Shawnna's Picks

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I read constantly and also love music.  I am often asked by others to recommend a good book or artist.  I decided to use this page to keep a list of some of my favorite things.  


Books - Fiction Books - Non-fiction
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls The Hiding Place - Corrie ten Boom
Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales - Randy Singer Total Truth - Nancy Pearcey
Ice - Shane Johnson I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist - Norman Geisler & Frank Turek
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley The Relationship Principles of Jesus - Tom Holladay
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Audio Books (I get mine from Book Series
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley
The Company a Novel of the CIA - Robert Littell Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke
Paul - Walter Wangerian, Jr. Tides of Truth by Robert Whitlow


Music Artists - Secular, well-known Music Artists - Christian
Hootie & the Blowfish Warren Barfield
Matchbox 20 Shawn McDonald
Sting Jars of Clay
Susan Tedeschi Third Day
Radney Foster Sara Groves
Music Artists - Secular, not so well-known
Marcia Ball Songs - Christian
Robert Earl Keen Frail - Jars of Clay (iTunes original version)
Cowboy Mouth You Did That For Me - Sara Groves
The Iguanas To Know Your Name - Hillsong
Charlie Robison Love is Not a Fight - Warren Barfield
Keb' Mo' Hold On - Shawn McDonald
Songs - Secular Favorite Songs to Sing Out Loud (REALLY loud!)
What Do You Want From Me Now - Hootie & the Blowfish Don't Think Twice - Susan Tedeschi
What's Going On Here - Hootie & the Blowfish Roll Like the Wind - Hootie & the Blowfish
Fire & Rain - James Taylor At Last - Etta James
One More Time - Daft Punk
Sandstorm - Darude
You Make Me Feel - Clint Black
Remember the Feeling - Chicago
This Missin' You Heart of Mine - Sawyer Brown


Flywheel The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Facing the Giants So I Married an Axe Murderer
Bleak House North & South (BBC Miniseries)


"Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with His presence." - Paul Claudel
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible." - President George Washington
"You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish when you learn how to suffer." - Peter Hoffman (my spin class instructor)
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Sir Edmund Burke
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing" - Theodore Roosevelt
"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" - Mary Anne Radmacher
"[Americans] are inclined to say what we think, even when we have not thought very much."  - From the book, Citizens of London by Lynne Olson

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