"Playing Shakespeare" by John Barton
The best basic introduction to Shakespeare, in my humble opinion. Based on acting workshops with famous British actors.
"The Actor and the Target" by Declan Donnellan
An approach that opens up the options available to the character at each moment. A gift if you struggle to find the specifics of your character's journey.
"The Golden Rules of Acting" by Andy Nyman
One of the most practical books I've found on being an actor. The simple breakdown: have several skills; be professional as well as talented; live your life!
A source of sermons and articles about the Christian life.
A practical approach to life and faith for women.