My Bookshelf



Biographies/Autobiographies:


















Fiction:












  • All Our Empty Places, by Alicia G. Ruggieri

  • A Love To Come Home To, by Alicia G. Ruggieri


Christian Living:























  • If, by Amy Carmichael















Devotionals:




Other:








Recommended Films:

  • Old Fashioned
  • Courageous 
  • Fireproof
  • Bella


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28 comments:

  1. Excellent blog!! Well done. We pray and hope that it gets a lot of traffics. We are blessed to have you and William in our lives. Pray for us as we are planning to go to South Sudan in March.
    God bless
    the Levites

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    1. Praying for you and your family, William! You have been tremendous blessing in our lives--may God go before you and His presence give you rest.

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    1. Donna, these have encouraged me so much in my walk with the Lord!

      The Lord bless you; have a wonderful week! :-)

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  3. That's a comprehensive list! I recognise a few, but there's plenty more that I don't, and will be seeking out. Thankyou....Mimi xxx

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    1. You're welcome, Mimi! The Lord has really used these books over the years to encourage me in my relationship with Him; I am so glad that you stopped by--God bless you!

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  4. I have Read "How to Listen to God" It is a very good book. These are awesome selections that you have chosen.

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    1. Thanks, Betty! I loved that one--it was so helpful in opening my eyes more deeply to what it means to "walk in the Spirit." Charles Stanley has been such an encouragement in my life. I love to listen to his sermons, too--

      I am so glad that you visited; God bless you!

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  5. Hi Rebekah, so many great books here!! I loved 'The Bible or the Axe.' What a great example of Christ he is. I really want to read Ravi Zacharias book 'Walking from East to West.' We are reading a book called 'Seeking Allah Finding Jesus' in our care group from church and it is so good. The author works with Ravi Zacharias.

    I am writing down all the others I'd like to read here from your list. Thanks for sharing. : )

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    1. Cathy, you're welcome! Thank you for stopping by! I think that you will really, really enjoy Walking from East to West. It is a fascinating glimpse into Ravi Zacharias' background and life.

      These books have been such an encouragement to me in my walk with the Lord; His Word is sufficient, but how grateful I am for books to help me to grow in Him, too!!! :-)

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  6. Great list! We just recently watched the movie of "The Man Called Peter" and enjoyed it very much. I also *love* George MacDonald (I have a collection of his books), Elizabeth Prentiss and Elizabeth Elliot. Eric Liddel is also a favorite missionary. We read "The Bronze Bow" in our homeschool last year and it too has become a favorite. You have some excellent choices here :) Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

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    1. JES. The Bronze Bow was a favorite book of mine, too! My sister introduced me to George MacDonald a few years ago, and his words have opened my heart to really "seeing" God as a loving Father and Shepherd--being intimately involved in my everyday moments --as well as my precious Lord and Creator.

      I am so glad to share them; they have been such a blessing to me!

      Have a wonderful week, JES! :-)

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  7. Thanks for sharing this list. I have only read a couple of these.

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    1. You're welcome, Kali! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  8. Thank you for sharing this great list at Good Morning Mondays. Very excellent reading. Blessings

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    1. You're welcome Terri! Thank you so much for so faithfully hosting the link-up. The Lord bless you!

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  9. Rebekah, what a great book list! I've read some of them, and they were wonderful...but now I have my "wish list" of books I will want to read. Thank you!

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    1. Beth, that's great! I hope that you find many that are a blessing to you; I know that the Lord has really used them to bless me. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. This is a wonderful list. May be time to re-read some :)

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    1. Joanne, thank you for stopping by! I know; sometimes the book is even better the second time around! I pray that you have a blessed week!

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  11. That's quite an impressive list, and I was pleased to see my old literary friends C.S. Lewis (love those Narnia Chronicles), JRR Tolkien, and George MacDonald there. My absolute favorite of MacDonald's is his Unpublished Sermons 1, 2, and 3 which absolutely rock the mind with his emphasis upon God's love.

    I was reading excerpts to my son when he commented, "You know that shortly after he was ordained as a minister, he was kicked out for his beliefs, because they didn't mesh with the elder board's." Reading through the unpublished sermons, I can only be grateful that MacDonald wrote out his thoughts, and we weren't stuck with that of the elder board's!

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    1. Carolyn, I agree! My sister is a lover of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Tolkein--she was the one who really introduced me to to these three men more in depth and gave me a deeper appreciation for them. I have been so blessed and touched by MacDonald's writings, too--I'm not sure that I included it on this list, but his biography is excellent, too--I think that you would really enjoy it (written by Michael Phillips, I believe. Blessings to you!

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  12. Rebekah...What a fabulous list! Some of those I have read and some I'm making a note of to read in the future. Thank you for sharing at Monday's Musings. Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Oh, you're welcome Naomi! They have been such a blessing to me in my own life--thank you for stopping by!

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  13. I recently received your book The Last Surrender. I fully intended to use it as a devotional but I can't stop reading at just one day! Mercy and The Yellow Warbler (Day 3) touched my heart to tears. God has allowed me to be in a place of reliance on Him and has brought friends and family to help in the most basic aspects of my life. As I can only sit in my chair or lie in my bed, others must oversee many things for me. I am so grateful and humbled by their willingness and faithfulness. Reading, praying, and journaling has helped me to accept my circumstances and instead of sinking into despair I can see many, many blessings that God gives to me to show His great love. I have come to realize that He can still use me for His purposes even though I can't fully care for myself. I can be like Job and endure this season choosing to spend time learning more about Him. Thank you for adding such truth and joy to my days. May He richly reward you and your sweet family as you honor Him with your learning experiences as you journey with Him.

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    1. I am so humbled by your words and grateful that our Lord used this devotional to speak to you in the difficulties that He is bringing you through . . . your words deeply touched my heart. I know that the Lord will bring great glory to Himself and grace to you as your difficult situation bears testimony of His love and sufficiency. Like Job, your life speaks, "though He slay me, yet will I trust him." Your testimony bears witness of His faithfulness. This hymn came to my mind after I read your words--I hope you don't mind if I share a couple of stanzas of it with you--it was written by a man who went blind early in his life and served the Lord as a faithful minister of the Gospel. It was thought that his fiancee left him just after he went blind--

      O Joy that seekest me through pain,
      I cannot close my heart to thee;
      I trace the rainbow through the rain,
      And feel the promise is not vain,
      That morn shall tearless be.

      O Cross that liftest up my head,
      I dare not ask to fly from thee;
      I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
      And from the ground there blossoms red
      Life that shall endless be.

      --George Matheson

      I pray for the Lord's blessing upon you; may His joy be your strength!

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  14. Some of my favorite biographies are the old classics - George Muller, D. L. Moody, Hudson Taylor, David Brainerd, etc. They've lasted centuries and challenged so many...not perfect but faithful!
    Someone recently put out a newly compiled eBook called "25 Classic Christian Biographies" which includes these as well as some from your list. This is the link:
    https://www.amazon.com/25-Classic-Christian-Biographies-Spurgeon-ebook/dp/B01IKVW9HC
    Blessings and keep being faithful!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I would love to check out that link! Blessings and grace to you, also. :-)

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