Inspirational books that made an impact on me.

A Listmania! list by Karen Zemek "reader on the bus" (Parma, Ohio USA)
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The list author says: "20 books just stand out because I learn so much from them. These are those that I gained things from that helped me become a better person or increased my faith in God."
The Holy Bible (King James Version, KJV) for Kindle: The Old & New Testaments, Deuterocanonical literature, Glossary & Suggested Reading List. ILLUSTRATED by Gustave Dore (Mobi Spiritual)
1.  The Holy Bible (King James Version, KJV) for Kindle: The Old & New Testaments, Deuterocanonical literature, Glossary & Suggested Reading List. ILLUSTRATED by Gustave Dore (Mobi Spiritual) by MobileReference
The list author says:
  "I grew up on the King James Version but I also recommend the New International Version, The Student Bible, or a Contemporary English version.  This book has had the biggest impact on my life and the lives of millions."
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Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit
2.  Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit by Beth Moore
The list author says:
  "This is one of the most practical and helpful Bible Studies I ever participated in.  She does a study on each fruit of the spirit that helped me see them in a deeper way.  This study greatly impacted me--I even shared what I learned each week on my blog!"
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One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
3.  One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity by Debbie Macomber
The list author says:
  "This book gave me many ways to be generous--not just financially.  I learned so much from it and loved the real life examples she shared to illustrate the concepts.  It's really a great read!"
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Out of My Mind
4.  Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this children's book about Melody, a girl with Cerebral Palsy.
This was a quick, enjoyable read that has increased my empathy for those who have disabilities.  By reading this book, I also learned more about how the special needs kids want to fit in like everyone else and now have a better understanding of how to relate to them."
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Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole
5.  Love Your Life: Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole by Victoria Osteen
The list author says:
  "Reading this book made me feel as though Victoria was talking right to me as a friend.  I gained a lot of good things from this and love that she has summaries of her chapters.  It made it easy to take notes!  Shared lots of examples too."
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Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard
6.  Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
The list author says:
  "Breaking Night is about Liz Murray, a girl born to drug addicts, poverty stricken in New York City, homeless and in spite of it all winds up at Harvard!  You never know what you can accomplish until you try.  I loved this book!"
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The Last Lecture
7.  The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
The list author says:
  "I loved this book because of the many life lessons shared.  This is one I actually took notes as I read it.  It is about living life to the fullest as long as you can and focusing on what's important in life:  relationships."
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Leota's Garden
8.  Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers
The list author says:
  "This is a beautiful story about an old lady and her granddaughter.  It impacted me be giving me a better understanding of old people, including my dad."
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Start Your Trip With a Full Tank: And Other Spiritual Jump Starts
9.  Start Your Trip With a Full Tank: And Other Spiritual Jump Starts by Ronald Hutchcraft
The list author says:
  "This is my all-time favorite devotional book that gives powerful insights in the Word of God.  They are short but very interesting and meaningful."
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Flight to Heaven: A Plane Crash...A Lone Survivor...A Journey to Heaven--and Back
10.  Flight to Heaven: A Plane Crash...A Lone Survivor...A Journey to Heaven--and Back by Dale Black
The list author says:
  "This is an amazing true story of a pilot who crashed, was in a coma and critically injured who made a full recovery and was actually able to fly again.  A real faith booster!"
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Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood
11.  Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood by Jeffrey Marx
The list author says:
  "Although this book is geared towards men and boys, I also enjoyed it and appreciated the life lessons in it to invest in others and do whatever good I can."
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The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World
12.  The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World by Kevin Malarkey
The list author says:
  "This non-fiction account of a young boy who barely survived a car crash is an amazing story that gave my faith another boost!  It is a very interesting read, written by the boy's dad and parts from the boy himself."
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Rebel With A Cause
13.  Rebel With A Cause by Cecil B. Murphey
The list author says:
  "This book boosted my faith concerning prayer and hope for parents who have rebellious teens."
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Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day
14.  Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day by Joel Osteen
The list author says:
  "I know Joel Osteen is controversial, but I for one enjoyed his book even though I found the beginning kind of slow.  It is primarily geared to Christians as a reminder of how God wants us to live."
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The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
15.  The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective by Martha Peace
The list author says:
  "This book helped me view my marriage a bit differently and helped me to see my view as "helpmate" in a very positive way."
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Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
16.  Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Donald T. Phillips
The list author says:
  "I learned a lot of strategies from this book that I can use in teaching and found it very interesting how much emphasis he put on character building."
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Growing Up Colt: A Father, a Son, a Life in Football
17.  Growing Up Colt: A Father, a Son, a Life in Football by Colt McCoy
The list author says:
  "Good book for fathers and sons about developing character, faith, and leadership in children. Also shows what determination can do."
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Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life
18.  Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life by Karl Leuthauser
The list author says:
  "Tony Dungy shares his faith in this book and is a man of character that inspired me.  It's a great book!"
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The Listener: What if you could hear what God hears?
19.  The Listener: What if you could hear what God hears? by Terri Blackstock
The list author says:
  "This is kind of a cute fiction book that encouraged me to be more on the lookout for witnessing opportunities.  I enjoyed it very much."
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Nobody Don't Love Nobody; Lessons on Love from the School With No Name
20.  Nobody Don't Love Nobody; Lessons on Love from the School With No Name by Stacey Bess
The list author says:
  "Story of a teacher who gives insight into teaching the homeless children at a family shelter and shares touching stories about the students.  List of ways to show love to others and make the world a better place is included in the back."
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