Books

Below is a list of books that I have read the past few years. They are biographies,  memoirs, historical accounts, faith journeys, prayer books, and books about poverty, faith, agriculture, Africa, leadership, environment, finances, development, and more.  I’ve enjoyed them all. If you have any questions about any, don’t hesitate to ask!The Purpose Driven Life.  By Rick Warren

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. By Charles Duhig
  • Mere Christianity. By C.S. Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters. By C.S. Lewis
  • Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear. By Max Lucado
  • Choose Joy. By Kay Warren
  • Quiet Strength. By Tony Dungy
  • Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. By Lysa Terkeurst.
  • When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. By Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett
  • Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help and How to Reverse It. By Robert D. Lupton
  • Serving With Eyes Wide Open: How To Do Short Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence. By David A. Livermore
  • Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa. By Dambisa Moyo
  • One Thousand Gifts. By Ann Vokskamp
  • Who Moved My Cheese?- An Amazing Way to Deal With Chance in Your Workplace and in Your Life. By Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  • Experience & Education. By John Dewey
  • The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change. By Roger Thurow
  • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. By Francis Chan
  • Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. By Timothy Keller
  • Diffusion of Innovations. By Evertt M. Rogers
  • The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener. By Deborah L. Martin.
  • Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture. By Toby Hemenway
  • The Man Who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger. By Leon Hesser
  • House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood. By Helene Cooper
  • Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption. By Katie Davis
  • Don’t Waste Your Life. By John Piper
  • Entreleadership. By Dave Ramsey
  • Financial Peace. By Dave Ramsey
  • The Reason for God. By Timothy Keller
  • Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. By David Platt
  • Africa Doesn’t Matter: How the West Has Failed the Poorest Continent and What We Can Do About It. By Giles Bolton
  • Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know. By Robert Paarlberg
  • Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe.  By Bruce Olson.
  • Their Eyes were Watching God. By Zora Neale Hurston
  • Things Fall Apart. By Chinua Achebe
  • The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World. By Jacqueline Novogratz
  • My Story. By Elizabeth Smart
  • Swimming Across: A Memoir. By Andrew S. Grove
  • Americanah. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa’s Killing Fields.  By Tim Butcher
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. By Brené Brown
  • The Power of A Praying Wife. By Stormie Omartian
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed. By Paulo Friere
  • Silent Spring. By Rachel Carson
  • Growing up Amish: A Memoir. By Ira Wagler
  • A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. By Ishmael Beah
  • Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. By D. L. Mayfield
  • Jesus Feminist: God’s Radical Notion that Women are People Too. By Sarah Bessey
  • Draw the Circle: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Fears. By Mark Batterson
  • It’s Already Tomorrow Here: Never Underestimate the Power of Running Away. By Lucetta Zayton.
  • Mighty Be Our Powers:  How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War. By Leymah Gbowee
  • Confessions of a Transformed Heart. By Nancy D. Sheppard
  • Charles Taylor and Liberia: Ambition, Atrocity, and Africa’s Lone Star State. By Collin M. Waugh
  • And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation. By Agnes Kamara-Umunna
  • The God Ask: A Fresh, Biblical Approach to Personal Support Raising. By  Steve Shadrach and Scott Morton
  • The  Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. By Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life. By Donald Mill
  • A Million Ways to Die: The Only Way to Live. By Rick James
  • Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul. By J. Matthew Sleeth, M.D.
  • Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life. By Nancy Sleeth
  • Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World. By Bob Goff and Donald Miller
  • Soil and Sacrament:  A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith. By Fred Bahnson
  • More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity. By Jeff Shinabarger
  • In Harm’s Way: A View from the Epicenter of Liberia’s Ebola Crisis. By Nancy D. Sheppard
  • Next Generation Leader. By Andy Stanley
  • Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus. By Rifqa Bary
  • Seeking Allah and Finding Jesus:  A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. By Nabeel Qureshi and Lee Strobel
  • Between the World and Me.  By Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Thing Around Your Neck. By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • No God but One: Allah or Jesus?: A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity. By Nabeel Qureshi
  • White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. By William Easterly
  • Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun. By Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway
  • Homegoing. By Yaa Gyasi
  • Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul. By Hannah Anderson
  • Messy Beautiful Friendship: Finding and Nurturing Deep and Lasting Relationships. By Christine Hoover
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. By J. D. Vance
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