Calling all book lovers! Do you have any additions to this book list? Leave them in the comments!
While not obviously pro-life, The Giver discusses the importance of people and why they are to be valued which is a great theme that shouldn’t be overlooked. It was written in the 90s, so political correctness was a hot topic. There are views of pro-choice and pro-life beliefs that are well worth looking into.
2. Kasey Jackson, Blue
I haven’t read this one yet, but Amazon books recommended it based on my previous searches. Here’s a little bit about it: A thriving black market, fueled by healers convinced of their supernatural medicinal properties, created an uncontrollable demand for the most grisly commodity to obtain - the body parts of the colorless people.
After the murder and maiming of countless people afflicted with Albinism, the South African government realized that they had to intervene. Out of the desire to protect even the poorest of the afflicted people, the Humane Harvest Compounds were established.
3. Kara Tippets, The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard
Tippets, a young mother of four and a pastor’s wife, died last March after a recurrence of cancer. Her memoir, The Hardest Peace, is deeply tragic and heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting. I first heard of Tippetts after she wrote a public letter to Brittany Maynard, the young woman with terminal brain cancer who ultimately took her own life. The letter asked Brittany to reconsider and embrace the life that she had left to live. It is powerful and humbling to read this testimony about finding grace and peace when forced to face one’s own mortality. Although the book is about facing death, it fundamentally underscores the value of life.
4. Hannah More, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary life of Hannah More
The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every level of 18th-century British society. A woman without connections or status, More took the world of British letters by storm when she arrived in London from Bristol, becoming a bestselling author and playwright and quickly befriending the author Samuel Johnson, the politician Horace Walpole, and the actor David Garrick. She was also a leader in the Evangelical movement, using her cultural position and her pen to support the growth of education for the poor, the reform of morals and manners, and the abolition of Britain's slave trade.
While not pro-life in the sense of fighting for unborn children, this book strongly shows the value of life at all stages and is a beautiful reminder that our generation isn't the first to start the fight for pro-life rights and we certainly won't be the last.
5. Eric Metaxas, Seven Women: And the Secret of their Greatness
Do women really rely on abortion for their power and status in society? These two books, written by leading figures in the evangelical pro-life community, serve as an effective rebuttal to that line of argument. Fierce Convictions is a terrific biography of Hannah More, an abolitionist and a good friend and colleague of William Wilberforce who invested her life in defending human beings, rather than rationalizing their destruction. And the incomparable Eric Metaxas gives us chapter-length biographies of Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Maria Skobtsova, Corrie ten Boom, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. In different ways, each of these women invested their lives in a defense and elevation of life. Their stories provide inspiration and examples of genuine feminine power and greatness.