Blossom Recommends

Blossom Recommends the following books:

(Click on the title to follow a link to purchase each book. Reviews can be found in PDF form following the author’s name.)

Blossom like Eden, Coming out of Hiding and into the Son by Sarah Brandt (Reviewed by Melisa Turner) 2021 Book Club Choice

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Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist (Reviewed by Melisa Turner) 2020 Book Club Choice

The Jesus-Hearted Woman, 10 Leadership Qualities for Enduring and Endearing Influence by Jodi Detrick (Reviewed by Melisa Turner) 2019 Book Club Choice

When My Mind Winds Up by Jennifer Ervig (Reviewed by Melisa Turner)

I am Strong by John S. Dickerson

The Rest of God, Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath…Mark Buchanan

If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson

The Light and the Glory, From Sea to Shining Sea  and Sounding Forth the Trumpet by Peter Marshall and David Manuel

Family Driven Faith  by Voddie Baucham Jr.

When God Doesn’t Fix It ~ Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without (Chapter 13 Chosen to Tell)   by Laura Story

Gift from the Sea   by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Intentional Woman ~A Guild to Experiencing the Power of Your Story   by Carol Travilla & Joan C. Webb

Sacred Rhythms ~ Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation   by Ruth Haley Barton

50 Women Every Christian Should Know   by Michelle DeRusha

Zealous Love and The Sacred Year by Michael Zankowski

The Rose & The Ring Series and Quilt of Grace   by Joyce Williams

One Thousand Gifts, A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
by Ann Voskamp  (Blossom’s 2013 Fall Retreat was based out of this book, a must read!)

Second Guessing God, Hanging on When You Can’t See His Plan   by Brian Jones

Forgiveness: Overcoming the Impossible by Matthew West

Lazarus Awakening, Finding Your Place in the Heart of God    by Joanna Weaver

The Trellis and The Seed, A Book of  Encouragment for All Ages   by Jan Karon

At the Feet of Jesus, Daily Devotions to  Nurture a Mary Heart   by Joanna Weaver

A New Day Series   by Janice Hildreth (

Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist by Karen Swallow Prior

Rest Assured: A Recovery Plan for Weary Souls by Vicki Courtney

Healing for Damaged Emotions by David A. Seamands

I Was Once Ashamed But I Am Now Forgiven: From Abortion to Healing by Mary Sullivan (A personal story of finding hope, healing and forgiveness following Abortion.)

We recommend the following websites:

GriefShare Organization

Mommies with Hope by Teske Drake   This website and blog is a biblically-based support group for women who have experienced the loss of a child.

His Heart Foundation Serving local churches to minister in the areas of mental wellness, through prevention, intervention, and restoration. Transforming one life at a time.

NW Ministry Network Women

We recommend the following albums:

Evensong: Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day by Keith & Kristyn Getty

Kristina Schell self-titled debut album by rising Portland artist, Kristina Schell          contact for album

Glorious Ruins by Hillsong United

Majestic by Kari Jobe