Day 10: Books for the Journey

Today, I thought I’d share a few books that I found helpful in guiding me through the nitty-gritty bits of the journey. Each one deals either with the theme of journeying or encouraged me on some of my more difficult paths. Others are just plain fun to read (I’m looking at you, Dr. Suess). Books are an essential part of the journey, and I view them as I would an old friend—the kind who draws up alongside me, throws an arm around my shoulder, and says “Me too.”

For the inner child: Oh, the places you’ll go ~Dr. Suess

For the believer: Jesus Calling ~ Sarah Young

For the Mama: Loving Our Kids on Purpose ~ Danny Silk

For the good girl: Grace for the Good Girl ~ Emily P. Freeman

For the broken: Thin Places ~ Mary DeMuth

For the runner: Born to Run ~ Christopher McDougall

For the artist: Walking on Water ~ Madeleine L’Engle

For the seeker: Mere Christianity ~ C.S. Lewis

For the traveler: Queen of the Road ~ Doreen Orion

For the lover of fiction: Into the Free ~ Julie Cantrell

For the lover of story: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years ~ Donald Miller

For the lover of classics: Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Bronte

I kept this list short and sweet, but I keep an exhaustive, and I use that term very loosely, list of books I’ve read on Goodreads. You can find me there as Kimberly Coyle, if you’re interested.

Your turn to share. What are you reading? What book was influential in your journey?

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  • Emily Penn

    Jesus Calling is one of my favorites! I did mission work with Sarah Young in Australia and have been encouraged by her writing ever since. 🙂

  • Someone else mentioned Jesus Calling and Into the Free. Guess I know what I’ll hunt down from the local library in the next few weeks!