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Top 5 Books, Vol. 3

3.31.2017 • 3 Comments

Fellow book nerds! Y’all are in for a treat! I have heard Dave Ramsey share this quote from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones a ton.

“You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.”

I really believe this! Reading books has radically changed my life over the last 15 years. You see a ton of book recommendations from me, especially if you follow me on Insty with the #valandwords. Today I am sharing my revised list of the top 5 books that have changed my life along with 11 other women I respect so much! Seriously, I am super protective of the number of people I follow on Instagram or podcasts I listen too and these ladies are ones I let in because they are always encouraging me! (I’ve done this feature twice before so go check out some favorite books from 21 of my favorite inspirational women! Volume 1 | Volume 2).


I’ve intentionally asked them to only share with me their top five without going into detail because I think we can all get something different out of the books we read. AND this post would have been the length of a book itself. ; ) Check these books out on Amazon (everything is linked up below the graphic!!). If they sound appealing, download the Kindle sample. If you don’t have a Kindle or iPad, get the Kindle app for your phone. Read all the samples that interest you and then pick to read only the books that really resonate with you. Don’t add them all to your list!! Book reading shouldn’t be overwhelming. It should be exciting!! Here’s a post on how I pick books and make sure I’m making the most from them!


Definitely don’t forget to click the links to these gals! These ladies are not only making things happen, but they are doing so gracefully and generously and I am consistently inspired by the thoughts they share and the products and services they offer.

Brighton of Brighton the Day
Follow Me | What’s Best Next | Blue Like Jazz | Emotionally Healthy Spirituality | Daring Greatly

Caroline of Fit for His Glory
Made to Crave | You Were Made for a God Sized Dream | So Long Insecurity | Love DoesDreaming with God

Diana of Diana Kerr Life Coaching
Anything | New Morning Mercies | The Total Money Makeover | The ONE Thing | Radical

Emily of Risen Motherhood
Knowledge of the Holy | Just Do SomethingThe Mission of Motherhood | Women of the Word | Clutterfree With Kids

Katie of Dear Muschka
Chasing Slow | None Like Him | A Praying Life | Kisses from Katie | The Glass Castle

Katie of Katie Orr blog and The Focused 15
Desiring God | Faith Is Not a Feeling | Systematic Theology | The Hiding Place | The Pursuit of Holiness

Laura Wifler of Risen Motherhood
Adopted for LifeThe Mission of Motherhood | Humble Roots | Women of the Word | Desiring God

Lindsay Ayers of The Faith Feast
The Meaning of Marriage | Mere Christianity | HOME: The Tour Awaits | Prayer | Discerning the Voice of God

Lisa Jacobson of Club 31 Women
QuietEvidence Not SeenLes MiserablesWest with the Night | My Life in France

Michelle Myers of She Works His Way
Discipline | Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders | Shepherding A Child’s Heart | Entreleadership | Visioneering

Somer Phoebus of She Works His Way
Entreleadership | Ordering Your Private World | Famous In Heaven and at Home | Entrepreneur Roller CoasterEssentialism

Valerie Woerner of Val Marie Paper (my revised top 5!)
AnythingFamous In Heaven and at Home | My Name is HopeMargin | Profit First


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