Our Favorites

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One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp is a beautifully written reminder to count your blessings, big and small, each day. Voskamp’s words help you to learn a process to cultivate joy and thankfulness in your life, no matter what season you’re in! –Taylor

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is an incredible novel that paints a picture of God’s love for us through a mirrored Biblical story. I could read this book 100 times over! –Taylor

Destined to Reign by Joseph Prince is great for someone coming out of “religion” and into Jesus. It blessed me by beginning my journey into having a relationship with God. It helped me surrender and open my heart. –Haley

Choosing to SEE by Mary Beth Chapman is a favorite for a few reasons. One, because the Chapman family views adoption on Earth as one of the purest pictures of the Gospel – which is something I became extremely passionate about after a mission trip to China. Through Mary Beth’s vulnerable writing, she opens up about losing her adopted little girl in a tragic accident. She reminds readers that “Choosing to SEE” Jesus in the midst of tragedy will restore the deepest of wounds. –Kristen

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist is for the person, like so many of us, that is addicted to the chaos of to-do lists. I crave attention, seek validation, and long for approval in everything I accomplish, often to the detriment of my relationships with loved ones. This book so beautifully shattered these desires of mine and replaced them with a spirit of peace in knowing God is the only One whose approval matters. –Kristen

The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson will absolutely change your outlook on prayer and your prayer life altogether. One of my favorite quotes from it reads, “God honors bold prayers because bold prayers honor God.” He wants us to know Him as a Friend, and through this book, my view on prayer and my relationship with Him has grown immensely. –Lauren

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst changed my outlook on how God looks at me. It made me change my perspective on a lot of lies we believe as women from this world. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has ever felt left out — which, let’s be honest, we ALL have! –Lauren

Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers gave me context to how the world would have looked, acted, and sounded like when the early church was gaining momentum. I easily fell in love with the characters and didn’t want the series to end! –Sarah E.