At any given time, I’m working my way through a stack of books. These are a few I’m working through or have recently finished.The Emotionally Healthy Church
After going through a rough season with a church we loved, I rediscovered this book on my bookshelf. The premise grabbed me: A pastor hits a crisis point when his wife informs him she won’t be attending his church anymore because of personal issues that he isn’t addressing. The book talks about the importance of working on our inner life just as much as our outer life. I can’t recommend it highly enough.Emotionally Healthy Day by Day
Yep, this one is related to the book I just mentioned. I was so convicted about working on my own character that I decided to get this book that has two daily readings for 40 days. There are scriptures and prayers, but most of all it encourages specifically stopping and allowing the Holy Spirit to do his transforming work.Fearless Parenting
This is a book written by George Barna and Jimmy Myers. It has the research of a data scientist to complement the years of experience of a long-time professional counselor. It’s all about how to approach parenting with “intentionality and consistency”. It addresses the importance of discipling our kids, materialism, social media, and parenting behaviors to avoid.What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck
This has been an invaluable resource in helping our kids (and me!) understand OCD. It’s written and illustrated in a way that an elementary child can engage and understand. I’ve found that a lot times when I Google OCD, I find things that alarm me more than help me. This book doesn’t do that. It explains it and gives tools for fighting back. I wish I could buy a case of these and hand them out to everyone who is impacted by this mental health challenge.Found Art: Discovering Beauty in Foreign Places
I’m loving this memoir by Leeana Tankersely. This is the account of her experience as a wife of a Navy SEAL during the wars raging in Iraq and Afghanistan. It begins with a courtship interrupted by a deployment and follows her as she moves to the Middle East.The Engagement Plot
It’s been a long time since I read a book in the romcom niche. If you enjoy a good romance and like The Bachelor, but wish you could skip the racy parts, you will love this. Krista Phillips knows how to weave a story that is equal parts sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny. It might have been the fact that there was ice fishing and Minnesota/Nashville connection that made me stay up too late reading it! This book comes out November 1, but you can pre-order it now!
What are you reading?
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