Books That Shaped My Life

Since I was young, I have always loved reading books, and through the years, there are several books which have shaped my life. I don’t think I can write about all of them so I chose 9 of them, and I’d like to share them with you.

The Holy Bible – Ever since I became a follower of Christ, the Bible has been a constant source of inspiration, insight and instruction. It has been with me during my darkest days and my happiest moments. It is truly a book that speaks to my heart. Amazing, exciting and eternal!

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – A fictional book which reminds me of the wonders of life. Reading this book has reminded me to look at the world through a child’s perspective. Not to become a cynical adult but to be a hopeful child – always looking for whatever is good, whatever is noble and whatever is bright.

Spirit Controlled Temperament by Tim LaHaye – Through this book, I have learned a lot about my own personality and how to deal with my strengths and weaknesses. Each one of us is unique and after reading this book, I saw how special God has made us. A true eye opener that allowed me to appreciate other people around me.

Cultivating Your Inner Life by Edmund Chan – I have always believed in intentional living. Life is short and living intentionally doesn’t just happen to you. You need to be proactive in living your life. I learned that  you need to cultivate your inner life so that you can be productive at whatever you are doing. This is a book I read recently when I felt discouraged, and it has enlightened my soul.

Regret Free Parenting by Catherin Hickem – When I was blessed by the Lord to become the mom of my kids, I knew I wanted to become a stay at home mom. As the years go by,  I learned that becoming a stay at home mom is not enough, I needed to be involved and available for my kids and not be constantly busied by modern technologies or household chores. I wanted to be sure that I will not regret how I lived my life. This book gave me fresh insights how to maximize my life as a stay at home mom.

The Mom You’re Meant to Be by Cheri Fuller  – God has a specific calling for each one of us and I believe that mine was to be my husband’s helper and be my kids’ mom. I have my hands full. God has blessed me with such a great responsibility and I wanted to do it correctly. I found this book encouraging and it reminds me of what God really wants to do.

Shepherding A Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp. A book that made me realize that parenting is not all about behavior but it is heart work. We should lead our child and build a relationship with them. I learned so much about the heart of my children and made me conscious of my own parenting style and habits. A must read for every parent.

I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Josh Harris. I read this book a long time ago, when I was still single. This book made me look at dating relationships more seriously and to be ready for my lifetime partner. True enough, when I decided to kiss dating goodbye, God made me ready for my lifetime partner.

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. A book that inspired me to get closer to God and to experience him daily. Seeking God and His kingdom became a lifestyle. A true life shaping book!

Te books I mentioned were bought from OMF Literature (except for The Chronicles of Narnia, Experiencing God and Cultivating Your Inner Life).

Do you have books that influenced you  too? Share them with us by leaving a comment below.


  1. Nice and interesting collection you have there!
    I was never a reader. No one in the family was, so I guess the habit was never passed on. When I was in my 20s, the books that made a significant impact on me was The Celestine Prophecy — about life, faith, destiny, fate… and Who Moved My Cheese — which teaches about thinking outside the box, accepting change, how we have the power to control and re-direct our paths for the better.

  2. Regret free parenting is also one of my favorite parenting books, although I do not get to read a lot of parenting books.

    Chronicles of Narnia is one of the books I’ve been wanting to read, but was not lucky to stumble into a pre-loved copy. Hopefully I will be lucky soon! 🙂

  3. Wow! I miss reading books. The only book I am reading now is Bathoom Reader and Archie ; p


  4. I hope I find the time to read Narnia…

  5. I remember reading I Kissed Dating Goodbye ages ago. Judging from my history with relationships, I guess the lessons in that book never really rubbed off on me :). My favorite author before was Richard Bach. I was also into Jostein Gaardner.

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