Top 10 Books of 2017

Top 10 Christian Books of 2017 #books #christian

I read over 100 books in 2017, and I’m sharing my top ten favorites with you today! You won’t regret spending time with one of these books in 2018. I’ve provided a link to my original reviews under each one. Keep reading to learn how you can win a signed copy!

Favorite Devotional: A Moment to Breathe

A Moment to Breathe--Devotions from (in)courage #devotionals

So many excellent authors and perspectives in this breath of fresh air. Perfect book for a woman needing a bouquet of encouragement.

Favorite Deep Dig: The Broken Way

The Broken Way - Ann Voskamp's most vulnerable book to date. #christian

Ann Voskamp gets deep and personal in this treasure of a book. I absolutely loved the video study with its gorgeous Canadian scenery and gentle inspiration.

Most Motivational: Ordering Your Private World

A manual of wisdom to help you gain self-discipline. #christian #book

This book has transformed my life in many ways. I can think of no better resource for self-examination and good habit development.

Most Beautiful: Gracelaced

Full of gorgeous nature illustrations and spiritual inspiration. #christian #book

When I need a pick-me-up, I gain instant delight from page after page of gorgeous illustrations. The devotionals and prayer prompts are valuable too.

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Loveliest Language: Fiercehearted

Strong inspiration and lovely words from Holley Gerth. #fiercehearted

Holley Gerth is a talented wordsmith. I savored each and every one of her beautiful word pictures and humble slice-of-life stories. Full of powerful inspiration as well.

Funniest Book: Stolen Jesus

Review: Stolen Jesus by Jami Amerine #stolenjesus

Her self-deprecating stories had me belly-laughing and crying. I also loved her beautiful, vulnerable heart on the pages.

Favorite Novel: Waiting for Butterflies

Win a signed copy of Waiting for Butterflies! #giveaway

Karen Sargent’s first novel was an impressive debut. I was blessed to meet her this year, and she has generously provided a signed copy as a giveaway for one of you readers! Follow the steps on the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win!

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Most Culturally Relevant: The Daniel Dilemma

The Daniel Dilemma--an excellent book for our current times. #christian #book

I enjoyed this book for its surprisingly positive tone among many other doom-and-gloom cultural explanation books. Using the book of Daniel as the basis, Pastor Chris Hodges shows us how to apply biblical principles for cultural engagement.

Best Stories: Wounds Are Where Light Enters

Excellent true-life storytelling in this insightful memoir. #memoir

If you love short stories, this is my top pick from 2017. Best of all, the stories are true and relevant for today’s hot button issues.

The Best of the Best: All Things New

Best Book of 2017, hands down. #allthingsnew #christian #heaven

Out of all the books I read in 2017, this is my #1 pick. It revolutionized my perspective on heaven and eternal life, and gave me more hope than I dared to grasp before. Highly recommended to anyone curious about what the Bible says about where we’re headed.

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46 thoughts on “Top 10 Books of 2017

  1. I loved The Broken Way … and Ordering Your Private World is an old favorite from years back. And isn’t this the perfect season for curling up with a stack of pageturners …

    1. Ha ha! I know you probably don’t need more books to add to your list, but I hope you find some of them tantalizing anyway!

  2. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. I find warm in God by being in his presence reading then sharing what I learn to others if there willing to listen.

    1. You are welcome, Noelle! Thank you SO MUCH for all your FB support and shares today! Every single like helps my posts get shared with more people. I truly appreciate you, friend!

  3. Definitely, Stolen Jesus looks the most interesting. I love to laugh. And what better way to get more into my world than by reading a book like this. I would love to read The Broken Way as well. Ann Voskamp is one of my favorite authors/bloggers. And All Things New. This past year, I came across the author’s website, Ransomed Heart. It is one of the most powerful blogs. I tried looking these books up in my public library to see if they offered them. Sadly, they do not. Well. They offer an electronic version of The Broken Way, but I’m totally old school and prefer actual books.

    1. Hi Melinda! Like you, I prefer the feeling and visual appeal of real books. However, I have fallen in love with the Kindle app on my mini IPad. Through it, I can actually tolerate exercising on my treadmill, because I can read ebooks while I walk. In fact, I plan to do that this evening. Otherwise I wouldn’t exercise nearly enough! Glad you visited today, and I hope you can convince your library to order some copies. Mine does that sometimes. Blessings to you!

  4. Thanks for sharing these recommendations, Sarah! So many of them sound great. I downloaded The Broken Way last year but I haven’t read it yet so I need to try to get to that soon!

  5. Sarah,
    I wrote in the little comment box that I am impressed with how much you read and accomplish your writing at the same time!! Most writers do read, however. I’ve read some of the books you mentioned, but others….not yet. Thanks for an impressive list to dive into.
    Blessings friend,
    Bev xx

    1. Thank you, Bev! I will look over the comments in Rafflecopter later today. Trying to stay on track with my paid articles! I’ll also read your post later today as a reward for hard work. Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks Susan–we are all entitled to our opinions, and I’m glad you shared honestly here today!

  6. WOW!!! 100 books? That’s impressive! Thanks for this great resource! I will be pinning it for quick reference for sure!

    1. Thanks so much! I love to combine reading with exercise. Planning on posting about it tomorrow!

  7. Thanks so much for the list! I’m about to start Ordering Your Private World. And now I want to check out The Daniel Dilemma!

    1. Thank you for your visit today, Kay! Those two books are amazing, and I hope you like them as much as I did.

    1. I agree…the webinar AND the book were total game changers. He has an amazing gift of insight, and I’m so thankful he is sharing it with the world. Inspiring!

  8. Fiercehearted topped my list too! I have Stolen Jesus here waiting for me. Good list, friend!

  9. I still haven’t gotten around to reading The Broken Way, but that’s definitely one that I would love to read from your list (among others, of course). I finished The Daniel Dilemma a week ago and really enjoyed it too. Thanks for sharing these top 10, Sarah!

    1. I remember visiting your blog when you started reading The Daniel Dilemma. I know you enjoyed it! Can’t wait to see your review of The Broken Way on your blog or on Goodreads, and I’m glad we’re friends there!

  10. Thank you for this list. Almost all of these books are new to me! I have no idea where I would start. Maybe Stolen Jesus because your description makes me want to laugh, too!

    1. Hi Charlie! I love that book for its laughs! Jami has so many funny stories from Target to tell–the images are still in my mind. Thanks for stopping by today, friend!

  11. The Broken Way was my favorite read from 2017 — and generally one of my favorite books, ever. Stolen Jesus sounds like a book I want to read very soon!

    1. Hi Ronja! I understand why The Broken Way was your favorite pick. You’ll love Stolen Jesus too!

  12. I’m definitely going to check some of these out. I’ve read “Ordering Your Private World” several times and always take a great deal away, but several of the others look very intriguing.

    1. Thanks Donna! Blessings to you, and I hope another book in the list helps you as much as Ordering Your Private World did (for me too).

  13. Thanks for grest list of books. I especially loved The Broken Way. I look forward to checking on a few on your list, you never can have too many good books to read! I think I may start with Fiercehearted. I have read and done book studies on a couple of Holley Gerth’s other books. I always learn a lot about me and about the Lord. Happy Reading in 2018!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Cheryl! I love Holley’s other books too. I think you will love Fiercehearted since you like her other books. Blessings to you in 2018 too!

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