Recommended Books

Spiritual Growth

The Spirit of The Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard

Soul Keeping: Caring For The Most Important Part of You by Jon Ortberg

The Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster

Out of Sorts: Making Peace With an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey

A Praying Life: Connecting With God in a Distracting World by Paul E. Miller

When We Were On Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love, and Starting Over by Addie Zierman

 

Gentle Wisdom and Encouragement

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

Its Simply Tuesday: Small Living In a Fast Moving World by Emily Freeman

 

 

Health and Fitness

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire With God, Not Food by Lisa Terkeurst

Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul by Gary Thomas

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

 

Organization and Strategic Thinking

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchin Rubin

 

 

Marriage

Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything For Your Marriage by Gary Thomas

Love and War: Find Your Way to Something Beautiful In Your Marriage by John and Staci Eldredge

Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than To Make Us Happy by Gary Thomas

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment With the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller

Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Kevin Leman

The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life by Melanie Shankle

 

 

Relationships

A Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships by Paul E. Miller

Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by Donald Miller

Nobody’s Cuter Than You: A Memoir About the Beauty of Friendship by Melanie Shankle

 

If You Need a Laugh and then a gut stirring zeal for life

For The Love: Fighting For Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns by Mindy Kaling

Talking As Fast As I Ca: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls by Lauren Graham

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker

Home is Where My People Are: The Road That Leads Us to Where We Belong by Sophie Hudson

 

 

Self Discovery

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Susan Stabile

Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero

 

Writing and Art Making

Bird by Bird: Instructions on Life and Writing by Anne Lamott

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Walking On Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeliene L’Engle

A Million Little Ways: Uncover the Art You Were Made to Live by Emily Freeman

 

 

Inspiring Novels

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Hynotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

 

Best of Children’s Lit

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Counting By 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Penderwick Series by Jane Birdsall