I love to read. When I was younger, I adored fiction, like Little Women and The Secret Garden. However, in my adult life, I'm much more into non-fiction. I like books that challenge me to be better and to grow. I will say, as I'm writing this, it kind of makes me want to go pick up some Jane Austen books and lock myself in a corner.
Over the past few months, I have found some lovely reads that I just had to share with you. When I graduated in May, I went on a book buying spree, so I've got a ways to go to get through my stack.
The books listed below, I have read, and I think you should too! I've put a little snippet about each book beside it as well.
Interrupted - Jen Hatmaker; "Follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission. Snatching Jen from the grip of her consumer life, God began asking her questions like, “What is really the point of My Church? What have I really asked of you?” She was far too busy doing church than being church, even as a pastor’s wife, an author of five Christian books, and a committed believer for 26 years. She discovered she had missed the point. Christ brought Jen and her family to a place of living on mission by asking them tough questions, leading them through Scripture, and walking together with them on the path. Interrupted invites readers to take a similar journey."
Restless - Jennie Allen; "Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen helps you discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to weave them together for God's glory and purposes. Restless explores this important question: “Do I matter?” And Jennie asks, "We livewith lots of things, lots of people…but do we live for something?”
Undaunted - Christine Caine; "Using her dramatic story, well-known author and speaker Christine Caine illustrates how God rescued her from a life of abuse – where she was unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified – into a God-filled and faith-fueled life."
Freefall to Fly - Rebekah Lyons; "In this vulnerable memoir of transformation, Rebekah Lyons shares her journey from Atlanta, Georgia, to the heart of Manhattan, where she found herself blindsided by crippling depression and anxiety. Overwhelmed by the pressure to be domestically efficient, professionally astute, and physically attractive, Rebekah finally realized that freedom can come only by facing our greatest fears and fully surrendering to God’s call on our lives. This book is an invitation for all women to take that first step toward freedom. For it is only when we free-fall that we can truly fly."
You're Made for a God-Sized Dream - Holley Gerth; "We all long to live with more purpose, passion, and joy. Yet in the middle of our hectic lives, the God-sized dreams that have the potential to lead us into all God has planned for us are the ones that tend to get lost. With her intimate, approachable style and constant encouragement, popular blogger and author Holley Gerth invites women to rediscover the big dreams God has given them--and then dare to pursue them."
Bittersweet - Shauna Niequist; "Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a moment of lightness on even the darkest of nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich even when it contains a splinter of sadness."
What's next on deck? My next few months will be filled with reading these beauties:
- Rhinestone Jesus - Kristen Welch
- Let's Be Brave - Annie Downs
- Love Does - Bob Goff
- A Million Little Ways - Emily Freeman
- 7 - Jen Hatmaker
- Chasing God - Angie Smith
- The Nesting Place - Myquillyn Smith
- Cold Tangerines - Shauna Niequist
Ok now your turn to share. What awesome books do I need to be reading????