Books and stories of others are always a balm to my soul Reading other stories of faith encourages me to keep my trust in the Lord during times of suffering.
Some books that have given me hope on the hard days recently are:
Tramp For The Lord by Corrie Ten Boom – I recently just finished reading this gem of a book and Corrie’s faith in the Lord and His leading is so inspiring. Her courage and trust in Jesus during her suffering inspires me to press on in the hard!
Hiding in the Light – Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus by Rifqa Bary – I could not put this book down. I think I finished it in one day. powerful story of devotion and suffering for Jesus! This is a definite must read that will encourage and convict you in your journey with Christ.
The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson – David’s deep abiding faith in Jesus makes me want to draw closer to Jesus myself. God gave him a mission and he was obedient to the very end. It was not always easy and he met much opposition but he continued to trust His Savior and boldly ministered to young teens on the streets of New York City. David’s testimony is a great example of God’s faithfulness when a person surrenders everything to Him, and God has used him to minister to gangs and teens all over the world.
Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Living Room, and Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle – Each of these books are delightful and all three make me laugh out loud. Sparkly Green Earrings is a memoir of motherhood, The Antelope in the Living Room is a memoir of marriage, and Nobody is Cuter Than You is a memoir of friendship. Add all three of these must reads to your bookshelf.
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