One of my favorite past times is reading. I have always been an avid reader ever since I was a little girl. I love novels like Nancy Drew to this day. But since I have gotten older, I have been reading way more self-help books than ever. There is nothing like learning from someone else who has been where you want to go or has been somewhere you want to avoid being, if at all possible. Without further ado, I would like to share five books that I have enjoyed reading recently: in no particular order.
“Weed the garden of your mind on a regular basis so it doesn’t get overtaken by weeds.” -Craig Groeschel (Soul Detox)
As a believer in God, this book was enlightening, convicting, and jam-packed with principles that show you how to conduct yourself in a way that pleases God.
“God made one version of you and custom-designed you for a one-of-a-kind assignment. “-Max Lucado (Cure for The Common Life)
This book really cemented into my brain the truth that we all have a purpose that only we can accomplish. There are things we can do that no other person can do the way that we do them. It is a great read if you are struggling with self-esteem and looking for direction as far as your purpose.
“There is no better summary of a successful life than to serve the purposes of God for the benefit of a generation.” -Jonathan Evans (Divine Disruption)
When I say that this book was right on time? Whew! I needed every word that Tony Evans, Anthony Evans Jr., Jonathan Evans, Chrystal Evans Hurst, and Priscilla Shirer wrote. This was a family project about all the trials and tribulations that they had gone through in a very short period of time, and how they were still standing anyhow. It was only God. Their testimony is powerful and impactful. I can certainly relate. I know many of you will feel the same.
“You can’t have the best kind of relationships or win at relationships without God.” -Michael Todd (Relationship Goals)
Now this book right here is a must-read for everybody whether you are single, dating, engaged, married, or divorced. I say that because the insight that he shared about relationships and God being the foundation is paramount to success. These principles will help you in all kinds of relationships, not just romantic ones. It will help you love God better, love yourself better, and as a result love those around you better. Who doesn’t need more love?
“God can’t bless someone I’m not. He longs to bless me. The real me with all my ups and downs and pros and cons.”-Steven Furtick (Unqualified)
I am still reading this book. I have 2 chapters to go. But I could not leave this off the list. It has so many beautiful revelations about how our relationship with God should be. It turns this whole concept of being unqualified on its head. It has funny moments, realism, and helpful scriptures. It is so good to know more about the God we serve. He is not expecting perfection, but progress.
I highly recommend all of these books if you want to grow in your relationship with God. They have all enlightened me and help me to grow. If you would like me to do more posts like this one, please let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading! Peace& Blessings!