I don’t even know why I’m bothering to write this post, because there is no way that I can pinpoint 5 books – really?
- The Bible. That’s a given. But, I need it daily for truth and encouragement in the Gospel. Especially in this line of work called motherhood and marriage (and so much in the creative world), condemnation and competition can beat you down. That’s why I need to read the Word every day. This is the one place where I find total truth – with no question of doubting.
- The Fosters Market Cookbook. This would probably be my favorite cookbook. I got to meet its author when I was working in Durham at Williams-Sonoma, but also her market in Durham and Chapel Hill was my favorite cafe in the area. She writes in such a warm style and uses local, fresh ingredients, and speaks of everything southern in my book.
- The Jesus Storybook Bible. Hands down has taught me the most about how to read the entire Bible in light of Jesus. I got this book from a sweet friend when we were doing a progressive dinner back when I was single and living in Louisville.
- The Shadow of the Almighty. This storytelling of Jim Elliot’s life and mission and death by his now late wife, Elisabeth Elliot is one of the most gripping stories you will ever read.
- Found in Him by Elyse Fitzpatrick (really anything she writes). Total transformation of how Christ is for you in light of the Gospel.
Honorable mentions: Cross-Centered Life, Loving the Way Jesus Loves, Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
Ask me tomorrow – this list might change. Except for the first one.