books of my heart

I keep putting off making this list, because how in the world do you ever stop listing when you are truly bookish? Ha! But I keep thinking of how wonderful it is when my friends list or review the books of their hearts. What a blessing to find treasures there ♥ So I am making a beginning here with the books that God has used to re-make, challenge, lift up, correct, teach, and bring me so much joy. I will add other categories and more books as time goes by...

• The Bible

DEVOTIONAL READING
• My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

• Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot
• Lord, Only You can Change Me by Kay Arthur
• Becoming a Vessel God Can Use by Donna Partow
• The Best Yes by Lisa TerKeurst
• Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
• Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
• Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
• A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W Phillip Keller

DEVOTIONAL READING WITH THE SWEETLINGS
• Big Truths for Little Kids by Susan Hunt & Richie Hunt

• Sammy & His Shepherd by Susan Hunt
• Dangerous Journey (the Story of Pilgrim's Progress) pub by Eerdmans
• Discovering Jesus in Genesis by Susan Hunt & Richie Hunt

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR HOME-MAKING & HOMESCHOOLING
• Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola
• A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman
• Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay & Sally Clarkson
• Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
• Charlotte Mason's writings
• Falling Cloudberries: a world of family recipes by Tessa Kiros
• French Aromatherapy by Jen O'Sullivan
• A Love Affair with Southern Cooking by Jean Anderson

OTHER WONDERFUL ADVENTURES
• The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
• Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
• Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
• The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
• The original Mitford Series by Jan Karon 
• The Sons of Encouragement Series by Francine Rivers
• Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
• Homer's Odyssey
• The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery