Recommended Reading

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The Women of Grace Book Committee consists of the following members; Martha Schumacher, Chairman, Christy Carmean, Susan Hostetter and Michelle Phelps.

ShakenSHAKEN NOT SHATTERED: Finding the Purpose, Passion, and Power to Stand Firm When Your World Falls Apart

by Matthew Hagee, Charisma House 2009.

“No matter who you are, and regardless of what you are going through, you were created in the image of the almighty and unshakable God. The world around you may be trembling, but you have nothing to fear. You were created in the image of a magnificent God, and while life may go through seasons of shaking, nothing in       your life needs to shatter.” The author uses personal stories and biblical examples to show the reader how to survive and prosper by living fully connected to the power of God.


off pageOFF THE PAGE AND INTO YOUR LIFE: Getting More From God’s Word No Matter What Your Story

by Tami Weissert, Authentic Media 2012.

Tami shares the spiritual journeys of seven different women, two of them Grace Brethren, and how the Bible influenced their growth and relationship with the Lord. The stories are powerful – these women have faced real times of crisis. The stories are so diverse that the readers could relate to at least one of them. The study techniques shared are practical and would be easy to apply. The Amazon description says, “The Bible is alive and active and sharper than a two-edged sword. Off the Page and Into Your Life will help readers cut through the clutter and connect with Christ in wonderful new ways.”


037493WHERE THE WIND LEADS: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption

by Vinh Chung with Tim Downs, Thomas Nelson 2015.

This is the riveting story that describes Vinh and his family’s physical and spiritual life journey: living under Communist rule in post-war Vietnam, barely surviving as “boat people” adrift in the South China Sea before being rescued by World Vision’s boat Seasweep, and learning about and then living the American Dream as adults. In light of today’s world issues, Vinh makes an important distinction between refugees and immigrants. The reader will recognize God’s hand of protection and direction on every page.


by Kate McCord (a protective pseudonym), Moody Publishing 2012.

In the midst of a high-powered career Kate left it all, sold everything and went to Afghanistan to start a non-governmental organization with the goal of helping Afghan women. She taught herself the local language, always identified herself as a Jesus-follower and served there for five years. She shares first-hand accounts drawn from her experiences living among these women. Considering what is happening in our world, her ability to let us “see” how totally the religion controls all aspects of life there is fascinating. Once you start reading you will not want to put it down!



billyTHE LIFE OF BILLY KIM: From Houseboy to World Evangelist

by Billy Kim, Moody Publishing 2015.

This is the story of Billy Kim who was “picked at 16, seemingly at random, by an American GI to be their houseboy for their barracks in Korea.” The same GI, who wasn’t a Christian at the time, paid to get him to America and enrolled in a Christian high school and later university. Billy’s roommate led him to the Lord and Billy went on to follow God’s leading to become a preacher to millions and an influential global leader for the spread of the Gospel.




by Jan Karon, G. P. Putnam Sons 2014.

Jan Karon once again involves us in the world of Mitford, Father Tim, his wife Catherine, his ever-faithful dog, Barnabas, and all the familiar inhabitants of Mitford. Karon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of twenty-three books. Those of us who have read the whole Mitford series will feel as though we have returned home to a loved place. The story can stand alone for any who haven’t read the series…..or, it may cause you to want to read the whole series!



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