Jenny holding Arnold and books

This week on YouTube, and here on the blog, we have a super laid-back, super fun game to play. We are here to share 15 book recommendations based on Christian songs and hymns!

This is an original Christian reading tag that I have created, basically because I thought it was a super fun idea, and it means I get to talk about both worship songs AND books.

If you’d like to watch my version of this tag, you can find the video here:

If you’re looking to do this tag yourself or want to find the songs & books I mentioned, just keep reading to find them all!

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Shine Jesus Shine by Graham Kendrick

(a song that reminds me of childhood)

A book that reminds me of childhood:

What a beautiful name by Hillsong Worship

(a beautiful song, or a song with the word beautiful in it)

A book with a beautiful cover:

The Blessing by Elevation Worship

(a really popular song or one that you would share with everyone) and check out this version, The UK Blessing which I love!

A book you would gift to everyone:

Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

(a song about God being a father)

A book with great family dynamics:

  • Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks, a book about a couple splitting up but also about the mans relationship with his daughter, parents & sister which are really great to read.

You Restore My Soul by New Wine Worship

(a song you discovered at an event/conference)

A book you bought at a conference:

Yet not I but through Christ in me by CityAlight

(a song from an artist that you love all of their music)

An auto-buy author:

  • Linwood Barclay, an author who writes really easy to read mystery/thrillers with great twists and turns. Some I’ve enjoyed are: Broken Promise, A Tap on the Window, No Time for Goodbye.
  • Diane Chamberlain is becoming an auto-buy author, but I’d probably try and grab her books from the library first as I’m not 100% sure yet. She writes a mixture of Contemporary mystery books, and romances from what I’ve seen. Some I’ve enjoyed are: Before the Storm, and Secrets She Left Behind.

In Christ Alone by Keith & Kristyn Getty

(a song about Jesus)

A book that points us towards Jesus:

Lion and the Lamb by Leeland

(a song involving animals)

A book with great animal characters or sidekicks:

  • The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michel, a Non-fiction real life story about a man who rescues a penguin from an oil spill and smuggles him back to his boarding school in Argentina.

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

(a song with a very high number in it)

A book that you could read over and over again:

Because He Lives (Amen) by Matt Maher

(a song full of hope)

A book that gives you hope:

  • Born Survivors by Wendy Holden, a Non-Fiction account of three women who arrived at Auschwitz in 1944, pregnant. This follows them as they hide their pregnancies and give birth to their children in a story of defiance and survival against the odds.

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) by Chris Tomlin

(a song that is a new version of an old hymn)

A re-telling:

I the Lord of Sea and Sky by Daniel L. Schutte

(a song that involves taking action/serving the world)

A book that makes you care, or inspires you to take action to help others:

This I Believe by Hillsong Worship

(a song about faith)

A book that strengthens your faith:

Weep with Me by Rend Collective

(a sad song, or a song that makes you cry!)

A book that made you cry:

Happy Day by Tim Hughes

(a joyful worship song)

A book that brings you joy:

The people that I have tagged in this tag are:

Do let me know and tag me if you try this tag on your blog or YouTube channel, I’d love to see your book recommendations too!

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