The 2015 List

It's April, which can only mean one thing. It's time for Calvary Vista's Women's retreat! Part of why we wanted to start this blog was to publish our book list from retreat for you to have available all year and for those of you who were unable to attend the retreat to see what we recommended. So we are pleased to bring you this years list as a labor of love from us to you!  In the coming months we will be posting reviews of some of the books from this list. But one thing we can promise you is that if we put it on this list we both recommend it and consider it a worthy read. Take a look, and enjoy!


MaryAnne & Ashley


Love: The More Excellent Way-Chuck Smith

Understanding God’s love for us and how to love Him

The Great Exchange-Michelle Randall

Relatable, practical insights for today’s struggle with faith and fear

Let Hope In-Pete Wilson

4 choices that will change your life forever

Pilgrimage-Lynn Austin

A journey to deeper faith where Jesus walked


Set My Heart on Fire-Catherine Martin

Experience personal revival through the power of the Holy Spirit

Chasing God-Angie Smith

Learning the difference between chasing and following God

Wall around Your Heart-Mary DeMuth

How Jesus heals you when others hurt you

Move on-Vicki Courtney

When mercy meets your mess


The Making of a Man-Tim Brown

Hall of Fame NFL star shares important insights into biblical manhood

15 Minutes Alone w/God for Men-Bob Barnes

Devotions to inspire, challenge and equip you

Dad Time-Max Lucado

Savoring the God-given moments of fatherhood


Intimacy Ignited-Dillow & Pintus

A devotional guide to Song of Solomon for couples

You and Me Forever-Francis and Lisa Chan

Discover the adventure of marriage in light of eternity

Praying for your Husband from Head to Toe-Sharon Jaynes

Cover all areas of your husband’s life in prayer in just minutes a day

Beyond Bath Time-Erin Davis

Embracing motherhood as a sacred role

Motivate Your Child-Scott Turansky

A parent’s guide to raising kids who do what they need to without being told


Visits to Heaven and Back-Mark Hitchcock

A respected Bible teacher sorts out the facts about this popular topic

Scrolls and Stones-Charlie H. Campbell

Compelling evidence the Bible can be trusted

Jesus on Trial-David Limbaugh

A lawyer affirms the truth of the gospel

Lessons from a Church Planter-Rob Salvato

What a pastor learned from his mistakes in ministry

Halley’s Bible Handbook

Commentary, archeological discoveries, historical data,and more


NLT One Year Bible for Women

Multiple reading plans with a helpful topical index

Blessings for the Morning-Susie Larson

Prayerful encouragement to begin your day

Blessings for the Evening-Susie Larson

Finding peace in God’s presence

Daily Light

Scriptures thematically arranged into morning and evening readings

She Reads

Online reading plans and devo’s, apps available for IOS and Android


The Trunk: Treasures of God’s Faithfulness-Jean McClure

Unpacking a lifetime of God’s goodness

Great for God-David Shibley

Missionaries who changed the world

Ruth and Billy Graham-Hanspeter Nuesch

The legacy of a couple greatly used by God

Grace Livingston Hill: Gracious Writer for God-Betty Everett

The story of one of America’s favorite Christian fiction writers

I Remember...-Sharon Gardner Fischer

The birth of Calvary Chapel


Unbroken: The Young Adult Adaptation-Laura Hillenbrand

Ages 12 and up, an Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Young Woman’s Guide/Young Man’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible-Elizabeth & Jim George

Ages 13 & up, learning the epic adventure of studying the Word of God

Truth Matters-Kostenberger, Bock, & Chatraw

College age, having confident faith in a confusing world

Let’s All Be Brave-Annie Downs

College age, living life with everything you have


Bob and Larry’s book of Prayers

Ages 2-5 board book of rhyming prayers

Look and Find Bible New Testament Stories

Toddlers to beginning readers, search and find fun

Jesus Bible Storybook

Ages 4 and up, God’s great story of salvation

101 Awesome Bible Facts for Kids-Sandy Silverthorne

Ages 9 & up, facts to whet kids appetite for reading the Word

A Girl’s Guide/A Boy’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible-Elizabeth & Jim George

Ages 9-12, learning to live God’s way from God’s Word

If you have questions about any of these books or would like to request more info about something please contact us via the contact page in the top menu.