Top Ten Books of 2019

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I read a lot of books this year. I found there were about twenty books I wanted to put on my top ten list. It was a really good book year. However, I made myself stick with ten. Before we get to that, here are my reading stats for this year.

You can see my year in books by going HERE.

Now, to the list...

10. Fervent by Priscilla Shirer
I got some Amazon book credits that could only use it on certain books. This was one of them so I snapped it up. I read it at a time I really needed to be reminded who my enemy really is and how to do battle through prayer.

9. The O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson 
I read all of these one December a few years ago. I loved them so much. I reread this series this year. They are powerful, movie stories.

8.Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
I'm struggling to be joyful and grateful in all things. My mom recommended this book to me a while back I finally read it. Nancy's words always correct and encourage me. I really enjoyed the audiobook.

7. Cleftlocke by Nicole Sager
I finally got caught up in reading Sager's novels. This one really stood out. Not only was the massage amazing, but the storytelling was also superb. The setting and the twists really made the book.

6. The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Read by B.J. Harrison 
Okay, this book was just a blast to read. It was a light, enjoyable read. It was clean, funny, and narrated so well. I've loved many versions of Zorro I've watched, it was fun to finally read the story that started it all.

5. You Can Trust God to Write Your Story: Embracing the Mysteries of Providence
by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Robert Wolgemuth
I was very privileged to be part of the promotional team for this release. It is a powerful reminder that no matter what I face, God is in control of my life story and He is writing something good. 

4. Confessions by Augustine of Hippo
Wow! I was blown away by this autobiography of an early church father. He truly gave God all the glory. I was very blessed to read this with my friend Kelsey. If ever I write my biography, I hope to do it in this style. (I highly recommend the Penguin Classics edition.

3. Hinds' Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard
This is another book I read with Kelsey this year. Actually, it was the first book we read together this year. It was full of reminders I needed to hear. This is one of those books that I get new things about it every time I read it.

2. It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst 
I was having a really rough time and questioning whether God was good. I didn't like that I was, but I couldn't deny my struggle either. Mom had bought me this book and a friend pushed me to read it. It ministered to my soul in a profound way. I was crying, I was nodding my head, and I wanted to give TerKeurst a hug. God is good. While things AREN"T how they are supposed to be, God is working them for my good.

 1. Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot by Valerie Shepherd
I didn't agree with everything Jim and Elisabeth did. However, their devotion to God inspires me. I appreciated how Shepherd let us see a less filtered version of her parents. The reader gets to see that God took two flawed people and used them greatly, not because they were perfect, but because they were devoted to Him. I continue to think back to this book and then ask how I can be more devoted to Christ.

What were your favorite books this year?

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  1. *Hugs all the books* So many good ones here. <3 I love the O'Malley seires. Next December we should read them together. =)