10 Books that Bring Comfort

Last Friday we had a sing-a-long. Today we are going to curl up with a few good books.

When I am upset, hurting, and in need of comfort, I love to curl up with a good book whether fiction or non-fiction. Sometimes for an escape and sometimes for understanding.

Today we are going to focus on a few books that have helped me when I am in need of understanding. They don’t always provide the answer to the question, “Why?” but they usually lead to me understanding myself and the Lord better.

So here are my 10 favorite books when I am in need of comfort:


1) The Bible

The Bible is the book I try to turn to first when I am in the need of comfort, and I usually turn to the Psalms.


2) The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God by Elisabeth Elliot


3) A Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship Between God’s Mercy and Our Pain by Elisabeth Elliot


4) Where is God When It Hurts? by Philip Yancy


5) Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges


6) So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore


7) A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada


8) Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family & Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk & Rick Bundschuh


9) God Loves Broken People by Sheila Walsh


10)Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole  by Angie Smith

6 Replies to “10 Books that Bring Comfort”

  1. I have “A Place for Healing”. I got it when it was free, and loved what I did read. Sorta got out of the habit of reading. Definitely one I need to put back on my “booklist”. <3 Love your blog!

    1. Thanks! I kind of burnt myself out on reading a few months ago too, but lately I have been spending a lot more time with my nose in a book again.

  2. One of my problems is there are SO many good-looking books I want to get to. I have to remind myself to be self-controlled in this area too. If I start more than one or so books at a time, it’s hard for me to devote myself to reading it the whole way through. 🙂 Definitely enjoying being back in reading. Just started a new book a few days ago.

    1. I’m like that. I have several books that I am in the process of reading and I frequently downloading free or inexpensive books onto my kindle.

      1. hehe, yeah.. On my kindle, there are SO many good looking books I have gotten for free. On there, I am reading one called “Real Men Don’t Text”. Pretty good. Need to get back to that one. Haven’t “picked it up” in a while.

        1. I have that one, but haven’t started reading it yet. One thing I dislike about reading non-fiction books on the Kindle is that I like to skim the chapters before reading & see if there are study questions or life applications that I should spend some time on. I’m reading Restless by Jennie Allen right now & she asks some questions that make you dig deep. It makes it difficult to just sit down and read. I have to plan my reading time for those types of books.

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