Suggested Reading and Music for Spiritual Growth

A sampler of popular selections-- search,,  and stores for MUCH more!
Relationship with God Prayer Devotionals
Answers to Our Why's Health Soul Healing
Growing/Seeking More Reference/Miscellaneous For Women
  Christian Music Sampler

Relationship with God

Secrets of the Secret Place, Bob Sorge
The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
100 Days In the Secret Place, compiled by Gene Edwards
How To Be Born Again, Billy Graham
He Still Moves Stones, Max Lacado
Secrets of the Vine, Bruce Wilkinson
The Daily Chase, Tommy Tenney
The River of God, Dutch Sheets
The Helper, Catherine Marshall
When God Weeps, Joni Eareckson Tada
Glory On Your House, Jack Hayford
The Secret of God's Presence, Andrew Murray
The Seeking Heart, Fenelon
Come Away My Beloved, Frances Roberts
The God Chasers, Tommy Tenney
Passion for Jesus, Mike Bickle
Keys to Spirit-Filled Living, Watchman Nee
Believing God, Beth Moore
Powerful Prayers, Larry King (with Rabbi Irwin Katsof)


Praying God's Word, Beth Moore
Prayers That Avail Much Vol. 1, 2 and 3, Germaine Copeland
Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer, Dr. Myles Munroe
The Power of A Praying Wife (and entire series), Stormie Omartian
A 31-Day Guide to Prayer, Andrew Murray
The Prayer That Changes Everything, Stormie Omartian


My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
Daily Light, Bagster/Lotz
Pursuit of His Presence, Ken/Gloria Copeland
God Calling, A.J.Russell,editor
God's Abundance, Kathy C. Miller, editor
Streams in the Desert, L. B. Cowman
Devotional, Smith Wigglesworth
Seasons of Life, Charles Swindoll
Devotional Bibles, Zondervan Publishing

Answers to Our Why's

More Than A Carpenter, Josh McDowell
The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel
Where Is God When It Hurts?, Philip Yancey
Evidence That Demands A Verdict (Vol. 1 & 2), Josh McDowell
When God Doesn't Make Sense, Dr. James Dobson
The Case for A Creator, Lee Strobel
The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman
Mind on Fire, (from Blaise Pascal works)


Your Body's Many Cries For Water and Water for Health, for Healing, for Life, F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
The Bible Cure, Reginald Cherry, M.D.
What the Bible Says About Healthy Living, Rex Russell, M.D.
A More Excellent Way, Henry W. Wright
The Maker's Diet, Jordan S. Rubin

Soul Healing

Freedom From Fear, Neil Anderson
Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer
Breaking Free, Beth Moore
The Bondage Breaker, Neil Anderson
The Three Battlegrounds, Francis Frangipane
Victory Over Darkness, Neil Anderson
In Pursuit of Peace, Joyce Meyer
The Joy of Being Forgiven, Andrew Murray
Breaking Intimidation, John Bevere
Dealing with the Rejection and Praise of Man, Bob Sorge
How to Succeed At Being Yourself, Joyce Meyer
Ridding Your Home of Spiritual Darkness, Chuck D. Pierce/Rebecca Sytsema
God Is in the Small Stuff, Bruce & Stan
Surviving A Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage, Leslie Strobel

Growing/Seeking More

Greater Works, Smith Wigglesworth
Beyond the Veil, Alice Smith
Holiness, Truth & the Presence of God, Francis Frangipane
The Key to Triumphant Living, Jack Taylor
Surprised By the Power of the Spirit, Jack Deere
Surprised By the Voice of God, Jack Deere
If You Want To Walk On Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, John Ortberg
Enjoying the Closeness of God, Roger C. Palms
Revival's Golden Key, Ray Comfort
Jesus CEO, Laurie Beth Jones
Glory When Heaven Invades the Earth, Bob Sorge


The Holy Bible (for a list of of versions, see
The Celebration Hymnal, Word /Integrity Music
The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D.
God's Covenant Blessings for You, A. L. Gill
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
God's Promises for Your Every Need, Word Publishing, Inc.
Our Christian Symbols, Friedrich Rest
Living Faith, Jimmy Carter

For Women

The Journey of A Woman, Jane Hansen
Women of Destiny, Cindy Jacobs
Me? Obey Him?, Elizabeth Handford
Something More/A Closer Walk, Catherine Marshall
Stick A Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy, Barbara Johnson
God's Leading Lady, T. D. Jakes
Woman To Woman, Eugenia Price
Women's Bible Study Guides, Dee Brestin

Be assured, there are countless other inspired volumes available to grow your faith. Surely, I could not list them all here. Go on-line or to a local Christian Bookstore for help.

A Christian Music Sampler

The following list only touches the vast selection of Christian music available today. It does not include all categories, such as rock, but if you do a simple web search, visit your local Christian bookstore or click on items below to listen to selections, or if you merely turn to Christian radio, you will be astonished by the music and heart-awakening messages there. The selections below are personal favorites that millions also enjoy.

I am including book and music ideas on this site, since words and songs touch hearts and souls, awakening those two key areas that many neglect, while concentrating on toning and pampering their physical self. Paying closer attention to our outer self, may be because people see it, and we tend to be more concerned over what others see than "who" we are.  But that "who" is the self we must live with 24/7. Our heart conditions go with us no matter where we move or travel. Therefore, what good is a well-kept body, even a physically healthy one, if it houses a restless, unforgiving, or angry heart? We are body, mind, soul (feelings, will, emotions) and spirit (the empty place God wants to fill). His inspired music can take you to a new level of living, as it lifts your soul and spirit beyond this life, into heavenly realms of peace and ecstasy. To become lost in worship is a high beyond chemicals, for it builds and replenishes on your spirit level instead of taking you eventually down. Your soul and spirit highs rejuvenate and inspire the mind to exercise the rest of you, to then help others become spiritually fit, like you!

Live Worship: Terry MacAlmon
Visit Us: Terry MacAlmon
Worship: Michael W. Smith
Worship Again: Michael W. Smith
Healing Rain: Michael W. Smith
Revival in Belfast: Robin Mark
Come Heal This Land: Robin Mark
Jerusalem Arise!: Paul Wilbur
Adonai: Paul Wilbur
Troubadour for the Lord: John Michael Talbot
Shout to the Lord: Songs 4 Worship
Psalms: Essential Records
The Power of Your Love Symphony: Darlene Zschech
I Will Sing: Don Moen
Almighty God (17 Perf. by Original Artists): Brentwood Records
WOW Worship (2 CD's): Integrity, Maranatha & Vineyard Music
Deep Still: Here To Him Music
Deep Still 2 "It Is Well": Here To Him Music
High & Lifted Up: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Hallelujah! The Very Best of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir: The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Hymns Triumphant (Vol. I & II) 72: Hymns Sparrow Records
Festivals of Light: Marty Goetz
Brother to Brother: Michael Card & John Michael Talbot
Field of Souls: Wayne Watson
Glimpses: Annie Herring
There's A Stirring: Annie Herring
Perennial: Twila Paris
Perfect Time: Maire Brennan

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