1. One book that changed your life? Keep the list short, and exclude the Bible, Koran, or any other spiritual authority:
Every Heart Restored by Fred and Brenda Stoeker, both the reading and the writing of [some of] it.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once:
Just one? I re-read books often. I’ve read the all of the books in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon two-three times each.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island:
I’d say the Bible here, Amplified Version with a concordance – hey there were no limitations!

4. One book that made you laugh:
I cracked up several times reading I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson.

5. OneThree book(s) that made you cry:
Tully by Paullina Simons – reviews call it really trashy reading, but for me having grown up “white trash” I was able to empathize with the main character, who, if it were up to me, would have a borderline personality diagnosis. A hard read without insight to both the world she was raised in, as well as the illness the character likely suffered from. It is fiction, however 🙂

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers – I like, but don’t love, Rivers’ other works, often feeling like her characters are a little too formulated and simplistic, largely for the Christian readership she has. But this book, was real. Hard to read, but WELL worth it.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant – historical fiction re: the other side of the story of Genesis’ Dinah. It portrays biblical figures in much different lights, and has had some of the same knee-jerk reaction by Christians as the DaVinci code. Personally, Diamant’s account makes a lot of sense to me, given the status of ancient women in society.

6. One book you wish had been written:
Christ’s AUTO-biography, replete with human emotions, jokes, information re: the “gray” areas of my faith, etc. And, it would be a fully intact original.

7. One book you wish had never been written:
Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture by the infamous “Uncle Fester,” this book has destroyed lives, businesses, and communities.

8. One book you’re currently reading:
Sadly, none outside of children’s books 😦 Well, the Bible, but even that has been scarce reading lately.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read:
Waking the Dead – John Eldredge
When Godly People do Ungodly Things – Beth Moore

10. Tag 5 others:
Postcards – this is right up your alley!
Leigh Hope – ditto
Purple Kangaroo
Heather Neff