In the spirit of a new year, I wanted to share a few books that have helped me/our family grow in our walk with God. There is so much meaningful content out there that I never want to get in the way of actually reading the Bible, BUT, I have found these books to be helpful supplements because sometimes I just don’t know where to start!
I have provided the title and my takeaway/summary. I am CONFIDENT you can find more adequate information out there, but I’ll do my best!
- The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer – Basically, we focus so much on the teaching of Jesus(a great thing) but we aren’t really living like Jesus. He was never in a hurry, left big crowds(often) to be alone with God and went through life with only the clothes on His back. This book opened my eyes – as someone who is always wanting the latest and greatest, this challenged how I see my schedule, my relationships and my purchases.
- Family Discipleship by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin – We all want our kids to grow up in a Christian home, but how do we actually do it in an authentic and meaningful way? This book gives you a strong foundation and some great ideas to start brainstorming how to incorporate God at home.
- Atomic Habits by James Clear – Okay, so this isn’t a Christian book, but it offers some really helpful insight into implementing said family discipleship habits. Willpower is not enough to start and keep new habits into our lives, we have to have a plan in place and fit discipleship moments into things we are already doing!
Anything you are reading that has helped your walk with Jesus? We would love to know about it!