A Storyteller's Journey

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I had finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up: a storyteller.

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The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Peale’s intention with this book is to get us to understand that our thoughts are so powerful, they can cause many ailments in our bodies and conversely heal many of our ills. Except for sickness caused by bacteria and viruses,... Continue Reading →

Desperate by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson

This is the book I needed a decade ago when I was deep in the trenches of young motherhood. It would have made the loneliness and drudgery a little more palatable. But, I didn’t have this book because it wasn’t... Continue Reading →

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis

The Weight of Glory is a collection of speeches that Lewis gave during World War II and a few years following it. I’m not sure what I got out of reading it except the knowledge that I have no idea... Continue Reading →

Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour

My experience with Louis L’Amour is limited to reading one of his western novels, The Lonesome Gods. By the way, I highly recommend it for boys. It’s a great coming-of-age story and teaches many great character qualities that our boys... Continue Reading →

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Dystopian novels fascinate and frighten me. They’re fascinating because they tell stories about things that haven’t happened…yet. They frighten me because in many cases the horrible situation that we find there actually could happen. That’s the case with Anthem by... Continue Reading →

Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

There is a story that J.R.R. Tolkien (author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) didn’t like allegorical stories and chided C.S. Lewis as he was writing his Chronicles of Narnia stories. I can only imagine what he... Continue Reading →

All it Takes is Courage

When I was 18 I loaded up my car, picked up a friend, and drove for an hour and a half to college. My parents followed a few hours later to help us get settled in and bring the rest... Continue Reading →

The Diary of a Provincial Lady by E.M. Delafield

This delightful little book was published in 1930 and is set in a small village in England. The format is a series of diary entries by a housewife, which I really like. She has some insightful “queries” that she poses... Continue Reading →

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

This has been the most disturbing book I’ve read so far on this project. Knowing that it the author’s own story of a summer in which she spiraled into a deep depression made it even more disturbing. Not having experienced... Continue Reading →

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