultures by Sarah A. Lanier
  • Redeeming Sex: Naked Conversations about Sexuality and Spirituality by Debra Hirsch
  • Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli
  • Relentless Hope: Extracting the Precious from the Worthless by  Beth Guckenberger
  • Unconditional?: The call of Jesus to radical forgiveness by Brian Zahn
  • Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide by Immaculee Ilibagiza
  • Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza
  • Bold Love by Dr. Dan B. Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III
  • The Last Word by N. T. Wright
  • Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us by Scot McKnight
  • Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Dream Work by Mary Oliver
  • Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador by Angelina Jolie
  • Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life by Phileena Heuertz
  • Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim's Tale by Ian Morgan Cron
  • Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller
  • Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed by Hawa Abdi
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope, and a Restaurant in Rwanda by Josh Ruxin
  • Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Weiseth
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala
  • The Invisible Girls: A Memoir by Sarah Thebarge
  • I'm Not Leaving by Carl Wilkens
  • Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War by Ben Rawlence
  • Interrupted - When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker
  • Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles
  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
  • Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
  • A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, & Mission Around the Table by Tim Chester
  • The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Children of the Day by Beth Moore
  • Paul by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
  • Clout by Jenni Catron
  • Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption by Claire Díaz-Ortiz
  • Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth
  • Gone to New York: Adventures in the City by Ian Frazier
  • Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali by Kris Holloway
  • Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright
  • The Rock That Is Higher: Story as Truth by Madeleine L'Engle
  • To Live is Christ by Beth Moore
  • ChiRunning: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running by Danny Dreyer
  • Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker
  • In the Steps of the Apostle Paul by F. F. Bruce
  • Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers by Becky Cooper
  • Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist
  • The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepset Questions about God by Dan B. Allender, Tremper Longman III,
  • Incarnate: The Body of Christ in an Age of Disengagement by Michael Frost
  • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri Nouwen
  • Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth by Hugh Halter
  • Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. and the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female. by John Mark Comer
  • The Truest Thing about You: Identity, Desire, and Why It All Matters by Dave Lomas
  • Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith by Francis S. Collins
  • In Search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty, Goodness and Heart of Christianity by Jim Belcher
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Cradle and the Crown: A Regent College Advent Reader by Richard G. Thompson
  • Where Love Is, There God Is Also by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Message of Ephesians by John R. W. Stott
  • Why I Am a Christian by John R. W. Stott
  • Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Exiled: Memoirs of a Camel by Kathleen Karr
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women by Sarah Bessey
  • Basic Christianity by John R. W. Stott
  • Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist
  • The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel by Walter Wangerin Jr.
  • Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart at a Time by Jeremy Courtney
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
  • The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight
  • The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight
  • Nice Girls Don't Change the World by Lynne Hybels
  • Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace by Cathleen Falsani
  • Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You're More Like Jesus Than You Think? by Jonathan Martin
  • The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed or Desperate by Harriet Lerner
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • The Feasts of the Lord: God's Prophetic Calendar From Calvary to the Kingdom by Kevin Howard
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door by Pathak, Jay
  • Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent by Beth Moore
  • In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time by Peter Lovenheim
  • However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph by Aimee Molloy
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Bread & Wine: Finding Community and Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist
  • The International Bank of Bob: Connecting Our Worlds One $25 Kiva Loan at a Time by Bob Harris
  • Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons
  • Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian
  • Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  • The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community by Mary Pipher
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
  • All Things Must Fight to Live, stories of war and deliverance in Congo by Bryan Mealer
  • The Patriarchs, Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by Beth Moore
  • Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis
  • Feathers from My Nest: A Mother's Reflections by Beth Moore
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  • Believing God by Beth Moore
  • Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber
  • Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom by Pattie Mallette
  • The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh 
  • The Faith of Leap: Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure & Courage by Michael Frost
  • Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter
  • Sacrilege: Finding Life in the Unorthodox Ways of Jesus by Hugh Halter
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore
  • Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose
  • The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day by Ryan Cornelius
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
  • Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
  • Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books by Leah Price
  • Living Free by Beth Moore
  • The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow
  • How I Changed my Mind About Women in Leadership by Alan F. Johnson
  • Washed Out and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality by Wesley Hill
  • Wherever Grace is Needed by Elizabeth Bass
  • The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson
  • Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? By Steven Tyler
  • Holman Bible Atlas: A Complete Guide to the Expansive Geography of Biblical History by Thomas Brisco
  • The Resignation of Eve: What if Adam’s Rib is No Longer Willing to be the Church’s Backbone? By Jim Henderson
  • My Name is Hope: Anxiety, depression, and life after melancholy by John Mark Comer
  • The Holy Bible, Good News Translation
  • How to Read the Bible Book by Book: A Guided Tour by Gordon Fee
  • 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
  • Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker
  • Just Walk Across the Room:  Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith by Bill Hybels
  • Traveling with Pomegranates:  A Mother-Daughter Story by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr
  • The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
  • The Power of a Whisper by Bill Hybels
  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  • The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter
  • Cherries in Winter by Suzan Colon
  • A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue by Wendy Shalit
  • I Love you Like a Tomato by Marie Giordano
  • Blue Like Jazz: Non Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
  • Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading by Nina Sankovitch
  • Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore
  • Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality by Rob Bell
  • Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey
  • Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism by Carl Medearis
  • Muslims, Christians and Jesus by Carl Medearis
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
  • A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller
  • What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
  • Breaking Free by Beth Moore
  • Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore
  • Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard
  • So Long Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The House at Royal Oak by Carol Eron Rizzoli
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
  • 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman
  • Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Complete Book of Running for Women by Claire Kowalchik
  • Comfort Me With Apples, More Adventures at the Table by Ruth Reichl
  • A Parrot in the Pepper Tree by Chris Stewart
  • Tender at the Bone, Growing up at the Table by Ruth Reichl
  • The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • The Little Guide to Your Well Read Life by Steve Leveen
  • 1000 Sisters by Lisa Shannon
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
  • The Post Mistress by Sarah Blake
  • Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch
  • Mayflower:  a story of courage, community and ware by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffers and Annie Burrows
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • Chocolate by Joann Harris
  • Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

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