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  1. I haven’t read In the Grip of Grace. I like Max Lucado – I’ll have to look for that. Thanks for hosting!

    How about top 5 that I can remember? 🙂
    1 – Yep, The Bible is my #1.
    2 – Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie OMartian- Love it and use it often.
    3 – Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie OMartian – Love it and use it often.
    4 – Life of Fred books – these changed the way I looked at math and helped my verbal daughter appreciate math. I only wish I found them earlier in our homeschooling journey.
    5 – The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs – Excellent, excellent book that changed my perspective on just about everything.

    • Great list, Christine! Thanks for sharing! We’ve just found out about the Life of Fred books and are planning to switch over from Singapore Math next year. My oldest will be in 5th grade so she’ll start with the fractions book. I’m still waffling over whether to do the elementary books for my 2nd grader or whether to keep her in Singapore until 5th grade as well. Have you seen the elementary ones? Do you have thoughts one way or the other on that? Thanks!!

      • I did not use them for elementary. I wish I had if they are anything like the ones we used. We found it entirely too late in my opinion. My daughter will read fractions for fun. She loves simplifying fractions b/c of the book. If your library carries the books, I would check the earlier ones out that way. That is what I did before I bought them. I didn’t use Singapore so I can’t comment on the switch. We used Math-U-See early on. It was a fantastic base for her but for a verbal kid, Life of Fred speaks well to him/her. There aren’t a ton of practice problems but you can always supplement and I was surprised how well she learned it from Life of Fred. Summer will be fun to review the LOF books. 🙂

  2. Wow! Top ten, huh? I really don’t know exactly, and I’ll probably change my mind by the end of the day and remember one I’ve left off, but here goes… (that was a run-on sentence, wasn’t it?)So these have stuck with me …
    1. My Bible (goes without saying)
    2. My Desire by Susan Warner
    3. The Christian Book of Mystical Verse compiled by AW Tozer
    4. Created to Be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl
    5. The Shepherd of the Hills Trilogy by Harold Bell Wright
    6. A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot
    7. Praying Hyde by himself
    8. How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor by Dr. Robert Mendohlson (sp?)
    9. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goyer
    10. Power Through Prayer by EM Bounds

    Like I said, I’ll think of others as the day goes on, but these are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head. Thanks for hosting! Hilary at Wholesome Reads

  3. So I’m not much of a reader, but after some time here is the list I came up with!
    1. Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris – This book greatly impacted me and I highly encourage any teenagers to read this.
    2. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin – My grandma ended up giving me this book and I remember really enjoying it even though I don’t remember much about it now.
    3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – After reading this my two best friends and I who lived in different states passed a shirt around for a couple of years just like they did in the books.
    4. Hangman’s Curse by Frank Peretti
    5. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
    6. Running out of time by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Anyone who saw the movie The Village and thought I’ve heard this story must of read this book before.
    7. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein – I spent hours trying to memorize these fun poems and can still think of them today. “Ickel Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too went for a ride in a flying shoe…”
    8. Don’t Step on the Rope by Walter C. Wright – An interesting book on leadership and teamwork.
    9. Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore – Also a book that greatly impacted me and helped me through some hard times.
    10. Alice in Bibleland: The Story of David & Goliath by Alice Joyce Davidson – Kid books that I used to read when I was super little.

  4. Ok, here is my quick list. Otherwise I would spend 10 years debating and adding and crossing things on/off my list. I decided not to put the Bible in the running because it isn’t in the same category for me.

    Greensleeves, Eloise Jarvis McGraw –I love this book, and am so happy I’ve been able to introduce it to a few friends who love it as much as I do. 😉 Love the characters, the mood, the writing style. Many of the books I almost included are an echo of this one in some ways. Also a Northwest writer. The almosts…The Secret of the Crazy Quilt by Florence Hightower, The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope, Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt, and Another Time, Another Spring by Adrienne Jones.
    The Brothers K, David James Duncan—the book I buy every time I find it in a second hand store overseas, even though I left it at home because I just read it. This book reminds me so much of my own upbringing. It is set in the Northwestern U.S., and the voice has such a “home feeling” that it is often the book I read when I am homesick.
    Cold Mountain, Frazier—The sense of place is haunting much more than the story, and I feel the same connection to the places I most love.
    The Time Traveler’s Wife—Debating this one, but I love it for its wistfulness.
    Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino—A great little read for expatriates. Imagine Marco Polo in the Khan’s courts, describing fantastical cities he has visited in the Khan’s realms. A poem on longing for home and someplace new at the same time. Maybe. (Also: Marcovaldo by Calvino)
    Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles—The book I am the saddest to have left behind in a move. My favorite linguistics book ever, and favorite nerdy read. I want to quote it all the time, embarrassingly.
    Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis—This book is dark and sad and pulls me right into the deep part of my heart.
    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg. I was reading this book to my students earlier this year when Mrs. Konigsburg passed away. I cried. Absolutely one of the best child-adventure books I read, and heads a long list of favorite childhood stories I still enjoy rereading. (Others—To Fight in Silence by Eva-Lis Wuorio, My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George, North to Freedom by Anne Holm, Dangerous Journey by Laszlo Hamori.)
    Gaudy Night, Dorothy Sayers—I think she DOES make my list. I love the Peter Wimsey books and read them often. This heads two categories of books I love to read—a good whodunit and old-fashioned British authors.
    The Country Fair Cookbook—The cookbook that I, my sisters, and all my girl cousins take with us everywhere. At least I think they do! We grew up baking from this book and adding in notations and I still use it.

  5. Hi Tina
    Fabulous books in your post. I absolutely loved the Francine River’s books in my 20’s as well.
    Hmmm, now to think of 10…..
    1. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boon
    2. The Mark of the Lion series. ( I think there were 4 he he)
    3. The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers also
    4. The Book Of Hours by T Davis Bunn
    5 The Martyrs Song series by Ted Dekker
    6. The Healing Touch series by Hannah Alexander

    I think that is my 10.
    Best wishes over the celebration of our saviour season…

  6. Top 10?!? Oh boy, I’m going to make this fast so I cannot hem and haw and so I can go to bed!

    1. Straight Down a Crooked Lane – by Francena H. Arnold
    2. Greensleeves – by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
    3. The Giver quartet – by Lois Lowry (have you read Son yet??? I’m dying to talk about it with you!)
    4. The Dot – by Peter Reynolds
    5. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    6. The Prodigal God – Tim Keller
    7. Keep a Quiet Heart – Elisabeth Elliot
    8. Let Me Be a Woman – Elisabeth Elliot
    9. Austenland – Shannon Hale
    10. The Shaping of a Christian Family – Elisabeth Elliot

    • How could I have forgotten Francena H. Arnold?? Oh boy, need to revise my list! 🙂 I haven’t gotten to read Son yet because the boy started nursing quickly which has majorly cut into my nursing time!!! I’ll let you know when I get to read it – hopefully soon! I’ve never heard of The Dot – will have to look into that one. Thanks for sharing your great list!

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