***THIS PAGE IS NOT FINISHED, IT MAY NOT BE FINISHED AND NEED UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME…IT IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND I HAVE ENOUGH BOOKS TO OPEN MY OWN LIBRARY***
FIrst and Foremost…My Bible is the most read and daily reference I use..all my books must line up with scripture, and my Jesus always reads with me…so be careful little eyes what you see..that is what I read by.
I am a book junkie! Love them! I love to read books that fill my mind with things that benefit my walk with God. This list is extensive but not conclusive
NASB- i have been told that this one is the closest to the original in translation but must be the updated version
NIV-this is the first Bible I ever read, actually read and studied..so it is like home to me.
Amplified-I love to compare and use this one in my parallel
Message-this has been helpful to get a concept across in language that transposes well…not a study Bible.
AW Tozer -anything and everything he has written, you won’t go wrong reading his stuff…I want to be like him in the image of Jesus when I grow up.
Oswald Chambers- My Utmost for His Highest-this book always causes me to reflect on my self and see if I am lined up with God in different areas of my life…it truly has helped me to grow.
Andrew Murray-On Wings like Eagles-but all of his books are incredible.
Hannah Whitall Smith- The God of All Comfort-feeling like you need a little comfort and love..this is the book.
Keswick Authentic Voice- several different pastors and their sermons that set the east coast on fire for God and started the biggest revival seen here in the states…incredible sermons. (this book is out of print-but I found mine on ebay, and its in pretty good condition…)
John Piper-Desiring God/Future Grace/What Jesus demands from the World-I haven’t read anything from him that was not thought provoking, and shining a light on scripture that drew me closer to the Lord.
Beth Moore-all her books are wonderful and will cause you to dig into scripture and see something new…she encourages your own look at what God says. ( My favorite is Jesus the One and Only/hardback…somedays I just need Jesus and nothing else!)
JI Packer- Knowing God- really helps to get a picture of the God we need to know, makes a huge difference to know HIM, and not just fear HIM, keeps us from falling into the trap of legalism.
Max Lucado- Love all his books especially when I just want to kick back and have an easy read with some meat to it. My favorite is He Still Moves Stones.
Mark Buchanan-Holy Wild/Your God is too Small/ Sabbath Rest…he is a young pastor with a wife and kids in Canada and his writing is incredible along with his insights.
Sam Storms-One Thing(developing passion for the beauty of God), very good book also recommended by John Piper.
Kay Arthur-Our Covenant God- all her books are great, this one helps us to understand covenant and what it means to God, we really have nothing to compare it to in our culture.
My Help Me God Reads
TD Jakes- Woman thou Art Loosed-filled with scripture and shows through NT example what God/Jesus thinks of you as a woman, and how the hurts of the past were not HIS intention for you, but HE will use it to make something special and beautiful in you..you are loosed from your past.
Jerusha Clark-Every Thought Captive-sweet look at how to actually take thoughts captive and live the life God wants for you.
Cynthia Spell Humbert-Deceived by Shame, Desired by God…this is a must read if abuse is in your past..incredible insights.
Beth Moore- Breaking Free/Praying God’s word-powerful in breaking strongholds, and learning to use your sword (Bible)
Henry Blackaby-Experiencing God day to day-I learn so much in this little book, and often when I just feel like my cup is running empty, I will read a passage and pray, and my cup is full again.
Max Lucado-Grace for the Moment I& II – very good thoughts for anytime
Oswald Chambers-My Utmost for HIS Highest- very good for anytime