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)

Harry Potter, series of novels, by J.K.Rowling.  Published 1997 through 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing (U.K.)

Twilight, series of novels, by Stephanie Meyer.  Published 2005 through 2008 by Little, Brown and Company (U.S.A.)


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


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