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December 11, 2017


Some AMAZING books I've read lately that have just been captivating, eye-opening, uplifting, and have truly helped me gain perspective and betterment.  Each of these books left me with so much more confidence and truth and comfort!  Grab any of these and I promise you'll feel the same!

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 I haven't finished this one yet, but holy moly is it GOOD.  Here is the books synopsis... I HIGHLY recommend this as I think every woman out there feels captive to something holding them back. 


"We say we're free in Christ, but many of us are still living in captivity--to fear, anger, shame, isolation, unforgiveness, and control. We're good at faking it around others, but we're exhausted by the ruse. Andi Andrew wants women to break free of their self-imposed prisons and live the lives that are rightly theirs in Christ."




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This book, in 2 words:  RELIEVING and COMFORTING.  It basically just goes through all the attributes of God and why we can't have those same attributes and why that's such a GOOD THING! I honestly finished this book and felt like I'd taken a huge block off my shoulders.  I am not made to be all the things that I put on myself to be!  Only God can be that perfect!  Here is the books synopsis:


"Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God."





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This is my favorite book by Jen Hatmaker by far.  Just the little caption - Fighting for GRACE in a World of Impossible Standards - made me NEED to read it.  This society we live in today is NOT EASY.  BONUS: She is HILARIOUS and that makes this an easy, powerful, wonderful book to read!   Here is the books synopsis:


"Jen knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to: 

-Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life.

-Learn to engage our culture’s controversial issues with a grace-first approach.

-Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right.

-Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships.

-Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of “mostly good.”

-Laugh your butt off."



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This book.  This book had me in tears through most of it because of how REAL it is.  It is so easy to feel alone and so, so "less than" in our world and it can truly change who you are when you sit in that for too long.   This book is absolutely innnnncredible and SO relatable and I know I'll read it again and again.  Here is the books synopsis:


"In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences of rejection--from the perceived judgment of the perfectly toned woman one elliptical over to the incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father. She leans in to honestly examine the roots of rejection, as well as rejection's ability to poison relationships from the inside out, including our relationship with God. Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken--a love that does not reject or uninvite."



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This book will always be the book that literally helped change my life.  I had just gone through a miscarriage which left me with serious anxiety disorder and to say that I was struggling was such an understatement.  I was broken and confused and I remember reading this book in that season of life and finding so much truth and comfort.  This book is about finding JOY in the midst of the curveballs and darkness that life throws at us.  Here is the books synopsis:


"What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long--and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?' In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted...a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved--by God."


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