So many talented authors take what they know and have learned and put it into words for everyone to read and feel. Books are a way of making us escape everything for a little bit and focus on the words. Luckily, the genre of christian living is growing immensely! Reading about others helps us to learn from God as well. If you are looking for a new book to read this summer, check out these below!
Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst: God can really work through your heart in this one. Many young woman are using this book for fellowship and bible studies and there is no question why. This book helps anyone in a time of defeat or rejection. “The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love.” Readers will feel a sense of belonging and distinction. Check this one out as soon as you can.
Love Does by Bob Groff: This book is currently being read by New Beginnings Youth. This book attempts to push the readers to a new sense of focus in your life. To put energy back into significant parts of life. The author has a way of making this book an easy read but leaving you feeling challenged and inspired. We all have a part in this giant thing called Life and God will help us fulfill that part. You have to read this one.
Hope Heals by Jay and Katherine Wolf: This story can really tug at your heart strings and cause you to gain a new perspective on your current life. Jay and Katherine, married, suffered an unexplainable tragedy in their life. Without warning, Katherine suffered a major brain trauma. Forced to rely on God, they had a long road ahead of them. Instead of harping on the negative, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chance by embracing life fully, and Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find - hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls. This book is great for anyone suffering or feeling without hope.
If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey: Stolen from the description on the back of the book, :it’s exhausting, this guarding of our stories and struggles. Fear of being found out had caused me to hide—but I wasn’t just covering my flaws, I was unintentionally blocking the beauty of God’s grace. My journey to real freedom began when I quit running from my mess and started trusting Jesus to make something beautiful of it.” We are not perfect. We rely on God to complete our imperfectness. Everyone should read this book and understand why it is we trust the One True King.
Sing! By Keith and Kristyn Getty: This book aims to explain WHY we sing, WHO we sing for and INSPIRE us to make others enjoy singing. If you are the ones in church who maybe do not enjoying the music worship part of service, maybe take a chance on this book. God intends for this compelling vision of His people singing to include you. People joyfully joining together in song with brothers and sisters around the world and around his heavenly throne. He wants you,he wants us, to sing!
So, this is just one person’s suggestions for books to look into for a summer read! Please take it on or completely ignore. Leave a comment below of your favorite christian living book!