As we wrap up this Christmas season, we want to celebrate the blessing of encouraging words. Several (in)courage contributors released some amazing books this year, and we’re so blessed to partner with them here at (in)courage.
So we’re giving away 3 sets of all 10 of these books! Leave a comment about a book you loved this year (doesn’t have to be from this list) or a book you look forward to reading.
Dawn Camp ~ The Beauty of Grace: Stories of God’s Love from Today’s Most Popular Writers
In need of a little peace, a little quiet, a little beauty? You’re invited to experience them all within the pages of Dawn Camp’s soul-stirring book, The Beauty of Grace. This inspiring collection includes stories of cultivating friendship, waiting on God, choosing joy, staying connected, learning to trust, and much more.
Jessica Turner ~ The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You
This liberating book empowers women to take back pockets of time they already have in their day in order to practice self-care and do the things they love. You can read along while enjoying each video segment from the Bloom Book Club. And to help you to begin a journey of self-discovery as you explore your passions and overcome obstacles, Jessica has also created this amazing journal gift book, My Fringe Hours, which is full of reflective questions with space for your own thoughts. You’ll come away refreshed, invigorated, and excited to live a more creative and fulfilled life!
Holley Gerth ~ You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect
In Holley’s newest book, she shares how God wants to set our hearts free by revealing the lies we believe and reminding us of the truth: His love has no limits, His love has no expectations, His love has no requirements, and His love is not dependent on us. You’re loved no matter what!
Liz Curtis Higgs ~ It’s Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba
Shedding new light on the biblical role model, the Queen of Sheba, Liz Curtis Higgs unveils timeless wisdom for all who aspire to please the king of Kings. Learn how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all. Liz also released this beautiful book for children, The Parable Treasury, a timeless collection of all our favorite parables for kids.
Amber Haines ~ Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home
In her book, Amber calls readers to dispense with the pretty bows we use to dress up our stories and instead trust God to take our untidy, unfinished lives and make them free, authentic, and whole.
Sarah Mae ~ Longing for Paris: One Woman’s Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure — Right Where She Is
For anyone who has ever daydreamed of another life, Longing for Paris is a soul-searching, light-filled journey for the woman who knows she can’t uproot her life to discover herself and her longings, but who desperately wants to uncover them so she can get unstuck and choose a life that is filled with joy, beauty, and adventure . . . right where she is.
Emily Freeman ~ Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World
Emily shows us how to embrace today’s work, find contentment in the now, replace competition with connection, and learn to breathe in a breathless world. It’s time to release our obsession with building a life and believe in the life Christ is building within us . . . one simple Tuesday at a time. You can also find all the chats and videos with Emily here at the Bloom Book Club.
Kristen Strong ~ Girls Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life’s Transitions
As a friend who walks alongside you, Kristen gently ushers you toward a new view of change, one that meets you at the crossroads of your own sense of anxiety and God’s sense of purpose. She draws from her own experiences, the stories of others, and stories from Scripture to help you find contentment, purpose, and renewed strength. You’re invited to join us for the 2016 Change Challenge too!
Deidra Riggs ~ Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are
In this encouraging and empowering book, Deidra calls you to accept God’s invitation to join Him in making a difference right where you are, right now. She shows you that you were created with a purpose and with the capacities to fulfill that purpose, and she reminds you that while it’s not up to you to fix the world, it is up to you to join God — and His people — in His redemptive work.
Melissa Michaels ~ The Inspired Room: Simple Ideas to Love the Home You Have
Melissa invites you to forget about the rules and discover inspired ways to personalize your spaces and express your style with texture, color, and your favorite treasures. The Inspired Room will help you, room by room, shape a home that is inspired by the people, beauty, and life you love. She also encourages us to see our surroundings with new eyes in her book Love the Home You Have to help us love the space we’re already in.
I read some great books this year but most of it was fiction. I would love to amp up my Christian nonfiction reading list next year. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite book I read in 2015 was Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Jacqi Teehan says
My goal is to read more this year so my boys will catch on to how important it is! Wild in the Hollow sounds like one I need to read first!
Honestly I haven’t made it completely through an entire book this year… #newbabyat40 BUT I have read lots of snippets of great reads. At my Middle School Girls sleepover I read a chapter of “For The Love” out loud to our leaders and had a good laugh! If I went on a reading retreat…I would love to read Wild In The Hollow.
Wendy M says
One of the best books I read this year was “Just Show Up” by Kara Tippets, about walking through suffering with others. So sad, yet so, so important about how to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who need it.
Gina Elder says
This sounds like something I’d like to read. I’m going to add it to my to-read list for 2016. 🙂
Hi Everyone, I’m looking forward to reading Kristen Strong’s book, girl meets change. This sounds interesting as I want to be closer with the Lord and although I am a believer I have been out of my relationship for more than ten years and I don’t have a church I belong to or anything I am inconsistent with commitment to my Lord, I want to change this and change it for good.
Sandi Brewer says
Me too! I think at m age even I need it. BTW gals, enjoy your youth. What they call the Golden Years is not! They lied to me. I don’t think I have enough time in the day to dig into the Word, Bible Journal, Bible studies and Bible challenges besides family and chuch….but I love trying. Hugs to all
Kristin Korson says
I am currently LOVING Becoming Myself by Staci Eldridge.. 🙂
Suzanne Pichon says
I agree – wonderful book!
Tanya Browning says
Sounds like I may need to check this one out. Thanks for the tip!
Kim Bos says
So many in this list are amazing and on my list to read!! Fringe hours a must have!! Melissa Michaels as well!! I really want Santa to bring me this give away!! Pretty please?? I will share with many girlfriends!! Lol
I would like to read several of these. . .especially the Inspired Room as we just moved into a new house. My favorite book of this year was Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford. Another favorite was James Rubart’s Five Times I Met Myself. One non fictiion and one fiction and I learned and enjoyed them both much.
I loved The Fringe Hours because it helped me to see why it’s important to do something that I love everyday even if I only have a few minutes to spend on it. Thanks for the giveaway.
Pat Thompson says
I read a lot of Christian fiction books, mostly Amish oriented. I would really like to read Melissa Michaels book, I need to find contentment with my house.
I find that reading grows me in so many ways….the next book on my list is The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
– a great way to clear out the clutter as we begin the new year!
Angela Kohl says
The Best Yes is a must read!!!!
Tracy Grauer says
I want to read this book next also!
Gina Elder says
The Best Yes is a good one! I love Lysa TerKeurst’s books. Living Well, Spending Less by Ruth Soukup is good, too.
Girl I am reading that too! Its so helpful! Isn’t it AMAZING?!?
I recently purchased A Longing for Paris. I am looking forward to reading it now that the holiday season is slowing down. Traveling is a dream I can’t fulfill with my sweet little children running all over the house!
Tanya Browning says
Loved reading Redeeming Love. It’s a classic and I see why.
DebSteve Rhoads says
Tanya…I have read, and re-read that book! Probably up there near number one on my booklist!! TIMELESS!!!
Tanya Browning says
I’m really just beginning to read books by Christian authors. It is opening up a new world to me. Redeeming Love helped me heal and I’m looking forward to finding more like it.
Tracy Grauer says
Redeeming Love is amazing! I have read and re-read and will recommend it to everyone.
Sandi Brewer says
Did you know it is the story of Hosea? Our pastor had a sermon on Hosea and I thought it sounded so much like Redeeming Love. Had to check it out. I is.
Gina Elder says
That’s on my list for 2016!! A friend of mine from church recommended it. I’m even more excited to read it now that I’ve seen how much everyone else loves it. 😀
Tanya Browning says
You will not regret it!
By far my favorite book of all time. My favorite quote was from the very last sentence in the book “though fallen low God rose her up an angel…” You have great taste my friend!
Tanya Browning says
I identified with this story in so many ways. It truly touched me. I have some girlfriends that I am currently forcing to read it. lol
Becky Cook Gillis says
I read A Thousand Gifts this year and loved it. I need to focus on what I have, not what I don’t!
Kim Mandigo says
I have read 1000 Gifts 3 times love love love it. I give it as a gift for AL kinds of occaisions.
Gina Elder says
That’s a wonderful book! I’ve read it several times.
Great list of books! Would love to read all of them! Just started Girl Meets Change and looking forward to the study.
Nicole T. Walters says
Oh, I want to read every single one of those books. My favorite book of 2015 was Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey, challenging and inspiring. A must read! I am looking forward to several books sitting on my kindle right now – Common Prayer, Teach Us to Want (Michel), The Irrational Season(L’engle), and Not What I Expected (Starbuck)
Stephanie Stroud says
I would love to read them all but the one by deidra Riggs looks like it would be perfect for me right now.
Barbara Last says
I love reading but it’s mostly children’s books I read to my son & daughter. Thankfully my love of books is rubbing off on my children. This year I have actually made space to have quiet time reading my bible each morning. It’s my favourite time of the day. An elderly lady also introduced me to Christian novels written by Janette Oke, which were lovely to read over the summer holidays.
Teresa Sutton Wolf says
My most recently-read book was Ann Voskamp’s “The Greatest Gift.” Such a great read for the Advent season. Having read excerpts of them in (in)courage devotionals the last few months, I would LOVE to read “Girl Meets Change” and “Simply Tuesday.” Both books seem perfect for a new year and a new season in my life.
My favorite book this year was Rhinestone Jesus by Kristen Welch. Her story of beginning a ministry was so inspiring to me as I’m in the baby phase of my own new ministry. I’m currently reading Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty. I have been greatly encouraged by it even in the first few chapters. My friends and I love to read and discuss books. I would be grateful to add these books to my library!
Brittnie Blackburn says
Can’t wait to read Make It Happen by Lara Casey and Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman!
Gina Elder says
I want to read Simply Tuesday, too!
I read a few on this last and choosing a favorite isn’t an easy choice. I’d recommend The Fringe Hours for sure. I loved Jessica Turner’s, The Fringe Hours. It gave me a new perspective on how I spend my days and the precious minutes I’m given in each day.
I have been having a very hard time this year with depression. I have had thoughts of killing myself and even tried while being pregnant. My family has had a rough time with in laws and I have always struggled with depression. I have had a lot of people praying for me and God has taken away those thoughts and has given me new ones to live for my baby girl and husband. But I have just read your book You’re Already Amazing!!! OMG! I can’t even explain how much of an impact it has made on me. Helping me do a 180 on how I see myself in Christ and seeing Him in my life. I just want to say Thank you and ask for more prayers for me because I do sometimes have bad days with emotions. But I’m getting better slowly with the help of our Heavenly Father. Thank you so much Holley!!!
Madelyn Riddle says
i have been reading lots of christian fiction this year; Broken Things, Reinventing Rachel,
Soon:The Beginning of the End and Lulu’s Cafe to name a few, all great reading.
I read Longing for Paris and hope to get my hands on Simply Tuesday and very Little Thing! I also want to read Wild in the Hollow–Amber was one of the first bloggers I started reading way back when :). I appreciate this (in)courage community and what a great giveaway
They all look wonderful . I would love to read You’re Loved No Matter What. I am ready to not compete with Pinterst.
Wendy Munsell says
Every Little Thing by Deidra Riggs is a must read for everyone! Her book reinforced the need to keep saying yes to God’s far greater plans and purposes for my life. I loved the book!
Wow what a wonderful list! I have read four of these books this year and loved each one for different reasons! Simply Tuesday, Longing for Paris, The Fringe Hours and It’s good to be Queen. Each one very different but great. I would love to read Girl meets Change as there have been so many changes in my life this past few years! So many that I find I am bracing myself for the next change! I feel this is the book that would help me right now. The Inspired Room is another that is on my wish list. Winning these books would be lovely and would be shared with friends. Books are one of my favorite gifts to give!
Christan Perona says
I am currently reading — and am crazy about — Paul Miller’s A Loving Life. He’s such a beautiful writer, and you can tell his wisdom was born from suffering. He has surrender and redemption written all over his chapters. For Christmas I received Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love and Lauren Winner’s Wearing God. I CAN’T WAIT to read them both. (And I’d love to win these ten books, too!) Thanks for the chance…
I read Simply Tuesday after being inspired by Emily’s book declaring we might all Make Art! Upon completing the Tuesday book, I eagerly wrapped it for my 16-year-old niece to open today, as her Christmas gift:)
Pat Daniels Dobbins says
Sarah Mae’s book , Longing for Paris..” Sounds like a book I need to read.
Lindy Johnston says
I loved nobody’s cuter than you by Melanie shankle!
The best fiction book I read this year was Judy Blume In the Unlikely Event. I am looking forward to reading Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong because I am always nervous about change.
Lauren Shaw says
What a great list of books! One of my favorite fiction books this year was All The Light We Cannot See, and my favorite nonfiction was Simply Tuesday.
Longing for Paris has been on my wish list since she first started talking about it on Facebook and announcing its release. In fact, many of these books are on my wish list and as a person whose biggest loves are reading and writing, winning this giveaway would be a dream come true! The best nonfiction book I read this year was “Beloved Dust.” A must-read!
Susan J. says
I have been bouncing back and forth between Christian women writers and mainstream fiction this year. I really liked reading Lysa Terkeurst What Happens When Women Walk In Faith.
Favorite non-fiction: Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer. Favorite fiction: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Sarah McCort says
I read a lot of really good books this year! My favorites (which I feel helped me grow the most spiritually) were gods at war by Kyle Idleman and one thousand gifts by Ann Voskamp.
I really enjoyed reading unglued by Lysa Thursday this year and I look forward to reading Longing for Paris.
Suzanne Pichon says
This has a great bible study with it too!
Adrienne Cauler says
I really look forward to reading Longing for Paris…it sounds like just what I need for this season of life I am in.
Shannon K. Wheeler says
I’ve read a ton of memoirs this year, primarily about Islam and about some of the amazing ways Jesus has moved in that community, sometimes calling those deeply involved in terrorist organizations to walk away and chase the heart of Jesus. “Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,” by Nabeel Qureshi is at the top of my list for sure. In the global climate we have now, where we can be easily consumer by fear, God has used these stories to remind me that I need to pray for the persecutors as well as the persecuted, because Paul-stories are being written on lives today too. I’ve grown a great love for the Muslim people instead of having fear. Instead of being anxious, I find myself more prayerful for salvation of those who don’t know the Lord.
Next year I’m eager to read more memoirs and Christian non-fiction. That genre is my jam!
I am keeping up with my son by reading the Wingfeather saga by Andrew Peterson! Would love to add these titles to my reading!
Paula Williams-Norman says
Sometomes we don’t know how much power we have. …Your Words Have Power, If you want your life to change, it all starts with what you think and say… I read a book that helped me this year was “Commanding your morning”. Each morning with a cup of tea I would sit and read, and meditate on how my day would start and end, with the power of prayer and words….a great read.
I feel like I haven’t had a chance to read enough but one of my favorite books was For The Love by Jen Hatmaker. I haven’t read a book where I laughed out loud so many times. It was encouraging and beautifully written.
I look toward to reading Longing for Paris because I’m finding it hard to just be content where I am.
Oh my gosh. How to choose just one to comment on? We’re waiting for the sale or foreclosure of our home. Then we’re moving to a smaller town, an hour away. I know God has got this, but I know we won’t have much choice in homes. Help making it home, to trust that God has a work for me there, that my introverted soul can forge connections for our family in the new community. I can’t name one of the books in the give away that wouldn’t help me through this season.
Amy Krance-Wendt says
Oh, so many good reads this year! I loved “Every Little Thing”, “Beauty of Grace”, “You’re Loved….”, “Girl Meets Change”. So many great reminders of God’s love for us in all things.
Bev @ Walking Well With God says
Merry Christmas to all! Blessings in the New Year! I would certainly love some new/wonderful reading material for the year. Count me in!!
One of my favorite books this year was Jen Hatmaker’s new book, “For the Love.” Beautiful, funny, and full of hope and encouragement for women. I think I gave away around 30 copies of it as Christmas gifts.
My favorite book this year was definitely, Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey. Over and over again I said, “Oh yes!” and “Me too!” She writes so beautifully and has great insights I return to again and again.
Sara Sanders says
Wow — 10 books! I’d be in heaven! I just received The Nesting Place for Christmas and I enjoyed flipping through it yesterday. Can’t wait to give it a real read. I also started Jesus Feminist, but got sidetracked and didn’t finish. And The Year of Biblical Homemaking. Sara
Kristine Brown MTY says
What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for generously offering these amazing books to 3 of your readers. The book that completely changed my life for the better this year was Taming My To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer:)
Just purchased “Girl Meets Change” by Kristen Strong. I’m looking forward to reading this because our lives this year have been one transition after another. My dad passed, we have a new grand daughter, one son joined the Air Force and moved away, our youngest son graduated high school, we left our church home. These are just a few of the major ones from this year….so gaining some perspective will be a breath of much needed fresh air.
Mary Cargle says
Favorite was Simply Tuesday. The insight about replacing competition with connection encouraged me to be real with people. It’s been s slow book year for me too, so I’m looking forward to digging in this year!
Southern Gal says
I read mostly fiction this year, but I did love The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn. I shared it with my daughter who has moved into a tiny house with her husband and three children. All the Light We Cannot See was my favorite fiction book.
Life is a verb by Patti digg
Love this book, what would you do if you only had 37 days to live? This isn’t about a bucket list, it reminds us to LIVE each day with intention.great book!
Mary Johnson says
I would love to read Holly Gerths book about freeing yourself from the need to be perfect.
Martha Capps says
Simply Tuesday sounds like a great book, which as I have grown older in life realize the simplicity of life and our relationship with God.
I am excited that I have been able to read several on this list, but I adored reading “Girl Meets Change” and being part of Kristen’s launch team. This was a year of MUCH change in my own life – resigning from my dream job to pursue being a wife and writer. Perfectly timed words from Kristen helped me make the transition!
Suzie in Mo says
Right now I am in the middle of Longing for Paris. Just what I need! This year I have also reread several classics like The Great Divorce. It is like visiting old friends. This stack of books would be a whole new set of friends!
I would really like to read Every Little Thing by Deidra Riggs. I know God is working all around me and I don’t want to miss His calling to join Him.
Tara Sammons says
My favorite book I read this year is The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill. This book has greatly impacted my parenting! One book from this list that I would love to read is You’re Loved No Matter What. I know it will be such a good read for my situation!
What a blessing! I have already read Hollow in the Wild, so I if I won, I would bless someone else with Amber’s sweet reminders that we can be free if we are real. As my husband and I read Gary Thomas’ Sacred Marriage, we see how marriage is bringing us closer to the Lord. So many are on my reading list, so I’ll name a few: Coming Clean by Seth Haines, Every Little Thing by Deidra Riggs, and Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong. Hope I win!
All the books are on my reading list. I am currently reading Simply Tuesday and find myself looking for my bench and contentment for where God has me. Perhaps Girl Meets Change is the next on my list.
Karly Smith says
Oh goodness, I am looking forward to reading all of these books, whether I win or not! Especially Wild in the Hollow, Simply Tuesday, and Girl Meets Change. I finally read A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman this year and was so blessed by it!
AW Tozer’s The Pursuit of God. Just started reading it and I’m already wondering how I have not read any of his books yet! Sooo good.
Wow, what a great read list for 2016! More reading is on my resolution list and these would be a fantastic start. I’m a long time blog reader of Melissa and Emily (probably how I found (in)courage) and had hoped to recieve either of their books for the holiday. No such luck so winning these would be awesome! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
“The Circle Maker” was a book I did with my small group. It greatly impacted me and taught me better how to pray.
I have been trying to be intentional with setting aside time for reading this year My favorite book I read this year was Unglued.
Deb McCall says
Jessica Turner ~ The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You IS definitly on my reading list for 2016! Thank you for the opportunity to win, God bless!
Kris Camealy says
It’s impossible to choose just one favorite. I have read so many amazing books, including many listed in this post! One of the best books I read this year was a memoir called “Road Song”. It is beautifully written.
I am looking forward to Ann Voskamp’s next book. And Dawn Camp’s upcoming book!
Susan Baker says
I just got One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and I am very much looking forward to reading it in the next few weeks.
I read “Simply Tuesday” and LOVED it! All of these books look great and will be a blessing to whoever wins!
Dawn Nichols says
These all look amazing, would be blessed with just one of them. I read A Thousand Gifts this year, and it really does make you stop and think about the things you have and to be content and grateful with them.
Kathy T says
Ours is a family of readers and none of us can ever choose a favorite, but one that my daughter recommended and I really enjoyed was Thin Blue Smoke. Several of the books on your giveaway list could be beneficial to use with the ladies I lead in a Thursday morning Bible Study at church!
One of my favorite books I read this year was The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. The story is fascinating.
Suzanne Pichon says
I read this too. It was such an interesting book. I loved reading the inspiration behind it!
I follow most of these book author’s blogs. Such a blessing! I have read Simply Tuesday and loved that so much! I have also most recently read Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin. That book really helped me to learn about habits and the four tendencies of people and their personalities. Helping me to be more intentional in my life. I’m looking forward to reading all of these books!
My favorite book from the year was Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa-Jo Baker. I could so relate to so much of what she said in the book, even though our upbringings were vastly different.
I haven’t read any of the books in the giveaway but they all sound wonderful. I have had an eye on The Fringe Hours and Simply Tuesday for a while, but never got around to reading them. As an avid reader, I am always on the lookout for a great book and all of these books sound amazing. I would love to win this giveaway!
Joan Moore says
Would love to read every single book in this give away! I have enjoyed Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman, Love the Home you Have by Melissa Michaels and The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin – totally changed how I view hospitality!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this fabulous book package. Happy New Year!! Joan Moore
I think all of these books sound amazing. I unfortunately haven’t read any of them. And asking me to pick a favourite book is pretty much impossible, but I did find a new favourite author this year in the Christian Fiction world: Becky Wade. 🙂 Now I have a list on where to start this coming year with non-fiction!
Stephanie Curtis says
I love Emily Freeman’s book Simply Tuesday. It ministered to my soul and with tears and laughter.
Amy O says
This year, I loved Ann Voskamp’s, The Greatest Gift. I would love to read Girl Meets Change, Simply Tuesday, and The Inspired Room.
Marya DeGrow says
I loved the Magic Art of Tidying Up. It helped me think through what I own that truly brings me joy, and helped me be okay to release things I didn’t love to go to a better home.
Nicole Phillips says
My favorite book this year was A Man Called Ove: A Novel By Fredrik Backman. It was secular fiction, but I could feel God moving in the way Ove learned to overcome his depression with kindness. This year I want to read something by Liz Curtis Higgs. I hadn’t been familiar with her until I heard her interview on Compel. Thank you for hosting this give-away. How fun for the “magic makers” in the household to get a surprise gift, too!
I’m currently reading “Conquering Depression “. At 57yrs old, it’s time I face the reality of my depression. It has been a wonderful, painful at times, journey. Whether I win or not, I look forward to reading “Longing for Paris” to help me let go of my unrealistic expectations of my life. “The Inspired Room ” to help me with becoming at peace with my home and make it a welcoming loving place for my earthly and Spiritual family. All the books above hold promise of inspiration and help, I love to read, so that is why I would love to win the set. It is my goal to do what I need to do so that I have to give in time of need. I just began working in Oncology as a Medical Assistant and I want to be a light to my patients. For God to love them as only He can, through me. Love in Christ, Corie Westerfield
The Fringe Hours is on my top of list for 2016. My word fir this new year “ME” …. making time for me so I can be full of His grace for others. Thank you for the devotionals and authors, books you send our way. In 2016 may we see more and more of God with us.
This giveaway will be a blessing to whoever receives.
I read “Hands Free Mama” this year and enjoyed in immensely!
I hope that Christmas was a time of peace for you; that your days from now into the new year be blessed 🙂 I read Holly Gerth’s You are Loved… and it was wonderful and perspective changing for me. It seems that I may need to read the Fringe Hours or Wild in the Hollow; they sound like just what my soul needs in my faith walk with God.
A book that I loved this year is Galway Bay.
Julie Martinez says
I would love the beauty of grace. But the whole set would be awesome!!!
Jeannie S says
FLASH by Racheal Ann Ridge was a favorite this year!
Almost all of these books are already on my wish list. Simply Tuesday would be a great read as I am trying to slow down and enjoy the everyday moments. Girl Meets Change would be nice because I signed up for the 2016 Change Challenge!!
I loved reading The Best Yes by Lisa TerKeurst this year; it was so needed in my life at that moment and I look forward to reading it again in 2016.
Krista Dowdey says
I was encouraged by Girl Meets Change as our family went through some big joyful hard wonderful change this past year adding two kiddos through adoption.
Susan Holland says
I really enjoyed reading Love Idols..made me think and re-prioritize some things in my life and in my heart! 🙂
Hard to choose, but… Girl Meets Change~Truths To Carry You Through Life’s Transitions by Kristen Strong. Well because this has been the year of change for me!
Jennifer Owens says
I absolutely LOVED girl meets change! What a refreshing look at a not so nice (sometimes) thing that happens all the time in our life! :). I am also very much looking forward to reading Fringe Hours! In my crazy life it’s always easy to use the excuse “I don’t have time”. Hoping this brings some enlightenment in that area for me!
Rhonda Roberts says
It’s hard to pick just one book. I love most every book that I have read. Probably the most apropos was Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman.
Brenda Veinotte says
Just Show Up was my favorite book of 2016.
I’m excited to read Girl Meets Change. I’ve had a lot of change in my life in the last year and am looking forward to more this coming year.
Jeannie Abbott says
I would love to read Longing for Paris. I’ve been to Paris and would love to go back but the longing for more in the Lord is greater! Thanks.
My favorite book to read this year was The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts. Such an inspiring book!
Becky Jones says
Apart from God’s Word- my favorite, and most life-impacting, read this year was Jean Flemming’s Pursue the Intentional Life! My copy is ridiculously highlighted and I bought several extra copies to share with some of my dearest friends! Happy New Year gals! xo
Cait Macinnis says
Looking forward to reading Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist. Just started last night! Loving it so far 🙂
Miranda Miller says
A book I read for the first time this year and won’t be the last time to read it is One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp I’m looking forward to her new book coming out next fall along with Lysa Terkuersts new book. Another good one I read was The Unburdened Heart by Suzie Eller and Unmasked by Bethany Boring. All of these books had a huge impact on my life.
Beth Williams says
I saw the movie War Room with Priscilla Schirer. I am reading her book Fervent about prayer. It talks about a woman’s battle plan for serious specific and strategic prayer. It gives good Bible verses to pray over certain situations. Would love to win Girl Meets Change. These past few years have brought about a ton of changes in my life and they are still happening!
Lori Cummings says
My favorite book this year was The Love Idol. I read it and then lead a study on it at my church. There are so many books in this give away that I want to read!
Lisa Hudson says
Oh Man! I read ALL THE TIME!! I’ve been able to read more this year because I’ve been recovering from knee replacement surgery & been sidelined. I’ve read the last 2 of Kara Tippets’ books (one as an advanced copy) & I highly recommend both! So touching & rich in depth with one who knows her Lord intimately but is not afraid to speak of her deepest feelings. Also, Jen Hatmaker’s For The Love was another favorite. Lots of good insights & great laugh out loud humor! Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift is one of my yearly reads, too. I really want to read Liz Curtis Higgs’ IT’S GOOD TO BE QUEEN because I enjoy her writings & always gain insights from them.
Abena Owusuaa says
I look forward to reading girl meets change. I am really struggling to find God’s purpose for my life. I feel as if His Will is a little clouded by my ambition but I believe that I can only find true happiness is fulfilling His Will and not carrying on with my ambition. I hope I can learn more and experience God in this regard through the book; girl meets change.
I loved reading Miracle on Voodoo Mountain this year. It’s an autobiographical story about a 24 year old American girl who follows God’s prompting to move to Haiti to start an organization that rescues kids from child slavery and sends them to school! Such an amazing read!
Rachel Staggs Hall says
My favorite book this year was Simply Tuesday…read it twice! Thanks for the chance to win. I have several of these books on my wish list.
I really enjoyed reading A Year of Living Prayerfully by Jared Brock this year. It was entertaining, often amusing, yet I learned some very interesting things!
Kimberly Thompson says
They look amazing! Kristen and Ambers books were my best reads of the year!
Jerilyn Paul says
Crossroads by Cathy Bryant this was a very good book and had alot of faith based lessons in it. You’ll cry but it’s worth it.
On the top of my re-read pile is Meet Me At the Well by Virelle Kidder.
Paris Renae says
Oh my goodness, so I would have to say it’s between It’s Good to Be Queen and Simply Tuesday. I loved both of them – two of my fave authors! I lead w weekly women’s Bible study in my neighborhood so I am always reading to enrich our time together.
Sue Johnson says
Emily Freeman’s book looks intriguing. I have watched some of her Tuesday videos and see a woman chasing after God’s best. I want to do the same!
Jean Bauhaus says
I read a lot of fiction this year, but I think my favorite read of 2015 was Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography, Pioneer Girl. It was full of annotations that shed so much light both her life and American history.
My favorite book this year was The Hiding Place about Corrie Ten Boom’s life. Even though she went through horrific circumstances, this book is full of Biblical wisdom and comfort. I would love to read It’s Good To Be The Queen.
I love this blog!❤️
Kate Headley says
This season I needed “The Fringe Hours”. I felt like it have me permission for self-care. I listened to iron Audible while going through the day and I’d catch myself saying, ” YES!!” quite frequently.
Lisa H. says
One of the best fiction books I read this year was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It was one of those books that just grabs you with a good story and won’t let go. Nonfiction-wise, For the Love by Jen Hatmaker was phenomenal. I’m looking forward to reading Longing for Paris. Thanks for the giveaway!
Katell Schmitz says
This year I loved reading The finishing school by Valerie Woerner and have Make it happen by Lara Casey on my list.
Nancy Beach says
I read so many good books this year! I love reading and writing and would so enjoy this wonderful give away. There are many books in this five away I’ve been wanting to read!! I would enjoy the opportunity to read all of them. :). My favorite non fiction I read this year was “Changes that Heal” by Henry Cloud. My favorite fiction was “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.
Laura Krause says
I loved “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker, but these books all look amazingly lovely also! Merry Christmas!!!
The best book of 2015 is a novel I read again. Gentian Hill by Elizabeth Goudge was written in the 1940s or 50s, and is typical of her novels. Her descriptions of English country life are magical and there is always a love of God woven through.
Sally Shafer says
I’m starting the New Year by reading “The Battle Plan for Prayer”. Also will paticipate in a small group Bible Study on this book. Really looking forward to learning more about prayer & how it can change my life.
Kayla Weathers says
I am reading Wild By Cheryl Strayed right now! It’s about her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail and the lessons she learned. Excited for 2016 books. 🙂
Patricia Shoff says
I loved reading A Longing for Paris this past year! It was both encouraging and inspiring. It would be great to dive into these other great books!
I loved For The Love by Jen Hatmaker!
Amy Bruns says
Hoodwinked by Karen Ehman was one of the best books that I read this year! It is a great book about Motherhood!
This year has been an empowering year for me. I have seen myself grow in faith and joy as well as coming out of my introverted shell all due to Ann Voskamp’s book “A Thousand Gifts”. I look forward to reading this book again and again!
I really enjoyed “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker and look forward to reading Melissa Michaels book.
Cindy Childers says
I read/did Beth Moore’s James bible study book this fall for the second time and loved it even more! I also got to teach on it at my women’s bible study which was such a thrill and blessing. YEAH for God-changing books! XXOO
JoAnn Carlson says
I have been fighting oral cancer the last two years. We make many trips to Mayo Clinic in MN from Michigan and Incourage Me has been a blessing. Many hours in car I have enjoyed my iPhone more than ever to read sometimes out loud ( if mouth doesn’t hurt too bad) . My devotions and Bible apps are awesome to have! Appreciate prayers, I could whine and complain, pain, why me, don’t smoke and eat healthy but Jesus loves me and I’ll just trust Him to supply money to travel, help in pain and to be a blessing to others!! God is good all the time!
Jodi Spencer says
We read WILD IN THE HOLLOW for our own local book club and we absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio read by Amber and cried pretty much the whole way through. I’ll probably read it again soon!
Heidi Lara says
I loved reading Jessica Turner’s book this year. I’ve been reading more since I do not have tv at home. My schedule is so hectic, so reading helps bring quiet into my life. Thanks for the chance to win. I love all of your giveaways here.
I haven’t finished it yet, but “Let’s All Be Brave” has really challenged me to stop living life on the sidelines. “Wild in the Hollow” is on my to read list!
An unforgettable book I read this year was The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister, a beautiful Christian’s sharing of her life before and during the holocaust years for her family. The books you are giving away look wonderful!
I received Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill for Christmas from my husband – I asked for this book, because I read Pam Young’s book, The Joy of being Disorganized, and she recommended it. I enjoyed Pams book very much, and I am looking forward to reading this one.
Pam Brusoe Steinke says
I absolutely loved Simply Tuesday! I’m almost embarrassed to tell you that I just began reading it for the fourth time. I was thrilled to be on the launch team and also bought a kindle copy, which is what I’m using on this read. I love to be able to write personal notes along the way, that no one else can read. I found myself doubting that my small influence is enough, AGAIN, (I thought I was over that!) and I looked up and saw Simply Tuesday on my shelf. I knew it once again was time! And so it is. Every point is hitting me right where I am at. I would love to read these other books on the list. They look wonderful too!
Christina Tina Ocasio says
Actually a book I read this year that touched my spirit an3d was encouraging to me was, Your scars are beautiful to God by Sharon Jaynes. God always knows what I need, and it really helped to open my mind and heart to understanding that there is still some beauty in my scars, and that He is able to use me with scars and all to help another. That book was a blessing to me in that moment…thank you God and thank you Sharon!
My favorite book I read this year was War Room. I read a lot of Amish and Other Christian fiction. Would like to read all the books in this giveaway!
All of the books are now on my list to read! I would love to read It’s Good to Be Queen and The Fringe Hours. God has really been reminding me to come to Him and invite Him in. Life is so busy and it’s easy to forget to invite Him in to the everyday.
Martha Troxel says
I haven’t read any of the books you featured this year,which is why I need to win them! 🙂
I have enjoyed reading Dashing Through The Snow by Debbie Macomber.It made me laugh!
Laurie B says
I just finished Liz’s book, “Women of Christmas.” It was an inspiring read through Advent. Looking forward to more inspiration through this new year!
DebSteve Rhoads says
First of all, I want to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the (in)courage blog posts this year…becoming acquainted with Emily Freeman and the work the Lord has called her to has been so inspriring!
I finally picked up the book, 1000 Gifts, by Ann Voskamp, and have been blessed abundantly by it. Thank you for your ministry… I have truly been (in)couraged!
Kathy Wallace says
These are a great list of books. I would love to read The Inspired Room.
Teresa Zeller says
I loved For the Love and Simply Tuesday. I’m looking forward to reading more. Many of the books in this giveaway are on my reading list!
Kelli Belt says
I really enjoyed Mark Battersons Grave Robber and look forward to reading his newest book IF
Cate Hoepner says
I loved the book, “Out of Sorts” by Sarah Bessey. It really challenged my way of thinking!
Oh goodness, what an amazing set of books. 🙂 I’ve read a number of fiction books, and some non-fiction as well. One of my favorite fiction books was by Rachel Hauck, The Wedding Chapel. I loved this cross-generational story of love and second chances. For fiction, I read, Just Show Up, by Jill Buteyn and Kara Tippetts. This book reminded me of the beauty of simply showing up when someone is going through the hard seasons in life. I’m reading The Best Yes and Fervent right now, and gleaning so much from these books. 🙂
I find myself thinking often about Simply Tuesday. To me a good book is one I think about long after I read it.
Jenn Grandlienard says
All of these books look so amazing!! I’m reading through “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker and the Chronicles of Narnia series. They’re both so great, and I’m reliving my childhood through the Narnia books!
I am really looking forward to reading You’re Loved No Matter What. Holley’s words always remind me that I am loved by God despite the fact that I am not perfect.
I am really loving Wild in the Hollow, Amber’s poetic writing is different (in a wonderful way) from anything else I’ve read recently. I would love to read all of these books as well!
It’s a toss up for me. I’d love to read Kristen Strong’s book, Girl Meets Change because it’s been another year of transition, and I’d also like to read Every Little Thing by Deidra Riggs because I love learning more about how regular people can make a difference. Thanks to all of the talented writers here who encourage us all year!!
I started a couple of GREAT books that I will complete in 2016. A book I read with my middle school girls-10 Truths Every Girl Should Know-was an enlightening read. Turns out even a 40-something momma might not know some of the truths of our Heavenly Father. Love this list of giveaways and would love to dive in! With my previous two books, it would give me a year’s worth of reading!☺️
Deborah Shepherd says
This year has been a mixture of books through which I have found encouragement, insight, growth, and they have been great tools for discussion with other people in my life, and those I have met as I journey along the way this year. I often have the book I am reading with me, and there have been times when the title of the book itself has invited question. There were many books I read this year for a class I completed for Elijah House. In addition to those books, and the Bible, here are some others that I have read this year and think are worth reading: Good or God? by John Bevere; You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth; You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holly Gerth; Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge; Soul Friends by Dr. Leslie Parrott;; The Story of Marriage by John & Lisa Bevere; The Reason for God by Timothy Keller. Each book will bring something different to you, your relationship with God, your spouse, your friends, and others. Matthew 22:37-39
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the
first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your
neighbor as yourself.’
I am looking forward to reading The Jesus Way. I’ve had it in my collection for some time but never picked it up.
Mary Haynie says
I read a lot of books this year, but they are fiction. My favorite thus far is:
Come Rain or Come Shine ”
By Jan Karon
I love her books and have read all of them. She isn’t a Christian writer, but I was introduced to her series by my minister.
Karen M says
I read some awesome books this year, but absolutely loved Longing For Paris by Sarah Mae!
Melissa Friesen says
I’m rereading A Million Little Ways by Emily P. Freeman this year. It unhinged me once, and I was longing for another chance to let those words echo deep inside me! I would love to gobble up any of these books!
Melissa Henderson says
What a wonderful giveaway! Such great books. One of my favorite books of 2015 is “Worthy of A Miracle” by Linda Kuhar. This is an inspiring and encouraging true story. 🙂
Beth Werner Lee says
Not quite finished with Bonnie Gray’s Finding Spiritual Whitespace, since I fell behind the reading club, but it’s been great to read and journal this past year of transition for my family.
I’d love to get to read all of these books!
Angela Kohl says
I have also read some great books this year but this list makes me holy giddy!! I am choosing Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are to comment on because I am so privileged daily to walk along side a beautiful group of women and moms and I believe this is an opportunity for us to be content and THANKFUL right where God placed us. Not stagnant but fully alive in Him in every little thing! !! BRING ON THOSE BOOKS FULL OF HIS TRUTH!!!
I LOVED Every Little Thing! It was encouraging, to the point, and SO well written!
Jenn Bernal says
I look forward to reading so many of those books. I think I’ll start with Simply Tuesday, I could definitely use that as a good start to 2016 to learn how to slow down.
I’ve read many good books this year but if I had to choose only one it would be Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray.
I discovered Jesus Calling by Sarah Young earlier this year. What a beautiful, amazing book. I’ve list found of the number of times it has found me right where I am and spoken to whatever struggle I was experiencing. Not only is it a favorite, it’s also a blessing.
Kelly Vega says
My favorite this year was Own Your Life. I’d love to read The Fringe Hours. Thanks for this very cool chance!
Dawn B says
I enjoy anything Jessica Turner writes! Her new book and blog are always encouraging and challenge me to take time for myself!
Oh what a blessing these books are. I followed the study for It’s Good to be Queen with Liz Cutis Higgs and just loved it. I couldn’t afford the book at the time but still learned a great deal. I loved Simply Tuesday & Longing for Paris is on my list. Wild in the Hollow looks amazing & I’ll be adding it to my list. Being a voracious reader I’d love all of these.
Becci Manies says
My favorite has been Simply Tuesday and my next book to read will be Girl Meets Change 🙂
Mary Hoff says
There are some awesome sounding books in this collection. Hard to pick just one I would like to read, but I think I would have to start at the top with The Beauty of Grace. Thank you for the chance to win these.
Phronsie Howell says
I really want to read “It’s Good To Be Queen”! It’s been on my list ever since I saw it. Right now I’m in the middle of “First King of Shannara”, an oldie but a goodie, for sci-fi/fantasy nerds like me, LOL!
As a new mom learning to balance everything, I would love to read The Fringe Hours this year!
I loved reading Simply Tuesday with you all. It came at the perfect time of life. Also, as this year begins I would like to read Wild in the Hollow. I have read some excerpts, but have yet to read the actual book.
My favorite book this year was Nurture by Lisa Bevere. I want everyone I know to read it!
I’ve gotten away from reading in 2015. These sound like great choices to get back to reading and taking time for myself.
Pat S. says
All of these look great. I have wanted to read many of these titles.
One of my favs this year was Liz Curtis Higgs’ “It’s Good to be Queen”. It was a wonderful look into the Queen of Sheba. I especially was impressed with the thought that we do “add” to stories from the Bible. I am tying to be more aware of doing that. Also, each Advent I re-read her “Women of Christmas” and Ann Voskamp’s “The Greatest Gift”.
Started reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown thru a group discussion hosted by a christian friend/leader. It is very insightful. It helps me to plan for my 2016 resolution. And looking at all 10 books in the giveaway, any one of them will be a great addition. Thanks for all the authors pouring out their hearts to make an impact in our lives.
Jennifer Hennis says
I read a lot of books this year! For The Love was a favorite! I don’t know that I can pick just one. Although, I am on the launch team for Kristen Welch’s book Raising Grateful Kids. It is quickly becoming my favorite!
Kim Vivlamore Waguespack says
If you can only read one book in 2016, read Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman. Simply. The. Best. Book. About. Jesus. In. The. Everyday. Moments.
I love to read and the one I enjoyed was The Best Yes. Thank you for this give away!
I briefly saw Holly Gerth on My New Day talking about her book – Youère Love No Matter What. I really need to read this book!
Kara Simmons Ayer says
I read For The Love with my book club and loved it! With four kids it’s hard to find time to read but it’s one of my goals this year. I have been eyeing Simply Tuesday and The Inspired Room for a couple of months now.
My favorite book this year was Anything by Jennie Allen, which I then passed on to a friend in a different state, which slowly started a movement of Bible studies in her church which the continued to grow as they shared the book with their friends. It’s cool to see how passing a book on gives life to others. I look forward to passing life through books and scripture on to others this year. Happy New Year!
I so look forward to reading “Girl Meets Change”. I am going thru some changes right now and I think it will be a great read. I love all of your books.
Linda Robison says
I just watched War Room and for the new year will be reading Fervent. I also have a new journaling Bible and would love the above collection to keep me focused this new year.
I’ve been eyeing Longing for Paris. Definitely looking forward to reading that one!
Martha Romero says
I would love to read the inspired room. We just bought our new home & it sounds like this book will help us to be inspired to love the home we have!
Laura Fleetwood says
I loved Simply Tuesday! Thank you for keeping us connected to amazing authors!
Tina Diss says
I read Wild in the Hollow, Simply Tuesday, and Coming Clean. All of which were very encouraging, and all of which I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!
Trish Boese says
What a treasure it would be to win these books! All you girls have helped and inspired me to be the woman I want to be. I enjoyed reading the Mitch Albom book The First Phone Call from Heaven.
Mary Beth says
I read literature for my work teaching and fiction to unwind.I would like to read Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels because I love to make my home feel homey and pretty, but I don’ t know just what certain rooms need and lack confidence.
One book? That is so difficult for me to say. I absolutely loved Every Little Thing by Deidra Riggs. In fact I am reading it again now.
Part of my job involves reading and recommending Resources for our Young Life College staff. Every Little Thing could be read by anyone, at any age, no matter how long you have and you can realize that YOU can make a difference right where you are- right now!
Brandi Luiz says
The only book I read was LCH it’s good to be Queen, excellent! I think I might benefit from several on the list as I am struggling with several areas of my life…..wife, mom, co-worker, church leader, etc.
I would be honored to win these books.
April Hayes says
I am so looking forward to reading and participating in the “Girls Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life’s Transitions” challenge. This will be my first challenge with (in)courage.
Jan Wilson says
I really enjoyed reading “For the Love”. It was a great book. It helped me realize what is important in life. I am looking forward to reading several good books this year. I want to live with more intention and enjoy what God has blessed me with.
They all look so interesting in their own way. Even if I don’t win, I now have a few more titles to add to my reading list for this year !
It’s too hard for me to pick one favorite book! Plus, I read different types of genre. One of my favorite Christian books is “Undone” by Michele Cushatt, her humor and raw truth are priceless. One of my favorite mainstream books (fiction) this year is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah, very well researched. Right now, I’m reading Mother Teresa’s letters. Everyone have a blessed 2016!
Tracie McCulla says
I caught wind of a online book club.(Simply Tuesday) Join it, read the book, and really enjoyed the whole book and discussion. It got me reading again and I read 3 books at the end of 2015. Simply Tuesday put a different perspective in my life and inspired me to slow down. Also read Every Little Thing from this list and For the Love, which was not on this list. Hope to enjoy a few more books in 2016.
Working with children, a book I enjoyed this year is called “Wonder”. A great book about accepting people’s differences.
Diana Nagorcka says
I LOVED reading (and rereading) “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker this year. It was an especially special read since it inspired me to start my first ever book club! We’re now on the lookout for a book to kick off the new year and I would love to be able to peruse this set to choose our next one. 😀
Lisa Wright says
My favorite book from this blog was “You’re Already Amazing,” by Holly Gerth. Holly has a real talent with words. My favorite book overall was “Mary Queen of Scotland And The Isles,” by Margaret George. I love historical novels. And I would love to read all of the books presented in the giveaway. Thank you!
Jill C says
I have loved Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray, it reminds me to sit and rest and look for God. I look forward to more times of reflective reading in 2016.
I’ve read so many good books this year including Annie Downs book, Lets all be Brave. But I’m really enjoying reading Randy Alcorn’s book on heaven for kids to my children. The discussions it inspires with my kids is so fun. It’s cool to see them getting excited about our future home!
Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!
Shelly sczechowski says
I read The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippets…..I was just in the process of losing one of my best friends to cancer and this book was very healing to me, just when I most needed it!
dan and renee snow says
As a female executive in corporate America, a life of a coach and a mom to teenagers, I find it challenging to find balance in my soul. Reading Simply Tuesday brought some tears, some soul reminders, and I bought
Cheryn Kennedy Cutting says
I would love to read You’re Loved NO Matter What and It’s Good to be Queen. What a great book list. Any of them would be great!
I have read wonderful books this year. My favorite has been The Christmas List. A Christmas story that really touched me (and taught me)!
I love Simply Tuesday! I plan to read it again in 2016. I am also looking forward to reading The Inspired Room.
Joyce (and Norm) says
I enjoyed Clutter Free by Kathi Lipp and I am looking forward to The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner.
Annie Kee says
One of the books I really learned a lot from reading this year was “Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart” by Christena Cleveland. Of course, there are many books I am looking forward to in 2016!
I’d like to read the ” Girl Meats Change ” book. We have to move from our home of 32 years. Unless a miracle happens, we have to leave our friends, family, change and everything we have known. The rentals in our area have doubled. It’s always challenging to move from our aging mom who is ill.
Miranda Martin says
Looking forward to starting off the new year reading own your life by Sally clarkson!
Melissa S. says
I really am enjoying The Fringe Hours. It speaks to my heart and needs and I am so blessed by Jessica’s writing. 🙂
Maryann Schwinge says
I am reading One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp and would love to start the year off reading these wonderful books!!!
Tristi Carlson says
Girl Meets Change would be a good one for me to read in the new year!
I’m looking forward to reading Wild in the Hollow
I’ve not read too much. Just a book called Hearthland. Would love to win some awesome books. 🙂
Trudy Den Hoed says
What a generous giveaway! All of these books look inspirational and empowering. The only one I have read is Holley Gerth’s You’re Loved No Matter What. I love how Holley encourages us to let go of the unrealistic expectations we weigh down ourselves with, to embrace ourselves – messy parts and all, and to believe we are deeply loved just as we are.
I tend to read a lot more fiction than non fiction. My favorite from this past year was the Nightingale. My goal for 2016 is to increase my non fiction reading. Girl Meets Change is at the top of my list.
Karrilee Aggett says
Oooh I love this list… and somehow only managed to have read half of them! I loved Bandersnatch by Erika Morrison… beautiful and real and really caused me to stretch and be stretched!
I read a lot of books for kids. The Mean Girl Makeover Series by Nancy Rue (same first name, but not why I like the books). The books look at bullying from three different points of view. I thought the books really helpful. For us grown-ups, I liked A Harvest of Rubies. The theme of being loved for who you are, rather than how well you perform, does not get old.
Kristy Lynn Hanson says
I loved reading Girl Meets Change and Debbie Macomber’s book Silver Linings, and I would love to read Longing for Paris and Fringe Hours!
Lora Guider Dillard says
I look forward to reading the Bible this year. I’ve read parts of it over the years, but never cover to cover. There is a “tugging” at my heartstrings to journal as I read through God’s word. I plan to do this in 2016!
Leeann Staples says
I’ve been reading through the Newberry Medal winners with my girls, and we read “The Bronze Bow” together a couple months ago. The books looks at Jesus’ life from a totally different angle. A powerful story! Loved it!
Rachel Lundy says
This year I loved reading The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts.
I loved reading The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp this year! It really helped me celebrate Advent this year and focus on Jesus.
I really don’t mean to give such a “pat” answer but I am interested in reading all of the books listed! I love reading, especially Christian books. A few of my favorite books this year were from Joyce Meyer.
Patti Kaestle Resendes says
When I look at this list of books I would like to read all of them! One that caught my attention was the first one listed from Dawn Camp. I am very much in the need of peace.
Looking forward to reading Simply Tuesday soon!!
Lindsay Cook says
Really enjoyed reading ‘the fringe hours’ earlier this year – easy-to-digest segments read in the stolen moments before our busy days began! Looking forward to reading ‘Simply Tuesday’ in 2016!
I love all of Holly Gerth’s books – and this one in the list here sounds like the message for me to share and to embrace again and again…loved no matter what! Happy 2016.
Enjoyed reading Simply Tuesday this year. I’m an avid reader and appreciate the opportunity to win a free book. Thanks
Andrea Kulow says
How can it be that everyone of these books are on my wish list of reading for this year?!?! I was slow to the reading of “one Thousand Gifts” of which I loved the new perspective and read this summer.
Natalie Brewer says
I loved reading Jen Hatmaker’s “For the Love”!
Rachel Tonello says
Loved “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker. It was like sitting down and having a hilarious and beautifully honest conversation with her.
Genesis Dorsey says
Hello all! I really enjoyed Abandon by Tim Timberlake. He tackled the story of Jacob and leaving behind who you think you are for who God has made you to be. I loved this book because God is trying to change our names & have us walk in our purpose but we must abandon the past & past ways in order to do so. I’m finishing off Good or God by John Bevere now 🙂
I really enjoyed the 4 dimensions of leadership by Jenni Cantron and H3 leadership by Brad Lomerick. I’m looking forward to reading the outsiders guide to the Gospel by mock mooney, some by Donald Miller … and these 10!!
Erin Corbin says
I loved The Fringe Hours. It was the book that changed my mindset and my year! I’m looking forward to reading several of these other titles- especially Every Little Thing.
Sue Neumaier says
I am reading The Light Between Us. By Laura Lynne Jackson. So comforting to understand the heartache when we loose a loved one. She tells you how they are always with us. Excellent !
My favorite book of the year was For the Love by Jen Hatmaker. Looking forward to reading more books this coming year!
I loved The Fringe Hours – it inspired me to take pockets of time for myself, and I can tell a difference in my outlook. I’m a better wife and mama for it! And I’m getting over feeling guilty! 🙂
Anna Rome says
I’d love to check out Wild in the Hollow.
I loved The BEST Yes. These are all on my to-read list!!
Jennifer Wood says
I just received the fringe hours for a Christmas gift, so excited to read!
elizabeth maxon says
Just finished one of my all-time faves – The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliott. I’ve got a pile I want to dive into for the new year (including a few of these!) but I’m starting with a classic by Madeleine L’Engle – A Wrinkle in Time.
Kari Jones Cheramie says
The Mended Heart. I pray 2016 will be a better year with more encouraging books to bring me closer to God.
Amelia McNeilly says
I read “Lets All be Brave” by Annie Downs this past year and loved it! I look forward to reading “Girl Meets Change.”
Laura Crawford says
These look like great books! The 2 books that I LOVED this year were What I know for sure by Oprah and Restless by Jennie Allen. Great books!!
Wendi Cupp says
I loved For the Love, but I would love to read any and all of the books shown!
Ali Rettedal says
This past year I’ve tried to be intentional with my free time- trying to fill it with the Word of God, writing, praying and encourage books, rather than TV or other temporal things that become distractions. That being said, I’ve read several that I love, but the two books that have inspired me and helped me grow spiritually this year that I recommend to all my friends are Beth Moore’s “Audacity” and Jennie Allen’s “Anything.” Those women are anointed and speak straight to the core.
A recent book I read on marriage this year is “When Sinners say I Do.” I found it engaging and eye opening.
Charlotte Weeks Hall says
Loved reading The Best Yes. Looking forward to reading It’s Good to Be Queen. I would love to know more about the mysterious Queen of Sheba.
Kelli Moore says
The most powerful book I read this year was, “The Sound of Gravel”, a memoir by Ruth Wariner. As a part of her launch team,
I was incredibly touched by her courage and grace.
Right now I am reading Jen Hatmaker’s book…For the Love. I am really loving it so far, it makes me laugh, cry and shout…YES!!! <3
Brooke Montgomery Cassinelli says
I just purchased “Girl Meets Change” on my Kindle, and am anxiously awaiting a spare minute to start reading it. Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win! 🙂
Katie Landers says
What a great giveaway! I’m reading Emily’s Simply Tuesday right now and loving it! I highly recommend it. Thanks for the opportunity to receive more great reads!
Rachael Arianna says
So many good books in this list that I’d love to read! The only one I’ve read was Simply Tuesday and that certainly tops my list. Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray would be my other read of the year.
I am reading simply Tuesday right now and loving every single bit of it. Ive only read one other on the list so would be thrilled about the rest of the ones listed
Kim mandigo says
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Called Again by Jennifer Pharr Davis; a young woman who was called by God to set a record hiking the Appalachian Trail. With the support of her husband and a team of others she hikes relentlessly through pain, inclement weather, and discouragement but her faith in God and his calling and her husband’s unconditional love; well read to find out. An unforgettable true story. An absolute must read. I gave 3 copies for Christmas gifts.
Kristen Giese says
For the Love was a great read for this fall!!
a. macdonald says
I love Holly Gerths book You’re Loved No Matter What: Freeing Your Heart from the Need to Be Perfect! It is just the message that I need right now for encouraging, comforting and helping to heal my heart through the message of Gods love!
I recently finished “Not A Fan.” It jostled me to my core and really put into perspective where my heart truly is with God. I’ll find myself beginning to make a decision about anything and I’ll ask myself “does this make me a “fan” of God or a follower? How does this glorify the Lords work?” I don’t normally keep books that I’ve finished but this one will stay on my shelf for years to come as a reminder of all that God has done for me and how He deserves to be truly followed.
Paula Lloyd says
I look forward to reading the Inspired Room…I want and need to love my home. And how to personalize what I have.
Abby Spornitz says
I loved Girl Meets Change. I felt like it jump started a spiritual journey I’ve needed for a log time. I have no begun to have a much closer relationship to God. I’ve also been reading The Untethered Soul and re-read The Four Agreements which were both enlightening and spiritual themselves. Can’t wait to read more!
Julie Kreigh says
I read a lot of good books this year. I am looking forward to more for 2016. One that I greatly enjoyed was The Fitting Room by Kelly Minter. I have found that I love all her books. Her conversational style and her Biblical research has taught me a lot.
Beth Richardson says
The Fringe Hours, because it helped me realize I’m not taking enough time for myself. Self Care is my number one priority, after making time for God in 2016.
Amy Ivey says
Amber Haines ministered deeply to my heart through her new book Wild in the Hollow. I ended up buying the audio version so I could hear her beautiful southern accent. Definitely a 2016 Must Read for anyone who hasn’t been blessed by it yet! What a GREAT giveaway! So many great books to read in the new year. ((Blessings!))
Jen Babcock says
I’ve purchased two of these books as gifts for friends; but have my read any myself. I’m currently walking through “a Lineage of Grace” by Francine Rivers and am enjoying it.
Sarah F. says
One of my goals is to read more this year, simply tuesday I’d on my list!!
I just red The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis and loved it– it puts so many of our trifles into perspective!
Katie Strickland says
Just recieved Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman, and the introduction alone has been amazing. I read “Becoming More Than Just a Good Bible Study Girl” by Lysa Terkeurst this year and LOVED it!
Lauren Hasz says
I loved reading the “Nesting Place.” We are currently living with family, and this book helped me create a “haven” in our basement apartment and search for contentment in this hard season.
Cate Avery-Jagla says
I’ve heard so many good things about some of these books- and some are new to me- haven’t read any of them! I read and LOVED Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love this year. I also really really enjoyed the live stream book club! I also really loved the book Every Bitter Thing is Sweet. Merry Christmas!
Melissa Lapp says
I read “Girl Meets Change” by Kristen Strong. Currently reading “Becoming Myself” By Stasi Eldredge, and next up “Just Show Up” by Kara Trippets. The first two books have been very powerful and challenging.
Kristin Wood says
I read the fringe hours and loved how it put my time during everyday into perspective and how I can only be the best of me for my family if I take time to build into myself and my interests. It helped me to see that I want my kids to see their mom pursuing her hearts desires
Eskai Foster says
Surprised by Motherhood by Lisa Jo was by far a favorite read this past year!! If you haven’t read it yet, go get it now!!!
That’s an awesome booklist! So many of those are high on my TBR list. 2015 was a year of reading for me. I’m looking forward to diving into 2016! It’s always too hard to pick a favorite book of the year. One of my favorite memoirs was Found by Micha Boyett. It was challenging and inspiring.
Want to read I Want God by Lisa Whittle this next year!
Jessica Richey says
Looking forward to reading some of these in the new year. Can’t wait for Sally Clarkson’s MomHeart Conf to hear Sarah Mae!!
Death by Living by ND Wilson was a great read and one of those books that would be great for me to read every year to get perspective in this crazy life. I look forward to reading Simply Tuesday, because I relate to Emily Freeman’s writing and life.
Rachel Ervin says
I absolutely loved Simply Tuesday by Emily P Freeman!! I’d love to read so many of these others!!!
Crystal Scott says
I have read a lot of great books this year but I would have to say my favorite was Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman.
Jennifer Peters says
I have been wanting to read Simply Tuesday and Every Little Thing… As a stay at home Mom I struggle with feelings of insignificance beyond our home life.
Jessica B. Evans says
I look forward to reading See Me that I just got for Christmas. If I win this I will do my best to read them all. 🙂
Nicole Thompson says
Simply Tuesday. One of my favorite books of 2015, coincidentally on the (in)courage list! 🙂
Patti Dills says
I look forward to reading Sally Clarkson’s new book, The Life Giving Home! Her books have been encouraging to me for over 15 years. 🙂
I’m a voracious reader and have read quite a collection of books this year. Two of my favorites was “Boundaries” and “The Entitlement Cure”. I love reading and would feel greatly blessed to be able to add to my collection.
Emily Wall says
I LOVED Simply Tuesday and For the Love! I just moved back to the states after living in India for two years and struggled with the transition! These books really taught me to give grace to myself and embrace my life right now. Aaaaand they made me laugh which is always needed!
I loved Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans. Really made me appreciate my church community and all the support I find in it.
I just picked up The Man Called Ove. I’m excited to read it soon. Thanks!
I loved the book Simply Tuesday. I really needed the reminder that God isn’t found just in a spiritual realm or in heaven, but instead inhabits the here and now. Emily Freeman always inspires me to see the creative and beautiful side of God. I so appreciate it.
Julie Johnson Jones says
I loved Simply Tuesday, Longing For Paris, and Own Your Life this year! All three of those books were wonderful! I love to read encouraging books and look forward to more reading in 2016.
Kate Johnson says
Currently reading “Anatomy of the Soul” by Curt Thompson, and am loving it!!
Lauren Pressley says
I have read so many good books this year! “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDun changed the way I view the world. Jen Hatmaker’s “7” and “For the Love” were both awesome. I also really loved “Undaunted” by Christine Caine. I could keep going, but I will stop there. 🙂
Rachel Sampson says
The Best Yes and For the Love were two of my favorite reads this year.
Sarah Berry says
Audacious by Beth Moore
Bethany o'banion says
I loved reading The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers. It’s an oldie but a goodie, and one I go back to regularly.
Christy Steiner says
For everything there is a season and Emily Freeman’s book ‘Simply Tuesday’ was one book for this season. It spoke into the driven, productive, perfectionist, and keep it together part of me that needed to hear that it’s okay to just rest. Finding space for my soul and enjoying the small moments in my life that are often overlooked can bring a connectedness and peace that I had been missing for many years. I would highly recommend this book as a tool to help bring perspective and a fresh word to a weary soul.
Jenn Taylor says
Enjoyed reading many books this year, including a few on this list. However, the most influential was “if” by Mark Batterson. I so appreciate his inspirational words and wonderful research. I am also a huge fan of anything written by Holley Gerth and gave her books to all my girls this Christmas. Blessings!
Nicole Shelton says
I have enjoyed reading Robin Jones Gunn the Christy Miller Series. Very partial to Christian fiction books but great to see there is great options for personal (in) couragement
Tracy Grauer says
I read “Let’s All Be Brave” by Annie Downs and followed the discussion. It had a positive impact on my life. When I am afraid I am reminded that God is with me. I can be strong and courageous.
Jennifer Horensky-Rossi says
Carry On, Warrior. It’s helped me survive the loss of my mom and my journey through a TBI.
Naomi Nelson says
I recently finished Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, but my favorite read was Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore, which was given to me by a coworker as a graduation gift this spring.
Paula Hodges says
I would love to read Simply Tuesday next year. A good friend highly recommended it.
Aoife Quinn says
I read Redeeming Love this year, it was a fabulously encouraging book that reminded me and instilled Gods constant love in my soul and showed me how forgiving he can be and how following God makes me a better person, a wonderful, inspiring book that I would recommend to anybody, especially those looking for reassurance of His unfailing love xx
I really enjoyed Side by Side by Ed Welch – teaching & reminding me about relationships.
Jen Potter says
I really want to read Wild in the Hollow! All of these books are on my list though. I love having a good list of books to read!
Kaitlin Geddis says
I finely got around to reading A Thousands Gifts this year I really loved it. It was so good and wonderful.
Michelle Bischoff Parks says
I haven’t read any of these and would love to. I read life on mission by Tim Harlow and really enjoyed it.
Emily York says
I cannot wait to read Sarah Mae’s new book! In the meantime, I’ve loved reading Elyse Fitzpatrick’s books. Really encouraging!
My Name is Resolute by Sarah Turner is engaging historical fiction with rich imagery spanning about 50 years in the mid 1700s and encompassing the Revolutionary War.
Amy Rae Mack says
I just finished Your Going To Be Okay by Holly Gerth. I’m an official Holly fan. My goal is to read all her books now. She writes as if she knows me. I love being able to share it with the women I lead as well. Her mini ebooks are just as great and a perfect way to start my day. My dream to write keeps growing and her 40 day devotional Opening The Door To Your God Sized Dream gives me great encouragement!!! Thank you for all you do!!!
Amy Rae Mack
I loved For the Love by Jen Hatmaker!
I want to read all of these books but the book I really look forward to reading is wild in the hollow!
One of my favorite books of the year is Charles Martin’s “Water from my Heart”. But, I love to read and would love to have all of the books listed. They are on my list!
Lindsey Woolard says
I enjoyed Simply Tuesday….it’s one of those books that one needs to own. Need to reread and make notes.
Heidi Sorrells says
Looking forward to reading Simply Tuesday and Wild In the Hollow! Love all these writers and their big hearts for God!
I have read a few good books this year. My favorites would be Anything by Jennie Allen and The Best Yes.
I finally got around to reading Surprised by Motherhood. Loved it!
Tara Ulrich says
I read so many good books this year. Wild in the Hollow, Simply Tuesday, Bread and Wine, and Let’s All Be Brave were on the top of my list. I recently was gifted an early release copy of Beautiful Uncertainty by Mandy Hales. So good!
Dena Dyer says
One of my favorite books this year was “The Great Gatsby.” I had never read it, and I loved it. It shows the futility of chasing after money and power.
I love to read books and there are so many I’ve read this year. Two in particular I can think of off the top of my head. With by Skye Jethani and Jesus Hearted Woman by Jodi Detrick. Two fabulous books!
Jill Sweezy Epperson says
I loved Anything by Jennie Allen and, of course, For The Love by Jen Hatmaker!
Michelle Lynn says
I am looking forward to reading Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong. I am in a season of transition in many areas of my life. Going to check out her 2016 Challenge also!
Loved: For The Love
Looking forward to: By His Grace
MaryKay Hefner says
I read and loved Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge. Amazing book. I just started reading for pleasure again and would love to have some books ready in queue to read.
I have read a few fiction books this year, along with Unglued, Made to Crave and Fighting back with Joy. I would love to have these books to read..especially Fringe Hours, and Simply Tuesday.
Simply Tuesday was one of my favorite reads of 2015! Such a good book that I will reread frequently. What a great selection of books you have here! Thanks for the chance to win.
These books all look amazing! For Christmas I got Savor from my sister in law. I cannot wait to use this beautiful devotional!
Girl Meets Change….just started reading it and looking forward to reading it with the community!
Rachel Soto says
Beautiful Battlefields by Bo Stern. I’m in the midst of reading this powerful book and tucking these things away in my heart.
I need to read “You’re loved no matter what!” The book I enjoyed most this year was The Best Yes. I’m still learning from it 🙂
One of the best books I read this year was “the Help” by Kathryn Stockett. It was an inspiring story about not giving up on what you believe in despite the odds stacked against you. It also spoke to having courage in using your gifts/talents for something good and worthwhile.
I look forward to reading “FerVent: a Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer” by Prisciila Shirer to strengthen my prayer life.
I am so looking forward to reading ‘A Longing for Paris’! And I do have a zillion other books lining my bookshelves!!
Danielle Day says
These books are all by wonderful ladies – and they’re all on my wishlist! I’m also looking forward to reading Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler next year 🙂
I think all these books have one thing in common; the freedom that comes with being who we are in Christ. Living authentically the way He has called us to live, which spreads beauty in its wake. I really cannot pick one! They all resonate deeply for me.
Anything by Holley Gerth is always a fantastic read! Thanks for offering this awesome collection! Happy new Year!
Linda J F
Anya Boehning says
The Four Loves by CS Lewis and Scary Close by Donald Miller were two of my favorites
Tracy B says
The Bridge was my pick for a Christmas book to read this year and I really enjoyed it. What a wonderful way to start 2016 with 10 wonderful books to read and/or share!
Erin Beil says
I loved The Boys In The Boat by Daniel Brown, a very inspiring true story! I am also rereading Stasi Eldredge’s Becoming Myself and her husbands new book Moving Mountains about prayer- both SO good! Thanks for all the book recommendations, I look forward to reading them this year or hopefully winning the chance to!
The most inspiring book I’ve read this year is Bella’s Gift, which describes the Santorum’s Family courage and love given to them and shared with the world of their incredible daughter, Bella. Bella reminds us that love surpasses all and is what is most important, giving us hope, courage and stronger faith in life.
Deanna Michaels says
I Loved Evidence Not Seen and Where the Wind Leads.
Stacey K. says
The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History was my favorite book that I read this year. It was interesting how Becca Stevens juxtaposed the uncomplimentary aspects of tea’s history, and her journey to build a cafe and company that would help empower women to accept the unflattering aspects of their past and transform their lives through love and healing, one cup at a time.
Charlene S. says
I am currently reading several books by Christian authors, one humorous and lighthearted, one serious and personal and one Christmas story based on a man’s life growing up. I would love to read any and all of these suggested books, they sound wonderful. Thank you and God bless!
My favorite book this year was Having Our Say. A book about the Delaney sisters.
Oh my, what a great collection of books! I’m so looking forward to digging into my copy of Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, just one of many new books on my shelf.
Monica Patrick says
I loved reading ‘With’ by Skye Jethani and am enjoying reading ‘Caught Up in a Story’ by Sarah Clarkson.
I would love to read them all! I actually have looked at Fringe Hours several times but have yet to buy it! thank you!
Diving into “Hope For the Weary Mom” by Stacey Thacker & Brooke McGlothlin and their companion devotional. Also I’m preparing to jump into Colleen O’Grady’s “Dial Down the Drama.” The fall was a struggle & I am reaching down deep to make some positive changes for our family.
Beth Salvatierra says
I have been enjoying Jen Hatmakers book For the Love. The giveaway seems like a great list of books!
I read Wild in the Hollow . It was very thought provoking . My favorite book from 2015 was Jen Hatmakers ” For the Love”
Brandy Milton says
Girl meets change! It is the queue to read and I can’t wait!
One of my favorite authors and encourager Crystal Paine had a book study where she featured simply Tuesday. That was great. The rest of the books look and sound interesting as well. A bookworm like me would be in book heaven if I won these books.
Kristy Mclinden Cirillo says
Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild
I was convicted by Control Freak by Les Parrott. I also loved Seeking Allah Finding Jesus. My new fave Christian fiction author is Lis Wiehl.
And I am currently reading Scary Close and Prayer Warrior Mom.
Just finished Daring Greatly by Brene Brown – it was fantastic!
Kelsey Virkler says
I want to read Melissa Michaels’ book this year. I need more contentment about my house even though we just moved this year! And also the fringe hours because I’m very creative but with three kids under four I’m plain exhausted and have little time for creativity!
I absolutely love reading and am so thankful that I can take part in this wonderful gift. It truly is a blessing to be able to see and have the ability to actually read anything your heart desires. These are things I believe some of us take for granted since many times we go our whole life without ever really stopping and thinking about what a blessing it really is to be able to read. This year I have read so many wonderful books but I think the one that impacted me the most was: “100 Bible Verses everyone should know by heart” by Robert J. Morgan, it is absolutely amazing what scripture memory can do and how it can literally impact your life.
My favorite reads this year were Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine and Women of the Word by Jen Wilken.
This year I really enjoyed reading Ann Voskamps book, 1000 Gifts. I truly understand the importance of being thankful. In the hard,messy,mundane moments of life there is always something to be thankful for.
I’m about halfway through “Girl Meets Change” and have cried through all of it. Such a gift of grace to me this fall. I hope to finish it soon 🙂
Amy Boone says
My favorite fiction book from this past year was All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I would love to win these books, they all look fantastic!
Kerrie McCullough says
The books that I have read this year surround my dissertation research. I would love to wrap myself up in books that remind me of God’s unwavering love. Thanks for the chance to win!
These books all look so good! I really enjoyed “Fight Back with Joy” by Margaret Feinberg.
My goal is to read one inspirational book per month. I start reading An Untroubled Heart by Micca Campbell now. I would lo e to read Rest Assured by Vicki Courtney.
I loved loved loved Wild in the Hollow. And The Fringe Hours. I have Simply Tuesday on the list for this year. I think I need to add some more of these!
I haven’t read that many books for enjoyment this year because of school. One of the books I did love is Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. I look forward to finishing 1000 gifts before this year is over (2nd time reading it). I’d love to read The Fringe Hours. One of the things I need to work on is taking time for me as part of living an over all healthy lifestyle!!
Sherry Lee says
I am big Emily Freeman fan, and I would love to read Simply Tuesday!
I’m just finishing up The Best Yes and it’s life changing!
I am most interested in reading The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner as I desire to explore my passions for 2016 and discover how to make my passions come to reality.
I just read “The Antelope in the Living Room” by Melanie Shankle. Loved it.
I really loved reading Liz Curtiss Higgs book It’s Good to be Queen. The queen of Sheba was a very wise women and I learned so much about her and the way she interacted with Solomon. I have been able to apply her wisdom to my own life. Thanks for all of your encouragement from (in)courage.
Hi there!! One of the best books I read this year was Queen of the Home, even though I have been a Christian dor more than firteen years, I had truggled so much with giving my best at home, and letting the truth penetrate in my heart; that the one who serves is really happy because it is God who takes cares my needs and my role us to serve genuinely and lovingly, I would looooove to win all these books!!!
Emily Kaufmann says
I read Emily Freeman’s Simply Tuesday. It for perfectly where my life is and was this year. I’m learning to be okay with a calm life. So many words that spoke life into my soul.
Debbi Saunders says
I Loved Melissa Michael’s “The Inspired Room”!!! All the books in your Giveaway selection look wonderful!
Can’t wait to start Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson!
Tasha Gregory says
Oh I can not wait to read Wild in the Hollow. It’s been in my Amazon cart for weeks. Was hoping for a Christmas surprise that had this book in it but then we decided no gifts this year! I would love to win this generous gift!
michele l says
I am half way through a longing for Paris and I love every single word….half of each page is highlighted
Carlye Rankin says
I loved reading Jen Hatmaker’s 7 and For the Love. They were awesome. I have a long list of books I want to read…the fringe hours is one of them!!
Nicole Pyle says
The Beauty of Grace, by Dawn Camp. I loved it so much, highlighted it, tagged it and then I gave it to a dear friend in need of Grace herself. 🙂
I recently read Sarah Mae’s book “Longing for Paris” and thoroughly enjoyed it. She shared creative ways to have those Paris moments in the middle of my life right where I am. Loved it. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway. I love to read!!!
Lizzy Cook says
Stitches by Ann Lamott showed up in my life at just the right time. I was in desperate need of grace and caught up in the cycle of striving to earn what is so freely given when her words ministered to a place deep in my heart. I love how God speaks through others and precisely the time He sovereignly knows we need it.
Sarah Leimer says
One of my most favorite books from this past year was The Book Thief. I realize I was about a decade behind the times on this one, but I loved it soo much that I had to force myself to read only one chapter at a time because I really never wanted it to end. Another fave of mine this year was Bread and Wine. Don’t miss that one! I love to read and feel giddy when a great book crosses my path…
Cameron Morrison says
I want to read them all! Fervent by Priscilla Shirer probably has been the most influential book I read in 2015!
I loved ‘choosing God’s best’ by Don Raunikar. Great book!
I’m still finishing “Girl Meets Change”, and have really appreciated all I have read so far. I also read “Simply Tuesday” and “You’re Loved No Matter What” – the truths in each have helped me grow in my personal relationship with Jesus. Thank you to all of these authors for making themselves vulnerable and sharing their heart – so we can benefit.
I keep hearing about The Fringe Hours and would love to win it!
Louise Stenner says
Elizabeth Elliot’s biography of Any Carmichael was the highlight of my reading. Honest and revealing, challenging and breath catching. I long for more books like that
Maria Joy Troyer says
I loved “The Fringe Hours”! Such a great encouragement and blessing to me. I would also love to read “Longing for Paris”.
I read For the Love and Audacious – need to read them both again very slowly with a pen and highlighter. Looking forward to The Inspired Room
Katie Reid says
What a lovely literary line-up! I enjoyed reading Wild in the Hollow this year.
Katy Pacholke says
I am really looking forward to reading You’re Loved No Matter What by Holley Gerth!
Shelly Jenkins says
I would love to win these! My husband is going to Korea for a year with the military (without me and the kids) and one of my goals is to make personal improvements! These books would definitely help. I am currently reading “Tour of Duty” to help prepare for his leaving.
I love to read and would love to read many of the choices you’ve selected. I’ve read 19 books so far this year! I think my favorite was The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer.
Kim SV says
I’ve been eyeing many of the books in your giveaway! I did purchase The Inspired Room as I’m very “challenged” when it comes to decorating! Loved the book and making some progress in our house! Hope to find more time to read in 2016.
Lindsey H. says
I love reading, but with a 20 month old, not much reading got done this year. However I really enjoyed “Wild in the Hollow” and “Simply Tuesday” a lot. I am looking forward to reading “Every Little Thing” by Diedre Riggs and “Out of Sorts” by Sarah Bessey. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
I read Simply Tuesday and It’s Good to be Queen. Loved them both and very inspiring!
Carolyn McKinnon says
I read several good books this year, but one of my favorites was “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. This is a FABULOUS giveaway!! I would dearly love a chance to win! 🙂
LeAnn Caseria says
I read “Simply Tuesday” this past fall right after I’d had some major surgery and was home on Medical Leave. My youngest child had just left for college the month prior and my husband and I were “empty nesters” for the first time in 28 years. Being out of the working world, unable to drive and home in a quiet and still house was a time of self reflection for me as I healed. Emily’s book was source of wisdom and strength to me as I looked ahead at the life that was waiting for me.
Anneta Wijaya says
The beauty of grace will be my pick..since we need to be reminded that only by His grace we can do everything for ourselves and others around us..
Lanie King Anderson says
I LOVED Simply Tuesday by Emily Freeman, and I’m looking forward to reading Wild in the Hollow by Amber Haines and For the Love by Jen Hatmaker in 2016!
Anjanette Barr says
I really loved Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson. And nearly all of these are on my to-read list for this year!
I loved Gilead. I know I am late to that one but so good, and perfect timing
I really enjoyed Emily Freeman’s ‘Simply Tuesday’. It helped me put in perspective to cherish the small and ordinary moments. Those are the ones life is most made up with anyway. I was inspired to start a #101smiles challenge on Instagram to purposefully look for more beauty & reasons to be grateful each and every day.
She also talks about staying in “your 8 feet of the pool” which really helped me breathe! I tend to look at what everyone else is doing and then fret over where I’m not measuring up. She gently reminds her readers that we can’t watch over the whole pool, but just take care of your own corner. So much grace, encouragement and a little wit to make this a sweet treasure to have in your personal library.
Rachel Swanson says
I read Wild in the Hollow which was a wonderful read! Especially loved chapters 12 and 13 where it came all together. Would love to get my hands on a few more of these wonderful books!
Darlene Backer says
Would love to start 2016 with awesome reading material!
Julie Jablonski says
I love, love, loved Wild In The Hollow! Amber is an exceptional writer and her story completely drew me in. I haven’t had a chance to read any of the others yet, but have many on my list. It would be amazing to have the chance to read them all!!
I am currently Reading Cupid Is a Procrastinator: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life by Kate Hurley, and it has been super encouraging 🙂 And I have some of the books on this list on my to-read list. So many good books!!!
Jeanie Felaber says
Enjoyed and grew in the Lord as others did in the Weekly Bible Study that I do 60 miles from my home by sharing stimulating snippets from THE BEAUTY OF GRACE, ONE THOUSAND GIFTS, THE HARDEST GRACE, THE BEST YES. I would cherish the opportunity to own this gifted set of 10 BOOKS you are offering for the BIBLE STUDY in 2016.!.
Kristina Pasho Liccketto says
I loved Seven by Jen Hatmaker. I would really like to read the Fringe Hours, because I could use some help balancing my time better.
Melanie Awcock says
l want to read SimplyTuesday, and give myself permission to find balance in my life. I want to read books that encourage me in my journey to pursue the bright, beautiful, wild, colorful life I believe God is calling me to, as I walk out of a life of desperate depressing thoughts.
Deitra Hultgren Shoemaker says
I’ve enjoyed going through Simply Tuesday with my two adult daughters. Such a joy to get to share where each of us is spiritually. Looking forward to giving them Fringe Hours and reading it myself
Hannah Lane says
Simply Tuesday has been on my to read list and I can’t wait to get started on it!
Rebecca Lucas says
I’d love to read Wild Hollows and The Inspired Room! To find and create peace within myself and my home would be lovely!
Patricia B Hawes says
I read too many good books to choose,so I’m choosing the Good Book.,my Bible.
Elaine Letkeman King says
Although I haven’t quite finished it yet, the book “Simply Tuesday” has been an amazing book for me. I think I’ve read each chapter (so far) about three or four times – underlining and noting different things each time. I’m also doing it as a small group study with a good friend. Emily P. Freeman is really challenging me in this book to embrace the moment and live for Jesus each day.
If I were to win this, I’d share Simply Tuesday with a friend and look forward to reading the rest of the books. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this draw.
Kristin Smith says
Oh there have been so many but Fervent was a blessing to me as well as If by Mark Batterson!
Catherine Elizabeth says
I loved “For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker. I want to read “Hoodwinked” and “Simply Tuesday.” This list looks amazing and I’d love to win! I’m such a reader!!
Carolyn White says
I loved Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford. Learning to take a pause before I respond has radically changed my life – especially my parenting!
Sarah Travis says
One of my absolute favorite books this year was Liz Curtis Higgs’ ‘It’s Good to be Queen’ – such incredible insight and teaching into the Queen of Sheba. Liz makes you fall in love with Scripture like never before 🙂
Mandi Linn Woodruff says
I look forward to reading Wild In The Hollow! I absolutely love to read.
Becky Marzano says
So many good books this year but most recently finished The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp.
I loved reading Ann Voskamp’s “The Greatest Gift” this advent season, and though it’s not necessarily a book on its own, Angie Smith’s “Seamless” study was a highlight of my year, encouraging me to do more reading of the Bible.
I am having a great time now revisiting Thelma Wells Living Above Worry and Stress. Great workbook with practical quotes to live by. Was my Savior and friend around the holidays and is helping me process transitions with my purpose and career. A book of healing words that I found useful as daily tips to live by one day at a time. Salaam Green
Mary Beth Grzesiowski Ferrara says
Can’t wait to read Beth Moore’s “Audacious!”
Jorge & Beth Juarez says
I loved reading Simply Tuesday & doing the online bookclub this year. Learning to see God moving in seemingly small ways in my tuesday place has been really freeing
The best book that I read this year and one of my all time favorites is called Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis. It inspired and challenged me at the same time and I have been changed by the perspective the author offered! I highly recommend it!
I will certainly be adding many of these to my “to-be-read” list. I would like to read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic in the coming year.
PJ S says
I really enjoy Holly Gerth’s books. “You’re loved no matter what” is a great book for those of us who struggle with doing things to be/feel loved. I would enjoy reading the other books and this opportunity to win is nice.
Jessica K says
I read a great series by KaRen Kingsbury and I read the beautiful book longing for Paris by Sarah Mae. I’m actually getting ready to reread that one! Would love to win this package! Great authors!
The only book on the list I have read is The Fringe Hours. It was good to have the reminder that I need to feed my soul with the things I love even if it’s for only a few minutes a day. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the busyness of the day and realize you aren’t feeding your passions. There are several here I would enjoy readiing.
Heather Miller Montz says
I’m in the middle of reading “Sanctuary” by Ted Dekker. He keeps you on your toes.
I also read “Coming Home” by Katen Kingsbury with a box of tissues! Loved it!
I re-read The Scarlett Thread by Francine Rivers. She is one of my favorite authors 🙂
I loved Simply Tuesday! What a great reminder that I needed. I hope I win so I can read all the others. Looks like a great list of books I could learn from.
My favorite book from 2015 has been The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst. This book has inspired me to have God pleasing priorities in my life. I don’t need to feel guilty for saying no to anything that is less than the best for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win so many amazing books.
Rachelle Craig says
I read so many books this year, but the one that I love, and the one that I can give credit to for really impacting and changing my life, is Your Life Still Counts by Tracie Miles. I done a Bible Study early this summer with Tracie, and again with a group leader from Proverbs 31 Minsitries. I have been saved for several years, but still harbored guilt from my past that I could not shake. Your Life Still Counts teaches us that even though we have a past that we may not be proud of, God will use our past for His purpose. He loves us not in spite of our past, but because of our past. Since doing the study, my walk has become so much more!
The book I would love to read would be Every Little Thing, By Deidra Riggs. It seems like another book that would be a great reminder that no matter what, God has a purpose for our lives, and with Him, we can fulfill His purpose.
All of the books listed in the giveaway look like pretty amazing books, and I would be delighted to read each one of them. Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂
Sarah Johnson says
I am so wanting to read all of these- they’re all on my goodreads “to read” list. But I think I’m most excited about “It’s Simply Tuesday.”
Lana Hal says
Loved the book War Room. My husband and I laughed and cried off and on through the whole book. I was his audio while we drove to our new home place in KY to live.
The movie was good but the book was so much better!!!
Lynn D. Morrissey says
I’ve read a # of good books. I especially liked Jean Fleming’s Pursue the Intentional Life, Michael Yankoski’s The Sacred Year, and Seth Haines’s Coming Clean. I love this listing! Happy New Year!
Donna Krings says
I love books! I would like to read Simply Tuesday or any one of these books! Thank you for the chance to win!
I would like to read You are loved no matter what: freeing your heart from the need to be perfect. It has been a constant work in progress in my life to learn that I don’t need to be perfect and that I am enough as I am. It would be great to read someone else’s perspective on the topic and learn some helpful ways to continue evolving. Thank your the opportunity for everyone to have a chance to share what they’ve read and why.
Non-fiction: Wrestling Prayer by Eric Ludy. Fiction: The Mitford Series by Jan Karon.
As for books I’d like to read this year, every book in this giveaway is one I would love to read!
Kay McCarter Pflueger says
The best book I read this year was “Unglued ” by Lysa TerKeurst. Deals with handling our emotions in an appropriate manner.
Michelle Vasquez says
I have read some great book this year , I’m a total bookworm…. For fiction I really enjoyed the fault in our stars and the glass castle … The non fiction the list is pretty long but I finally bought the five love languages. Jessica turners the fringe hours is what I really needed so glad I got it! I would love to gift it to someone else. I really want to read simply Tuesday by Emily p. Freeman 🙂
Jade Beasley says
I thoroughly enjoyed Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans. I would love to read these selections!
Jennifer D says
A Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp- truly life changing.
Adrienne March says
I really loved reading “All the light we cannot see” by Doerr (fiction). I just started “For the Love” by Hatmaker and I’m very excited about it!! Would so enjoy to read all the books listed in the give away!
Courtney Peters says
I read Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist and loved it!! I would love to read several books on this list especially simply Tuesday, the fringe hours and longing for Paris. Thanks you for the opportunity to win these amazing books!
Leeann Toner says
I’m 5 yrs into caring full time for my husband who had a stroke..
Really would love to have these to help quiet my mind on days that need extra care for my self..
Cindy in PA says
A lot of the books listed above are on my Wish List. I’d especially like to read “The Beauty of Grace” to put me in the right frame of mind in the new year. Thank you for the opportunity to win! Blessings!
I’m currently reading, “Wild in the Hollow,” which I received for Christmas along with Seth Haines’ book, “Coming Clean.” I am wanting to turn anti-social with my family, find a quiet spot and tear through this already amazing book. Amber has put words to experiences, feelings and thoughts I’ve had but not been able to articulate as beautifully. I am soaking it up.
I also highly enjoyed Jen Hatmaker’s, “For the Love” as well in 2015.
Rachel N says
Great list. Favorite book in 2015 – Make It Happen. Would love to read Longing for Paris and all the books on this list
Wendy Plybon says
I really enjoyed Emily Freeman’s “A Million Little Ways”. I would love to win these books, they would help me reach my reading goal for 2016. 😀
Jessica Allen says
Of Bread and Wine would have to be my favorite
Every Little Thing was my favorite book this year. It really spoke to my heart about doing what I can, with what I have, where I am.
I really enjoyed reading Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty this year. And I’m looking forward to reading Wild in the Hollow.
Kimberly Nell Thomason says
I have 3 Holley Gerth books already on my shelf. They are You’re Already Amazing, You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream and You’re Going to Be Okay. They are about finished since I am on God-Sized Dream now. They are well written and have question/answer sections and help you really map things out. I already love the author and her writing style. She is simple and down-to-earth and comfortable and interesting. I would love to win this pack of books since we are never able to do a real Christmas and give or get gifts except for my kiddo. Our Christmas this year has been very bad financially and we are out of everything food wise currently. We have been getting some food boxes but most don’t include eggs, milk, cheese, sandwich meats, butter or meats usually. We are really struggling so please pray. Love my reading as it takes our minds off our problems. Happy Holidays.
In retirement years now… and I’m reading more than before. Love that. “Every little thing” is on my want list… (but hoping it doesn’t make me feel guilty.) My recent favorite is “A Lantern in Her Hand”…. written in 1925. I read it 40 years ago… reread it last month. Really a good pioneer ‘mom’ story. I felt like she was reading my mind!
Sue Colburn says
Actually, I have grown so much spiritually this year – learned so much about myself and how to deal with and overcome – to some degree – my perfectionism, and can’t say enough to the authors and founders of (in)courage for the blessing you have been in my life. Your blogs have been so poignant to some of the trials we have been through this year! Just wanted to give you all some flowers whether I win or not. (Though it would be nice to win!)
Hands free mama! This is a great group of books!
Annette Butler says
I would love to read Simply Tuesday. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Looking forward to the blessings God has lined out for 2016.
Lisa L. says
Simply Tuesday was a balm to my soul this year!
Recently retired after a 40 year career, God is helping me enter a new life chapter. I feel Him encouraging me to continue working with younger women in a small group study. We just completed Holley Gerth’s “You’re Already Amazing” and would like to start her “You’re Loved No Matter What”. I have more time to read now and above all I feel the time is urgent to get women to know He loves them unconditionally and has much work for us to do. Thank you for your website, books and of course your constant “in-courage”ment!
Kimberlee Jost says
Wild in the Hollow was the best book I read this year, but it may have been the best book I have read IN YEARS.
Jordan Taylor says
This year, I have LOVED Out of Sorts by Sarah Bessey! Such a boat-rocker. I’m looking forward to Annie Downs’s Looking for Lovely, Kaitlyn Bouchillon’s Even If Not, and Shauna Niequist’s Present over Pefect!
<3 <3 thank you friend! I'm so excited for those as well.
I read several great books this year. Non-fiction notables were For the Love & The Hardest Peace, but I really loved The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah in terms of fiction, which I rarely get a chance to read!
Terri Foels-Pierce says
I really liked “The Mended Heart” by Suzie Eller.
Tricia@ beautybwb.blogspot.com says
I would LOVE to win these books! My most recent book I’ve read is the 10 Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith. Just made some SMART goals, and one of them this coming year is to read more books!
I’d like to sit on a real bench next to Emily. Just sit. Don’t need to talk.
I’ve read so many good books this year (over 20 books), however I would have to say one of my favorites from this year has to be Koren Kingsbury’ “Coming Home”. This book was the icing on the cake of the Baxter Family. It had its mix of sorrow, joyful triumphs, and emotional family moments. I wept through the heartfelt book. I greatly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading the missing books from my Baxter collection in the upcoming year. 🙂
I loved reading “The Best Yes” by Lysa Terkeurst with my ladies group at church. It was a good discussion book for us from many walks of life. I have a huge want list to read for this year. How many I get to will be the real question. I just bought “If” by Mark Batterson. This one is first. 🙂
Sheree Cornstubble says
Max Lucado Grace Happens Here
Kerri Lynn says
Super eager to read ” Girl Meets Change.” This has been a year of overwhelming transition for our family & some days I feel like I can barely come up for air. Following incourage & a few other ministries on social media have been the glimmers of hope and encouragement I have needed to push through.
I am loving “Then Sings my Soul” by Robert Morgan. It has a large selection of hymns with an accompanying story about how the hymn–why it was written, etc.
I loved LOVE DOES by Bob Goff. Loving people extravagantly, to have the adventure in life, even in your own backyard. It was simply life changing.
Alana Morgan says
All of these books sound AMAZING! Thanks for this opportunity. ‘What Love Is’ by Kelly Minter, actually a Bible study was a terrific book….brought me closer to John (of Biblical fame) and pointed out what love truly is! Another terrific read: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy by Eric Metaxas….truly a life changing book! Happy New Year!
Abby Breuklander says
I’ve read some amazing books this year, Fulfilled by Danise Jurado has been so life changing!! Most of these in the giveaway have been on my reading bucket list for awhile!
Really looking forward to Girl Meets Change. I am working accepting change in my life and not letting it throw me into a tizzy!
My favorite book this year was The Best Yes by Lysa Terkheurst .
I loved 1000 Gifts!
Jill Faught Buford says
Living So That by Wendy Blight
So full of helpful information. Can’t wait the next book.
Cindy Turner Detlefs says
I have read many great books this year and really enjoyed The Fringe Hours!
Tammie Gonzalez says
Can’t wait to read Fringe hours- need to find the time again to enjoy life
Kathy A. says
I plan to do a lot more reading in 2016! And there are so many books that I would love to read, a couple of them being The Fringe Hours (self-care seems to be an area I’m lacking in!) and Simply Tuesday.
I can’t wait to read “simply Tuesday”.
Ro Elliott says
I love “seated with Christ”
Shannon Thompson says
I enjoyed reading Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift again this advent season. It’s one of my all time favorites. I’m looking forward to reading Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson and Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae! Many of the books in this giveaway are books on my always growing reading list or by authors I really love!
Raebeth McGee-Buda says
I absolutely loved Simply Tuesday because I related to it in so many ways.
I absolutely loved reading “not a fan.” I highly recommend it. It was captivating and very thought provoking. Awesome read!
Several of the books in this giveaway are books that I would love to read. I have read reviews for all the books but really look forward to reading Wild in the Hallow.
Jennifer Delk says
We just finished reading Ann Voskamp’s Unwrapping the Greatest Gift as a family and absolutely loved it. It was fabulous during the Advent season and truly led us closer to Christ. I look forward to reading so many of these.
Kelly Schmidt says
The best book I read this year was “Love Idol” by Jennifer Dukes Lee. I have started ” Wild in the Hollow”.
Gina Elder says
I’ve read too many good books to choose only one as my favorite! Some of my faves this year were: Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist, The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith, The Walmart Effect by Charles Fishman, and Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Anna H says
This year I loved Winter Street by Elin Hildebrand. I love a good quick read and it’s such a fun holiday story. I’m looking forward to reading Simply Tuesday this year and would love to have Wild in the Hollow!
Nicole Nelson says
I loved The Fringe Hours and all the practical tips that I have continued to include in my daily life. The accompanying videos were also great to feel like I was reading it with others. Thanks for the contest – I would love to receive other books as a prize!
Tracy A says
Oh may be hard to choose which I would read first! Probably Simply Tuesday, I’d really like to find that slow motion button.
Angela Townsend says
I was particularly blessed by reading NT Wright’s Surprised by Scripture; Wendell Berry’s Art of the Commonplace; and Randy Alcorn’s Happiness this year. 🙂
The best yes was a wonderful book! It was so encouraging to hear that I’m not the only one who suffers from people pleasing. The personal stories are very similar to things I have gone through or questioned about myself. Its an inspiring book to look deep into yourself to know what is your best yes and when to politely decline. If you deline not to have shame in it, because you will be able ti better use that energy elsewhere.
I have been looking forward to reading Longing For Paris…LOVE Sarah Mae!!!
I loved Fringe Hours! I look forward to reading the Inspired Room! I would love to make my home more personalized.
The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson was my all-time favorite book I read in 2015. It revolutionized my prayer life and altered the way I view and relate to God. I recommend it to anyone who longs to follow after God’s heart!
I am LONGING to read all of these books, but am LOVING , “Constantly Craving” by Marilyn Menburg.
Beth Hardinger says
I’m looking forward to reading Every Little Thing!
Julie Hutson says
I found this book to be full of biblical encouragement, a book that takes you on a journey that prompts you to seek soul rest in the midst of daily chaos. Finding Spiritual Whitespace…awakening your soul to rest. Bonnie Gray’s words will touch you in a way that you will long to hear her words again, and again. I found the practice of finding spiritual whitespace is a necessity when in comes to raising a child with special needs. And I’m eager to read many of the other books listed. Simply Tuesday sounds the most appealing because small moment living, is what keeps me going!
Loved “Fringe Hours” so much!!!!!
Sue Forry says
Reading Holley Gerth’s You’re Already Amazing & You’re Made For a God Sized Dream.
Kendra Hotchkin says
Loved Fringe Hours!! Helped me rethink my priorities and challenged me to make use of the fringe time in my days. Cannot wait to dive into my readings this year!!
Danielle M. says
“For the Love” by Jen Hatmaker. I have a few books I’d like to read during Christmas break, “Audacious” by Beth Moore and “Hoodwinked” by Karen Ehman. Would love to read these, too!
I’ve enjoyed reading every bitter thing is sweet and Jesus, the gentle parent. Would love to win this treasure to share with my small group/tribe!
I am looking forward to reading Fervent
Arletta Bartel Boulton says
I’m looking forward to reading “Every Little Thing” by Diedra Rigg. It sounds exactly like something I need right now. There are others in this bunch I’ve never heard about so I’m going to check them out, too. The “Girls Meet Change” book sounds like something my college age daughter would enjoy or find useful. Good luck to all.
Mended by Angie Smith and Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman. Also really enjoyed a re-reading of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
I am looking forward to reading “You’re loved no matter what”. As a perfectionist mum to two pre-schoolers I often feel that I am not doing motherhood well and therefore letting God down. Reading Ann Voskamp’s “One thousand gifts” this year is helping me look for the graces in everyday moments. Also received “Simply Tuesday” for Christmas and can’t wait to start it!
Angie Bracone says
Let’s Be Brave was a book God set in my hands by a sponsor. It helped guide me through a very difficult time in my life. All these books sound amazing. Would love to add them to my faith library.
Monica Lonigan says
My fave book has to be hands down Jesus Femenisit . Loved how he shared about her dad writing down his prayers for his family. And how she later on life would pray for her husband while would sleep. Really ministered to my spirit.
April Logston says
I loved the book You are Loved No Matter What. It was inspiring and eye opening. I am currently reading The Best Yes and am loving every minute of it.
Suzanne Pichon says
I absolutely loved Simply Tuesday. I look forward it reading it again. I love Emily’s heart and the way it is revealed through her books.
I just bought ‘The Fringe Hours’, ‘Girl Meets Change ‘, and ‘Simply Tuesday’ and my goal is to get through the three books and many more this year!
JoAn Knudson says
I really liked “The Prophecy Answer Book” by David Jeremiah. It is comprehensive, easy to read, and excellent background information, too. It has helped with my study of Revelation.
I read “You were made for God sized dreams” and it really impacted my life! I ordered it while on a mission trip to Trinidad, and it was waiting for me when I got home.
I loved Girl Meets Change. I knew there was something off balanced, but never truly knew how disconnected I how allowed myself to be from the place God had intended me to be while dealing with the weight of a cross-country moved. Not until I read this book. It was an eye opener of God’s intentions for me and love too, even when it was hard to find. After this read, my whole perspective changed, and I was able to stop tip-toeing my way around in fear, and live more intentionally from a place of trust and faith. Even in the unknown. Specially in the unknown.
Jenn Tanaka says
I read Simply Tuesday this year and that book absolutely changed my life. I am in a season of change. I lost the closest person I had to a best friend – besides my husband – and realized I long for more female close companions (which I have never really had). We just grew apart. I grieved that loss, but this book made me realize that I will be okay by myself, but to always leave my bench available to those who may need it. Whether they stay for a long while or for just a short moment. And to also remember that Jesus is always here. Here on this ordinary Tuesday. And to not forget to invite him to join me.
I look forward to devouring all the other books on this list. ❤️
The most impactful book I have ever read is 1,000 gifts. It is on my list to re-read this year.
Wild in the Hollow…this booked moved me in ways a book hasn’t in a long while. I look forward to more from Amber Haines.
Raechelle Bellus says
What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win these! Two of my favorites this year are: The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Recently I picked up 1000 Gifts and Living Well, Spending Less. I am looking forward to expanding my mind this year and delving into a new genre, this would be a perfect gift to do so.
I read Simply Tuesday and The Fringe Hours this past year and loved them both. They made me really think about why I do the things I do and pause to re-evaluate what goes on my to do list each day. (And how I react when it all doesn’t get done). I’d love to win all the books, to read and share with my girlfriends.
Robin in New Jersey says
Right now I am reading,”What Did You Expect” by Paul Tripp. Every married couple should read this book together. My husband and I are reading it slowly and discussing it. It is really changing the way I see things.
I loved Simply Tuesday. I’m currently listening to Wild in the Hollow in th audio version. I love when the author narrates. Thanks to this post, I’d like to read, It’s Good to be Queen, next.
Sandy Cupery says
So many great books here! I read little snippets of lots of books, not sure I completed any one of them :). For the Love has been a great read as well as Rising Strong.
Loved…Loved…Loved – Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst. It is a awesome book! Reading The Women of Christmas now. 🙂
Kimberly Miller says
I am reading Holly Gerth’s book You Are Loved no matter what. I picked it up thinking it would help me help my tween daughter with perfectionist issues. Little did I know how much I would see me in the pages. It would be great to win!!
Sarah Jo Burch says
Choose one? That’s so hard! I think for me it’s a tie between Wild in the Hollow and Simply Tuesday – the honestly beautiful storytelling in the one and the advice/encouragement/validation of the other… they’re both going on the Reread Yearly shelf!
I loved reading Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson- almost the whole book is underlined and dog-eared! I also enjoyed reading Becoming Myself by Staci Eldridge. I read that book a few years ago, but took it out again to read with a friend. It has been a great book to read and discuss.
Hands Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford was my biggest life-changing read this year. I’ve heard so many great things about Simply Tuesday; I can’t wait to read it.
Jessy Ferguson says
Thanks for this opportunity! The best book I’ve read this year was a young adult novel by Erin Enstrada Kelly called Blackbird Fly–about bullying.
All of these books sound wonderful! I’d love to read Liz Curtis Higgs “It’s Good to be Queen” because I definitely need to become bold, gracious and wise!
Wendy Raaft says
I haven’t made it through a book this year, which is sad because I am an avid reader. 2015 has been an extremely challenging year with many ups and downs. Hoping and praying for 2016 to be a better year. I think the book that sounds like it would speak to me the most right now is Kristen Strong, Girl Meets Change. Thank you for the opportunity to win these. I pray everyone has a blessed 2016.
Melinda Wilson says
Unfortunately I haven’t read an entire book this year due to the passing of my husband but I have read many hours of devotions and my Bible. I have been blessed with much comfort from God through reading the devotional book Jesus Calling and Streams Through the Desert. God has helped my mourn my loss through these precious words and the most precious words that He could provide in His written word, the Bible. I hope to begin reading entire books again this year and one of the first ones I would love to read is It’s Good to be a Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs! I love her style of writing and have read her prior books which are awesome!
Jen Y says
Right now I’m taking advantage of being home for the holidays reading Little Dorrit by Charles dickens….just for fun!
These books all look amazing and I’ve never read any of them! My favorite book is Abundant Simplicity by Jan Johnson. It reminds me of what is truly important and how I can realistically make those things a priority in my life.
I loved A Million Little Ways. Definitely a book that goes right to the deep parts of your heart.
One of my favorites from this year was Sarah Bessey’s book, Out of Sorts. It helped me relax and just let me love Jesus more, and also let me allow Him to love me more. It was like a breath of fresh air and a generous exhale.
I just finished “The greatest gift: unwrapping the full love story of Christmas”. I needed to change my outlook. Weighed down by life….. Worried about husband’s health, work getting more demanding and being pulled into a million distractions. I felt worse than Scrooge and the Grinch. This book allowed me to read pray and be open about my pain and then give it all to God. Made the difference in my attitude! Thank you to Ann Voskamp. Blessings to all.
Heather Terry says
My favorite read of this year was the Seamless study by Angie Smith, it tied so much of the Bible together for me. I would love reading and sharing pretty much every book on the list above! Thank you for this giveaway chance 🙂
Deborah Flora says
I loved Simply Tuesday and The Fringe Hours and The Inspired Room and Love the Home You Have and Home is Where Your People Are and Audacious and….. ☺ So many good books!
Wow. So many of these are on my wish list. One of my favorites this year was “For the Love,” and I’ve heard so many great things about “Wild in the Hollow.” Thanks for the opportunity.
Wish I had a long list of books I’ve read this year, I love to read so much. However, three kids is so much more exhausting than two, so no go. Do the first 3 chapters of Harry Potter count? On this list I would really like to read The Fringe Hours, Longing for Paris and The Inspird Room. That bei g said, this lrize would be like a 3-year reading list for me, which is pretty nice!
Marina s. says
Loved simply Tuesday – want to read wild in the hollow!
Nicola Johnson says
Book look forward to reading-Rising Strong by Brené Brown. I read over 100 books this year-fav was All the Light We Cannot See.
The best book I’ve read lately is Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman. Really hit home for this good girl. All these books look amazing!
Carol Whitaker says
I would love to read any one of these books. I have a blog and like to read books and then discuss what I learned in various posts that I put out. The last book I read that I really enjoyed was Joyce Meyer’s “Approval Addiction: Overcoming Your Need to Please Everyone.” I honestly can’t remember when I read this (if it was the beginning of this year or the year before), but I do know it’s the last full-length book I read — so it’s time for some new ones!
Just finished reading Beyond Mortal, a non-fiction book about end of life. Very enlightening concerning the medical profession and how we approach the end of life phase for people.
Mary T says
In the past I have read many books that have blessed my life and enhanced my Bible study at just the time each was so needed by my soul…from A Confident Heart to What Happens When Women Say Yes to God to the Best Yes to name a few. This past year family commitments to my parents, children and grandchildren due to health issues made it challenging to stay in God’s Word daily let alone read a book. My hope is that I begin One More Step by Rachel Wojo whose journey resembles my own. I also want to dive in to Limitless Life and finish a couple of others. I would love to add this collection to my library and continue to grow in my relationship with my Father through His Son Jesus with His Spirit strengthening my love and desire in His Word!
I have read “Simply Tuesday” by Emily P Freeman and LOVED it!! It’s a great reminder of the blessings that can be found in the simple, “everyday” things of life.
I would LOVE to win these books!! Thanks so much for a great giveaway:) One book I loved reading this year was For the Love by Jen Hatmaker.
Jen Martinson says
I want to read Simple Tuesday.
Looking forward to reading more in general.
My favorite book this year was “Calm my Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow. Most encouraging book I have ever read about anxiety and depression. Jesus reaches through all of that and makes all of us new again.
Loved The Fringe Hours. Definitely a life changer and one I will keep coming back to. Would love to read A Longing for Paris. As it is summer here in New Zealand it is the time for me to get more reading in.
Teri Geist DiVincenzo says
Most of the books I have read this year have been fiction also. My favorites by far were “Like There’s No Tomorrow” or “Like a Love Song” by Camille Eide…her books are real, funny, inspirational, and uplifting. You won’t regret taking the time to read anything she has penned!
I read the Women of Christmas. Liz Curtis Higgs amazes me. She took me on a journey for 8 days. I forgot to focus on the shingles on my tailbone. I focused on God, Jesus, Hope, Obedience, Peace, Joy in the fearfulness of this world.
Kelly Blackwell says
This past year has been a year of change and holding my head above the water. One of the books that helped me through it was “Girl Meets Change” by Kristen Strong. I remember preordering it as soon as I found out about it because I knew it would help me pull through and hold on to the Lord’s promises at the same time, and it did! Now I am facing a year of all things new and I’ll tell you with a new schedule that is slightly overwhelming, I think “The Fringe Hours” is going to help me get there. I’ll hold on for a win, but yep…this is heading onto my list. 🙂
I would love to read the book..making a world of difference right where I am..simply because its hard for me to see the difference I truly can make because I live with chronic illness. God bless you as you give these books away – and thank you.
I am planning to make more time for reading in 2016. I started Notes From a Blue Bike. That would be a goal to finish that and move on to others I have purchased but not yet read.
Janet from FL says
This whole month of December I read Ann Voskamp’s “Unwrapping the Greatest Gift” I loved it! It made my Christmas even more special, and definitely more holy. Thanks Ann! Thanks to (In)courage for having this book giveaway!
Carmen N says
I’m currently reading “Meet the New You” by Elisa Pulliam. Great reflection and goal-setting book!
Tracey R says
Longing for Paris is on my “to read” list.
This year has been a journey of fighting my feelings of insignificance and finding my significance with God…. what is his love truly like? Why do I matter to Him? How can I share his love with other people? My sister introduced me to this blog just recently so I missed all these great books and definitely feel compelled to read them. Thank you for the opportunity at a chance for reading the whole set!
Stephanie Romero says
I just finished reading “Imagine Heaven,” which was an incredibly encouraging book for me to read after losing my father recently. It’s been a hard year…in addition to his loss, lots of other changes and challenges that have come my way. But one of my goals for the New Year is to take better care of myself and among other things, it includes spending more time reading.
I loved “Pursuing the Intentional Life” by Jean Fleming and “The Road to Becoming” by Jenny Simmons.
Love Idol by Jennifer Dukes Lee was a favorite read of 2015 for me!
I haven’t gotten to read a lot of books this past year, but a few of these have been hopeful wishlist books to read in the New Year!
Manda Mandrell says
Half of these books are on my wish list! I am looking forward to “You are loved no matter what” by Holley Gerth. Something I need to be reminded of every day. I am a true reader and love to read more and more. I am not only able to use them to help myself but to use the wisdom to help my clients as well.
I haven’t read as many books this year as I would of liked. I am hoping to do better in 2016. I think all of these books are going on my to-read list! Thank you!
I loved Lisa Jo Baker’s “Surprised by motherhood” and currently trying to read “Hands-free Mama” by Rachel Macy Stafford because it is time I stop being dependent on my phone.
There is a new book called ‘The Finishing School’ by Valerie Woerner that I am working through. And I received Fringe Hours for Christmas!
Dawn Knudtson says
Most definitely Fringe Hours. I loved it so much I convinced my mom’s group to use it for our spring book study!
I enjoyed reading ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and ‘Anne of Avonlea’. Both are delightful works of fiction that are laced with timeless truths and have characters that speak Godly Truths which gave me much to meditate upon.
I read Simply Tuesday and LOVED it! Majorly transformational for me. Planning to re-read in 2016, and I’d also like to read Wild In The Hollow, Surprised By Motherhood, longing for Paris, & You’re Loved No Matter What!
I am looking forward to reading The Inspired Room, but Santa forgot to bring it! Hoping to win a copy!
Dottie Cuthbert Porter says
Great selection, spanning several relevant topics! I’d love to get to enjoy these. And , of course my favorite thing about physical books is being able to share them!
I look forward to reading “Simply Tuesday.” I’m graduating from graduate school in 2016 and this book sounds like a recipe for a refreshing outlook on all our routines and responsibilities of this world. I can’t wait to read it!!
I really want to read “The Fringe Hours” in 2016. My friend read it, and couldn’t stop talking about how it made her spiritual life so much more alive!
I just finished Being Mortal and it was certainly high on my list of favorites for the year (it’s always hard to pick one!). From the list here, I’m looking forward to reading Wild in the Hollow. It has been recommended repeatedly.
I’d love to read the Inspired Room, as I’m working on my home, but they all sound so good. The books that most changed my life this year are Elizabeth Scalia’s Strange Gods and Searching for and Maintaining Peace by Fr Jacques Philippe.
Julie Sunne says
So many wonderful books, many I want to read. One I’ve been blessed to read is Liz Curtis Higgs’ new release, “It’s Good to Be Queen.” Liz is a master at unwrapping a biblical character, even when there’s only a handful of verses to go by. This classic Liz book does not disappoint. Love the lessons in it!
Sarah Jane says
Excited to read the Fringe Hours…..actually, excited to read all of these books! 🙂
Jessica Lynn says
I greatly enjoyed Longing for Paris and Dear Mr. Knightley this past year – not sure which one I am looking forward to the most for the coming year. 🙂
Audrey Brouwer says
I loved starting my day with a cup of tea, our black lab and The Beauty of Grace. Looking forward to reading Simply Tuesday.
Wow, throw me in book heaven! So many good ones! I really want to read “Girl Meets Change” I NEED it !!
Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving says
The Fringe Hours was at the top of my list for best books of the year. I’m actually putting it on my list for 2016 again because I need a reminder of taking time for myself.
Joni GL says
I have read a lot of great books this year. Several of these are already on my wish list and the ones that weren’t are there now. Some I’ve liked this year: The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst, Invisible by Jennifer Rothschild, Taming the To-Do List by Glynnis Whitwer and For the Love by Jen Hatmaker (just to name a few).
I read “The Cure”, it was a short book filled with lots of truth about the gracefulness of Christ
Loved The Inspired Room. Positively beautiful!
lisa michele says
I loved Jen Hatmaker’s For The Love. 🙂
Bonnie Lee Grablow Camp says
Experiencing God has changed my life and drawn me closer to the One who loves me best. I also enjoyed Conversation Peace, and bought copies for my daughter and daughter-in-law, because of the wisdom shared in the pages of that particular book. The Dreamer and the Doer sparked me to write an article that was published on how social workers serve others as Dream Advocates, and has encouraged me to take steps toward compiling a devotional book that I would like to see published some day. These books are just some of the highlights on my bookshelf and in my heart this year
13 Gifts. A true story about loss and friendship and healing during the Christmas season.
Lyn Dershem says
The best book I read this year was ‘Soul Keeping’ by John Ortberg.
I so enjoyed the book Hands Free Life by Rachel Macy Stafford❤️ It’s one that I will read again next year! Love this bundle of books, adding these titles to my list:) New year’s goal is to read 3 books a month!
The best book I read so far this year was “The Best Yes” by Lysa TerKeurst. I led a ladies small group study on this book and we all learned a lot! I highly recommend it!
I read Simply Tuesday this summer and then borrowed The Beauty of Grace from my daughter…and now I’m currently reading Longing for Paris and I’ve loved them all. All amazing authors. ..
Kristen M says
The last book that I read, and enjoyed, was All The Light We Cannot See. I’ve also grazed many a cookbook and how-to book over the course of the year. It’s how I carve out little moments for myself.
Sabrina Scheerer says
These all look wonderful! I would love to win them! i just finished Love Does bg Bob Goff, it was excellent, I highly recommend it!
Katie N. says
I’m looking forward to reading Overcomer by Aubrey Sampson.Thanks for having this giveaway!
Lynneve Jane says
The best book I have read this year is the Bible. By spending time in this amazing book and gleaning the truth of how God sees me has enabled be move past the legacy of lies and deceit that left me completely broken. Lies that told me I was a nothing, a no one, unworthy, unwanted, unloved. And in the place of those lies God has given me visions of my own book titles – ‘Dancing in my Father’s arms’; ‘It Only Takes a Single Step – Realising that God empowers those he enables’; ‘The Vessel Restored- Seeing Gold in the Clay’; ‘Poetry in Motion – Turning life’s greatest disappointments into Odes of Joy’. I guess time will tell which of these will see the light of day, but would love the opportunity to continue to inspire my own life story. Blessings
We work with the homeless and I am looking forward to reading “Every Little Thing”. Somedays it feels like we are trying to empty the ocean with a small pail. Finding how our life could have meaning in the little things would be a blessing. It would be wonderful if there will be groups online or studies with each of these books online. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and all you do for the online community.
I enjoyed reading “Every Bitter Thing is Sweet” by Sara Hagerty this year.
Stephanie Cauble says
I absolutely loved the book Longing for Paris!! It was such a great book about contentment! I would love to read these books they are all ones that I have been wanting to read!
Edna Grace Polichnia says
I loved the “Fringe Hours” and use the daily time breakdown on a regular basis. I look forward to reading the rest if I’m fortunate enough to win!
Courtney Taylor says
I’m hoping to read more this year! With a 3 yr old and one on the way it’s been a wee bit more difficult! I would LOVE to read You’re Loved No Matter What.
Can’t wait to read Every Little Thing!
I read Your Life Still Counts by Tracie Miles. I really needed this boost of encouragement that God does love me no matter what! I’ve lived my life trying to fix everything myself and not allowing God to help me. Believing that if I kept trying harder and doing more I could be loved more by the ones I loved. My goal for 2016 is to accept Jesus into my heart every morning and let Him lead me where He wants me to go and to do what He wants me to do!
What a blessing it would be to read all these amazing books of love and encouragement. I plan to read more of them this year!
Amy Burke says
I started a regular Bible study routine this year and have incorporated Bible study time into my morning routine. I love and cherish this time with God each morning and have read a few books that have enhanced my study time. My favorite this year was reading Proverbs 31 along with Beautiful in God’s Eyes by Elizabeth George.
Kate Hust says
I loved the book 7 Women by Eric Metaxas. It portrayed 7 women of faith, and their courageous acts of serving God in their era. It reminds me to not simply be a reader but a doer, we are charged to love others where we are, with what we have. This is my hope in 2016, to serve others and God wholeheartedly and cheerfully in all circumstances.
Nicole Smith says
unglued by lysa terkurst. the book was uplifting and challenges all of us to seek the lord in any situation.
Thank you for the inspiration Holly Gerth and Luz Curtis Higgs. You both have encouraged me throughout 2014-2015. Gods blessings
I really enjoyed reading “The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful” this year. I would like to read any of the books in this giveaway, especially Holley Gerth’s “You’re Loved No Matter What” because I’ve wanted to read any of her books since I first heard about them.
Loved Fringe Hours! Taming the To Do List helped immensely! (Almost didn’t purchase, so glad I did. It is not your typical time management book.) Really enjoyed Love the Home You Have, purchased The Inspired Room as a result. Very glad I did, it’s pulling out my creative juices. Other great devotionals that were perfect for the seasons I’ve been experiencing: The Power of a Positive Mom & The Power of a Positive Woman.
Judy B. says
I re-read Ann Voscamp’s book 1,000 Blessings every year as it encourages me so much to take each day as a blessing, look for what God is doing and give thanks, even for the hard stuff.
I would like to read the book “Longing for Paris” . Going to Paris has been a dream of mine for a long time but the Lord has directed otherwise. This book would be an encouragement toe.
Becky Keife says
Through a grad class I discovered poet Luci Shaw and read her book on faith, art, and imagination called Breath for the Bones…it was amazing! Like someone speaking my soul language. Such an unexpected gift and stirring reminder of the power of our words.
Sophia E. Garcia says
I revisited One Thousand Gifts this season. Can’t seem to get enough of that one! I look forward to making more time [intentionally] for reading this year and want to read Holly Gerth’s “You’re going to be okay” – sounds like one I would love as well. Thanks for the giveaway whether I win or not – I simply enjoy your daily readings. ~ Sophia
I read Wild In The Hollows this year, and it was fantastic. Currently reading Coming Clean by her husband. I would LOVE to win a set of books.
I enjoyed reading Karen Kingsbury’s Bailey series (Leaving, Longing and Loving). I love how she intertwines scripture into her stories! Hard to put down books.
I am really enjoying Simply Tuesday- it has taught me so much and is a joy to read
Amy J says
I’ve heard several podcast interviews with Amber Haines and am dying to read her book. Also already a fan of Emily Freeman’s book. I would love to win! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Rett Schaefer-Orozco says
An amazing book I read this year was “Codependent No More” by Melody Beattie. Learning to say “no” and not beating myself up over it has been incredibly liberating.
I enjoyed several good books this year and a few of them are featured above. But I really enjoyed and deeply benefited from Jan Silvious’s book, Please Don’t Say You Need Me. It’s a great book about breaking free from co-dependent relationships.
One More Step by Rachel Wojo was excellent and I highly recommend it. I am currently reading “Can Martha have a Mary Christmas? by Brenda Poinsett
Terri Gobble says
They all look great, but Every Little Thing caught my eye-this describes me perfectly!
A fiction favorite this year was Eleanor & Park. A present I am reading an achingly beautiful book, H is for Hawk. It is a gorgeous narrative (nonfiction) by Helen Macdonald, who moves through bereavement while training a hawk.
Kristen Lopez says
I read “Love Does” by Bob Goff earlier this year and I loved it! I would love to win a few more inspirational books!
I think one of my very favorite books this year was Simply Tuesday – so beautiful, so true, so right-where-I-was-at.
I am currently reading Wild in the Hollow, and can’t even begin to grasp the beauty in the broken right now.
Jamie Finney says
I need to read the Bible more and read encouraging books to strengthen my Christian faith. I wold love to win all of these books and look most forward to reading ‘Wild in the Hollow’.
Erin Dilley West says
I really loved The Martian this year. It was such a great book. And not something I would normally read.
Mistys Mornings says
For The Love by Jen Hatmaker was the book I loved so much in 2015 that I gave it to my three best girlfriends for Christmas. I am eager to find a few good reads for 2016 and this list looks amazing!
Mary Hood says
I am looking forward to reading my friends new book called “Trench Buddies” by Sandi Michon. She is a new author and the book is about spiritual warfare.
M. Murphy says
My favorite this year was Simply Tuesday. It is so easy to get distracted by all our responsibilities we accrue in life and then if you add a “type A” personality to the mix, life can get very stressful and un-enjoyable. That is not the way Christ wants us to live. That book helped me purge a few unnecessary things in my life in order to more fully enjoy the things that are truly valuable and meaningful in the long run. Would love to win and read all the others!!
I loved “Hoodwinked” by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk. Great book on the myths of motherhood! I would love to read “Longing For Paris”
Kathy Pinkerton says
Thank you (in)courage for giving us the opportunity to win a set of the wonderful titles! I would suggest Max Lucado’s Grace For The Moment in the women’s edition. I never have enough time to read as much as I would like to so I keep a stack of books “at the ready” on top of my bedroom dresser. Although e versions are handy, I still love the feel of a hardcover book in my hands as I spend quiet time with my cup of tea enjoying a great read!
I can’t wait to finish It’s Simply Tuesday now that the holidays are over.
Cheryl Downey says
I haven’t had a lot of time to read this past year, but I would love to read Simply Tuesday!
Sierra Gerdes says
I’ve read a lot of great books this year but my most recent, and probably my favorite, was Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.
A book that I’m loving right now is Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington!!
Kelly W says
Dani Shapiro’s “Still Writing” was a lovely insight into an author’s life.
“Yogurt Culture” by Cheryl Sternman Rule actually convinced me I could make my own yogurt (surprisingly easy).
Brian Wansink writes about the subtle clues in our lives affect our food consumptions (for better or worse) in “Slim by Design” (and he’s funny, too).
Looking forward to reading more books in 2016 and this would be a wonderful way to start:) so many great authors listed here! Especially looking forward to Liz Curtis Higgs new book.
I look forward to reading The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica Turner. Life can often seem like an endless “TO DO” list. Encouragement to find time to take care of oneself is very important and helpful.
these books are all on my “to read” list!
I read Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey finally, and it prompted me to start a book club, just so I could talk about how much I wanted to shout “AMEN!” at every page.
Kitty Dulgar says
The last book I read was Jen Hatmaker’s “For the Love”–a great read! I would love to read “Simply Tuesday” and “The Inspired Room” and basically all of these books!
Stephanie Hanes says
I really enjoyed Anchored by Kayla Aimee and One More Wish by Robin Jones Gunn
I, too, just finished Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift. It is my favorite advent book. I have been stuck in a lazy fiction rut, and need to branch out this year to some of these great books. I think this year I will make a plan to fit them in.
Dawn Watkins says
I loved Undaunted and Surprised by Motherhood this year!
Simply Tuesday was a life changer for me.
Karissa 'Walker' Blackford says
I loved reading the fringe hours this year!
Sherry L says
I really enjoyed my Jesus Calling devotional book this year. I am looking forward to reading Girl Meets Change
Michelle Olson says
I would love to read Longing for Paris!
Kathy Rentz says
I read Ruth Haley Barton’s “Life Together”, a book about true community based from the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. The simple story was anything but superficial. We used it on a women’s retreat for discussion. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking better and fresher relationships on the journey!
Rachelle Garrett says
My favorite book was Mended by Angie Smith.
Robyn White says
I surpassed my reading goal for 2015, which I am super excited about. And so the goal for 2016 is even greater. And I’d LOVE for these books to be a part of my list. 🙂 Longing for Paris sounds like a fabulous one to start with. 🙂
Stacy McNew says
For the Love and Simply Tuesday were two of my favorite reads this year.
Erin Kowall says
I enjoyed Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge. She covers great topics like freedom and our capacity & need for relationship. The book was a great hope for many things in my life, including God’s perspective on how He sees me.
I have enjoyed Leadership promises for everyday, it is a daily devotional that has brought me through in the toughest situations as I lead a team to accomplish some work for God’s kingdom. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win these great set of books, how awesome it would be to actually be a winner of the set, but none the less if we look around we are all winners!
How fun to win these! Loved Simply Tuesday, Good to be Queen, and I’ve been wanting to read Longing for Paris!
Helen Gentz says
I’ve read quite a few great books this year, but the ones that stood out to me were No Fear by Tony Perkins, Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray, and Audacious by Beth Moore!
Jamie D. says
I am re-reading Catherine Marshall’s “Something More”. An awesome, powerful book. I would love to read any of the above books.
Teresa Miner says
My favorite book this year is Good or God by John Bevere. It is an awesome book that teaches how to engage with God in a whole new way that will deepen your faith and strengthen your spiritual walk.
All the books look amazing! Out of those, the book that I want to read first is Simply Tuesday. My word for 2016 happens to be ‘simply’, and the book’s description sounds like it was written just for me! 🙂
I loved reading Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle.
Shawna Sommers says
My goal was 52 books this year and I am at 50 so it’s time to buckle down for the last week! My favorite book this year was “Girl on a Train” for fiction and “Today Matters” by John Maxwell for non-fiction.
Erin Wallace says
I gave my daughter Every Little Thing as a gift. It touched her so much, I can’t wait to read it myself.