#Blogtember Day 14: Five Books / by Rachel Nordgren

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I'm nine days behind on the Blogtember Challenge. Let's move on, shall we?

Today's prompt has me all like:

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...because books are my love language. I learn best by reading, and there are several books that the good Lord has used to just shake up my whole world. Here they are, in no particular order. Except Mere Christianity, because that's the most important book I've read, outside of the Bible.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis - this was the first book that really got me to think about the Gospel and reconcile myself to it through knowledge, not just emotion. If you haven't read it, get off the internet and go to your local library and pick it up RIGHT NOW.

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker - a couple years ago, the Lord was really stirring up a desire in me to live more simply. This book made me look at simplicity in light of the Gospel, and gave me really practical ways to start. You can read my full review here.

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge - I'm not sure what it was specifically about this book, but I remember that it made me absolutely fall in love with reading when I was a little girl. (let's get real...I probably loved it because it has a unicorn in it)

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken - Oh. This book made me realize the humble beauty of marriage, that God is absolutely jealous for my heart, and that God is absolutely still good in the midst of pain. It's beautifully written and made me cry like a small child.

Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge - even though I don't entirely agree with everything in this book anymore, the Lord definitely used it during my teenage years to show me what His design for womanhood is. This book empowered me to fearlessly love myself as a daughter of God.

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What is a book that has impacted YOUR life?