There are so many good books out there, and more being produced all the time. Here are some newer releases, in the nonfiction/ spiritual growth genre, shared with me by friends. They are deep books for truth, joy, and healing.
By Sara Hagerty
In a world full of noise, where the loudest people win and the most aggressive get what they want, Unseen dances to a different tune. Whose eyes on you matter? What time is wasted? Do you trust your Father?
My friend Tina gave me this book to help me through my dark time. I am grateful.
By Emily P. Freeman
My friend Laura referenced this book as deeply shaping for a girl who grew up decent and Christian and hungry for grace. When I found that Emily Freeman had written it, I knew I wanted a copy. (She is still the only podcaster I can listen to with joy. And tears.)
What does grace mean when you’ve always tried to live good?
What masks do you hide behind?
What do you need?
by James Bryan Smith
This book was a gift to me from my friend Irene.
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us,” said A. W. Tozer. When we’ve grown up thinking about God, it can be hard to unpack our own conceptions, preconceptions, and misconceptions. We know Him well – don’t we?
Smith returns to the most basic truths about God, and invites us to dwell there until who He is profoundly impacts who we are.
By Jason Hague
And this one was a gift from a stranger, Crystal. But we will be friends someday soon.
Mr. Hague tells the story of living with an autistic son, clinging to faith when God does not deliver on cue, and learning to rejoice in lament.
By John Baillie
My friend Shaunda gave me a prayer book that has helped me through times when prayer did not come easily. I love it so much, for how it speaks the unutterable things of the heart, and for how it grounds the soul in truth: about God, about oneself, and about the world. It uses old language, ties into old worship, teaches old humility. I’ve found it incredibly shaping: a good doorway to open the heart to greater communication with the Lord.
A Diary of Private Prayer contains thirty-one days of prayer (both morning and evening), plus a Sunday prayer. The verso pages of the book are all blank, for your own notes or journaling with God.
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What inspirational books have you been reading?