My mother switched the lights off. I knew she expected me to close my eyes and drift off to sleep. Instead, I pulled the quilt over my head so the glow of my reading light wouldn’t filter out the door.
Choosing five books that changed my life ranks up there with the challenge of choosing one book as my all-time favorite. I love books, so much so I don’t believe in getting rid of books—ever. I tried once.
Books have always been places of safety for me, places where I can try out what it’s like to be someone else for a time, or go anywhere in the world, or open my heart to new ways of thinking.
Jolina Petersheim is the bestselling author of The Alliance, The Midwife, and The Outcast, which Library Journal called “outstanding . . .
Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman
Sadly, motherhood is no longer a popularly celebrated calling. We do everything that we can to delay it, ignore it, and/or be “limited” by it.
The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel
In a culture full of distractions and want, even the Church has looked at the Sabbath as a day to get things done. Go to church. Pick up groceries. Do laundry.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
This book was at the top of every list this year. As the recipient of the this year’s Man Booker Award, I decided to give it a shot.
Expecting Better by Emily Oster
My husband and I recently found out that we are expecting a little girl! As someone who is averse to self-help books and the like (I did not read 16 marriage books before my wed
The following is written by guest author, Tricia McCary Rhodes.
I have been a book lover from my earliest years, as are most writers.