Books I Love

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The Prodigal God By Timothy Keller

One of my favorite books that gives a new look at a well known Biblical story: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (or as Tim Keller puts it, the LOST sons). It gives a beautiful, Biblical perspective on the Gospel, sin, and our loving God. I can’t recommend this book enough! Although it may be short, it is so impactful. Featured on Episode 131 of my Start With Scripture Podcast.

health & wellness books

Yoganotes, By Eva-Lotta Lamm

This wonderful book gives you the opportunity to stretch your CREATIVE muscles while growing your understanding of poses. This is great for yoga teachers, students, or really anyone who wants to learn to draw some cute & informative stick figures. I refer to this book almost every time I sequence for my classes — I LOVE it!

You can also follow Yoga Notes on social media to add some yoga-related learning & fun drawing in your life.

Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief, By Katy Bowman

This is a great resource if you struggle with foot pain, issues like bunions or hammer toe, or even if you just want to learn more about how your feet impact the rest of your body (including your posture!). This book is easy to read & even has a section of exercises at the end of the book that you can follow to improve the health of your feet! And you’ll never think about walking the same way again, especially in the snow.

scripture-related books

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

I really enjoy this NIV Study Bible & I use it regularly. It has great maps, charts, & historical/archeological information throughout. Plus really nice color pictures of historical cities & objects! It does a pretty good job going verse by verse to share historical & Scriptural connections.

ESV Study Bible (Walnut, Celtic Imprint) ESV Study Bible (Hardcover)

I use this ESV study Bible almost every day and definitely every week. It has great maps, book introductions, and information about context, specific verses, and even historical facts. I have the fake leather version which is sturdy and beautiful. I would highly recommend! ESV is my personal favorite translation. When I got my physical Bible, I also got a virtual version on which I also use regularly.

Popular Survey of the New Testament, By Norman L. Geisler

Another book I really enjoy. This not only sets up the New Testament with helpful information, but it also takes each book and breaks it down. It gives book information (like author, date, audience, etc) and even includes a brief commentary on important or challenging verses. Another resource I would highly recommend.

Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition

I would HIGHLY recommend. I love this book for several reasons:

  1. The maps are easy to understand and help me visualize what’s going on
  2. I believe the dates and statements to be as close to factual as possible
  3. The charts and information are so helpful to understand and summarize each book of the Bible