Hello everyone! Today is officially the start of an amazing week. It is going to be packed full of talking exclusively all about one single, utterly great, best subject– BOOKS!
I am part of the blog party Five Fall Favorites running October 1-6, where a bunch of book-dragon bloggers share their 5 favorite reads in half a dozen genres. It’s a perfect way to gather delicious book recommendations for your enjoyment as the weather gets cooler!
So come along on this adventure (aahh This is my first time participating! 😮 ) as we fangirl and your to-be-read lists explode. 😀
Keep reading this un-organized ramble to see what my top five favorite pro-life books are… in no particular order. 🙂
Top 5 Pro-Life Books
Shy Lissa hates being a foster kid, always “bouncing around from one foster home to another, changing schools mid-term, and never having a real place they could call home had left Lissa with feelings of insecurity and doubt”. When she and her twin brother get lost in a snowy world, found by a comfortable loving family of Christians, and ultimately given the choice of staying — Lissa’s life is changed again… this time for forever.
Lissa fights through the fears and uncertainties of this sudden new life, with her twin and new family there to support her. But often times she pushes them away, which I found very real. I love the characters (Rebekah writes the best brothers ever!! ❤ ), Lissa’s arc and struggles, and the setting is simply gorgeous. 😀
This book is an impactful glimpse into how hard it is to grow up in the foster care system, and Rebekah handles this topic very delicately and compassionately. ❤
2. age recommendation: 16+
“If God truly loves her, why did this tragedy happen?” Kiera had just turned 18 when everything fell apart.
In this dystopian YA set in a morally-sliding future America, Kate deals with important issues from a Christian perspective and offers us an intense novel merged with the cute family life of a normal girl named Kiera.
Guys, I’ve fangirled about this novel so much and you can see my thoughts on it here.
But this book is pro-life on every level. Its themes of love– true, slow-growing love– and the precious sanctity of life are very special to me.
I can’t say too much about the pro-life aspects without giving spoilers, but I will tell you that in Kiera all life, every single person, is portrayed as of value and loved and something to hold dear.
This novel is a heart-changer, tear-jerker, and faith-charger.
3. age recommendations: 16+
Lindy Greene is a missionary nurse for a small hospital in China where her family serves the Lord, and she knows her stuff and knows what she wants to do with her future. Riding her bicycle home one day she pulls a very tiny, ill, abandoned newborn girl from a pile of trash. One single thing becomes Lindy’s focus– keep sweet little Jia alive and find her the best home possible.
Oh, there’s also this other character. His name is Nathan and he’s kinda stuck in China with his missionary parents because he ran out of college money. I didn’t really care for this guy at first, but he ended up being really great and supportive and helpful and nice. 🙂
“Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.”
4. age recommendation: 12+ but parents read reviews for content concerns
“In a world free of choice, emotion, and color, one boy can see beyond.
Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices.
Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life.
Now it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.”
That synopsis Kate wrote ^^ (though infinitely better than the real one) is so inadequate for describing this deep gem of a book. Like, how do I even describe what it is about??!!
The newchild stirred slightly in his sleep. Jonas looked over at him.
“There could be love”, Jonas whispered.”
I still can’t believe I almost didn’t read this book. Even after thoroughly enjoying and crying through and thinking through the movie. I just didn’t feel like reading it too. And that would have been the biggest mistake of my life! Because THIS book is life changing. ❤
A dear, dear story. Just go read it.
5. age recommendations: all ❤
“On slug days Lauren feels slow and slimy. She feels like everyone yells at her, and that she has no friends. Today there is a different bus driver; Dan and Sachi are sitting in Lauren’s seat on the bus; and Lauren’s teacher interrupts her reading time. It is definitely a slug day. But not every day is like this. On butterfly days Lauren makes her classmates laugh, or goes to get ice cream, or works on a special project with Mom.
Lauren has Autism Spectrum Disorder (an umbrella term that has included Asperger Syndrome since 2013), and she sees the world differently from many people. Sometimes this can be frustrating and makes Lauren want to flip her lid, especially at school where she learns differently from her classmates. But with support and stubbornness and a flair that’s all her own, Lauren masters tricks to stay calm, to understand others’ feelings, and to let her personality shine. She even manages to find common ground with her sticky, slobbery baby sister. Best of all, it is being different that gives Lauren insight into the insecurities of the new student, Irma.”
An impactful, dear, eye-opening children’s book we discovered at our library, this makes my heart smile and my whole being want to hug the characters.
And that wraps up my Top 5 Pro-Life Books list and day one of the Five Fall Favorites recommendation party! (hopefully I’ll get better at this by day six … 😛 )
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Have you read any of these Pro-Life books?
What is your favorite place to sit and read? I currently carry around three books which I’ll pull out of my satchel/backpack to gobble up a few words… pretty much anywhere! On a park bench, doing laundry, in the car, or in bed for the few seconds before ‘lights out’. I read everywhere and all the time. lol
Hope you enjoyed and see ya tomorrow with my five favorite humor books!! 😉
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