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Subject: Hidden Treasures
Date Posted: 9/11/2007 12:31 PM ET
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With all the new books coming out all the time I am sure many good ones get lost in the shuffle. Are there any Christian books you would consider to be treasures but not many people are familiar with? Either fiction or non-fiction.

There are two that came to my mind:

The first is God's Wisdom for Daily Living. It's a little paperback that I found at a library book sale. It categorizes the Proverbs. I find I bring it out often if our family needs wisdom in a certain area.

The other is Hinds' Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It is an allegory of "Much-Afraid's" journey to the "High Places".  It is one of my favorites and the theme "Acceptance with Joy" is now a regular part of my vocabulary.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 3:21 PM ET
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This isn't a book in particular, but an author - Nancy Moser.  I had never heard of her before, but just finished reading "The Seat Beside Me" and couldn't put it down!  Of course, now that I've found her, I have added a bunch of her books to my wish list.  I thought that "The Seat Beside Me" was an excellent thought-provoking book, and it sounds as if many of her books are this way.

I am always looking for new authors - seems there are some you always hear about, but it's the more elusive ones that I want to know about!


Date Posted: 9/13/2007 5:08 PM ET
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I just finished reading a book called Beginnings, which is a fictionalized account of the Genesis stories. Toward the end of the book the later stories weren't quite as compelling, at least to me, but the first half of the book, and especially the stories of Adam and Eve in the garden, their fall, and the first murder were so, so, so good. I really felt a connection with the "characters" and absolutely grieved with Eve over the first deaths experienced in this world. It is an amazing book. I'd never heard of it before; it was just a random book I came across on this site doing a search on Christian books. The auther is Steve Stephens, whom I had never heard of. 

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 5:26 PM ET
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I agree about Nancy Moser, I recently read a book of hers--Time Lottery--and wow, it was totally thought provoking. Another author I just "discovered" is Susan Meissner. Also Roxanne Henke. They are all good and don't get a huge amount of publicity it seems.


Date Posted: 9/13/2007 11:13 PM ET
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Cindy Woodsmall is fantastic!

She wrote When the Heart Cries, and When the Morning Comes, and she has a third book in the series coming out next year. They are about an Amish girl who has problems and leaves her home.  The stories are just wonderful.

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 10:30 AM ET
Member Since: 4/20/2007
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Thanks for the thoughts... now I can add more authors/books to my growing TBR pile!!! So many books to read, so little time :)