Balancing reading and school has never, and never will be the easiest thing to do with the workload class demands of you; however, summer means more free time and open schedules. Whether you are at the beach or kickin it back at home, I have picked out a few of my favorite Christian books (and authors) to help you find the book perfect for you. No matter if you are dipping your toes in Christianity or full in, these books could be a game changer for your relationship with Jesus.
Uninvited – Lysa TerKeurst
The book Uninvited is a book that has a Biblical point of view for topics such as rejection, loneliness and feeling left out. It reminds us that we have God who will never reject or forsake us and loves us despite our mistakes.
I personally think that every single girl should read this book!! Rejection is something that every one of us will experience at some point in our life whether it is a friendship, getting turned from a job or school that you really wanted, a family member leaving you or prioritizing their work constantly, and even boys who you thought cared but let you down.
This book touches on every one of those topics and how you can find grace and love in rejection in a Biblical way.
The Best Yes – Lysa TerKeurst
The book The Best Yes is a book that has a Biblical point of view for topics such as the guilt of disappointing others, making decisions, and endless demands.
Again, I personally think that this is a must-read! As a high schooler, I constantly see the demands of perfection whether it is the way you look, the way you dress, the grades you get.
This book touches on all of those things and how you can rid the “disease to please” and how to rise above those constant demands. It also touches on how to make decisions from a Biblical point of view.
How I Learned To Live A Better Story A Million Miles In A Thousand Years – Donald Miller
This book is great for those who want a fun, honest and self-inspection book. Miller explains his life; from the time he was questioning his life to the time he found Jesus which offered a hope no one else could give. Miller teaches us how we can have a second chance at life by taking us through his life events and God-given experiences he has encountered since knowing Jesus.
Under Our Skin – Benjamin Watson
Benjamin Watson is a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and a social media commentator. He came to my church and spoke about this book and my heart was convicted to read this because it is such a philosophical topic.
The book Under Our Skin is about race. Watson provides a Biblical understanding about how we can become “free from the fears and frustrations that divide us” by looking at both sides of a story.
God Girl – Hayley DiMarco
God Girl is a book (I treated it like a devotional and finished it in like 4 days so it is a quick read) and DiMarco talks about what a God Girl loves, finds true happiness, knows herself, knows how to communicate, and knows God. In each chapter she touches on friendships, boys, family, and more.
Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds – Jen Wilkin
A question so many Christians ask, is how to read the Bible. Women of the Word offers solutions to “reading the Bible ruts” and smart methods of how to get more out of your Bible study, focusing on the heart and mind.
The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
I know when I first became a Christian I struggled with understanding God’s purpose for creating me and his plans for my life. The Purpose Driven Life, answers the commonly asked question: what are earth am I here for.
Whether you read one of these books or all of them, you will continue to challenge yourself spiritually as you read about each author’s lives and experiences. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
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