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- Contents note continued: "What to Do with the Time We've Been Given": Books That Helped Me Navigate Contemporary Culture -- 6.Books Can Cultivate the Imagination -- Believing the Truth That Beauty Tells -- Novels of Eucatastrophe: The Fantastical Stories That Taught Me Hope -- Books about Imagination: Why You're Never Too Old for Narnia -- 7.Books Can Foster Community -- Forming Friendships through the Pages of Good Literature -- The Books We Shared: My Family's Favorite Read-Alouds -- "What! You Too?": The Firsthand Accounts That Remind Me I'm Not Alone -- 8.Books Can Open Your Eyes to Wonder -- Unlocking the Beauty All around Us -- "A Little Poetry Every Day": The Poems That Opened My Eyes to Wonder -- Startled Awake: Novels That Kindled My Delight in Existence -- Beauty Speaks Truth: Books about the Arts -- 9.Books Can Deepen Your Soul -- The Gift of Pondering -- The Holy Way: Books That Taught Me to Pray -- The Gift of Sacred Time: Books for the Church Year --Contents note continued: 10.Books Can Impart Hope -- The Final Word Belongs to Love -- Not Escapism: Novels That Helped Me Cope with a Broken World -- God Is Big Enough: Spiritual Books That Helped Me through Seasons of Struggle -- EPILOGUE Books Are Meant to Be Passed Along -- The Ongoing Legacy of the Reading Life.Contents: 1.On the Crafting of Book Lists -- How to Set a Course of Reading through the Ocean of Endless Books -- 2.Begin at the Beginning -- Creating Habits, Rhythms, and Space for the Reading Life -- 3.Books Can Broaden Your World -- Expanding Your Mind, One Title at a Time -- The Beloved Dozen: The Novels That Taught Me How to Live -- Books That Talk Back: My Favorite Books about Books -- 4.Books Can Shape Your Story -- What If You Were the Sum of the Characters You've Read? -- Girlhood Classics: The Books That Began It All for Me -- Biographies: The Real-Life Epics That Shaped My Dreams -- The Nightstand List: Classics You Should Eventually Read -- 5.Books Can Stir You to Action -- Becoming a Heroine in Your Own Story -- Girl Power: My Favorite Novels about Brave and Faithful Women -- "Courage, Dear Heart": The Spiritual Classics That Made My Heart Strong --Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260)Includes discussion questions.