Monday, January 23, 2017

What I'm Reading Right Now

I love to read and I read a LOT. 
I love both fiction and non-fiction & am usually reading several books at once. 

Right now I'm reading a bunch of non-fiction books that are AWESOME!

In case you are looking for a new book to read, here's what I'm reading right now...




I LOVE this book and the wisdom of Sally Clarkson (who blogs HERE) so very much! 

Here's the Amazon description for this amazing book: 
Do you ever long for days full of joy and energy―days that bring out the best version of you rather than leave you exhausted? Do you sometimes catch yourself wishing life was more impactful and fulfilling? In a world that’s moving so fast, it’s easy to lose your sense of purpose. So now is the time to make each moment of your ordinary, everyday, beautiful existence count. It’s time to own your life.

Sally Clarkson’s Own Your Life is a breath of fresh air into the life and soul of a busy woman. Like a faithful friend, Sally journeys with you to explore what it means to live meaningfully, follow God truly, and bring much-needed order to your chaos. Each page offers deeply personal, authentic, and practical guidance to help you build an intentional life. Discover what it means to own your life, and dare to trust God’s hands as He richly shapes your character, family, work, and soul.


If you love the She Reads Truth devotionals as much as I do, 
you are going to love this book!

Here's the Amazon description for this book: 
She Reads Truth tells the stories of two women who discovered, through very different lives and circumstances, that only God and His Word remain unchanged as the world around them shifted and slipped away. Infused with biblical application and Scripture, this book is not just about two characters in two stories, but about one Hero and one Story. Every image points to the bigger picture—that God and His Word are true. Not because of anything we do, but because of who He is. Not once, not occasionally, but right now and all the time.

Sometimes it takes everything moving to notice the thing that doesn’t move. Sometimes it takes telling two very different stories to notice how the Truth was exactly the same in both of them.

I'm loving this book and so enjoyed taking the
 Happiness Style Assessment on Jennifer's blog!

Here's the Amazon description for this book: 
Would you like to be happier?
No matter who you are or how you feel, chances are you would answer yes. And Jennifer Dukes Lee was no different. For years, she wrestled with a constant nagging sense that she wasn’t as happy as she could be. At the same time, she felt guilty for wanting something so “shallow.” After all, doesn’t God only care that we find joy in our circumstances? Or is it possible that God really does want us to be happy?

Determined to get answers, Jennifer embarked on a quest to find out whether our happiness matters to God and, if so, how to pursue it in a way that pleases him.
In The Happiness Dare, you’ll learn what she discovered, including how to:
Understand the five happiness styles and maximize yours
Overcome the four biggest obstacles that stand in the way of your happiness
Find your happiness sweet spot―the place, relationship, or activity that 
gives you the greatest sense of well-being
Discover what you can do in just five minutes a day to be happier.

I love the wisdom and beautiful writing of Ann Voskamp.
 I'm excited to be starting this study with some sweet friends soon!

Here's the Amazon description for this book: 
New York Times best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts Ann Voskamp sits at the edge of her life and all of her own unspoken brokenness and asks: What if you really want to live abundantly before it's too late? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness? This is the one begging question that’s behind every single aspect of our lives --- and one that The Broken Way - also a New York Times bestseller - rises up to explore in the most unexpected ways. 

This one's for the lovers and the sufferers. For those whose hopes and dreams and love grew so large it broke their willing hearts. This one's for the busted ones who are ready to bust free, the ones ready to break molds, break chains, break measuring sticks, and break all this bad brokenness with an unlikely good brokenness. You could be one of the Beloved who is broken --- and still lets yourself be loved. You could be one of them, one who believes freedom can be found not only beyond the fear and pain, but actually within it.

2 comments :

  1. My publicist alerted me to the fact that you included The Happiness Dare in your round-up. I'm delighted! Thanks for telling your peeps about this book. May you have the happiest new year YET!

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  2. Thank you Jennifer! It's a fabulous book and I'm so enjoying it!

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