I have been loving this season of life I have currently been experiencing. Part of what I have loved is having more time to dedicate to reading some good-for-the-soul, non-fiction and getting in some good Bible study time. I wanted to share my most recent favorite Bible studies and Christian books with you so you can enjoy them as well.
Lord, I want to Know You by Kay Arthur
I have been going to a women’s bible study at my church each week and Lord, I Want to Know You is the book that we have been going through. Due to when we moved here, I came in about half way through the study, but It’s a great book to be able to jump into wherever. Each chapter talks about a different name of God. It has been a great way to deepen my relationship with the Lord as each week we focused on different aspects and characteristics of God.
The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
This is such a great book. There is so much truth that spoke straight to my heart. The Best Yes is all about identifying our best yes in situations. Lysa takes a look at the struggles we face as women when making decisions, saying yes out of obligation or the fear that someone will not like us if we say no. There are countless reasons that we say yes to things we shouldn’t be saying yes to. Things that are potentially ‘good’ things but in reality they aren’t the best yes for us and what God wants for us. We have limited time and resources. This book gives practical guidance and thoughts that have really helped me to say my best yes.
Steadfast Love- Bible Study Book: A Study of Psalm 107 by Lauren Chandler
I’m just starting to dive into this one, but I can tell it’s going to make a huge impact on me. First of all, I love Lauren Chandler. I enjoy listening to her speak and share her story. Steadfast Love goes verse by verse through Psalm 107 and we take a look at how to worship God through the storms in our life. I have been reminded through this study so far that my joy is anchored in Him. My joy Can’t be attached to my circumstances, because life is not perfect. Storms come up and life throws us curve balls. Only true joy can be found when we are finding it through God.
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young
Jesus Calling is such a great devotional. Each day is so short and quick to read, but really sets your heart on the right path. Each page is dated, one for every day of the year. Even when I find myself not being consistent with this devotional, I can pick it up and flip to that day and gain so much goodness. This is a great gift idea for someone too. It’s the perfect way to start your day if you prefer to have your quiet time in the afternoon or evening. With some schedules, it’s better to have a quiet time later in the day, but it’s still important to focus your heart on the Lord as you start your day. This is a quick and easy way to do just that.
100 Days to Brave: Devotions for Unlocking Your Most Courageous Self by Annie Downs
100 Days to Brave is another great daily inspirational book. When I read the tag line for this book I knew this book was good for my current season. Sometimes I don’t step out and do things that I wish I found because of fear. I have allowed fear to stop me from doing way to much in life. I want to be challenged to step out in faith every day. This is a great book to go through to encourage that. It’s also super cute! It’s a good one to have out on your coffee table.
What are you reading lately? Any good study or book recommendations?