Five Real Heroes

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Having grown up on five acres in the country, I can tell you there is a lot to do when the air starts turning cooler. After all, even in Texas, it's time to start preparing areas for the animals to go when it is cold. That means extra hay for the chickens and goats, and making sure their shelters are free of holes. Barns are pretty important. Also, while I've always thought it sounded fun to curl up in the hay and read a book, I also know, as a farm kid, that can be hazardous, especially as it gets colder. Little critters want to stay warm too. However, life isn't always a cozy couch, as these heroes have taught me.

1. Joseph by Charles R. Swindoll

Joseph has been my hero since I was young. My admiration for him doing what was right when everyone around him encouraged him to do wrong, and when life could easily have made him bitter, has been an inspiration to me. This is my favorite book outside of Genesis about him. Someday, I would love to write a fictional account of his life. I've also watched the Sight and Sound DVD we have of Joseph a lot, probably more then any movie ever.
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2. Abigail Adams 
Dear Abigail by Diane Jacobs

Out of all the historical charterers I've read about (and there have been many) none have drawn me like Abigail Adams. She was a strong woman who kept things running at home while her husband help form the United States. It wasn't easy. She had to learn a lot. She was educated, opinionated, and a loving wife and mother. I love that she had big ideas, but loved being a homemaker. Dear Abigail is my favorite book I've read about her so far.
Read my review HERE
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I devoured and adored the first book in the Genesis Trilogy, but the second book is one that has stuck with me and I recently reread. Keren is strong in both person and her faith in God when life is pretty horrible. I get tired of all the stories where people get angry at God when things go wrong. This story is about someone with unwavering faith.
Read my review HERE
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4.  Jim and Elisabeth Elliot
Devotedly by Valerie Elliot Shepard

Both Jim and Elisabeth have been heroes of mine since I was pretty young. I read their love story and I was once again inspired by them. I love that their daughter let us see some of the big faults that her parents had. I don't agree with all of their decisions. In reading this book, I personally wanted to shake Jim a few times. However, they were real people, with real flaws, that lived lives sold out to Christ. I was inspired in my own walk with God from this book.
Read my review HERE
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5. Christy from Christy by Catherine Marshall


I've talked about this book a lot. Christy has been a hero of mine since I first read the book when I was fifteen. Her courage, her faith, and perseverance have inspired me. Her journey of  how to live out her faith when life was hard continues to push me toward Jesus.
You can read my review HERE
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18 comments

  1. These sound interesting! I just love the cover of “Devotedly.” *hearteyes*

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    1. Yes, it's very pretty. The inside is just as pretty.

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  2. This was a neat list!! The missionaries in Ecuador have forever been some of our favorite heroes of the faith. �� My mom always says the fact that they don’t pretend to be the perfect Christians makes that much more special. ��

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  3. I haven't read a single one of these books! I've seen some mentioned, but have yet to read them. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Wow! This looks so cool! I love those top five books :)

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  5. I’ve read Christy, but all four of the others look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh, the one on Abigail Adams snagged my attention. I'll have check these out!

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  7. Hi! I'm Sadie, and I heard about you through the Five Fall Favorites party! I've seen your blog before, but I'll enjoy exploring it more. :)

    -Sadie S.

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  8. I haven't read any of the books but I would love to.

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  9. I haven't seen most of these! :)
    -Brooklyne

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  10. Christy! Yes! Okay, that was one of my favorites this year.

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  11. Thank you for your choice,I agree with many of them.
    Marilyn

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  12. I've been interested in 'Christy' for a while. Maybe I'll actually get around to reading it sometime!

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  13. Oo! I've got to add all those to my reading list! Which one is your favorite?
    ~Writer Girl

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  14. I loved Christy! <3 <3

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  15. Yes, Christy is totally the best!
    ~Writer Girl

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