My 2017 Reading List

I actually kept a New Year’s Resolution this year! It only took me 39 years to accomplish that. I have always loved reading. This year I set a goal of reading 50 books this year. I actually went over that and really enjoyed it.

Here are my favorites that I’ve read this year:

Ministry/Spiritual Development:

Don’t Quit by Gina McClain and Jessica Bealer

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney


12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You by Tony Reinke


Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The One in a Million Boy  by Monica Wood

A Man Called Ove & My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman


Here is my list for those of you who like such a thing. Happy reading!

Fiction Author My Rating
The Identicals Elin Hilderbrand 3
1984 George Orwell 2
16th Seduction (Women’s Murder Club, #16) James Patterson 3
A Fall of Marigolds Susan Meissner 4
A Man Called Ove Fredrik Backman 5
All the Missing Girls Megan Miranda 4
American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1) Vince Flynn 4
Beartown (Bj̦rnstad, #1) Fredrik Backman 4
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate 5
Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery Charles Martin 4
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Gail Honeyman 5
Everyone Brave is Forgiven Chris Cleave 5
Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee 2
God Help the Child Toni Morrison 3
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry Fredrik Backman 5
One True Loves Taylor Jenkins Reid 4
Say Goodbye for Now Catherine Ryan Hyde 4
Silence ShÇsaku End 5
The Forgotten Garden Kate Morton 4
The Girl With No Name (The Girl With No Name #1) Diney Costeloe 3
The Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan 4
The Marriage Lie Kimberly Belle 5
The One-in-a-Million Boy Monica Wood 5
The Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan 4
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton 4
The Ship of Brides Jojo Moyes 5
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 5
The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware 3
Truly Madly Guilty Liane Moriarty 3
What She Knew (Jim Clemo #1) Gilly Macmillan 5
You Will Know Me Megan Abbott 2
The Last Anniversary Liane Moriarty 3
Ministry/Spiritual Development
Clout Jenni Catron 3
Don’t Quit : The Best Things in Ministry Come Over Time Jessica Bealer 5
Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions Timothy J. Keller 4
Gospel Centered Kids Ministry Brian Dembowczyk 4
Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers Into Lifelong Disciple Makers Dan Lovaglia 4
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Donald S. Whitney 4
Talk Now and Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life‰Ûªs Tough Topics Brian Dollar 5
The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams Dale Hudson 3
The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company Stephen Drotter James Noel Ram Charan 4
The Myth of Balance: Thriving in the Tension of Ministry, Work, and Life Frank Bealer 3
Turning Everyday Conversations into Gospel Conversations Jimmy Scroggins 5
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You Tony Reinke 5
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier Ishmael Beah 5
A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today‰Ûªs World John Stonestreet 4
Capture His Heart: Becoming the Godly Wife Your Husband Desires Lysa TerKeurst 3
Daring to Hope: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful Katie Davis Majors 4
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J.D. Vance 5
In the Land of Blue Burqas Kate McCord 4
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Bryan Stevenson 4
Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly 4
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Paul David Tripp 2
Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes… in You and Your Kids Scott Turansky 3
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity Nabeel Qureshi 4
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Peg Dawson 4
The Smart Stepfamily: New Seven Steps to a Healthy Family Ron L. Deal 5
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanith 4
You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity Francis Chan 4



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