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Book Recommendations - Along Your Journey With God and Others

Where to Find the Books
  • St. John’s UCC Library
  • Knox County Public Library (click “Catalog” to access the catalog)
  • VU Shake LRC – Community members 16 or older may obtain a free Community Card (library card) by supplying photo ID and current contact information (email mandatory). Non-students under age 16 may use the VU Library with a parent or guardian present.

M.L. Stedman: Light Between Oceans
Marcus J. Borg: Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most
Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Barbara Brown Taylor: Learning to Walk in the Dark

Junot Diaz: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Elias Aboujaoude, MD: Virtually You
R.K. Narayan: The Guide
Terry Eagleton: Why Marx Was Right
Anne Lamott: Blues Shoe
Carlos Eire: Learning to Die in Miami

Carlos Eire, Learning to Die in Miami
Roland Merullo, American Savior
Brian McLaren, Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior
Elaine Pagels: Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity
Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton
Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

2011 / 2012
Todd Burpo: Heaven Is For Real
Ranysa Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner, The Faith Club
Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Sarah Vowell, Unfamiliar Fishes
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Emma Donoghue, Room

2010 / 2011
Dolen Perkins-Valdez: Wench
Danielle Trussoni: Angelology
Jodi Picoult: Change of Heart
Gina Ochsner: The Russian Dreambook of Color & Flight
Chloe Schama: Wild Romance
Ron Hall & Denver Moore: Same Kind of Different as Me
Robert Putnam and David Campbell: American Grace

2009 / 2010
Thomas L. Friedman: Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Sarah Vowell: The Wordy Shipmates
Adiga Aravind: The White Tiger
Geraldine Brooks:Year of Wonders
Sebastian Barry: The Secret Scripture
Kathryn Stockett: The Help
Anthony Bourke: A Lion Called Christian
Abraham Verghese: Cutting for Stone
Alice Sebold: Lovely Bones
Roland Merullo: Golfing With God

2008 / 2009
Greg Mortensen & David Oliver Relin: Three Cups of Tea
Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart
William P. Young, The Shack
Nikos Kazantzakis: Freedom & Death
Christopher Moore: Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal
Gabrial Garcia Marquez: Love In The Time Of Cholera
Nancy Horan: Loving Frank
Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book
Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

2007 / 2008
Sara Groen, Water for Elephants
Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memories of a Boy Soldier
Marilynn Robinson, Gilead
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Anita Diamant, The Red Tent

Women's Guild Book Selections

Wanda E. Brunstetter: White Christmas Pie
Wanda E. Brunstetter: Sisters of Holmes County: A Sister’s Secret, A Sister’s Test, A Sister’s Hope
Wanda E. Brunstetter: Indiana Cousins: A Cousin’s Promise, A Cousin’s Prayer, A Cousin’s Challenge
Wanda E. Brunstetter: Brides of Lehin Canal: Kelly’s Chance, Betsy’s Return
Wanda E. Brunstetter: The Journey
Neta Jackson: The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling
Neta Jackson: The Yada Yada Gets Down
Neta Jackson: The Yada Yada Prayer Group
Jill Eileen Smith, Bathsheba, Abigail, Michael
Ron Hall & Denver Moore, Same Kind of Different as Me
Karen Kingsbury: Leaving; Learning
Amy Clipston, A Gift of Grace; A Promise of Home; A Place of Peace
Martha Bolton, Your Best Nap Now
Joyce K. Ellis: The 500 Hats of a Modern Day Woman
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
Robin Lee Hatcher: When Love Blooms (Large Print)
Todd Burpo, Heaven Is For Real
Sheila Walsh, The Shelter of God’s Promises
Randy Alcorn, Courageous
Frank Landrey: True Tales of College Golf
Allison Pittman: For Time & Eternity
Women of Faith: Laugh Out Loud


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