Read a Mentor: 2018 | A Well-Watered Giveaway

December 27, 2018  - By Well-Watered Women

10 Books We Loved in 2018 + Giveaway

If you receive our monthly coffee date emails, you know the WWW team loves to read great books and recommend the best of them to you. Each month, in the “Read a Mentor” section of our emails, we share books and articles that are rich and helpful to our spiritual growth.

As we gear up for 2019 and many of us are resolving to read more (or read better), here are ten books our team loved in 2018. Add a few (or all) to your 2019 reading list and enjoy the benefits of reading richly.

We’ve decided to give away a copy of all ten books to one of our readers, as well as a beautifully hand-painted calendar from our friends at Hosanna Revival. This hymns and flowers calendar for 2019 will help you keep track of your days and make a plan for which book to read in each month! Don’t miss your chance to win. You can enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

Read a Mentor Giveaway by Well-Watered Women - Books we suggest for 2019 reading lists

The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch

This book gives excellent wisdom in navigating technology use, and has application for everyone (not just families with kids).


Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

This book takes a practical approach to growing in holiness—from personal obedience, to submitting to the Lord’s will, to the daily struggles we all face.


In His Image and None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

This duo investigates God’s attributes, both incommunicable (None Like Him) and communicable (In His Image), by one of our favorite authors.


The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield

This book will challenge you to practice radical hospitality and consider its gospel implications.


Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot was an inspiring woman of God, and this book is a collection of some of her writings. The chapters are short, but they pack a punch!


Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney

This is a foundational book for every Christian, and would be a perfect companion to our Planted study!


Prayer by Timothy Keller

Another foundational book for every believer, Tim Keller unpacks the daunting topic of prayer. The section on the Lord’s Prayer is especially helpful!


Adorned by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

This book examines Titus 2 and the beauty of living out the gospel together as Christ-following women, no matter our age or stage of life.


Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

This short, liberating book about the will of God is so practical—definitely a must-read!



* Giveaway is only for those who live in the 48 contiguous United States.*


For an extra entry, comment below and tell us a book you really love or a book you plan to read in 2019!


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  1. I really loved reading “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff and “A Confident Heart” by Renee Swope in 2018! I hope to read both of these Jen Wilkin books in 2019 + I’m planning to read the entire Bible through in 2019, which I’m SUPER pumped about!!

  2. Deborah says:

    I absolutely love Flash by Rachel Anne Ridge, Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner and Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. ❤😊

  3. Tonya says:

    I plan to read “Switch on your Brain” by Dr. Leaf. I’ve heard amazing things about it.

  4. Deborah says:

    I absolutely love Flash by Rachel Anne Ridge, Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner, and Fervent by Priscilla Shirer! 😊❤

  5. Christina Zahniser says:

    Shannan Martin’s “The Ministry of Ordinary Places” was my favorite read of 2018, and I’m sure I’ll come back to it again!!

  6. Natalie Long says:

    I’m planning to read Parenting by Paul David Tripp and Think by John Piper.

  7. Sandra says:

    I’m planning to read through the Bible chronologically in 2019 and I really thought the perspective of Giving Wisely by Jonathan Martin was much needed and so so good!!

  8. Jadelyn says:

    I got “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff for Christmas so I plan on reading that in 2019!!

  9. Kelsey C says:

    I’m going to read “Love Does” by Bob Goff. And I’m looking forward to reading “Big Creative” as well!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s to a fruitful 2019!!!

  10. Y says:

    I really enjoyed Womens Ministry by Kathleen Nielsen and Gloria Furman! It provided insight on different topics covering Womens Ministry, through a variety of different women. In 2019, I plan to read Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler!

  11. Tristany says:

    I’ve really loved None Like Him and In His Image by Jen Wilkin. I look forward to reading Humble Roots, Made for More, and All That’s Good by Hannah Anderson.

  12. Lisa says:

    Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill-Perry is phenomenal. A great view of sexuality whether straight or same sex attracted.

  13. Molly says:

    I often pick out my book of the year and actually have two this year! The first is None Like Him by Jen Wilkin and the second is Loneliness by Elisabeth Elliot.

  14. Lauren says:

    I’m excited to read The Sacred Enneagram in 2019.

  15. Natalie says:

    My grandma and I plan to read Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World! So excited to delve into what living a life for Him looks like in the day to day realness of our world.

  16. Trina says:

    I plan to read “It’s Not Supposed to be this Way” by Lysa Terkeurst.

  17. Kaitlynn Britton says:

    I really enjoyed reading Courage Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World by Rebekah K. Reynolds. It really met me where I was emotionally this year. She writes beautifully of how God is near and meets you where you are.

  18. Leah S. says:

    Total Truth by Nancy Pearcy

  19. Nicole says:

    I really loved “with” by skye jethani and I hope to read even better than eden in 2019!

  20. Emma says:

    I absolutely loved The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom!

  21. Elizabeth Moore says:

    My goal is to read 10 books in 2019. Originally, I planned on one a month, but I figured I’d give myself some wiggle room when I saw your giveaway was for 10… One that I started in Dec. 18 was “Its Not Supposed To Be This Way” by Lysa Teurkhurst. Looking forward to finishing that one and at least 9 more. A lofty goal for me.

  22. Stacey says:

    I’m hoping to read Jen Wilkin’s book None Like Him in 2019! I’ve heard so many great things about it that I can’t wait to read it for myself.

  23. Kimberly says:

    I really liked Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy. It kept true to the style of LM Montgomery, but added history to Marilla and Matthew and the Blythes.

  24. Allison Bennett says:

    Everybody Always by Bob Goff opened my eyes a little more. Definitely challenged to love more people, especially the ones who may be different or diffacult….God used this book, and Bob Goff to encourage me to love everybody, always. ❤

  25. Michela Lindemuth says:

    I am looking forward to reading all of Jen Wilkin’s books! But In His image is on my list!

  26. Daniella Miret says:

    Looking forward to reading so many books but From good to grace by Christine Hoover and Shepherding a childs heart by Tedd Tripp have been highly recommended to me and so excited to read them.

  27. Mary says:

    I love the Wingfeather books; I’m finishing the last one now.

  28. Amy says:

    I really loved The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin.

  29. Debbie says:

    I read Captivating by John and Staci Eldridge. So good!

  30. Shari says:

    I’m going to be reading Elisabeth Elliot Discipline- The Glad Surrender and Ken Blanchard- Lead like Jesus

  31. Rachel Julian says:

    This year I read quite a few books that I’ve been putting off for a while and I loved each and every one of them. However, the one that was probably my favorite was Love that Lasts by Jeff and Alyssa Bethke. It gave me a lot of Biblical insight on how to have a God-honoring relationship and it has really helped my relationship.

  32. Melody says:

    I loved “Evidences Unseen” by Darlene Rose Diebler

  33. Gracie P says:

    I loved reading Fervent in 2018- it was so inspiring to be more of a prayer warrior!

  34. Kelsey says:

    I’m not an avid reader, but I hope to become one in 2019! I really enjoyed Elisabeth Elliot’s book Discipline. This is such a fun giveaway! Thank you, Well-Watered Women team!

  35. Brigitte says:

    Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher

  36. Allison says:

    I am excited to read the book Sing.

  37. Joanna says:

    I read Gracelaced by Ruth Chou Simons over the summer and I LOVED it. Can’t wait for her new book to come out!

  38. Denae V says:

    I loved going through a bible study group on “None Like Him” and I look forward to doing the same with “In His Image” both by Jen Wilkin.

  39. Lia Thomassian says:

    I want to read Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P Freeman this year!

  40. Sarah says:

    I’ll be reading Women in the Word by Jen Wilkin with some sweet Ladies at my church.

  41. Devin says:

    I plan to read Through His Eyes by Jerram Barrs in the upcoming year!

  42. Shelly says:

    I read The Glory of Heaven by John MacArthur. Loved it!

  43. Liset says:

    I really liked Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. It was very motivating!

  44. Sarah says:

    In 2018 I read the two allegories by Hannah Hurnard, “Hinds Feet on High Places” and “Mountain of Spices”. Both such beautiful pictures of following Jesus.

  45. Margret says:

    My husband and I are going to start reading Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp. Super excited!

  46. Julie says:

    Currently reading “girl wash your face” and liking it !

  47. Abby says:

    In 2019 I plan to read The Gospel Comes with a Housekey and Everybody Always!

  48. Grace says:

    One book I have loved reading this past year is “Not Yet Married” by Marshall seagull AND “The Envy of Eve” by Melissa B. Kruger both about finding joy and contentment!! The first is a great encouragement to find your joy in Christ in a world where it seems like everyone is married or dating or in love! This is about finding your joy in Christ in no matter what season of life. Both are a great reminder of contentment! ❤️

  49. Jenny says:

    Forgotten God by Francis Chan, In His Face by Bob Sorge, and Awe by Paul David Tripp, Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand, and plan to read Hudson Taylor’s commentary on Song of Solomon <3

  50. Ruth says:

    I plan on reading in 2019 “The Battle Plan for Prayer” by the Kendrick brothers!

  51. Abby says:

    I loved reading Slave by John MacArthur in 2018!

  52. Sara says:

    Hidden Christmas by Timothy Keller was excellent!

  53. Lauryn says:

    I’m planning on reading a few books this next year. 2018 has proven to be a difficult year with the loss of our son. My list of books this year includes “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering” by Timothy Kelly “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst, “Women of the Word” by Jen Wilkin, and most importantly reading through my Bible. I’m excited to read this year and see what God reveals to me this year.

  54. Sarah says:

    I really want to read I am enough by grace valentine! The message seems so powerful and relatable in that book! I can’t wait to get it and read it!

  55. Hayley Chaffin says:

    I read “The Masterpiece” by Francine Rivers this year and LOVED it. A story of beautiful redemption and the putting back together of broken hearts. Our God is a giver of restoration!

  56. Amanda says:

    I plan on doing a chronological read through of the Bible in 2019. A book I really enjoyed was ‘The Case for Christ’

  57. Mariela says:

    I read “Single, Dating, Engaged and Married” by Ben Stuart from Passion City DC. It was such an encouraging and wise read. <3

  58. Karyn says:

    2018 top read was ‘because he loves me’ by elyse Fitzpatrick. Also anything by sally clarkson. Thanks for the great book list.

  59. Hallie says:

    The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp!

  60. Courtney says:

    I have so many books that I want to read, but I will probably start with Everybody, Always. 🙂

  61. Caitie says:

    I love “If You Only Knew” by Jamie Ivey!!

  62. I loved 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You and I’ve been reading The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg (on spiritual disciplines). I also loved Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin!

  63. Mariela says:

    Single, Dating, Engaged and Married by Ben Stuart!

  64. Stephanie Boswell says:

    Jen Wilkin’s book Woman of the Word is one of my favorites. It really helped shape how I study the Bible. I have both her books In His Image and None Like Him on my list to read for this year.

  65. Maggie says:

    Everybody, Always has changed my life. I loved it so much that I’m going to watch Bob Goff speak in February in ATL!!

  66. Daphne says:

    I read a handful of books this year and they all were awesome. Hope For The Weary Mom was great! It was perfect for the season I was in.

  67. Emilianne says:

    I LOVED “Uninvited” by Lysa Terkeurst and “Counter Culture” by David Platt. Such life giving books!

  68. Megan says:

    My favorite book I read in 2019 was Everybody Always by Bob Goff. I’d love to dig into this pile in the new year!

  69. Taylor says:

    I’m really loving “None Like Him” by Jen Wilkin!!

  70. Jerolyn Hardy says:

    I cut my spiritual teeth on Elisabeth Elliott’s writings. As a young mom with littles and home educating, we would all fold laundry each day and listen to EE on her daily radio program (pre podcasts days, haha). Spiritual Disciplines was a favorite book as a college student and when I first met my now husband, over 30 yrs ago, that was a favorite book of his too….which helped seal the deal!!

  71. Kayla says:

    I read Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio and loved it, and I’m about to read Radical by David Platt!

  72. Kimberly Galdamez (Holdcroft) says:

    I plan to read Disciplines of a Godly Woman!

  73. Diana says:

    I’m excited to read It’s not suppose to be this way by Lysa Terkeurst

  74. Carrie says:

    I have been reading The Life Giving Home by Sally Clarkson and am loving it. I plan to finish it in 2019!

  75. Darla says:

    Humility by Andrew Murray

  76. Susan says:

    I loved Fervent, Women of the Word, and an older book entitled Praying the Names of Jesus by Ann Spangler.

  77. Robin says:

    I really loved The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst and Having A Mary Spirit in a Martha World. In 2019, I plan on reading the People’s Bible Commentary on Romans and John, Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky, Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst, and Bloom Where You Are Planted by Wendland.

  78. Melanie says:

    I’m planning to read Word Filled Women’s Ministry and Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman.

  79. Stephanie says:

    I dearly loved Fervent by Priscilla Shirer and Why Her by Nicki Koziarz

  80. I loved “Gay Girl, Good God” by Jackie Hill-Perry in 2018. It was for sure one of my top 5 books! I have so many books in on my list for 2019. Right now, I am really looking forward to reading All That’s Good and Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson in January.

  81. Elena Valdez says:

    I really loved reading surprised by Joy by C.S Lewis.

  82. Elli says:

    Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith!

  83. M says:

    I am hoping to re read Fervent

  84. Alycia A says:

    I plan to read Gracelaced this year. Getting it with Christmas money. 💗
    My favorite book last year was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was a fun read!
    Just got my Just Give Me Jesus journal. Excited to begin!

  85. Autumn Green says:

    I really enjoyed the Well-Watered Women Redefined study this year. It really helped me to identify myself as a woman of Christ instead of a woman of the world. My life and perspective have changed tremendously!

  86. Peggy says:

    Women of the Word was super!

  87. Laura Sharp says:

    I am loving Long Days of Small things!

  88. Krista Davis says:

    I read a lot of books this year but I really lived In His Image by Jen Wilkin!

  89. Kelsey says:

    I loved the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff!!

  90. Cm says:

    Loving Scandinavian Gatherings and plan to finish The Minimalist Home which is also very good!

  91. Kelsey Knodel says:

    I’m excited to read Hope in the Dark and It’s Not Supposed to be this Way

  92. Lee Ann says:

    I am currently reading the momentary marriage and plan to read remember God and 5 habits of a woman who doesn’t quit. And hopefully some of these 😉

  93. Janet says:

    I loved reading “None like Him” by Jen Wilkin! Such a well written book! I plan to read more of her books in 2019

  94. Hannah says:

    I would love to read Max Lucado’s Anxious for Nothing in 2019!

  95. Sarah Hooker says:

    I plan to read It’s Not Suppose to be This Waty By Lysa Terkeurst this coming year!

  96. Heather O says:

    One of my favorite books I read in 2018 was “A Magnificent Obsession” by Anne Graham Lotz. I would highly recommend if you haven’t read it to put it on your reading list for 2019!

  97. Shelby says:

    I am aiming to read “Lie Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free” by Nancy Demoss, “Mother & Son: The Respect Effect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerich, and I’d love to re-read “Future Grace” by John Piper again with some other women because it was so life-changing and helpful for me personally!

  98. Janna says:

    I am currently reading All That’s Good by Hannah Anderson—a very timely topic on discernment and am loving it

  99. Elizabeth says:

    Anything by Elisabeth Elliot!

  100. Belinda Brecska says:

    I’m honestly new to this community and I’m so excited to dig into the well watered woman study books this year. I will share my favorite author and that’s CS Lewis, I would love to read his signature classics 2019.

  101. Kalle says:

    I really want to read both boos by Jen Wilkin but also Prayer by Timothy Keller!

  102. Jenny Lyutko says:

    Toward the end of 2017 I had a miscarriage and I’ve spent all of 2018 trying so hard to get pregnant again without any success. God has planted this desire to be a Mom in my heart. A desire that literally bursts through my every vein but for some reason in this season his answer for me is “not right now” and I was having a hard time excepting and understanding that answer. So I started reading Wait and See by Wendy Pope and Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. I would recommend these books to anyone! Learning to pray without ceasing and learning to trust in His faithfulness during His pauses has been an essential tool to help pick myself off the floor and move forward with building my relationship with Jesus. Xoxo

  103. Sydnie Muessen says:

    I loved reading “Women of the Word” by Jen Wilkin in 2018. In 2019 I have “Parenting” by PDT.

  104. Katya Sina says:

    One book that I loved in 2018 was rereading “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi! And one I am really looking forward to read in 2019 is “Women of the Word” by Jen Wilkin!

  105. Katie says:

    Corrie Ten Boom; I absolutely love The Hiding Place

  106. Kim says:

    I read Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss again this year. I will probably try to read it once a year and I don’t do that with any of my books really but this gem is so encouraging. It’s fiction written in diary format but you go through the life of a young (Edwardian?) girl who I think every woman can relate to and experience her difficulties and accomplishments as she grows in the Lord.

  107. Meagan Held says:

    Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman 🙂

  108. Alexis says:

    “The Ministry of Ordinary Places” by Shannan Martin and “The Tech Wise Family” are both at the top of my reading list!!

  109. Daryl says:

    I just read “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” By Phillip Yancy and it is so encouraging. Anyone looking to have a deeper understanding of God’s Grace or is having a hard time needs to read this. It is so enlightening! If anyone hasn’t read this yet, please do!

  110. Marie says:

    I’m planning on reading Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman!

  111. Tracey says:

    I’m planning on reading “Enjoying God” in the new year 🙂 I’m also praying about having a once-a-month ladies’ gathering to work through Jen Wilkin’s “None Like Him”

  112. Kate Harwood says:

    I love reading any of the Lysa TerKeurst’s books! she is incredibly inspirational! In 2019 I plan on reading the Breathe Bible Study from Well Watered Women and Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan!

  113. Jade says:

    My favorite book this year has been Love Does by Bob Goff!!

  114. Ramona says:

    “Captivating” by John & Stasi Eldredge was great. Next on the list is “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge.

  115. Stephanie says:

    A Chance to Die (the biography of Amy Carmichael) by Elisabeth Elliot. Challenging and inspiring. Not light reading but highly recommend!

  116. Sarah Criss says:

    Wonderful giveaway! I didn’t read much when I was younger but now that I’m a wife and mother I’m making more of an effort to read! I’m looking forward to finishing the book “What did you Expect” by Paul David Tripp.

  117. Brandi says:

    Favorite book read this past year: Habits of Grace by David Mathis

  118. Jackie says:

    Unexpected by Christine Caine and Ask for rain by Larry sparks were life changing. I love to read and hope to finish more books this year!

  119. Ashley says:

    Planning to read “New Morning Mercies” throughout the year, “Sacred Pathways” by Gary Thomas & a few others (ones listed in this giveaway as well!

  120. Bridgette Berberich says:

    My two favorite books that I read this 2018 was Daring to Hope by Katie Davis, and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom! One of the books I’m looking forward to read this 2019 is
    In His Image by Jen Wilkin!

    Also, this giveaway is so amazing!! 🙂

  121. Peyton says:

    Lysa Terkeurst, “The Best Yes”!

  122. Ashley says:

    A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

  123. mary lou arning says:

    I love everything by Elisabeth Elliot. I am going to buy this one.

  124. I have read so many amazing books in 2018! It’s really hard to pick one! One book that stood out in the season of life I was in while reading it was “It’s All Under Control” by Jennifer Dukes Lee. She is an amazing author and I love her heart for God.

  125. Sharon says:

    The Counselor, by Tozer…so looking forward to it! But I think I may add some that were on your list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Lauryn says:

    My husband got me “Women of the Word” and “Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full” for Christmas and I’m already digging into and loving both!

  127. DeeDee says:

    I’m planning to (finally!) read Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst. I’ve had it for awhile, but have never made time for it. I have a feeling it’s going to speak right to me.

  128. Linda says:

    <3 Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne!

  129. Hannah says:

    So so many good books that everyone posted, and now I want to read all of them! But I will stick with what I have been waiting to read for a while: the Secret of the Secret Place; Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus; and Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes…just to start. Lots to read, better get started!

  130. Julianna says:

    I plan to read Adorned, I just read my first book by Nancy and loved it.
    Also, Mere Christianity.

  131. Amy Kellum says:

    I loved “Redeeming Love” by Francis Rivers. I had struggled with a sin prior to reading it and needed to be reminded that God is holy but is also infinitely loving and no one can fulfill me in the way that He can!

  132. Sarah says:

    I really loved the Pursuit of God but AW Tozer and Jesus the King by Timothy Keller!

  133. Lori says:

    Challenged to read 12 books this year: starting with “Everybody, Always”!

  134. Carolyn says:

    Kisses From Katie changed my life this year.

  135. Rachel Weiss says:

    A friend just got me Fervent by Priscilla Shirer and I am so excited to read that!!

  136. Ashley Spears says:

    I have been wanting to read Uninvited and The Praying Parent with the study guides, and hope to do so in 2019. I also need to finish Parenting with Love and Logic and hope to do so after I finish reading the memoir I’m currently reading. 🤗

  137. Liv says:

    I received Keller’s Every Good Endeavor for Christmas, and I’m so looking forward to reading it!

  138. LaKeta says:

    I really enjoyed reading through the entire Bible this year and reading Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson. I plan to read Jen Wilkin’s books that you have in your giveaway. They were on my Christmas list but I didn’t get them. Praying that I win them in the drawing! Thank you for the opportunity and your ministry. Happy new year!

  139. Bess Macri Terril says:

    My favorite book was Educated. It wasn’t my usual genre but so eye-opening.

  140. 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You was the stand-out read for me in 2018! I’m looking forward to reading Jen Wilkin’s books and finishing a big book on prayer by EM Bounds.

  141. Kayla Mattox says:

    I plan on reading “The Road Back to You” by Suzanne Stabile!

  142. Abigail says:

    A book that has really had an impression on me was “The Persecuter”, by Sergei Kourdakov. Very hard to find a copy, but an excellent read. A book I plan to read this coming year is “Renew”, by Paul Chappell. I’ve been admonished by my pastor to read it to start my new year, so here goes!

  143. Hannah Roberts says:

    One of my favorite books from this year that I read was Habits of Grace by David Mathis! So practical and full of truth! I have a longggg list for 2019; my resolution is to carve out more time for reading! I am really wanting to read Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung and Desiring God by John Piper!

  144. I read Nothing to Prove this year by Jennie Allen and it was so freeing for my soul and perfectionistic personality.

  145. Lexi says:

    This year one of my favorite books was, “With” by, Skye Jethani! The book spoke about living life WITH God and not just doing things for Him. I also read the first few Chronicles of Narnia books for the first time and got SO MUCH revelation. They may be children’s books but the gospel is so true in those books. Looking forward to more books in 2019!

  146. Antoinette says:

    I cannot wait to read The Gospel Comes With A House Key! I’ve heard incredible things about it! Its next on my list!

  147. Christine says:

    I really enjoyed The Things of Earth by Joe Rigney, and am almost done with Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson – definitely a must read! So thankful for these mentors that humbly encourage and point us to a deeper relationship with Jesus!

  148. Shay says:

    I just bought a house this year and would love to read, “The Gospel Comes With A House Key.” Everything given to me is not my own, but the Lord’s!

  149. Hannah Grace says:

    I hope to finish reading Now That I’m Called by Kristen Padilla and Am I Enough? by Grace Valentine!

  150. Siomara says:

    One of my favorite books I read this year was “Love Defined: Embracing God’s Vision for Lasting Love and Satisfying Relationships,” written by sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird (now Beal). It was a book I led my first small group with and we all learned and grew so much together by reading this book and sharing what God has done in our lives and continues to do. 💕

  151. Jennifer says:

    One of my favorites is “Let Me Be a Woman” by Elisabeth Elliot. I cannot get over how important her words our to the value of women to God. It is a book I will read over and over.

  152. Erica says:

    I love doing bible studies on my own. I try to do one on a regular basis. Sometimes i miss a week or so but i pick up right where i left off and keep going on.
    This last year i felt the Lord led me to this bible study called
    Church of the small things by Melanie Shankle. I just did the study guide i didnt read the book but i did watch the videos.
    Were always waiting for those big moments but Jesus wants us to be faithful in the small things. Thats just one thing i got from it i Highly recommend this study and one more of my life changeing favorites God is enough by cynthia Heald she teaches you how God can be enough and takes you to the bible and shows you when God was enough for this person look what happened and when God wasnt enough look what happened. She just walks you through every step of how God can be enough no matter what.

  153. Hannah Sanders says:

    Advent The First Songs of Christmas by Nancy DeMoss Wohlgemuth 🙂

  154. Tricia says:

    Planning to read Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Just became a mama and desire the pursuit for Christ-centered motherhood!

  155. I really enjoyed “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23” by Philip Keller

  156. Kerri says:

    I’m planning on reading several books in 2019. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way is at the top of my list.

  157. Catherine Fitzgerald says:

    I’m reading All is Good by Hannah Anderson and loved her book “Humility.” Also, A Grief Observed by CS Lewis carried me through this year after losing my brother. Also, Gracelaced is my favorite devo right now.

  158. KATE says:

    I loved a biography called “Katharina and Martin Luther” by Michelle DeRusha, which told the story of Martin Luther’s life and marriage. It was so inspiring and eye opening about the time of the Reformation.

  159. bekah stephens says:

    i plan on reading “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis!! i’m very excited!

  160. Sterling says:

    I plan on reading “Heaven” by Randy Alcon in 2019!

  161. Michelle says:

    Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson. Also loved Christine Hoover’s Messy Beautiful Friendship

  162. Tarita says:

    So many books to choose from. Everybody Always by Bob Goff is at the top of my list and Thirst by Scott Harrison.
    Looking forward to many more good reads in 2019.

  163. Brandi Hall says:

    I’ve been wanting to read The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin. Thank you for your 2019 book list! I’d like to check those out too.

  164. Kalli Charles says:

    I loved As Silver Refined by Kay Arthur…got me through one of the most difficult seasons of my life❤️

  165. Courtney says:

    I really want to read Finding I Am by Lisa TerKeurst in 2019

  166. Jennifer R Eschenbach says:

    Top books of 2018 include: Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan, She is Free by Andi Andrew, No More Faking Fine by Esther Fleece, and Cultivate by Lara Casey. Honorable mentions include Fervent by Priscilla Shirer, Begin Again by Leanna Tankersley, and Not God Enough by JD Greear. Planned reading for 2019 so far includes: Nice: Why We Love to be Liked and Why God Calls Us to More (new release ~ August by Sharon Hodde Miller), Freedom: The Gutsy Pursuit of Breakthrough (new release ~ February by Jennifer Renee Watson), Hope in the Dark by Craig Groeschel, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay by Shelia Walsh, and a handful of others. I love the Tim Keller book also.

  167. Ashley Jensen says:

    I loved the Bob Goff books this year and l’m really looking forward to getting into some Annie F. Downs books in 2019

  168. Courtney W. says:

    I just finished reading “Love Does” by Bob Goff about a week ago and I thought there were so many wonderful stories and concepts in that book! I’m planning on reading his next one “Everbody Always”, as well as “Women of the Word” and None Like Him” by Jen Wilkens in the upcoming couple months!

  169. Lydia says:

    Elisabeth Elliot’s Discipline: the Glad Surrender is a very practical and insightful book about the importance of discipline in our lives. I’ve got my eye on Jesus the King by Tim Keller this year!

  170. Sharon Meekins says:

    Everybody Always by Bob Goff!

  171. Andi Lambert says:

    I love Dare to Lead by Brene Brown!

  172. Lela Allen says:

    I really want to read “It’s not supposed to be this way”. Love these other books people are mentioning. I will have to search some of them out!

  173. Khyleigh says:

    I love reading love does by bob Goff

  174. Sara says:

    I’m hoping to read In His Image in 2019. I read None Like Him this year and loved it!

  175. Lesley says:

    The Ministry of Ordinary Places and TAtoos on the Heart are both books that I can’t stop thinking and talking about.

  176. Constance says:

    I received In his image and none like Him by Jen Wilkins for Christmas and I can’t wait to dig in!

  177. Anna says:

    I am currently reading Counterfeit gods by Timothy Keller! It so far is very eye opening and convicting on the issues of idolatry in today’s world.

  178. Jenna says:

    I read “no compromise” by melody green the life and testimony of Keith green! It was an abosolutly amazing book, relatable, encouraging, and challenging as a believer on how we should be living our faith! I’d recommend it to everyone!!!

  179. Cindy says:

    Gospel Centered Mom ♥️

  180. Ashley Wilson says:

    A recent favorite read has been Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill-Perry. Jackie details her story of struggling with homosexuality and the redemptive, unconditional love of Christ. Her writing is beautiful.

  181. Cheryl Green says:

    Kingdom Woman by Dr. Tony Evans and Crystal Hurst was so good. I’m planning to read the Struggle is Real next.

  182. Cait says:

    Thanks for doing such an awesome and generous giveaway! I plan to read “The Purpose Driven Life” and “The Me I Want to Be”!

  183. Allisa says:

    I ready Radical with my community group and absolutely loved it!

  184. Nikky says:

    i loved “way of the heart” by henri nouwen.

  185. Jeannie S says:

    Currently reading Wait and See by Wendy Pope.

  186. Tera says:

    I just finished Love Does by Bob Goff and WOW, SO. GOOD. I was probably the most interesting and exciting non-fiction book I’ve ever read, and I can’t wait to read his latest book Everybody Always. I have heard so much about it and absolutely can’t wait !

  187. Angela says:

    I am reading “Its not supposed to be this way”. Very good…applicable no matter what your journey! My list of desired reads is long and you all have made it longer!!!!😊

  188. Angela says:

    The Daniel Dilema by Chris Hodges

  189. Emma says:

    I loved Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd!

  190. Melissa says:

    I loved Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus!

  191. Katie says:

    I really enjoyed Glory in the Ordinary by Courtney Reissig!

  192. Emily says:

    I’m planning on reading Remember God by Annie F Downs!

  193. Caitlin says:

    Everybody Always, by Bob Goff is the best book I have ever read!

  194. Mikaela says:

    I plan on reading Strengthening Your Marriage by Wayne Mack and just started Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

  195. Jen says:

    I’d like to read It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lisa TerKeurst.

  196. Megan says:

    The ministry of ordinary places is at the top of my list to read!

  197. Erin says:

    Uninvited by Lisa Terkeurst!

  198. Amanda says:

    I want to read Its Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkereust like the second it came out but I’ve had my hands full with baby number 3s arrival around that time!

  199. In 2019 I’ll be reading Jen Wilkin. I’m starving for theology and she is right on point.

  200. Olivia Helkenn says:

    I’ve got Adorned waiting for me at the library and I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  201. Ally says:

    Looking forward to reading Preach to Yourself by Hayley Morgan.

  202. Anna Beth says:

    Gay Girl, Good God by: Jackie Hill Perry

    Speaks gospel truth about a struggle that is real in our churches as well as the world. Applicable to those who struggle with same-sex attraction and this who do not!

  203. Amber says:

    I would like to read-“Everybody Always” by Bob Goff

  204. Katie says:

    I am planning to read “Let me be a Woman” by Elizabeth Elliot! This will be the first time I am reading one of her books, and I am so excited to learn from her writings. ☺️

  205. Shannon W. says:

    I really love Church of the Small Things

  206. Sarah says:

    I love The Me I Want to Be by Ortberg and Just Do Something

  207. Jerrica says:

    I’ve really enjoyed “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan!

  208. Melissa says:

    I really enjoyed reading “Mom Set Free” by Jeannie Cunnion this year. I hope to read through the Bible in 2019, finish “Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches” by Rachel Jankovic, and reread “Mom Set Free” in 2019.

  209. Liv says:

    100 Days to Brave by Annie Downs

  210. Savannah says:

    Dream with me by John Perkins. Well I have read half of it, but my goal is to finish it. It is wonderful and I might meet this goal before the New Year 😆.

  211. Erin says:

    “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeurst is on my list of things to read in 2019!

  212. Brittany says:

    I loved Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster! Excited to keep on reading!

  213. Melissa says:

    I received the “The Gospel According to God” by John MacArthur, for Christmas & am amped to dig into it!

  214. Charita Hamilton says:

    I really loved Crazy Love by Francis Chan! That book really set me off in my walk with Jesus back in 2014. Now I’m reading Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World!! So good!

  215. B says:

    Hello! I’ve noticed everyone mentioning some really awesome books. This is so amazing us as women come together to share the word of the Lord. For me I’m just starting my journey with Christ and I’m excited to read more of the Bible and learn more about our savior. It would be amazing to win these books to further my knowledge with Christ! Thanks ladies you are all so amazing. God bless you

  216. Caroline says:

    I’m planning on reading Lysa Terkeurst’s new book It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way in January! Going through it with my book club – yay!

  217. Hayley says:

    One of my favorite books is “the Hiding Place” by corrie ten boom!

  218. Michele says:

    The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

  219. How we love by Yerkovich

  220. Staci says:

    Living by the Boom

  221. Full (by Asheritah Ciuciu) is a book I read last year but am already wanting to read again. It’s about food and the battle we must fight for satisfaction in God alone. It’s wonderful, challenging, and encouraging!

  222. Cicely Silva says:

    Hello! One of the books I read this year and loved was Grace in the Valley by Heath Adamson. In it he talked about psalm 23 and how it can teach us to walk through the difficult times in our lives knowing that God is with us. I love that he gives insight into the cultural context of this psalm. It was such an encouraging book and very relatable.

  223. Cicely Silva says:


    One book that I read and loved this year was Grace in the Valley by Heath Adamson. In it he goes through Psalm 23 and how it can teach us to walk through our difficult times. I loved that he provided cultural context on the verse and that the book was very down to earth.

  224. Madisyn Maxwell says:

    A few books that I’m adding to my list for 2019 are Indestructible by Allison Fallon & It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst !

  225. Meredith says:

    “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” by Rosaria Butterfield was so insightful about an agnostic’s journey to salvation with Jesus. I can’t wait to read her new book “The Gospel comes with a House Key”.

  226. Stephanie Graham says:

    I can’t wait to read Adorned! I love learning and teaching other women about what’s Gospel centered community means.

  227. Holly says:

    The Wellness Revelation by Alisa Keeton made a significant impact on my wellness and freedom living. I also loved Unseen by Sara Hagerty and The Finishing School by Valerie Woerner. I am reading Remember God by Annie F Downs now and plan to read Radical by David Platt and Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson in 2019 to get started.

  228. Shelby Faye says:

    I loved “If You Only Knew” by Jamie Ivey! It was a light read that I read in between my time in the word, but it teaches the gospel in a way that any woman can understand through Jamie’s experiences! I loved it!! It was on sale for $5 at Lifeway so I bought 10 copies to give to my girlfriends!

  229. Kat says:

    I enjoyed “12 ways your phone is changing you” this year.

  230. Jess says:

    I plan on finishing the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis. Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra were phenomenal and challenged me to remember that God’s ways are so much higher than mine.

  231. Rachel Walden says:

    I am looking forward to reading, “True Feelings: God’s Gracious and Glorious Purpose for Our Emotions”
    By Carolyn Mahaney, and Nicole Mahaney Whitacre

  232. Emily says:

    I’m planning on reading The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom.

  233. Loretta says:

    I’m reading When Sinners Say I Do by Dave Harvey.

  234. Alex Felkins says:

    I loved reading “Counter Culture” by David Platt. This book takes you on a topic to topic journey of how our culture can be reached by the gospel in their wrong or crude thinking/behavior. What I loved so much about it is that Platt not once said to judge people by their sin, but to show compassion in every which way, even if we disagree with the culture. This is the gospel!

  235. Megan Hughes says:

    My goal in 2019 is to read BETTER! Thank you for sharing this rich list.

  236. Heather says:

    I’d love to read the gospel comes with a house key and it’s also my personal goal to ready Humble Roots this next year! ❤️❤️

  237. Belinda says:

    I really am enjoying healing the soul by Joyce…2018 has not been so great but I know that in the mist of it all He continues to be faithful all He ask is to trust..

  238. Cheryl says:

    I’m planning to read Parenting by Paul Tripp and Humble Roots bun Hannah Anderson! 🙂

  239. Chloe M Thomason says:

    I read “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer this year and it was amazing! It is a must read!

  240. Heather says:

    The Gospel Comes with a House Key

  241. Charlotte H says:

    I’m reading Hope your Heart Needs by Holley Gerth a little each day and really loving the chapters!

  242. Marissa says:

    I am looking forward to going through New Morning Mercies this year as well as Marriage in Light of Eternity. As my fiance and I prepare for marriage, I’m hoping to saturate in the word even more to create rhythms to prepare us for the seasons ahead!

  243. Anita Cook says:

    I’m currently reading Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him” and would also enjoy reading “In His Image”.

  244. Katie says:

    I just finished reading “Love Lives Here” by Maria Goff. “Everybody Always” is on my list for next year, as well as “The Imperfect Disciple” by Jared Wilson.

  245. Karen says:

    Chip Ingram’s “The Genius of Generosity” was a great read for me in 2018. Right now I’m in the middle of “Raising an Original” by Julie Lyles Carr.

  246. C Tyson says:

    I’m excited to read “Gay Girl, Good God.” I want to learn how to engage those who are different than me and love them with Gospel love.

  247. Diane Krause says:

    I loved “Prayer” by AW Tozer and “40 Days I’d Decrease” by Dr. Alicia Britt Chole.

  248. Anna Otness says:

    I adored “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff. It was positively one of the best books I’ve ever read! And right now I’m reading “Remember God” by Annie F. Downs!!

  249. Sarah S says:

    I really got back into reading this year with Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.

    In 2019, I’m going to read the Bible in a year chronologically.

    I also plan to read up on the Enneagram (currently going through The Road Back To You) & nail down my number.

  250. Kristen says:

    I really enjoyed “Univited”!

  251. Sarah says:

    I plan to finish reading “Kingdom Woman” by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst!

  252. Grace says:

    I read “Everyone, Always” this year by Bob Goff and it was amazing!! Very very encouraging!! Can’t wait to read more encouraging and uplifting books this year!

  253. Regan says:

    I love “Uninvited” by Luda Terkerust it really is a game changer for learning how to live from the abundant please that God loves us so!

  254. Lauren Fox says:

    I plan to read “Desiring God” but John Piper very soon!

  255. Kaitlyn says:

    I really enjoyed rereading A Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp this year.

  256. shelby says:

    i loved girls with swords<333

  257. Melissa P says:

    God Is: A Devotional Guide to the Attributes of God by Mark Jones

  258. Kim says:

    I plan to read None Like Him and In His Image by Jen Wilkin!

  259. Kristi says:

    I really love “Hinds Feet on High Places”. I started reading it this Christmas break and will continue to into the new year! It so sweet and comforting. The main character named ‘Much-Afraid’ reminds me of myself in some ways! This book is a great reminder that getting all worked up over something that seems so big to us is actually so small and silly to our God! He will handle it if we only trust in Him and His word! 💛

  260. Ehn Selah Oh says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win, I really got a lot of out Jen Wilkins Women of the Word this year and two that are on my list are Letters to the church By Francis Chan and the Excellent Wife by Martha Peace

  261. Savannah says:

    I’m going to read “it’s not supposed to be this way” by lysa terkeurst in January

  262. Heather Legge says:

    I am loving Embodied Hope by Kelly Kapic. I want to finish it in 2019! Also I followed you on Pinterest but it didn’t show on the giveaway link. 🙂

  263. Michelle Worthy says:

    Moving Mountains by John Eldridge

  264. Ashley says:

    I really loved Listen,Love, Repeat by Karen Ehman and I’m really excited to read Dreaming with God by Sarah Beth Marr, Come Matter Here by Hannah Brencher, and the Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin. There are so many good books to read this year!!

  265. Jodi Taylor says:

    I have recently started “Lies Women Believe” by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. I really enjoyed “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson too.

  266. Merrell says:

    Loved reading Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson and looking forward to reading her other book, Made For More!

  267. Jamie Morgan says:

    My list of books to read just got a whole lot longer after reading all the comments! One I plan on reading in 2019 is Fervent by Priscilla Shirer.

  268. Ashley says:

    I’m really excited to read Dreaming with God by Sarah Beth Marr and Come Matter here by Hannah Brencher.

  269. Brea says:

    I’m excited to read Becoming Mrs. Lewis this coming year!

  270. Amy says:

    I have plans to read the entire bible in 2019 and to strengthen my relationship to God

  271. Morgan Esco says:

    I love passion and purity by Elizabeth Elliot!! So so good!!

  272. Bre says:

    In 2019 I plan on reading “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel” by Dr. Christopher Yuan and “The Gospel Comes with a House Key” by Rosaria Butterfield!

  273. Megan H says:

    One of my all time favorites is Don’t Waste Your Life by Piper! this book gives phenomenal perspective on using your life for the purpose of God’s glory going forth. I’d recommend it to nearly anyone!!

  274. Tanya says:

    I plan to read The Shack. I have the book already and heard great things about it, even though it’s sad.

  275. Brenda says:

    Breaking Free by Beth Moore

  276. Melissa Teets says:

    I plan on reading “Reflections of a Grieving Spouse” by H. Norman Wright. Reading this book with open eyes and heart I am desiring to receive help on this unexpected journey from loss to renewed hope. My husband’s death was very much unexpected and quick and a shock to me and my entire family. My ache and hurt is deep but my walk in faith is great. I know there are going to be deep valleys and great mountains but I know my Jesus is carrying me through this current moment now. Soon I will once again be walking hand in hand with Jesus and will not see one step of footprints – but two. With reading this book and looking for others I know there will be a time when I look at pictures and memories they will not make my heart cry with tears but smile with wonderful memories of a life that my husband lived to the fullest! All praises to my God!

  277. Julissa Debase says:

    I plan to re-read Kingdom Woman by The Evans, as well as Think, Learn, Succeed by Dr. Caroline Leaf.

    I would like to read Adorned and The Gospel comes with a house key. I am a person who has gifting in showin hospitality and adorned would be a wonderful to refresh and just lead my young ladies at church in a Christ-like modest mindset <3

  278. Nathalie says:

    I just started reading The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges. So far it’s very convicting and encouraging

  279. Brooke says:

    I just started reading It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lisa Terkeurst. So far it’s amazing.

  280. Lizz says:

    My favorite book I read in 2018 was Fierce Marriage by Ryan and Selena Frederick. The are so open in this book and have such practical advice for anyone at any stage in their life…you don’t even have to be married yet to get something from this book! The one I can’t wait to read in 2019 is The Imperfect Disciple by Jared C. Wilson. He’s such an amazing author and speaker! I have already read several of his books and if you never have I highly encourage you to read….ANYTHING of his. Or listen to his speak/preach. Just a REAL dude lol and if you ever get the chance to meet him, he’s truly is a real dude (his wife is an amazing speaker in her own right too).

  281. Katie says:

    I just started Lysa Terkeurst’s “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way,” and it is SO GOOD already. I highly recommend it to anyone struggling through doubts, disappointments, or dark times…or anyone who has struggled in the past and is still healing & finding their way (so pretty much anyone and everyone)! Lysa has a beautiful testimony and gift for story-telling. She speaks God’s truth in the most life-giving ways! Go pick up this book (or any of her books) and be encouraged, sisters!!

  282. Katie says:

    Not sure if my comment was saved.. but I just started “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa Terkeurst, and it’s changing my life already!

  283. Brandi says:

    I’m excited to read Jen Wilkin books in this upcoming year like “None like Him” and “In His Image”. It’s clear she loves the Lord, and wants to help others know how to study the Bible!

  284. Diana Cortez says:

    I hope to read “when breath becomes air” in 2019. I hope to go to medical school and need all the inspiration I can get before then.

  285. Becca Robinson says:

    I plan to read the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

  286. Erin says:

    I loved reading “Side by Side,” by Ed Welch, “Counseling Through the Cross” by Bob Kelleman, “The Gospel Comes with a House Key” by Rosaria Butterfield, and “Envy of Eve” by Melissa Kruger!

  287. Megan says:

    I’m currently reading “Hope When It Hurts” by Kristen Wethell and Sarah Walton

  288. Elisabeth says:

    Come Matter Here!

  289. Lily says:

    This whole list has me inspired! Anyone else feel like Elizabeth Elliot is their spiritual grandma?? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️
    Anne Ortlund has also become one of my all time favs – “Discipling One Another” & “The Gentle Ways of a Beautiful Woman” are straight up 🔥🔥🔥

  290. Bradleigh says:

    Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas

  291. Annalisa says:

    Spiritual disciplines by Calhoun

  292. Stephanie T. says:

    Battlefield of the mind by: Joyce Meyer ♡

  293. Kara Ranck says:

    New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp was a favorite of mine this year!

  294. Diana says:

    One of my favorites is Awe by Paul Tripp. I’m planning on starting Heaven by Randy Alcorn soon and I’m super excited to learn more about what heaven is like and all that we have to hope for.

  295. Mariel says:

    I love “The Gospel Primer” by Milton Vincent. It’s short but life-changing and definitely an annual read for me!

  296. Katie says:

    I am planning on reading “Radical” by David Platt this year. It has been recommended to me by multiple people over their years and I am finally going to get it read 😊

  297. Leslie Welky says:

    I am planning to re-read Stonger Than The Struggle, and read Without Rival and Daring Greatly

  298. Amanda says:

    Trusting God by Jerry Bridges meant THE WORLD to me this summer. Words cannot contain how implementation that book was in maneuvering my faith back onto a solo foundation.

  299. Rebecca says:

    I plan to re-read Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson. Such a beautiful book!

  300. Abby says:

    I loved Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin. It has encouraged me to approach and read the Bible differenly than I ever have before.

  301. Dawn Lozina says:

    Dawn Lozina, December 29,2019 5:12 am

    I’m planning on reading the Bible in chronological order, and finishing You can Heal your Heart by Louise Hay & David Kessler.. I read in 2018 that was excellent Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin and find myself going back to it for reference, Also read Rest and Release with the work book by Courtney Joseph..

  302. Jeana Andrighetti says:

    I plan on reading Keep a Quiet Heart…I struggle with that daily so I am hoping to apply a lot to my life.

  303. DJ says:

    Currently reading “Return to Me,” an account of the return to Jerusalem following the exile. So interesting; makes the return a very personal story.

  304. Melissa says:

    I am looking forward to reading Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray as my next book.

  305. Sierra says:

    On my list to read next year is the hiding place, and gay girl good god.

  306. Sandra P says:

    I am looking forward to reading “Its not suppose to be this way” by Lysa Terkeurst.

  307. Sally Retz says:

    Coming off a short term missions trip with my family and seeing how God used this experience to open our eyes on ways to help more…I am currently reading When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert and I am going to try to start reading Short Term Mission by Brian M. Howell.

  308. Bobbi says:

    I plan on reading “Give Them Grace” – I’ve heard wonderful things about it!

  309. Audri says:

    I plan on reading “A Little Book on the Christian Life” by John Calvin, “Devoted” by Tim Charlie’s and “Parenting” by Paul Tripp.

  310. Rachel Younger says:

    I really loved Timothy Keller’s Every Good Endevour and Annie F Downs’ Remember God. As a graduate student, these books helped me stay grounded in a crazy transition and semester

  311. Bridgett says:

    I’m starting Lysa Terkeurst’s “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” along with her online bible study

  312. Brooke says:

    I just started listening to Prayer by Tim Keller on Audible! But, I have been dying to read Tech Wise Family too! All these books look amazing!

  313. Emily Day says:

    I really enjoyed Present Over Prefect by Shauna Niegest. I am looking forward to reading In His Image by Jen Wilkin.

  314. Miriam Carlson says:

    I’ve been wanting to read “The Gospel Comes with a House Key” by Rosaria Butterfield ever since our pastor mentioned it in a sermon this year. One of my favorite reads in the last couple of months was “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë. I’d never read it, but it was recommended in an article, “8 Works of Fiction Every Christian Should Read,” written by Karen Swallow Prior for the Gospel Coalition. There’s several titles I’d like to read from that list. Another book on my to read list which is just being published is “(A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ” by Abigail Dodds.

  315. Tracy says:

    I have been reading “Brave Moms, Brave Kids”, by Lee Nienhuis. Not quite finished reading it yet, but it has been really encouraging and insightful.

  316. Shannon says:

    Everybody always by bob goff!!

  317. waltersginny says:

    I am excited to read “Humble Roots” by Hannah Anderson and “12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You” by Tony Reinke. I heard about both on the Journeywomen Podcast!

  318. Jill Jerrell says:

    Humble Roots-Loved it so much I gave it as Christmas presents!

  319. April says:

    Our bible group is reading Armor if God this coming year and I’m excited to learn more.

  320. Darcy says:

    I really liked Not a fan by Kyle idleman and holy hustle by crystal stine!

  321. Helen says:

    I have heard so many good things about Jen Wilkins’ “Women of the Word” and plan to read it in 2019!

  322. Allison says:

    I plan to read Uninvited and Unglued

  323. Olga says:

    I am planning to finish “Always Enough” and ” Girl meets GOD”

  324. CharisMusick says:

    I just finished Laugh It Up! by Candace Payne. I’m really looking forward to reading Rooted by Banning Liebscher, Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth, And Still She Laughs by Kate Merrick, and Adamant by Lisa Bevere.

  325. Tammy G says:

    I love One Thousand Gifts by Ann VosKamp. I’ve read it several times and still continue to grow each time. It reminds me to be thankful.

  326. Elizabeth says:

    I hope to read Women of the Word this year!

  327. Abby J says:

    I loved Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliott!

  328. Ally says:

    I love Storm Tossed Family by Russell Moore!

  329. Lorie says:

    I absolutely love 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp!!

  330. Tatyana says:

    I’m really interested in reading Jerry Bridges book and heard many great reviews about it! The Tech-Wise Family is another since I’m trying to navigate how to use social media in a Christ-honoring way. I love the Revive Our Hearts ministry and Nancy Demoss’s books and Adorned is book that I know I would benefit learning from.

  331. Tatyana says:

    I’m really interested in reading Jerry Bridges book since I’ve heard great reviews! I love the Revive Our Hearts ministries and Adorned is a book I would be interested in reading too!

  332. Kari says:

    I loved Hope Heals!! Starting It’s not supposed to be this way now.

  333. Clara Dawn says:

    I would love to read The Gospel Comes with a House Key this next year!

  334. Natalia says:

    I loved “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” this year!!

  335. Stacey says:

    I really want to read any Jen Wilkin books because I’ve heard AMAZING things about them!

  336. Jena says:

    I’m looking forward to reading “Everybody Always” after reading “Love Does” this year!

  337. Maddie says:

    I love Hinds Feet in High Places, such a wonderful book that you can read multiple times and really puts fear and anxiety in a different perspective.

  338. Candra Feng says:

    i love radical by david platt!

  339. Teri says:

    I’m really looking forward to reading more intentionally in 2019. I’m hoping to start with Mere Motherhood by Cindy Rollins.

  340. Jeanette Rayman says:

    I plan to read Prayer by Timothy Keller and The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield. I want to grow in my prayer life and be a hospitable person, which are two things I struggle with.

  341. Becky Kicklighter says:

    I’m eager to read The Cozy Minimalist Home.

  342. Jennifer Elkins says:

    I plan to read “The Best Yes”, by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Four Agreements”, by Miguel Ruiz.

  343. Gail says:

    I want to read this 2019 Everybody always by Bob Goff!!

  344. LaurenY says:

    I am going to read Women’s Ministry

  345. Amy says:

    The Daniel Key by Elisabeth Elliot

  346. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE to read but often find myself reading fiction books instead of making the time to read God’s word and sinking my teeth into His truth! I resolve to read my bible more in 2019..HIS words are the most important words to hear!

  347. Charae W Keys says:

    Union with Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

  348. Joy says:

    Planning to read Sally Clarkson’s The Life-Giving Home

  349. Justine says:

    I am planning to read all of these suggestions this year!

  350. I am currently reading and LOVE “Voices Rising: Finding & Restoring Hope in the City.”

  351. Rachel says:

    I plan to read Tactics, by Gregory Koukl, among many others!!!

  352. Elle Preston says:

    I just got Remember God by Annie F. Downs for Christmas and I am excited to start reading it this week!

  353. Maryann says:

    The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Butterfield will be my upcoming second book for the year.

  354. Christi says:

    I’ve enjoyed the Holiness of God by RCSproul

  355. Robbin says:

    As a homeschool mom (for the last 12 years) I found the following two books to be a refreshing and encouraging reminder of who God is, what He has called me to do and how to live under His love and grace rather than the demands the world can often put on us.
    Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie
    Called Home by Karen DeBeus

  356. Hannah says:

    I am going to re-read Sacred Marriage! I read it the year I was married, but coming up on my 5th anniversary I want to read it again to learn more than what I did the first time through.

  357. Kayla says:

    I want to finish reading Disciplines of a Godly Woman !! It is such a good book and I HIGHLY recommend it 🙂

  358. Missy Ann says:

    Through The Eyes of A Lion by Levi Lusko has made a big difference in my perspectives of being thankful.

  359. Melissa Ortiz says:

    I’m reading “Raising World Changers in a Changing World” by Kristen Welsh

  360. Sarah D. says:

    I plan on reading Grace in the Valley by Heath Adamson!!!

  361. Auri says:

    I plan on reading “Prayers for my future husband” as I’m engaged and getting married shortly and it means a lot to me to be praying for my man and his life and journey with The Lord 🙂

  362. Cassie L. says:

    I’d like to read some John Piper in 2019.

  363. Brittany S says:

    I plan to read the Bible all the way through this year and would like to also read the book “Brave Enough” by Nicole Unice.

  364. Jessica says:

    I am currently reading The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield and am loving it! I plan to read Scary Close by Donald Miller and finish the Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller.

  365. Suzanne Turner says:

    I LOVE reading and have decided to take a break from my fictional (Amish/inspirational) reading and concentrate on my Bible reading. Along with that, I am going to try and read at least one book a month this year. There is an Elizabeth Elliott book on my list, along with a Timothy Keller book and You are Free by Rebekah Lyons. I can’t wait to get started! I just found your blog and I fell in love with it! Thank you! Happy New Year!

  366. L says:

    Keep a quiet heart by Elisabeth Elliot is on my ‘to read’ list for 2019!

  367. Bethany Wilmeth says:

    I am currently reading Glory in the Ordinary by Courtney Reissig and I’m loving it!

  368. Stephanie says:

    Wow, choosing just one book is always hard. I really enjoyed Ragamuffin Gospel and Fervent. My favorites always tend to follow whatever God brings to me through a book in that season of life.

  369. Cami says:

    I am kicking off the new year with ‘Love Your God With All Your Mind’, by J.P.Moreland. I am loving it so far…a little different than what I have read in the past, but loving the challenge to go deeper. This year I also want to dig into Dr. Caroline Leaf’s collection.

  370. Sallie says:

    Oh my word! Last year I signed up to read 12 books. 1 per month. Today I just chose 10 to give me some wiggle room and here y’all are!!! Offering ten! It’s perf! Not coincidental whatsoever. My fav book I read in 2018 was Unglued by Lysa Terkhuerst (I think that’s the spelling). Dealing with over reacting more times than none, esp towards my family…it helped me see how unhealthy it is to just pop off at the mouth instead of allowing the lord to speak through me. Hoping I win this. I try to look for y’alls giveaways often and enter, so this will be a first.

  371. Tessa says:

    i really want to read “Gay Girl, Good God”. it looks super good and i’ve heard awesome reviews!!

  372. Nickie says:

    Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson and The Pursuit of God by Tozer! Both really rocked me this year.

  373. Cendy says:

    I am currently reading
    Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. So far has been an incredible book! And his website is also amazing

  374. Hannah says:

    Loved Women of the Word!!!!!

  375. Danyel Miller says:

    I’m planning to read Lysa Terkeurst’s It’s Not Suppose To Be This Way book, along with others!

  376. Danyel Miller says:

    Planning to read Lysa Terkeurst’s It’s not Suppose to be This Way among a whole basketful of others!

  377. Jackie says:

    My fav book in 2018 was “A Severe Mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken! Soooo good.

  378. Charity says:

    One of my favorite books that I go back to year after year is 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Im also reading/loving It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Teurkerst

  379. Sherin says:

    2018 reads

    Let me be a woman – Elisabeth Elliott
    Women of the word – jen wilkin
    Move on – Vicky Courtney

    2019 reads
    Unglued – Lysa Terkeurst
    Purpose driven life – rick warren
    Whats so amazing about Grace – Philip Yancy

  380. Colleen Louw says:

    I am wanting to read Keep a Quiet Heart by Elizabeth Elliot. How much I want to be able to do this.

  381. Magen says:

    I hope to read None like Him and In His image by Jen Wilkin, also have been wanting to read Tim Keller’s Prayer. So grateful for this ministry and its mission of equipping women♥️

  382. Jessica says:

    I have heard so much about The Tech-wise Family recently and I can’t wait to read it!

  383. Justinne Penaranda says:

    Looking forward to reading Humble Roota by Hannah Anderson!

  384. Heather says:

    Currently reading, and loving, The Life Giving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson.

  385. Kelly Kemper says:

    I just ordered 100 Days to Brave by Annie F Downs and I’ve just started the She Reads Truth Bible by Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams.

  386. Vickie says:

    I am reading Dallas Willard’s book “The Divine Conspiracy”. Life. Changing.

  387. Cassidi says:

    Lioness Arising!! Ah-Mazing read! 💛

  388. Teresa from Lancaster, PA says:

    I am looking forward to reading, The Things of the Earth by Joe Rigney.

  389. Amanda says:

    I loved desperate by sarah mae and sally clarkson! Really wanna dive into jen wilkins studies and books!

  390. Erin says:

    Own your life by Sally Clarkson
    Finishing up the Gospel comes with a House Key.

  391. Rachel says:

    I plan to read Love Does this year, finally! My goal is to get in 35 books!

  392. Renee says:

    I’m reading the MacArthur Bible Commentary and a book called Agr of Opportunity. It’s a biblical guide to parenting teens and it’s been great so far.

  393. Charissa says:

    I am planning to read Tech Wise, The Way of Life by Bill Johnson, and Woman Code by Alisa Vitti!

  394. Lori says:

    Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

  395. Nicole says:

    I’m enjoying “Redeeming Childbirth”!

  396. Katie Sisk says:

    Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist!

  397. Emily M. says:

    I plan to finish reading The Gospel-centered Mom this next month or so.

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