For me, that is a hard question. In fact, the more I read the harder it is to narrow down.
Even so, there are definitely books that left an impression on my life. In natural Kristine fashion, I want others to enjoy them as much as I did. Today I wanted to share my top 5 favorite books that impacted me.
Summary – Fifteen-year-old Laila, “king” brother, and mother are whisked away to hiding in America when Laila’s father, a ruler in the middle east, is assassinated. While her mother makes plans and deals with CIA agents and rebels to regain the throne, Laila has to adjust to America’s school and culture. When Laila discovers, via unfiltered internet, that her father may have been a dictator, she wonders how she can fix the wrongdoings her family has done.
Summary – Does this need a summary? 🙂 If you know this couple from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you know they are more than just house flippers in Waco Texas. They have become America’s sweethearts. In The Magnolia Story, they share how they met, fell in love, and started their family. They share their journey of owning their first couple properties, to Joanna’s shop, to filming for a TV show. This is a must-read.
Summary – “The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than.”
In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection—from the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father to the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over.
With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa helps readers release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.