What is a faun? Higher up and further in with an outreach twist. Writing.


Firstly, What does A.T.C.K. mean?  “Adult Third-Culture Kid”. It means any adult who has lived together with their family of origin, for a significant period of time (more than a year), during their formative years, geographically OUTSIDE of their parents’ homeland and home CULTURE, thereby developing their very OWN “home culture” which is NEITHER their parents’, nor the “foreign” or “host” culture that the family was living in, away from the parents’ home place.




Self to Lose, Self to Find; a Biblical Approach to the 9 Enneagram Types – Marilyn Vancil

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

The More With Less Cookbook – Herald Press, Scottsdale, Pa. “There is a way that gives not less, but more. More joy, more peace, less guilt, more physical stamina, less overweight and obesity, more to share and less to hoard for ourselves.

QUIET by Susan Cain

The Spiritual Disciplines Handbook – Practices that Transform Us by Adele Calhoun, IVP.

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller

The Reason for God by Tim Keller

When the Darkness will not Lift by John Piper (small and short, almost a booklet) (on psychological health)

Christy by Catherine Marshall

The Lord of the Rings (trilogy) by J. R.R. Tolkien

NARNIA (series) by C.S. Lewis

Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (on creative writing)

The World Book Encyclopedia, hard copy

Feeling Good by David Burns (on psychological health)

Where there is No Doctor – Hesperian Foundation

Where there is No Dentist – Hesperian Foundation

The King James Version, Holy Bible. Also, the New King James Version, Holy Bible. Also, the English Standard Version, Holy Bible.  (all my favorites.)

NIV Thompson Study Bible –  1984 NIV and with the wonderful, OLD, Thompson chain link reference notes usually found only in KJV.  Kirk bride Bible Company, Indianapolis, Indiana. Possibly out of print, might find in used book shops. My most-used Bible – I love this Bible…

Extending the Table – Herald Press, Scottsdale, Pa.

Living More with Less – Herald Press, Scottsdale, Pa.

Healing Your Emotional Self – Beverly Engel (on psychological health)

Here I Stand – Biography of Martin Luther – Roland Bainton

Surprised by Joy – Autobiography of C.S. Lewis

AGATHA – Memoir of Agatha Christie

A Chance to Die – Biography of Amy Carmichael – by Elisabeth Elliot

Candles in the Dark – Amy Carmichael

No Graven Image – Elisabeth Elliot

Let’s Roll! – Lisa Beamer

Into Thin Air – Jon Krakauer

Self-Compassion – Stop Beating Yourself up and Leave Insecurity Behind  by Kristin Neff (on psychological health)

Finding Calcutta – Mary Poplin

FLOW – the Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (on psychological health)

Effective Biblical Counseling by Larry Crabb (on helping others with psychological health)

Unashamed – Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame – Heather Nelson (Biblical theology and psychological health)

How God Became King – N.T. Wright

Legacy – Mary Stewart

Page by Page – Heather Sellars (on creative writing)

Bonding – Brewster & Brewster  (on the outreach task)

Language Acquisition Made Possible – Brewster &Brewster

Sleeping with Bread – Holding what Gives you Life by Dennis Linn

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Kisses for Katie by Katie Davis

Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart

Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary Stewart

Writing Fiction by Gotham Writers’ Workshop (on creative writing)

Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Evidence that Demands a Verdict, Volumes 1 and 2 by Josh McDowell

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

The Law of Happiness by Henry Cloud

Hidden Art by Edith Shaeffer

Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What is Family? by Elisabeth Elliot

Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot

Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Listening to Prozac by Peter Kramer (on psychological health)

All is Grace by Brennan Manning

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller (small, short, almost a booklet)

The Message by Eugene Peterson

The Shack

Radical by David Platt

The Winds of War by Herman Wouk

War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk

Simply in Season – a Cookbook    Herald Press

The Instinct to Heal by David Servan-Schreiber

A Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

A Resilient Life by Gordon McDonald

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Orphaleena by Sara Currey

Holy Bible, NLT

The Message by Eugene Peterson

Golden Cord by Amy Carmichael

Patchwork and Quilting WITH Kids by Maggie Ball

The 101 Habits of highly Successful Novelists compiled by Andrew McAleer

Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

To the Golden Shore – about Adoniram Judson

Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge

His Thoughts said, His Father Said..    by Amy Carmichael

The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard

Laurel’s Kitchen (cookbook, vegetarian) by Laurel Robertson

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer McCauley

Stones of Fire by Isobel Kuhn

The Narnian by Alan Jacobs

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden

Hold Me Tight – Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Spurgeon Gems (clippings from the many sermons of Charles Spurgeon)

A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear

Marriage to a Difficult Man – biography of Jonathan Edwards’ wife

The Complete Father Brown Mysteries – G.K. Chesterton

The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul

Gaudy Night – Dorothy Sayers

Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

Knowing Scripture – R.C. Sproul

Authentic Happiness – Martin Seligman

Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks

Jesus Driven Ministry – Anith Fernando

All the Light we Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling – John G. Kruis

Call the Midwife series, the books, not the video series. or both.

The Knowledge of the Holy – A.W. Tozer

The Amplified Bible (AMP)

How the Irish Saved Civilization – Thomas Cahill

Humility by Andrew Murray

Lord, Teach us to Pray by Andrew Murray

The Pirate Coast by Richard Zacks

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

The Siege of Washington by John Lockwood

The Alexander McCall-Smith Africa short novels (#1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Morality for Beautiful Girls, and all the following books)

Gerald Durrell African animal books

The Art of Beatrix Potter by Enid Linder

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

All of the Jan Karon “Mitford series” novels

Escape from Reason by Frances Schaeffer

L’Abri by Frances and Edith Shaeffer

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom

Homeschooling for Excellence by David and Micki Colfax

Why Johnny Can’t Read by Rudolph Flesch

CHILDCRAFT (hard copy)

Sonlight (classics-based, excellent homeschooling curriculum)(very adaptable to different situations) (time-consuming and demanding in a good way!) (TRULY for authentically “deep love-of-learning-for-learning’s sake” families – others might find it unsatisfactory for one reason or another)

CALVERT CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL – a very basic, very thorough, very structured but also somewhat classics-based homeschooling curriculum that has been around for a long time. Good for when a homeschooling teacher is first starting to teach and feeling a lack of self-confidence for the responsibility (which is SO much more than just a task!) (If you do this curriculum, concientiously with your child, step by step, not skipping anything, you can KNOW that your child will have received a top-notch education that school year, in every subject. However, it is not onerous for most children and leaves the child plenty of time for extracurriculars of their and their parents’ choosing. Enough flexibility is there, but, not too much.)

getting back to other kinds of books: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

God’s Smuggler by Andrew (autobiography)

The Heavenly Man (autobiography)

Cultural Intelligence by David Livermore

Bruchko by Bruce Olsen

Changes that Heal by Cloud and Townsend

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart

The Moonspinners by Mary Stewart

Thornyhold by Mary Stewart

Death at La Fenice – Donna Leon (a whole string of character murder-mysteries set in Venice)

Seven from Heaven – Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey (memoir. about having septuplets)

In the Presence of My Enemies by Gracia Turnham (memoir)

Joy of Cooking (classic Western cookbook)

These Strange Ashes by Elisabeth Elliot

anything by Dan Allender

Give Me This Mountain (memoir) by Dr. Helen Rooseveare

Confessions of Saint Augustine

Born Again by Chuck Colsen

The Rest of God – Restoring sabbath to your life and your life to sabbath. by Mark Buchanan

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am? by John Joseph Powell

Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier

The House on the Strand – Daphne du Maurier

How People Grow by Cloud and Townsend (on psychological health)

for delicious leisurely relaxation, pure and simple : each of the M.M. Kaye India and Madagascar epic novels (The Far Pavilions, Tradewinds, Shadow of the Moon.)

the M.M. Kaye murder mysteries set in the late forties and early fifties

The Peacemaker by Ken Sande (on conflict resolution)

Candles in the Dark by Elisabeth Elliot

Breathing Under Water, Spirituality and the 12 Steps – Richard Rohr

The Enneagram – Richard Rohr

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron