Recommended Reading 2016-2017

Bookshelf Books

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

The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard

by Kara Tippetts

“Cancer is a gift.” How many of us would be able to say those words? Author Kara Tippetts did. Kara takes the reader on the intimate journey with her from discovering the lump to the devastating effects of radiation and chemo. She gives a preview of cancer’s effects on her marriage and mothering but more importantly, on her faith in Jesus Christ. She always points the reader and herself back to Christ.


imageYou’ll Get Through This

by Max Lucado

The author, in a clear and concise way, helps us apply lessons from Joseph’s life to our own. Lucado helps us see that “in God’s hands, intended evil becomes ultimate good.” The title is so much more than just a title; it’s God’s promise to you. Through God’s power, you can get through this.



Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You

by John Ortberg.

Soul keeping is a necessity for anyone’s spiritual journey with the Lord. In this book, the author explores three parts of this particular journey: what the soul is, what the soul needs, and soul restoration. This book should not be read quickly but the reader’s spiritual life will be deepened and renewed through thoughtful reading.


imageSeeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity 

by Nabeel Qureshi


This captivating book follows the author as his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity unfolds, complete with friendship, investigations and supernatural dreams along the way. The reader is given an opportunity to follow the author’s struggle over what he thought was truth because of Islam to discovering the true God that was not Allah, but the Christian God.

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story

by Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada

Grace is a powerful theme in this book as Joni and Ken transparently tell the story of their marriage. As the couple shares the story of Ken pursuing Joni despite her limitations as a quadriplegic, the reader will discover a powerful example of letting the Spirit lead. All marriages have their ups and downs, and God, through Ken and Joni, reminds us that only by God’s grace will our lives and marriages reflect what He wants us to experience.

 Recommend Reading 2015-16



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