Shopping for Time

Shopping for Time is aimed at women who want to better organize their time. The writers (Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw) offer practical tips for evaluating your time, commitments, and relationships. Most importantly, they recommend offering your time to God for Him to help give you guidance on how to best serve Him with time usage. Bonus: it’s designed to be a quick read (less than 100 pages)!This book is a must read for women who want to re-evaluate their time but don’t know where to start!

Love Does

This book, y’all… Wowzers. Bob Goff sure knows how to challenge you to love well each day. In a series of short stories, Bob shares his story of living radically to push boundaries and love others. He makes sure to include the fact that it’s is faith in God that has led him to pursue loving others and taking bold steps in his life. Love Does is a quick read that I recommend to literally everyone!

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BONUS: He also came out with Love Does for Kids! I know what I’ll be getting some tiny humans in my life for Christmas!

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Made to Crave

This book. Wow. I have heard many people speak positively about Made to Crave, and I now understand why. Aimed towards women, Lysa TerKeurst shares her story of struggling with food and her weight and explains how to relook at food cravings (or any craving for that matter) and focus the craving on God. This book challenges you to reflect on your life and relationship with God, and all of her points are backed up with scripture. It’s an easy read with short paragraphs, and I recommend it to any woman struggling with any craving!

The Power of Habit

I love learning how our minds work, and this book is definitely a peek into that. In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg begins by telling how our brains process habits, then applies it to individual habit creating. He then describes creating successful habits in organizations and societies. I fairly often reflect back on this book in reminding myself how to break old habits and create new ones. He writes in a way that’s easy to understand and can reach pretty much anyone at any stage of life! I highly recommend this book if you’re interested in creating new habits, or just if you simply want to learn a little more about psychology!

The Language of God

If you’re a bit of a science nerd like me and question how God and science mix, this book is for you. In The Language of God, Dr. Francis S. Collins, who was the head of the Human Genome Project, takes his passion for both God and science and wrote this book in a way that shows the harmonious relationship between the two. I was drawn into this book from chapter one and could barely put it down. He discusses controversial topics such as evolution and the question of if it is even okay for us to continue to learn about the way the world works around us. The Language of God answered many questions I had about God and faith. It’s at the top of my list of books I recommend!