Books That Shaped Us

Apr 12, 2022


We all have those books that came at a pivotal point in our lives and left their mark on us for better or worse. This is a list of the books that have shaped us. Some we highly recommend, some we took with a pinch of salt. Either way, they've impacted us and we wanted to share them with you! 



Count of Monte Cristo

Scarlett Pimpernel 

David Copperfield 

Sherlock Homes

Louis L'Amour

An Old-Fashioned Girl

Jane Eyre

Pride and Prejudice 


Little Women

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Martin Eden - Jack London 


Non - Fiction


The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Beautiful Girlhood

The One Thing

The Hiding Place

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women who Sewed to Survive

One Thousand Gifts 

The Miracle Morning

Atomic Habits

The Compound Effect

The Well-Trained Mind

Deep Nutrition

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Power of Habit




Don't Make me Count to Three

Seasons of a Mother's Heart (out of print)

When your Child is 6 to 12





The 4-Hour Work Week 

The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure



The Saving Life of Christ


Knowledge of the Holy

What is Reformed Theology

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

Don't Waste Your Life

Prodigal God

One Perfect Life

The One Year Chronological Bible





Letters to My Daughters

The 5 Love Languages 

His Needs, Her Needs

Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime

The Meaning of Marriage


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