Have you ever felt yourself going back to the same books over and over again because they resonate with you? I am big on cookbooks – however, right now, I don’t know where to store them all! But, there are other books that I greatly appreciate and go back to ‘again and again’.
SO – before I make my list – I will answer a question you may be asking “Why don’t you include the Bible?” The Bible is part of my everyday life (like brushing my teeth) – so, for me, it isn’t in the same vein. These other books are thought provoking, and sometimes – just plain fun!
Literary taste is personal – but, here are some of the books that I reread and why…
1. “Can Man Live Without God” by Ravi Zacharias. This book provides a logical and thought provoking explanation as to why you cannot have moral ethics without knowing God. It is not light summertime reading – but, worth the time and effort.
2. “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by James Herriot. I love animals (we have 5 dogs and 5 koi fish). This lovely story about an English veterinarian always makes me feel happy.
3. “Notes From A Small Island’ by Bill Bryson. Another UK themed book. This one written by an Iowa boy who moved to England and compares the difference in cultures between the UK and the US. It always makes me laugh!!!
4. “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. This is a classic book written in 1937 about personal development. Napoleon Hill was a pioneer and this book has endured the test of time as an incredibly good book about self-improvement.
5. “Life’s Golden Ticket” by Brendon Burchard. This is a fictionalized account of a man going through an amusement park – but, the park teaches lessons about life. Easy to read – but, it takes time for self-reflection.
6. “The Robe” by Lloyd Douglas. Yes – the movie was campy (anything starring Victor Mature was). But, the book talks about a young Roman’s change after taking part in Jesus’ crucifixion. Skip the movie – read the book.
7. “Against All Enemies” by Tom Clancy. This one will keep you awake at night. Clancy was a master story-teller. But, oftentimes – his fiction is a bit more realistic than we want.
8. “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. Um, yes – Dr. Seuss. Now, it won’t take long to read it – but, it has a profound message “unless”. It is a story about hope Don’t we need more of that?
What are your favorites?