The Bookshelf

Reading is something I love both for the pleasure, encouragement or inspiration it gives and also the knowledge and/or wisdom one can learn by it. Being a fairly avid reader, I have accumulated quite a few favorite books. :) All of these shared here, both fiction and non-fiction, are highly recommended! And as this is a list in progress, more titles will be added over time.



*As a little disclaimer, I do not necessarily agree with everything that is shared in the below books, but overall, the content of them is excellent!


Non-Fiction - Scripturaly Related

-- Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray
-- An Urgent Call to a Serious Faith by Dave Hunt
-- Christian Worldview for Children by Brannon Howse
-- Daily Experience with God by Andrew Murray
-- Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions by Answers in Genesis
-- Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World by Ken Ham and Steven Ham
-- Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
-- Grave Influence by Brannon Howse
-- Home-making by J. R. Miller
-- In Defense of the Faith by Dave Hunt
-- Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
-- Large Family Logistics by Kim Brennaman
-- Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
-- Me? Obey Him? by Elizabeth Hanford Rice
-- My King and His Service by Frances Ridley Havergal (The five "Royal" books)
-- On the Other Side of the Garden by Virginia Fugate
-- The Answers Book series by Answers in Genesis
-- The Heart of Homeschooling by Christopher Klicka
-- The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot
-- The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
-- The Ultimate Proof of Creation by Jason Lisle
-- Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
-- What Love is This? by Dave Hunt
-- When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur
-- Will Our Generation Speak?: A Call to be Bold with the Gospel by Grace Mally

Favorite Bible Study Aids
(For more information on these, here is a link to the post Scripture Study Aids.)

-- Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
-- The Englishman's Greek Concordance of the New Testament
-- The Englishman's Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament
-- Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary
-- NASB-NIV Parallel New Testament in Greek and English
-- J. P. Green's The Interlinear Bible of the Old and New Testaments


 

 

 


Fiction (all of these have scriptural/spiritual themes as well, and most are antique books . . . I love old books!)

Books by Isabella Alden:
-- A New Graft
-- An Endless Chain
-- Chautauqua Girls at Home
-- Chrissy's Endeavor
-- Cunning Workmen
-- Four Girls at Chautauqua
-- Ester Ried
-- Ester Ried's Namesake
-- Ester Ried Yet Speaking
-- Her Associate Members
-- Interrupted
-- Judge Burnham's Daughters
-- Julia Ried
-- Links in Rebecca's Life
-- Little Fishers and Their Nets
-- Making Fate 
-- Mrs. Solomon Smith Looking On
-- One Commonplace Day 
-- Ruth Erskine's Crosses
-- Sevenfold Trouble
-- Stephen Mitchell's Journey 
-- The Man of the House 
-- The Pocket Measure
-- Three People
-- Tip Lewis and His Lamp

By Other Authors:
-- Bede's Charity by Hesba Stretton
-- Bessie at the Seaside by Joanna H. Matthews (and the other Bessie books as well)
-- Eden in England by A.L.O.E.
-- Effie Maurice
-- Esther by Rosa Carey
-- Ever Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
-- Fern's Hollow: The Collier Boy by Hesba Stretton
-- Isabel's Secret by Anonymous
-- Little Frida by Anonymous
-- Hidden Rainbow by Christmas Carol Kauffman
-- In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon
-- Our Bessie by Rosa Carey
-- Tanglewoods' Secret by Patricia St. John
-- The Battle of Life by A.L.O.E.
-- The Fisherman's Children by Anonymous
-- The Flower of the Family by Elizabeth Prentiss
-- The Haunted Room by A.L.O.E.
-- The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
-- The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
-- The Wilmot Family by Harriet Drummond
-- Under the Old Oaks by Anonymous

Lamplighter books: 
-- A Peep Behind the Scenes by Mrs. O.F. Walton
-- Amy and Her Brothers by Sarah S. Baker
-- Christie's Old Organ by Mrs. O.F. Walton 
-- Fire in the Sky by Christoph von Schmid
-- Helen's Temper by Mrs. George Gladstone
-- Jessica's First Prayer by Hesba Stretton 
-- Little Threads by Elizabeth Prentiss
-- My Mates and I by O. F. Walton
-- Rosa of Linden Castle by Christoph von Schmid
-- Saved at Sea by Mrs. O.F. Walton
-- Saved by Love by Emma Leslie
-- Shipwrecked but Not Lost by Hon. Mrs. Dundas
-- Stick to the Raft by Mrs. George Gladstone
-- Teddy's Button by Amy LeFeuvre
-- The Basket of Flowers by Christoph von Schmid
-- The Hedge of Thorns by Anonymous
-- The Lost Clue by Mrs. O.F. Walton
-- The Old Worcester Jug by Eglanton Throne
-- The Open Door by Mrs. Ragsdale
-- The Rescue of Jessica's Mother by Hesba Stretton
-- The Robber's Cave by A.L.O.E.
-- The Wanderer in Africa by A.L.O.E.
-- The White Gypsy
-- The Wide, Wide World by Susan Warner
-- Tom Gillies by Mrs. George Gladstone
-- Tom Watkin's Mistake by Emma Leslie 
-- Winter's Folly by Mrs. O.F. Walton

Other Fiction

-- The Little House Books - one never grows too old for these! :)
-- The Boy Knight by G. A. Henty


Reference Books - some of my many favorites . . .

-- Ball Canning Book
-- Family Friendly Farming by Joel Salatin
-- Grow Organic
-- Marketing Grassfed Products Profitably by Carolyn Nation
-- You Can Farm by Joel Salatin
-- Seed to Seed
-- Carrots Love Tomatoes
-- So Easy to Preserve
-- Storey’s Basic Country Skills
-- The Beekeeper’s Handbook
-- The Edible Garden
-- The Joy of Gardening by Dick Raymond
-- The Natural Soap Book
-- The Vegetable Gardener's Bible
-- Vogue Sewing