Reading List

On my reading list in no particular order:

  1. The Adventist Home//Ellen White
  2. The Woman of Mystery//Hayley DiMarco
  3. Freakonomics//Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  4. Through Gates of Splendor//Elisabeth Elliot
  5. A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael//Elisbeth Elliot
  6. Redeeming Love//Francis Rivers
  7. Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?: Trusting God with a Hope Deferred//Carolyn McCulley
  8. Teen 2.0//Robert Epstein
  9. George Muller of Bristol: His Life of Prayer and Faith//Arthur T. Pierson
  10. Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys by Kay S. Hymowitz
  11. When God Writes Your Love Story//Eric and Leslie Ludy
  12. John Adams//David McCullough
  13. The Feminist Mistake: The Radical Impact of Feminism on Church and Culture//Mary A. Kassian
  14. Up From Slavery: Autobiography of Booker T. Washington
  15. 1776//David McCullough
  16. Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter//Randy Schmidt
  17. Where Have All the Good Men Gone?: Why So Many Christian Women Are Remaining Single//Angela Kiesling
  18. One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are//Ann Voskamp
  19. The Tipping Point//Malcolm Gladwell
  20. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther//Roland Herbert Bainton
  21. The 10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make: Embracing All God Has for You//Bill Farrel
  22. Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable Than Ever Before//Jean M. Twenge
  23. The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement//Jean M. Twenge
  24. Fearlessly Single: Diary of a Single Christian Woman//Nathi Mhlaba
  25. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30)//Mark Bauerlein
  26. Men and Women, Equal Yet Different: A Brief Study of Biblical Passages on Gender//Alexander Strauch
  27. 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30//Pamela Redmond Satran
  28. Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life//John Piper
  29. Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It’s Not Bad to Be Good//Wendy Shalit
  30. What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms//Angie Smith
  31. I Cannot Tell a Lie: The True Story of George Washington’s African American Descendants//L. A. Hollis
  32. On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance//Manisha Thakor
  33. Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life//Emily P. Freeman
  34. Great Christian Hymn Writers//Edith Schaeffer
  35. Perfectly Unique: Praising God from Head to Foot//Annie F. Downs
  36. Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free//Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  37. Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild//Mary A. Kassian
  38. Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God: The Life Story of the Author of My Utmost for His Highest//Dave McCasland
  39. 20-Something, 20-Everything: A Quarter-life Woman’s Guide to Balance and Direction//Christine Hassler
  40. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong//James W. Loewen
  41. William Wilberforce//Stephen Tomkins
  42. The Rich Single Life//Andrew Farmer
  43. Single Out For Him//Nancy Leigh DeMoss
  44. Feminine Appeal//Carolyn Mahaney
  45. Praying for Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His//Robin Jones Gunn
  46. Becoming the Women God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life//Donna Partow
  47. Sex is Not the Problem (Lust Is): Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World//Joshua Harris
  48. Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring You Love Life Under Christ’s Control//Elisabeth Elliot
  49. Defiant Daughters: Christian Women of Conscience//Marcy Heidish
  50. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy//Eric Metaxas
  51. 20 Something Manifesto: Quarter-Lifers Speak Out About Who They Are, What They Want, and How to Get It//Christine Hassler
  52. Fanny J. Crosby: An Autobiography//Fanny Crosby
  53. Those listed on my Classics Club reading list

Books that I recommend:

  1. Steps to Christ//Ellen White
  2. Messages to Young People//Ellen White
  3. Do Hard Things//Alex and Brett Harris
  4. Authentic Beauty//Leslie Ludy
  5. Set Apart Femininity//Leslie Ludy
  6. The Lost Art of True Beauty//Leslie Ludy
  7. Sacred Singleness//Leslie Ludy
  8. Crazy Love//Francis Chan
  9. I Kissed Dating Goodbye//Joshua Harris
  10. Boy Meets Girl//Joshua Harris
  11. The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know and Men Can’t Say//Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly
  12. Battered to Blessed – My Personal Journey//Brenda Walsh
  13. The Power of a Praying Woman//Stormie Omartian
  14. Bravehearted Gospel//Eric Ludy
  15. Dug Down Deep//Joshua Harris
  16. Teaching True Love to a Sex-at-13 Generation//Eric & Leslie Ludy
  17. A Return to Modesty//Wendy Shalit

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9 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. Absolutely love your blog and what you are doing, just wanted to suggest another book to you, Thirsting for God, by Gary Thomas. It’s been an awesome book for me, and I think it will be for you as well!!

  2. Elyssa,
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Your list of books above is great!! I have read several of them and have found them very helpful, encouraging and convicting. I will also look forward to coming back here to visit often. Thanks again for checking out my blog and for your sweet words.
    Have a blessed weekend,

  3. Hi Elyssa! Wow!:) I am a bookworm and your site is helpful. We have a common book interest from your list. Those books are really encouraging and motivating, it was awesome. I will check other books I haven’t read from your reading list… Have a great day! :)

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