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Books Worth Reading

Books Worth Reading

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Book club books.

Babette's Feast. A great, short story about the joy in sharing everything you have with others.

Heart and Hands: Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, by Elizabeth Davis

The Complete Anne of Green Gables. Every little girl should read and/or see the movie series. Love!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. One of my all time favorites! I LOVE this book. And the movie from 1945 is amazing as well!

Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. I haven't finished reading this yet, but it talks about the how God heals the wounds of sexual abuse. You can get the ebook for free at

A Fine and Pleasant Misery. Hilarious!! This guy does a great job of telling incredibly humorous stories of experiences in the outdoors we can all relate to. He captures the hilarious misery that is camping! We bring it with us to read by the campfire every trip!

L'Abri. This book changed my life. It gave me new found faith in prayer and God's divine interaction in our lives. It also gave me a huge heart for hospitality and a new desire for what I want our family life to be like. Great book. I guarantee you will cry with joy and amazement at least once.

Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together. The BEST marriage book ever!! I don't care if you are a christian or not. Please read this book. It will improve your marriage or prepare you for marriage! I thought our marriage was great, but this book made it even better!! Please read!

When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Women. I went to this workshop by Penny Simkin. Amazing! A must read for any women who is pregnant and has experienced abuse or anyone who works with pregnant women.

The Christian Childbirth Handbook. One of a kind book! Wondering what God and your faith have to do with pregnancy? A LOT! Read this book! It's also a great general overview informational book on pregnancy.

The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Doulas, and All Other Labor Companions. I recommend every mother or father to be bring this to labor. It is a great quick reference! I keep it with me for every birth I attend.

Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. Forget "What to Expect When You're Expecting". Every mother to be should read this! Your ultimate overview to everything about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Beautiful (fictional) spin on the true story from the Bible

Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife by Peggy Vincent. Beautiful! Incredible! Inspiring! Every chapter made me laugh and/or cry. Thank you Peggy Vincent.

Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta Ina May Gaskin. A great book! Gives a very factual, analytical perspective on the birth "industry"in the US and it's negative effects

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. My all time favorite book.

I loved reading this book. It is wonderfully written and it sheds a lot of light to a generation that I knew very little about! Amazing cultural comparisons!

Ina May's Guide to Childbirth [Book]

Breakfast At Tiffany's