Amanda Grubbs's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Amanda Grubbs's Bookshelf
Amanda Grubbs's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Amanda Grubbs

Director of Family Ministry

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
by Sally Lloyd-Jones
WHY I LIKE IT
Ok, well…I’m not reading this, but I think it’s a great resource for kids. If you’ve ever wondered how to get your child interested in the Bible, this is it. Very accessible with beautiful illustrations.
Outside (1-year auto-renewal) [Print + Kindle]
Outside (1-year auto-renewal) [Print + Kindle]
 
WHY I LIKE IT
I have really gotten into this magazine over the past year or so. I love how it describes various adventure opportunities, beautiful natural locations, and great gear.
Blue Smoke
Blue Smoke
by Dolly Parton
WHY I LIKE IT
I love everything Dolly does. This, her 42nd album, has some great songs like Home that remind us why she’s been successful for so long.
Sticky Faith, Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers
Sticky Faith, Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers
by Kara Powell,Brad M. Griffin,Cheryl A. Crawford
WHY I LIKE IT
I’ve read this several times and love the systematic explanation of why parents must be involved in the faith lives of their children.

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks
Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks
by Michael Lanza
WHY I LIKE IT
Lanza describes, with great care, fascinating adventures he and his family had with two purposes: to bond as a family and to see the national parks before they lose some of their most identifying features.
Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
by Alanis Morissette
WHY I LIKE IT
She expressed my teenage angst and then some. I believe it will be an all-time classic.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
by Michael Pollan
WHY I LIKE IT
A thoughtful, succinct, logical explanation of what we should and shouldn’t eat. This is not a diet book. It’s not a self-help book. It simply explains that we should eat things that weren’t manufactured in a chemistry lab.
Bossypants
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
WHY I LIKE IT
Because she’s stinking funny.
Beaches (Special Edition)
Beaches (Special Edition)
 
WHY I LIKE IT
Great story of the ups and downs of friendship over time. Turn to this anytime you need a good cry. Oh, and as a bonus, you get to hear Bette Midler sing.
Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
by Pat Head Summitt,Sally Jenkins
WHY I LIKE IT
A biography by former University of Tennessee head basketball coach, Pat Summitt chronicling her storied career.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg
WHY I LIKE IT
A very interesting read on our habits. From corporations to individuals, habits can change the course of anything over time.