christianity, faith, theology, etc.
Karl Barth Church Dogmatics; The Epistle to the Romans
Bonhoeffer Life Together; Creation and Fall
J. Kameron Carter Race: A Theological Account
G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy
Abraham Heschel The Sabbath, The Prophets
Julian of Norwich Revelations of Divine Love
Thomas a Kempis The Imitation of Christ
CS Lewis, any and all
Thomas Merton New Seeds of Contemplation
Henri Nouwen Behold the Beauty of the Lord, The Inner Voice of Love, etc.
Alexander Schmemann For the Life of the world
environment, nutrition, etc.
Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Jonathan Foer Eating Animals
Eric Schlosser Fast Food Nation
Tamar Adler An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace (This is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous books I have ever read. Read my review of it here, if you want. This book will transform your life.)
Sally Fallon Nourishing Traditions (The definitive book on fermenting, sprouting, soaking, etc. She teaches you why butter is actually a GOOD food, how to make a real stock out of chicken or beef, and simple methods for preserving all kinds of vegetables. A great reference.)
Lynne Kaspar and Sally Swift The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper (best cookbook of all time, next to An Everlasting Meal. please do not waste another second of your life without this book. buy it and cherish it and love it forever. if you remotely like food at all, you will love this book.)
Paul Bertolli Cooking by Hand (Beautifully written, extensive essays on things like the ripeness of fruit. Less about measuring exact ingredients, this book actually teaches you how to cook)
Alice Waters The Art of Simple Food
relationships & life
May Addiction and Grace
Virginia Satir People Making
Gary Thomas Sacred Marriage
memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, etc.
Eugene Cheek The Color of Love
Elizabeth Elliot A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
Ann Lamott Traveling Mercies
Jeannette Walls The Glass Castle, Half Broke Horses
Brother Yun The Heavenly Man