Julie’s Favorite Books

Favorite Radical Book

  • Raising Hell: Christianity’s Most Controversial Doctrine Put Under Fire, Julie Ferwerda

Favorite Universal Reconciliation Books (by publish date)

  • The Inescapable Love of God, Thomas Talbott, 1999
  • At the End of the Ages: The Abolition of Hell, Bob Evely, 2002
  • Hope Beyond Hell: The Righteous Purpose of God’s Judgment, Gerry Beauchemin, 2007
  • Christian Universalism: God’s Good News for All People, Eric Stetson, 2008
  • The Jerome Conspiracy, Michael Wood, 2008

Current Reading List:

  • What the Hell: Eternity, Grace, and the Message of Love, Jackson Baer
  • Son Placing: A Handbook for Warriors, Garrison R. Russell
  • Confessions of a Bible Thumper: My Homebrewed Quest for a Reasoned Faith, Michael Camp
  • Spiritual Terrorism: Spiritual Abuse from the Womb to the Tomb, Boyd C. Purcell
  • Women in High Def, Diane Markins
  • The History of Hell, Alice Turner
  • Paul on Homosexuality, Michael Wood
  • Breaking the Romans Code, Michael Wood
  • The Hour We Least Expected, Steve Essary
  • The First Idiot in Heaven, Martin Zender
  • Listening for the Heartbeat of God, J. Philip Newell
  • The Practice of Being, Sean Calvin
  • Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? Brian McLaren

Favorite Bibles

  • One Year Bible, NLT (Great for beginners or those who want to engage in reading the Bible daily)
  • Today’s Parallel Bible (NIV, NASB, KJV, NLT)
  • The Apostolic Bible, Septuagint (Greek Interlinear of Old and New Testaments—great for studying word themes!)
  • NASB (New American Standard Bible) is one of the most accurate of modern translations

Other Favorite Life-Changing Books (by publish date)

  • Hinds’ Feet on High Places: The beloved story of Much-Afraid and her exciting journey to the High Places, Hannah Hurnard, 1975
  • A Tale of Three Kings: a study in brokenness, Gene Edwards, 1992
  • Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, John O’Donohue, 1998
  • God’s Chosen Fast: a spiritual and practical guide to fasting, Arthur Wallis, 1999
  • Journey of Desire: searching for the life we’ve only dreamed of, John Eldredge, 2000
  • The Journals of Rachel Scott: a journey of faith at Columbine High, Beth Nimmo, 2001
  • Blue Like Jazz: nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality, Donald Miller, 2003
  • The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine Within You, David Aaron, 2005
  • The Treasure Principle: unlocking the secret of joyful giving, Randy Alcorn, 2005
  • In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day: how to survive and thrive when opportunity roars, Mark Batterson, 2006
  • The Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God, Mark Batterson, 2008
  • From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God, Frank Viola, 2009
  • The Jesus Secret, Michael Wood, 2010

Favorite Marriage Resources

  • His Needs Her Needs: building an affair-proof marriage, Willard F. Harley, Jr., 1986
  • Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It, Jerry B. Jenkins, 1989

Favorite Singles/Dating Resources

  • The Perfect Fit: Piecing together True Love, Julie Ferwerda, 2004
  • Boy Meets Girl: Say hello to courtship, Joshua Harris, 2000
  • When Dreams Come True: Discover a love worth waiting for, Eric & Leslie Ludy, 2000

Favorite Parenting/Family Resources

  • One Million Arrows: Raising your children to change the world, Julie Ferwerda, 2009
  • Parenting with Love & Logic: Teaching children responsibility, Foster Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay, 1990
  • Families Where Grace is in Place: Getting free from the burden of pressuring, controlling, and manipulating your spouse and children, Jeff VanVonderen, 1992
  • Raising Your Children For Christ, Andrew Murray, 1997

Divorce/Blended Family Issues

  • Between Two Worlds: The inner lives of children of divorce, Elizabeth Marquardt, 2005
  • Divorce Poison: Protecting the parent-child bond from a vindictive ex, Richard Warshak, 2003
  • A Kidnapped Mind: A mother’s heartbreaking story of Parental Alienation Syndrome, Pamela Richardson, 2006


  • One Million Arrows book coverOne Million Arrows: raising your children to change the world, Julie Ferwerda, 2009
  • Hearts of Fire: 8 Women in the Underground Church and Their Stories of Costly Faith,” Voice of the Martyrs, 2003
  • Eyes of the Tail-less Animals: Prison memoirs of a North Korean woman, Soon Ok Lee, 2007
  • The Torn Veil: The best-selling story of Gulshan Esther,  Sister Gulshan Esther and Thelma Sangster, 2004 (a muslim woman in Pakistan who finds faith in Christ when He reveals Himself to her in her prayer time)
  • God of the Untouchables: A high-caste Hindu turns to Jesus Christ, Dave Hunt, 1976 (this fascinating miracle-filled story features the man who ran the Bible college attended by M.A. Thomas of Hopegivers in Madras, India)
  • Journals of a Madman: A collection of stories from around the world, by Clayton King, 2006 (the stories in here are unbelievably amazing, miraculous, and full of humor)
  • Join the Movement: God is calling you to change the world, Alvin Reid, 2007

Favorite Writing & Speaking Resources

  • Page After Page: Discover the confidence & passion you need to start writing & keep writing (no matter what), Heather Sellers, 2005
  • Chapter After Chapter: Discover the dedication and focus you need to write the book of your dreams, Heather Sellers, 2006
  • Putting Your Passion Into Print: Get your book published successfully, Arielle Eckstut & David Sterry, 2005
  • Communicating For A Change, Andy Stanley & Lane Jones, 2006

Favorite Devotionals

  • The Christian in Complete Armour: Daily readings in spiritual warfare, William Gurnall, 1994
  • My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers, 1992
  • A Call to Die: A 40 day journey of fasting from the world and feasting on God, David Nasser, 2000

Favorite Bible Studies & Study-Type Books

  • A Heart Like His: Seeking the heart of God through a study of David, Beth Moore, 1996
  • Breaking Free: Making liberty in Christ a reality in life, Beth Moore, 1999
  • Creation’s Heartbeat: The Bible’s Entry Code in Genesis 1:1, Dr. Y Fass, 2009 (skip the intro)