As an avid reader and insatiable learner, I enjoy sharing resources I’ve found especially helpful to me. I’ll be adding more to this page regularly, so check back frequently.
Disclaimers: (1) This page includes affiliate links which will pay me a small commission at no additional cost to you if you click through and make a purchase. (2) I’ve only included resources I’ve benefitted from and believe you might, too. That said, my including them here doesn’t mean I agree with everything 100%. As always, read with discretion and a prayer for wisdom and discernment. (3) At this point, these aren’t listed in any particular order.
Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
by Dr. Caroline Leaf
I found this book enlightening as I learned how much my thoughts impact my overall well-being. Dr. Caroline Leaf conducted some of the initial research on neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to form new neural pathways based on changes in our thinking which, in turn, affect changes in our behavior and emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. I especially enjoyed reading how she connected the dots between Science and Scripture.
The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes
By Robert S. McGee
This book and its corresponding workbook have been instrumental in my life in tearing down satan’s lies about who I am and replacing them with God’s truth about who I am. The author specifically addresses “The Performance Trap,” “Approval Addict,” “The Blame Game,” and “Shame.” If any of these resonate with your own struggles, you will find this book/workbook to be life-changing. It’s great for personal reading/study as well as a group study.
Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life
By Barry Danylak
This is, hands down, my favorite book on singleness. In many ways, it is just as much about the redemption of childlessness as it is of singleness. The author takes the reader through the Bible from the Old Covenant to the New, showing how Jesus redeemed what was once considered a curse into a purposeful calling which testifies to His all-sufficiency. It turned my view of singleness and childlessness upside down, in a good way! Read it even if you’re not single or childless — it will help you encourage those who are!
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
By Hal Elrod
While this book isn’t specifically written from a Christian perspective, I have found it easily adaptable as I incorporate prayer and Bible/inspirational reading into my “miracle morning” routine. Following its five steps each morning helps me start the day on the right foot spiritually, mentally, and physically. I’ve also read several others in The Miracle Morning series and have found each one helpful.