This is just the start of lists that will be added to over time…

  • Books that teach about God and people, give hope, make you think or are just plain fun. 
  • Movies that illuminate ideas and tell stories that have impact or simply entertain. 
  • Music that move you with inspiring messages, set you on an up-beat path and/or are great to listen to.


The Holy Bible, King James Version,(New Jersey, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1970)

The Qur’an, A new translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem, (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004)

Buddhist Scriptures, Selected and translated by Edward Conze, (London, Penguin Group, 1959)

R. Kirby Godsey, Is God a Christian? (Macon Georgia, Mercer University Press, 2011)

Jeremy Camp, Phil Newman, I Still Believe, (JEREMY CAMP LLC, 2011)

Danny Gokey, Hope in Front of Me:  Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments, (Tyndale House, 2014)

Michelle Davis, Finding Hope on Vegas: a memoir (BookBound Media, LLC, 2017)

Joyce Smith with Ginger Kolbaba, The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection (New York:  Faith Words Hachette Book Group, 2017)

Lacey Buchanan with Bethany Jett, Through the Eyes of Hope:  Love More, Worry Less, and See God in the Midst of Your Adversity (Lake Mary, Florida:  Charisma House, 2017)

Marietta Troyer, For the Love of Benny:  A Family Journey Wrapped Around the Delicate Fingers of Their Special Needs Child (Lisbon, Ohio:  The Herald, Inc. 2017)


Yann Martel, Life of Pi, (Knopf Canada, 2001)


Casting Crowns, Just Be Held, Album: Thrive, (Beach Street and Reunion Records), 2014 

Jason Gray, More Like Falling in Love, Album: Everything Sad is Coming Untrue, (Centricity Music), 2010

Jason Gray, With Every Act of Love, Album: Love Will Have the Final Word, (Centricity Music), 2013

7eventh Time Down, Just Say Jesus, Album:  Just Say Jesus, (BEC Recordings), 2013

Jeremy Camp, I Still Believe, Album:  Stay, (BEC Recordings), 2003

Danny Gokey, Hope in Front of Me, Album:  Hope in Front of Me, (BMG), 2014

Hillary Scott and The Scott Family, Thy Will, Album:  Love Remains, (EMI Nashville, Capitol Nashville), 2016

Riley Clemmons, Broken Prayers, Album: Riley Clemmons, (Capitol CMG, Maxx Recordings), 2017