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“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Charles E. Jones
Thomas Wharton once wrote, “An hour spent reading is one stolen from paradise.” Whether it’s an afternoon in the cool of the shade or snuggled under a blanket with Minnie on my lap, I love books that encourage me in my faith, my marriage, and my writing.
And recently I’ve rediscovered the joy of getting lost in a story and am adding more fiction books to my reading lists.
So if you’re looking for some inspiration and encouragement for your heart, check out the books I recommend because it’s always fun to hear about a book from a friend. : ) Along that same line, what good books are you reading or do you recommend?
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♥ Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy by Alli Worthington
♥ Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest by Bonnie Gray
♥ Rest Assured: A Recovery Plan for Weary Souls by Vicki Courtney
♥ Soul H2O: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women by Sherry Stahl
♥ The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson
♥ Come With Me: Discovering the Beauty of Following Where He Leads by Suzanne Eller
♥ A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises by Renee Swope
♥ Secrets of the Secret Place: Keys to Igniting Your Personal Time with God by Bob Sorge
♥ Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg
♥ The Accidental Empress: A Novel by Allison Partake
♥ The Lilychild by John and Susan Thompson
♥ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
♥ Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
♥ The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore
♥ The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerKeurst
♥ Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
♥ The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan
♥ The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren
♥ Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman
♥ The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman
♥ A Lifelong Love: How to Have Lasting Intimacy, Friendship, and Purpose in Your Marriage by Gary Thomas
♥ Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
♥ Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
♥ A Wife’s Secret to Happiness: Receiving, Honoring, and Celebrating God’s Role for You in Your Marriage by Jen Weaver
Writing & Creativity
♥ Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (Warning: Language)
♥ Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication by Andy Stanley and Lane Jones
♥ The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
♥ On Writing by Stephen King (Warning: Language)
♥ On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinger