Here is a list of books I discovered this past year, ordered from most influential to somewhat less influential, but all favorites!
Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture
I am still coming into an understanding of who I am as Carmen, and as an introvert. McHugh shares from his experiences as an introverted pastor and gives advice for fellow introverts.
Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption – Katie Davis
Inspirational. I first discovered Katie’s blog in 2011. I don’t normally do this, but I read every single post. She has such a heart for Jesus and people, especially children.
Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World – Joel Salatin
So much laughter! Joel also shared a lot of new content for me personally. Now Josiah and I just need to find a farm. :)
Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope – Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn
I cried through this book. It is a must-read for anyone who has had someone close to them die, or who knows someone who lost someone. In other words, everyone should read this book.
Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference – Warren St. John
Very interesting. Makes me wonder what refugees experience in my town.
Year of Plenty – Craig Goodwin
A gift from Mom and Dad. Thanks! This book puts into words a lot of my (and Josiah’s) dreams.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods – Wardeh Harmon
Practical and fun. Takes the fear out of fermenting foods. I’m also enjoying taking some online courses with Wardeh on her site gnowflgins.com .