17 Favorite Non-Fiction Reads of 2012

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I read well over 200 books this year, about 2/3 of them were non-fiction.  So, I thought I’d share my favorites.  And so, here you have my favorite non-fiction reads of 2012.

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What was your favorite non-fiction book in 2012?

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  1. Wow…and I thought I was kind of a rock star for reading book #100 now, hoping to hit 105 by the end of the year! Oh well. Loved reading your list.

  2. My favorite non-fiction read this year is Lincoln’s Melancholy. Not just a unique look into Lincoln’s inner life, but an inspiration for those who have struggled with depression. Thanks for your list! A couple stand out as ones I definitely want to read.
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  3. Love this time of year when I can start my “Must Read” list for the new year!
    I was able to add 5 from your list–thank you! The library had 2 and I’m getting
    The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules
    No Other gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols
    When I Lay My Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances
    with my Half Price Books money I have. Yay!

    My favorites are hard to narrow down this year as I finally introduced myself to Brennan Manning, Henri Nouwen, Priscilla Shirer, and Madeline L’Engle. (I don’t know where I’ve been, but I read lots from each one)

    I think my favorite short read was “Messy Spirituality” by Michael Yaconelli. It’s a 4+ hour read that so far has never left me. I may not have agreed with everything in there, but wow did it make me think about what I do believe…

    Favorite Biography: Has to go to Bonhoeffer because I made it through it without realizing it was that long ; ) And second goes to Kisses from Katie. That just warmed my heart…
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    • Love Manning, Nouwen, and L’Engle. I’ve got “A Wrinkle in Time” on my list to re-read in 2013 plus some of her non-fiction as well. And “Messy Spirituality” is an awesome book. We heard Mike speak several times at youth ministry conferences before he passed away. He was such a genuine person.

      “Kisses to Katie” is on my bedside table right now. I bought it at Lifeway on Black Friday … thinking I’ll be taking it with me when we head to the Smokies after Christmas.

    • Hi Kristen!! I love when your smiling face shows up on my computer!! If you only choose one, make it “7” but a very close second to that would be “The Mockingbird Parables.” Just my two cents!! 🙂

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