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Best Summer Reads

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

As you probably know I LOVE books! My favorite way to relax is to curl up on the couch with a good book. Nothing beats the stillness and quiet when I'm lost in the words on the page.

I have made a list of must reads for me this summer (or fall depending on how fast I read), so I thought I would share with you! While I haven't made it through all of them yet, I can't wait to dive into each one.

Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That's Beautiful Again By Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa addresses a need we all carry. She teaches us how to move on from unresolved pain and live in the peace we were destined for.

The Women of The Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today By Shannon Bream

Shannon ties together the vital lives of women in the Bible and how we can relate and learn from them today.

You Are Never Alone: Trust in the Miracle of God's Presence and Power By Max Lucado

Max unfolds how Jesus is walking with us through every storm. He teaches we are never alone without hope or strength, because we are never alone.

Satisfied: Finding Hope, Joy, and Contentment Right Where You Are By Alyssa Bethke

Alyssa touches on the topics of life that distract us and keep us from focusing on the true joy that Jesus offers. She helps us focus on what we have and not what we don't.

Don't Miss Out: Daring to believe life is better with the Holy Spirit By Jeannie Cunnion

The Holy Spirit is a mystery to most. Jeannie unpacks benefits of the Holy Spirit working in and through you and why Spirit-help is better than self-help.

Facing The Dawn By Cynthia Ruchti

The only fiction book on my list. Cynthia is a talented local writer with a gift for storytelling with tenderness. You will be drawn into the mind of her characters and relate with their struggles and emotions.

Jesus Over Everything: Uncomplicating the Daily Struggle to Put Jesus First By Lisa Whittle

Lisa addresses one of the biggest struggles a Christian faces: how do we put Jesus First with everyday life swirling around us. She gives us practical statements of choice to help prioritize God first.

Live: Remain Alive, Be Alive at a Specified Time, Have an Exciting or Fulfilling Life By Sadie Robertson

Sadie is so relatable to younger readers. She unpacks the difference in just living and being really alive. She reveals choices we can make to live in the fullness of God compared to the emptiness the world has to offer.

I Declare War: Four Keys to Winning the Battle With Yourself By Levi Lusko

We all battle the war within ourselves. Levi relates through his own struggles. He shares stories and ways to battle the war we face by using our thoughts, words, behaviors, and power.

Knowing God Intimately: Being as Close to Him as You Want to Be By Joyce Meyer

Joyce has a way of telling stories from her life that we can all relate with. Joyce reveals different levels of spiritual commitment and ways we can be closer to Him. Whether you are searching for God or know Him but know something is missing, Joyce unpacks through scripture how we can have true joy because of an intimate relationship with Him.

For Such a Time as This: My Faith Journey through the White House and Beyond By Kayleigh McEnany

No matter your political views, Kayleigh is undeniably a dynamic and intelligent Women. Her story is fascinating and her faith is inspiring. Although her book isn't released until December, you can pre-order your copy now.

Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been By Jackie Hill Perry

Jackie has wisdom far beyond her years. She shares her story of homosexuality and gender confusion and how God transformed her heart and soul into a completely whole and loved women. Jackie has a unique gift of sharing the truth of Scripture in a gentle yet powerful way. She tackles tough topics without wavering from the truth of God's Word.

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. Thomas Townsend

Learn how to set limits while still loving the people around you in order to stay within a healthy capacity.

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