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    Q&A – What Are Good Books to Read When You Need to Feel Inspired?

    Question:

    What are good books to read when you need to feel inspired?

    Answer:

    Here are my five favorites.

    The Language of God by Francis Collins

    A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles by Jack Canfield

    The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

    Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo

    And saving the best for last, The Bible- God’s true word which is flawless and endures forever!

    Girls, share your favorite inspirational books in the comments below so that we have a list we can always refer to for great ideas!

    Nicole
    Nicole
    Nicole Weider is a Salem, Oregon native who moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success as a fashion model at the age of 17. Today, Nicole is an active wife, mom, producer, actress and author and has made it her mission to share her personal story, the bright moments and the challenges, with young women around the world.

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    1. “An Old Fashioned Girl’ by Louisa May Alcott. It’s an oldie, but amazingly relevant to girls today, about going against popular culture and staying true to your values. It has a really sweet innocent love story and fun situations- definitely check it out!

    2. I’m a fantasy girl- Narnia and other books by C.S. Lewis are always good- they are based on different elements of God’s teaching. Also, Harry Potter has many of God’s deepest, most profound messages woven into an intricate and enjoyable story- laws about love, sacrifice, courage, good and evil, friendship and faith. Don’t believe anything people say about Harry being “an invitation to the occult” or whatever they say now- it is not in any way, nor was it ever intended to be.

      James Herriot and Laura Ingalls are also good- don’t ask me why James Herriot inspires me, I don’t know, but seeing the courage of Laura and her family has in the face of hardships, and also their extreme humanity has inspired me since I was very little.

    3. Check out “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan! 🙂 I’m beginning to read that book! Another personal favorite is “Leadership from the Inside Out” by Kevin Harney. The second one talks about how we should live from the inside, especially as leaders whom need to set the example for those that they lead! It’s a great book and extremely inspiring and convicting!

    4. is Harry Potter or Twilight ok if you aren’t totally insane about it and study about God everyday and still belive that he is good???? I really like the books but i dont read them all the time i like kinda sci-fi mysteries things with alot or action and drama in them what books do u think would be good for me to read??? 🙂

      • Same here, I like sci-fi mysteries, action, drama, and fantasy. I don’t know if it’s okay to read them or not since I’m a christian and a lot of it has magic and stuff. I don’t know what to do either.

      • I’ve read a ton of different stuff (I love reading), some of it has been moral, some hasn’t. Only recently I think have I really gotten into reading Christian stuff, and I’ve found out how much I absolutely love it and how it makes me focus much more on my relationship with God. So, I’m saying this to say that it’s fine to read books not specifically Christian, but try to keep away from books that implant bad morals or books that God may be telling you not to read. You may find like I have that you feel more fulfilled after reading Christian stories as well.

    5. I’m really a book worm, but some of my favorites are:
      Dragonkeepers, Donita K. Paul
      Kingdom series, Chuck Black
      Knights of Arrethtrae, Chuck Black
      A Life of Faith, Martha Finley
      Scared, Tom Davis
      Priceless, Tom Davis

    6. A good series to read is the “Mother Daughter Book Club” series. It follows 4/5 girls and their mothers who start a book club and it’s a very fun and easy read! It also shows how the girls (who go from 6th grade-10th grade and continuing) deal with realistic problems (boys,family,etc.) but it is appropriate and fun!

    7. Wow, reading about all these books and adding them to my list has been amazing – and kind overwhelming too! I feel kind of bad though, because I find it so much easier to read books like this rather than the Bible. I’m getting better, I think. It’s been a couple years 🙁 and I just finished Song of Songs this week. I have to wholeheartedly agree with anyone who mentioned the Christy Miller Series – I heard about it from someone mentioning it on Project Inspired, checked it out, and gobbled up the series. It really changed my outlook, especially now with reading this stuff about Dating or Courting as well. Someone also mentioned Dragonspell by Donita K. Paul, which is very inspiring and metaphorical. I’d also like to add The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Spear, about some Israelites during Jesus’s day.

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