Books that changed me

These are some books that have been very formative in my life.


I have outlined the books that were particularly helpful to me on my page Resources for Grief and Mental Health.

Spiritual Life

And David Perceived He was King by Dale L. Mast. This book has helped me to perservere in pursuing the callings that God has put on my heart.

Can You Drink the Cup? by Henri Nouwen. This book helped me embrace my life.

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This book helped me understand how to experience God as real in my everyday life.

Hearing God by Peter Lord. This book helped me understand what it meant to hear from God and how to discern what is from God and what is not.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. This is the very first book I read when I became a Christian and has been foundational ever since. Lewis clearly explains the basis for Christianity and why it makes sense.

Sacred Companions by David G. Benner. This book helped me understand what a true spiritual friendship is. I have always prioritized these types of relationships in my life.

Waking The Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive by John Eldredge. This book helped me to own who God made me. There is a glory in our unique creation, just as there is a glory to a marriage, a family, a city, a country, a culture. That glory is so often subverted this side of heaven.