Reading Lists

2013 Reading List (Most Recent First)
Indelible (Kristen Heitzmann)
The Language of Flowers (Vanessa Diffenbaugh)
Echoes (Kristen Heitzmann)
Drawing Closer to God: The Magnificent Lenten Companion
Wondrous Encounters (Richard Rohr)
Unforgotten (Kristen Heitzmann)
Secrets (Kristen Heitzmann)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem (Joan Didion)
Mommy Midwife (Cassie Miles)
Call the Midwife (Jennifer Worth)
Trauma Plan (Candice Calvert)
The Doctor's Blessing (Patricia Davids)
The Doctor's Devotion (Cheryl Wyatt)
Doctor to the Rescue (Cheryl Wyatt)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
The Doctor and the Single Mom (Teresa Southwick)
Danger to Self (Paul R. Linde)
Daddy on Call (Judy Duarte)
Healing Dr. Fortune (Judy Duarte)
Dylan and the Baby Doctor (Sherryl Woods)
The Doctor's Deadly Affair (Stephanie Doyle)
Joy Takes Flight (Bonnie Leon)
Wings of Promise (Bonnie Leon)
Reading Lolita in Tehran (Azar Nafisi)
Touching the Clouds (Bonnie Leon)
The Scent of Rain (Kristin Billerbeck)
Right Where I Belong (Krista McGee)
Written Together: A Story of Beginnings in the Kitchen and Beyond (Shanna Mallon)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (Mindy Kaling - Audio Version)
The Fourth Floor Lounge (Amanda Hamm)
Emergency: Wife Lost and Found (Carol Marinelli)
Spanish Doctor, Pregnant Midwife (Anne Fraser)
The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic (Jennifer Trafton)
Dr. Devereux's Proposal (Margaret McDonagh)
Virgin Midwife, Playboy Doctor (Margaret McDonagh)
Always the Baker, Never the Bride (Sandra D. Bricker)
Reinventing Rachel (Alison Strobel)

2012 Reading List (Most Recent First)
The Bible
Code Blue (Richard L. Mabry)
Losing It (Cora Carmack)
The Unlikely Disciple (Kevin Rouse - Audio Version)
Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me (Ian Morgan Cron - Audio Version)
A Year of Biblical Womanhood (Rachel Held Evans - Audio Version)
Help, Thanks Wow (Anne Lamott - Audio Version)
Vet in a Spin (James Herriot - Audio Version)
Jeneration X (Jen Lancaster - Audio Version)
The Bridge (Karen Kingsbury)
Vets Might Fly (James Herriot - Audio Version)
Come Alive (Elora Ramirez)
Traveling With Pomegranates (Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor - Audio Version)
Nowhere but Up (Patti Mallette - Audio Version)
Little Princes (Conor Grennan - Audio Version)
The Trouble with Poetry (Billy Collins)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed - Audio Version)
The Storyteller's Daughter (Saira Shah - Audio Version)
Coming Home (Karen Kingsbury)
Sisterchicks on the Loose! (Robin Jones Gunn)
Girl Walks into a Bar... (Rachel Dratch - Audio Version)
Secret Daughter (Shilpi Somaya Gowda)
Along the Way (Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez - Audio Version)
Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife (Peggy Vincent)
Farm City (Novella Carpenter)
Code Triage (Candace Calvert)
The Road to Grace (Richard Paul Evans)
Drop Dead Healthy (A.J. Jacobs - Audio Version)
Piece de Resistance (Sandra Byrd)
Bon Appetit (Sandra Byrd)
The Dirty Life (Kristin Kimball - Audio Version)
Some Assembly Required (Anne Lamott & Sam Lamott - Audio Version)
Loving (Karen Kingsbury)
Medicine in Translation (Danielle Ofri, MD - Audio Version)
Chasing Francis (Ian Cron - Audio Version)
Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me (Ian Cron - Audio Version)
The Amish Nanny (Minday Starns Clark & Leslie Gould)
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeline L'Engle - Audio Version)
The Birth House (Ami McKay)
Seriously... I'm Kidding (Ellen DeGeneres - Audio Version)

2011 Reading List  (Most Recent First)
The Virgin Cure (Ami McKay)
The Midwife of Venice (Roberta Rich)
The Amish Midwife (Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould)
The Doctor and the Diva (Adrienne McDonnell)
Water for Elephants (Sara Gruen)
In the Company of Others (Jan Karon)
Home to Holly Springs (Jan Karon)
Longing (Karen Kingsbury)
Light from Heaven (Jan Karon)
Shepherds Abiding (Jan Karon)
In This Mountain (Jan Karon)
A Common Life (Jan Karon)
A New Song (Jan Karon)
Learning (Karen Kingsbury)
Out to Canaan (Jan Karon)
These High Green Hills (Jan Karon)
Antarctica on a Plate (Alexa Thomson - Audio Version)
A Light in the Window (Jan Karon)
At Home in Mitford (Jan Karon)
Simple Acts of Moving Forward (Vinita Hampton Wright)
Roadside Assistance (Amy Clipston)
Leaving (Karen Kingsbury)
Take Four (Karen Kingsbury)
Take Three (Karen Kingsbury)
Take Two (Karen Kingsbury)
Take One (Karen Kingsbury)
Sunset (Karen Kingsbury)
Someday (Karen Kingsbury)
Summer (Karen Kingsbury)
Sunrise (Karen Kingsbury)
The Rivers Run Dry (Sibella Giorello)
Forever (Karen Kingsbury)
Family (Karen Kingsbury)
The Long Road Home (Lori Wick)
Found (Karen Kingsbury)
Bossypants (Tina Fey - Audio Version)
Forgiven (Karen Kingsbury)
The Clouds Roll Away (Sibella Giorello)
Fame (Karen Kingsbury)
Boundaries in Dating (Henry Cloud & John Townsend)
To Timbuktu (Casey Scieszka & Steven Weinberg)
The Mountains Bow Down (Sibella Giorello)
Touch the Dragon - A Thai Journal (Karen Connelly)
Heaven is for Real (Todd Burpo)
Stories I Only Tell My Friends (Rob Lowe)
Cutting for Stone (Abraham Verghese)
A Place Called Home (Lori Wick)
The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
Sisterhood Everlasting (Ann Brashares)
A Gathering of Memories (Lori Wick)
A Song for Silas (Lori Wick)
The Lost Art of Gratitude (Alexander McCall Smith)
As Time Goes By (Lori Wick)
Whatever Tomorrow Brings (Lori Wick)
Reunion (Karen Kingsbury & Gary Smalley)
Rejoice (Karen Kingsbury & Gary Smalley)
Return (Karen Kingsbury & Gary Smalley)
Remember (Karen Kingsbury & Gary Smalley)
Redemption (Karen Kingsbury & Gary Smalley)
Salty Like Blood (Harry Kraus)
Sabbath (Dan B. Allender)
Opening My Heart: A Journey From Nurse to Patient and Back Again (Tilda Shalof)
Shades of Blue (Karen Kingsbury)
Resurrection in May (Lisa Samson)
Angry Conversations with God (Susan Isaacs - Audio Version)
Perfect (Harry Kraus)
The Stars for a Light (Lynn Morris & Gilbert Morris)
The Six-Liter Club (Harry Kraus)
Imperfect Birds - Audio Version (Anne Lamott)
Limelight (Melody Carlson)
Radio Shangri-La (Lisa Napoli)
Monday Morning Faith (Lori Copeland)
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana (Gayle Tzemach Lemmon)
Every Storm (Lori Wick)
Deadly Intent (Camy Tang)
The Knight and the Dove (Lori Wick)
Who Brings Forth the Wind (Lori Wick)
Wings of the Morning (Lori Wick)
The Hawk and the Jewel (Lori Wick)
Miles to Go (Richard Paul Evans)
The Walk (Richard Paul Evans)
The Charming Quirks of Others (Alexander McCall Smith)
Forgotten God (Francis Chan)
Donovan's Daughter (Lori Wick)
Becca by the Book (Laura Jensen Walker)
Lipstick Jihad (Azadeh Moaveni)
Turning the Paige (Laura Jensen Walker)
Between the Dreaming and the Coming True (Robert Benson)
Daring Chloe (Laura Jensen Walker)
Positively Pooh (A.A. Milne & Ernest H. Shepard)
Perfectly Dateless (Kristin Billerbeck)
A Billion Reasons Why (Kristin Billerbeck)
Drops Like Stars (Rob Bell)
The Constantine Codex (Paul L. Maier)
Back to Life (Kristin Billerbeck)
The Trophy Wives Club (Kristin Billerbeck)
Peanuts Guide to Life (Charles Schulz)
Single Sashimi (Camy Tang)
The World According to Lucy (Charles M. Schulz)
Simply from Scratch (Alicia Bessette)
Dreaming in English (Laura Fitzgerald)
Honeymoon in Tehran (Azadeh Moaveni)
Only Uni (Camy Tang)
Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
Sisters in War (Christina Asquith)
Faking Grace (Tamara Leigh)
Nowhere, Carolina (Tamara Leigh)
Splitting Harriet (Tamara Leigh)
The 100 Thing Challenge (Dave Bruno)
Reconstructing Natalie (Laura Jensen Walker)
Perfecting Kate (Tamara Leigh)
The Butterfly Mosque (G. Willow Wilson)
Healing Stones (Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn)
Healing Sands (Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn)
Healing Waters (Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn)
Leave a Candle Burning (Lori Wick)
Sean Donovan (Lori Wick)
Barefoot in Baghdad (Manal M. Omar)
How to Bake a Perfect Life (Barbara O'Neal)
Saved by Her Enemy (Don Teague & Rafraf Barrak)
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels (Ree Drummond)
Holy Cow - An Indian Adventure (Sarah Macdonald)
Letters from the Land of Cancer (Walter Wangerin Jr.)
In the Land of Invisible Women (Qanta Ahmed, MD)
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (Rhoda Janzen - Audio Version)
This Side of Heaven (Karen Kingsbury)
One Thousand Gifts (Ann Voskamp)
A Cup of Friendship (Deborah Rodriguez)
A Killing Frost (Hannah Alexander)
Driftwood Lane (Denise Hunter)
Ethics for Life, 5th Edition (Judith A. Boss)
Indivisible (Kristen Heitzmann)
Dreaming in Hindi (Katherine Russell Rich)
In Constant Prayer (Robert Benson)
Crazy Love (Francis Chan)
Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table (Ted Dekker & Carl Medearis)
Three Cups of Tea (Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin - Audio Version)
Ever After (Karen Kingsbury)
Even Now (Karen Kingsbury)
Born Under a Million Shadows (Andrea Busfield)

2010 Reading List (Most Recent First)
A Time to Embrace (Karen Kingsbury)
Screen Play (Chris Coppernoll)
Disaster Status (Candace Calvert)
Critical Care (Candace Calvert)
Dancing With Max (Emily Colson)
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil (Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson - Audio Version)
Secrets (Robin Jones Gunn)
Jesus Wants to Save Christians: A Manifesto for the Church in Exile (Rob Bell & Don Golden)
Muslims, Christians, and Jesus (Carl Medearis)
Unlocked (Karen Kingsbury)
Sidney & Norman: A Tale of Two Pigs (Phil Vischer)
The Silver Chair (C.S. Lewis)
The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)
Safe People (Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend)
Food Rules (Michael Pollan)
Permission to Speak Freely (Anne Jackson)
Same Kind of Different as Me (Ron Hall & Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent)
Halos (Kristen Heitzmann)
The Rescuer (Dee Henderson)
The Healer (Dee Henderson)
The Protector (Dee Henderson)
The Truth Seeker (Dee Henderson)
The Guardian (Dee Henderson)
The Negotiator (Dee Henderson)
The Still of Night (Kristen Heitzmann)
The Edge of Recall (Kristen Heitzmann)
Digging In: Tending to Life in Your Own Backyard (Robert Benson)
Danger in the Shadows (Dee Henderson)
Single Sashimi (Camy Tang)
Only Uni (Camy Tang)
Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
Love Mercy (Lisa Samson & Ty Samson)
The Last Storyteller (Diane Noble)
Deadly Charm (Claudia Mair Burney)
Death, Deceit, and Some Smooth Jazz (Claudia Mair Burney)
Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man (Claudia Mair Burney)
Embrace Me (Lisa Samson)
The Passion of Mary-Margaret (Lisa Samson)
The Church Ladies (Lisa Samson)
Women's Intuition (Lisa Samson)
Zora and Nicky (Claudia Mair Burney)
Quaker Summer (Lisa Samson)
Wounded (Claudia Mair Burney)
I am Hutterite (Mary-Ann Kirkby)
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (Donald Miller - Audio Version)
The Echo Within (Robert Benson)
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage (Elizabeth Gilbert - Audio Version)
A Life of Miracles (Bill Johnson)
Jesus Freak: Feeding, Healing, Raising the Dead (Sara Miles)
Stuff Christians Like (Jonathan Acuff - Audio Version)
The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment (A.J. Jacobs - Audio Version)
Challenges of the Narrow Way (Bridget Plass)
Flesh, Bone, Wood: Entering into the Mysteries of the Cross (Geoffrey Rowell & Julien Chilcott-Monk)
The Hole in Our Gospel (Richard Stearns)
Tribes (Seth Godin - Audio Version)
Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist (Michael J. Fox - Audio Version)
The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son (Rupert Isaacson - Audio Version)
The Big Moo (Ed. Seth Godin - Audio Version)
Traveling with Pomegranates (Sue Monk Kidd & Ann Kidd Taylor - Audio Version)
The Best Catholic Writing 2004 (Ed. Brian Doyle)
The Happy Intercessor (Beni Johnson)

2009 Reading Completed (Most Recent First)
Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Bruggemann
Bent Hope: A Street Journal (Tim Huff)
Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace (Cathleen Falsani)
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life (Donald Miller)
Julie & Julia (Julie Powell)
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith (Anne Lamott)
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott)
Angry Conversations with God (Audio Version - Susan E. Isaacs)
Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir (Susan E. Isaacs)
Laughing Without An Accent (Audio Version - Firoozeh Dumas)
Funny in Farsi (Audio Version - Firoozeh Dumas)
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion (Sara Miles)
Places Along the Way (Martin E. Marty)
Journeying Through Lent with Luke (Nancy Koester)
The Year of Living Biblically (Audio Version - A.J. Jacobs)
Between the Dreaming & The Coming True (Robert Benson)

2008 Reading List
The Life of the Virgin Mary (Ranier Maria Rilke, translated by Stephen Spender)
Living Prayer (Robert Benson)
Let Them Eat Cake (Sandra Byrd)
Between the Dreaming and the Coming True (Robert Benson)
The Atonement Child (Francine Rivers)
Wounded (Claudia Mair Burney)
With Daring Faith: A Biography of Amy Carmichael (Rebecca Henry Davis)
Cassidy (Lori Wick)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J. K. Rowling)
Trouble the Water (Nicole Seitz)
Summer Snow (Nicole Baart)
A Restless Soul (Henri Nouwen)
The Sign of the Cross (Bert Ghezzi)
The Insufficiency of Maps (Nora Pierce)
In All Deep Places (Susan Meissner)
Straight Up (Lisa Samson)
Embrace Me (Lisa Samson)
Healing Stones (Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn)
Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Dr. Drew Pinsky)
I Heart Bloomberg (Melody Carlson)
Zora & Nicky (Claudia Mair Burney) x2
My Hands Came Away Red (Lisa McKay)
Quaker Summer (Lisa Samson) x2
Murder, Mayhem and a Fine Man (Claudia Mair Burney)
Kissing Adrien (Siri L. Mitchell)
Only Uni (Camy Tang)
Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
A Promise to Remember (Kathryn Cushman)
The Shack (William P. Young)
Willow Springs (Jan Watson)
Good Grief (Lolly Winston)
Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (Edited by Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy)
Every Secret Thing (Ann Tatlock)
Lost in NashVegas (Rachel Hauck)
Sabrina (Lori Wick)
Reconstructing Natalie (Laura Jensen Walker)
Amanda (Debra White Smith)
Wrestling With Angels: Adventures in Faith and Doubt (Carolyn Arends)
Someday (Karen Kingsbury)
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion (Sara Miles)
Fire Dancer (Colleen Coble)
Echoes (Kristen Heitzmann) x3
Unforgotten (Kristen Heitzmann)
Secrets (Kristen Heitzmann)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J.K. Rowling)
Let Them Eat Cake (Sandra Byrd)

2007 - Non-fiction Reading List
Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
The Year I Got Everything I Wanted (Cameron Conant)
Contemplative Youth Ministry (Mark Yaconelli)
Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith (Barbara Brown Taylor)
Stumbling Towards Faith (Renee Altson)
The Only Road North (Erik Mirandette)
Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation (Frederick Buechner)
God On Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer (Pete Greig)
Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith (Anne Lamott)
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith (Anne Lamott)
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness (Karen Armstrong)
Simplicity (Mark Salomon)
The Vision and the Vow (Pete Greig)