Best Christian Memoirs

Monday, March 30, 2015

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What's a memoir? It's like a biography or autobiography. I love reading Christian memoirs and getting to see how people's life experiences influence their walk with God. They can help you realize that you are not alone in your struggles and also give you a sense of gratitude in that you have not had to face such obstacles.

Here's a look at some that I have read in the past few years...

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are-Ann Voskamp's story of loss, anxiety, and gratitude. For several years now I have kept a gratitude journal because of the ideas in this book. Life-changing.

The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing, and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up-I am partial to this book not only because it is an incredible story but because it is partially set in South Dakota where I am originally from. An amazing story of one woman who never gave up the idea of seeing the daughter that she gave away.

Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest-I love Bonnie Gray's book on how she dealt with panic attacks and a childhood of abuse. I can totally relate to some of her experiences as I know how anxiety can raise its ugly head as you try to heal from emotional trauma.

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things-A story of infertility and adoption. I love Sara's perspective..."Each blow has a treasure of Him."

The Hiding Place-Corrie Ten Boom's story of hiding Jews and concentration camps. That we could all have such courage as she did!

Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope-The Chapman family's {Steve Curtis Chapman} story of loss and healing after losing their daughter in a tragic accident.

Here are a few that I am hoping to get to soon. The stories sound compelling!

Thin Places: A Memoir-I have read other books by Mary DeMuth and loved them {The Wall Around Your Heart and Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus}. This is her memoir.

The Devil in Pew Number Seven-The story of a pastor and his family who had a member in their church that terrorized them. A story of forgiveness.

Gianna: Aborted, and Lived to Tell about It-I have listened to Gianna speak {online}, and she is amazing! She was aborted and yet lives!

Into the Deep: One Man's Story of How Tragedy Took His Family but Could Not Take His Faith -His whole family drowns. His struggle to hang on to hope and faith.

Walking His Trail: Signs of God along the Way-This book is by Steve Saint, the son of Nate Saint a missionary who was killed by the Huaorani tribe in Ecuador. Steve goes back to live with the people that killed his father.

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