Conversations, VOLUME 6

Best Books of the Year so Far?

Next week, we will post our list of the best books of the first half of 2013…

Here are some of my personal favorites, which may or may not appear on our list…

How about you, what are the best books that you’ve read this year?



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  1. Hope Sings, So Beautiful was certainly one of the best books I’ve read this year.

  2. “Unexpected Gifts” by Christopher Heuertz

  3. Skeptical Believer by Daniel Taylor was one of the best I’ve read.