1421: The Year China Discovered America, Gavin Menzies
I'll be the first to admit that history wasn't really my favorite subject in school. But this book was very interesting if what he proposes is true. I was convinced, especially since I firmly believe history is often written from the perspective of those who have conquered/claimed something they found that others already knew of long ago. --T.
African Friends and Money Matters, David E. Maranz
After I got my hands on this, I read it quickly and told all of my expat friends here about it. Gives true insight into the African person's mindset and will hopefully save me some annoyances over the years if I keep what I learned in mind. --T.
Bruchko, Bruce Olsen
Fascinating missionary story from South America. --T.
Death of a Guru, Maharaj, Dave Hunt
A very interesting look into Hindu culture and religion and what happens when the author decides to leave his religion. --T.
Eternity In Their Hearts , Don Richardson
Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah
Got so mad I think I threw the book across the room. --N.
God's Smuggler, Brother Andrew
Honeymoon in Purdah, Alison Wearing
Lovely potrait of Iran! Hilarious author. --N.
Little Britches (series), Ralph Moody
Read the whole series back to back and loved them!! --N.
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
I read this because it was the only book in the house I hadn't read and couldn't put it down. Husband, kids, chores all neglected that week. --N.
The Olive Farm, Carol Drinkwater
Was pretty sure God was calling me to live in Southern France and start up a similar venture! --N.
Parallel Journeys, Eleanor H. Ayer
A very different retelling of WWII. Disturbing!! --N.
Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World, Mark Pendergrast
I never knew there was so much history to coffee: discovering it, exploiting it, ruining it, buying selling and marketing it... --T.
Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
SO disturbing!! --N.
Wild Swans, Jung Chang
Gained a whole new understand of the cultural revolution in China. Fascinating! --N.