25 books in 2017

I am so excited to share today’s post! It’s one y’alls favorite posts of the year which means y’all are just as book nerdy as me because it’s one of my favorite posts too! 😉 

So let’s chat books. If you saw my list of books I wanted to read and books I actually read in 2016, you will see quite a big difference. I am realizing how much I gravitate to books in different seasons. I have no idea what this year holds so I am actually sharing a list of 42 books. I’m also thinking I may read less than 25. Soooo…my post name was a total failure. One of my goals is to spend more time in the presence of the Lord and part of that is reading my Bible more. I don’t want to choose books over the Bible just to meet a challenge I set for myself so I’m going to keep this a bit less rigid than year’s past. However, I do like some structure because I have seen how books have changed and grew me in the past so that’s why I’m still shooting for 25 but not going to be hard on myself if I don’t! 

25booksin2017So, here’s what books I’d love to read this year! 

SPIRITUAL

With by Skye Jethani – Reimagining the Way You Relate to God
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Discipline by Elisabeth Elliot – The Glad Surrender
The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer – The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life
Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen – Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard
Writing in the Margins by Lisa Nichols Hickman – Connecting with God on the Pages of Your Bible
Loving my Actual Life by Alexandra Kuykendall – An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Glory Days by Max Lucado – Living Your Promised Land Life Now
Moments & Days by Michelle Van Loon – How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith
Rhythms of Rest by Shelly Miller – Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World
Simplify by Bill Hybels – 10 Practices to Unclutter Your Soul
Essentialism by Greg McKeown

FAMILY/MARRIAGE

Simplicity Parenting by Lisa Ross – Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids
For Better of For Kids by Ruth & Patrick Schwenk – A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House
Adopted for Life by Russell Moore – The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches
In this House We Will Giggle by Courtney DeFeo – Making Virtues, Love, and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life
Missional Motherhood by Gloria Furman – The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God
The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller – Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

BUSINESS

What’s Best Next by Matthew Perman – How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz – A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field
12 Essentials of Godly Success by Tommy Nelson – Biblical Steps to a Life Well Lived
18 Minutes by Peter Bregman – Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
The Writer’s Diet by Helen Sword – A Guide to Fit Prose

HEALTH

Suckered by Jeffrey Eisenberg – The History of Sugar, Our Toxic Addiction, Our Power to Change
Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig – Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food by the Co-Creator of the Whole30
Holy Listening with Breath, Body and the Holy Spirit by Whitney Simpson
Are You Fully Charged? by Tom Rath – The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin – 
What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

2020 Yearly Prayer Journal 

FIND FOCUS. ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS. EXPERIENCE GOD.

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25 books to read in 2017COMMUNITY

Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle – A Memoir about the Beauty of Friendship
The Joy of Missing Out by Christina Crook – Finding Balance in a Wired World
Next Door as it is in Heaven by Lance Ford – Living Out God’s Kingdom in Your Neighborhood
Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian – The Power of Transformed Speech

FINANCIAL/GIVING/CONTENTMENT

How to Be Rich by Andy Stanley – It’s Not What You Have. It’s What You Do With What You Have
The More of Less by Joshua Becker – Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
Making Change by Ken Hemphill –A Transformational Guide to Christian Money Management
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann – A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth by Nick Murray
More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger – Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity

FICTION

In a French Kitchen by Susan Loomis – Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France
Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard – A Love Story, with Recipes

Now your turn!! I want to hear what is on your list!! 

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  • I just bought three of these books based on your recommendation… 18 minutes, are you fully charged (on my reading list last year and didn’t get to it and Loving my actual life….

  • Love your list!! I would love to read many of those. A few on my list are You Are Free (Rebekah Lyons), Too Busy Not To Pray (at your recommendation!) and The Art of Neighboring. I’m looking forward to hearing your reviews 🙂

  • I love reading your book lists! I’m reading Sugar Crush and have cut out the foods that make me feel sick, but I get so anxious around food. I can’t ever eat what I cook! I’m definitely going to read, “Food Freedom Forever” before taking on any drastic changes. Kind of tired of money going down the drain because I chicken out!

    • Oh yes! Sugar Crush helped me see sugar differently. And yes, I hope Food Freedom Forever is helpful! I’m excited about that one too!!

  • I always make a list of books to read and NEVER make it through it! 🙂 But I do listen to Gretchen Rubin’s podcast and really enjoy it! And a fun fact: Tim Keller’s book ‘The Meaning of Marriage’ is the reason Jason and I are married now! Hope you enjoy it because we really did!