Books I’ve Read- 2017

January

1.  Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson And Learned To Love Being Hated—By Alison Arngrim  

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2.  Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World– By Shelly Miller

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I have followed Shelly’s blog for years and always enjoy reading her posts.  Rhythms of Rest is her first book.

3.  The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol– by Joseph Lee Klapper, M.D.

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4.  101 Prayers for my Son– by Rob and Joanna Teigen

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February

5.  Come Rain or Come Shine– by Jan Karon (Mitford series #11)

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6.  The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times– by Robert J. Morgan

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7.  The Thorn Birds– by Colleen McCullough

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8.  Married and Still Loving It: The Joys and Challenges of the Second Half– by Gary Chapman and Harold Myra

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March

9.  All The Pretty Things:  The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went Through Fire to Find Her Way Home– by Edie Wadsworth

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10.  15 Verses to Pray for Your Husband– by Elizabeth George

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11.  Zip It:  The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge– by Karen Ehman

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I can’t tell you how much I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK.  It has been part of my Lenten Journey reading this year and it has spoken to me.  I’m rereading it and taking more time this second time through to really savor and ponder its words.  I’ll keep this one for daily reading.

12.  Blogging for Writers: How Authors & Writers Build Successful Blogs– by Robin Houghton

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April

13.  Falling into Grace: Exploring Our Inner Life With God– by John Newton 

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14.  Your Body’s Many Cries For Water: You’re Not Sick; You’re Thirsty.  Don’t Treat Thirst with Medication– by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. 

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May

15.  Grace For the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life– by Emily Freeman

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16. Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories To Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit- by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Aubery, and Nancy Mitchell

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17.  Return From Tomorrow– By George Ritchie

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This was a reread from many, many years ago when I was still a teenager.

18.  Embraced by the Light: The Most Profound and Complete Near-Death Experience Ever– By Betty J. Edie

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This book is another reread (I think I’ve read it four times).

19.  Listening to God: Experience His Presence Every Day– by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz

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June

20.  A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans– by W. Bruce Cameron

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21.  Living Courageously: You Can Face Anything, Just Do It Afraid by Joyce Meyer

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22.  For This I Was Born:  Aligning Your Vision to God’s Cause– by Brian Houston

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23.  The Blood Pressure Book: How to get it down and keep it down– by Stephen P. Fortmann, M.D. and Prudence E. Breitrose

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July

24.  Firefly Summer– by Nan Rossiter

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25.  Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships– by Lisa-Jo Baker

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August

26.  Walking with God through Pain and Sufferingby Timothy Keller

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September

27.  Crossing the Waters:  Following Jesus Through the Storms, The Fish, The Doubt, and the Seas– by Leslie Leyland Fields

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October

28.  Dewey’s Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions– by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

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29.  In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment- By Joyce Meyer 

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November

30.  60 Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar: Simple Steps to Reduce the Carbs, Shed the Weight, and Feel Great Now!  By Dennis Pollock

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31.  The Snow Child– by Eowyn Ivey

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December

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