July Favorites (Reading Addition)

I’ve read more books than ever before while we’ve been living through this pandemic. This month instead of fashion or home good items, I wanted to share the few books that have helped me maintain a sense of hope and normality through all of this craziness we’re experiencing. I would love your recommendations as well!

  1. Upstairs at the White House by J.B West
    This book was so interesting. I’ve never really been that big into history but this book shed some light on just how interesting things in politics are. It gives a slight behind the scenes of Mr. West’s real life experience as “Head Butler” in the executive mansion (the living quarters of the presidents and their families). I would highly recommend this book.
  2. Next Right Thing by Emily Freeman
    I didn’t even realize that I needed this book until I was halfway through it. Her ultimate hope is that you undergo a “soul detox” and learn how to discern the process of making important decisions in your life and that you come to discover and develop your own process for doing “the next right thing” in your life….even if that means it’s just as simple as taking a nap. That might be what you need the most at the moment. This one will definitely take you on an emotional journey. There’s prayers and practical application at the end of each chapter which I love.
  3. The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
    A.W Tozer has written more books about God than any other author…I think (ha!). His words are intelligently written and extremely compelling and even convicting in some instances. This book gives you an incredible insight to the urgency of pursuing your relationship with Jesus and significance of doing it the “right way”. He teaches you how to be on fire and passionate about your relationship with Christ and not just Luke warm in your belief about Him. This book definitely reminded me of how exciting it is to follow Jesus.
  4. A Better Way to Pray by Andrew Wommack
    Ever wonder why sometimes your prayers aren’t being answered? Why you keep asking God for the same thing over and over and it’s like he’s totally silent? This book teaches you the basics of how Jesus explained that we should pray and an incredibly easily application to doing so. Every answer we could ever search for is in the Bible, we just have to use the discernment God gave us to understand it and apply it. In this case Andrew has done it for you! Absolutely life changing read.
  5. Bible in one year 2020 by Nicky Gumbel
    Okay this on isn’t so much a book as it is a devotional but I highly recommend it to everyone. If you follow me on Instagram you see me post excerpts from this devotional almost weekly. Nicky has an incredible way of breaking down the Bible and sharing what the overarching message is and how to apply it to our life. If you’re like me and don’t always understand how a Bible verse applies to you at all, I strong suggest that you check out this Devotional. Don’t worry so much about catching up for the year…just start right where you are!

All of these books are pretty lengthy and most are hefty in their concepts and take some time to work through and digest so for that sake I’m going to keep the list short. Please reach out if you have questions, concerns, thoughts or books that you would recommend

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