Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliott
If you are a single girl who wants God's best for your life in this matter of marriage, you HAVE to read this book. Seriously, it is amazing. Be warned, though; this is not a manual on how to "catch" a husband. Instead, it is a kind, wise look at how to give our passions over to Christ.
How I Met My Spouse (Reiman Publications)
A really, really fun read. I can't believe some of the stories from the past about how people met and fell in love. A few are really spectacular!
Testimonies of Godly Courtship (Carlisle Printing of Walnut Creek)
This one isn't as well-known as the first two, but still powerful. You will be encouraged greatly as you read the true stories of Christian young people who waited on God for their spouses.
Don't Be a Slave to Housework by Pam McClellan
I love this book! Funny, inspirational, and helpful. I'm one of those people who struggle with "super woman syndrome", wanting to do everything and getting frustrated when I can't. The author gives great tips and strategies for keeping your sanity while maintaining a clean, organized house.
The Jane Austen Handbook by Margaret Sullivan
Okay, I'm not a Jane Austen fanatic, but this book is so much fun! It claims to be a "sensible yet elegant guide to her world" and it definitely is. You learn about everything from how to be an accomplished lady to how to plan a dinner party to how to choose a prospective husband (don't take that one too seriously!). And if you have a friend who's a Janeite, this would be the PERFECT gift.
Better Homes and Gardens Potluck Favorites
Cookbooks are nonfiction, right? We have used so many recipes from this one, and they have been awesome. For instance, I've made the Strawberry Streusel Bars so many times I can make them in my sleep. I love how they give two options with each recipe so you can make either a large or small batch.
The Fallacy Detective by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn
My Mom took us through this book when I was school, and we all loved it. Sprinkled with original cartoons and bits of humor, it's still a hit with our family today. Plus, it teaches memorable information about logic. Any one of us older four kids knows the answer to "what does 'Post Hoc Ergo Proptor Hoc' mean?" off the top of our heads, even after a few years.
They Would Not Be Moved by Harvey Yoder
Inspiring stories of Christian young people in Communist countries who stood for their faith. I know I don't want to take my Christian liberty for granted, and this book is a good reminder of what others my age have had to go through.
What are some of your nonfiction favorites? Read any of the ones I've mentioned here?
And stay tuned for the next installment of "Book Reviewer"!