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  • Katie Girl’s Must Read Book Recommendations

    Hello friends!

    I am currently making my 2020 list of books to read! So for those making a list of must reads, I thought I would share some books that I’ve read and highly recommend for you!

    I read more theologically, spiritually inclined books rather than fiction or storyline novels. Because of that, this list is must read theological books. Each of these books have pushed me closer to Jesus, to know Him more, and it is how I hear Jesus speaking to me most clearly. I highly recommend them for all no matter where you are in your walk of faith. Even if you hardly know who Jesus is, these will draw you closer. Some of these books have saved my relationship with Him.

    Also not included in this list, but the MOST important book that is your direct line to Jesus: The Holy Bible.

    Katie Girl’s Book Recommendation List:

    1. “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?” By Rick Warren


    What a read! This book is fabulous! In it, Rick Warren points out why our life matters and that we have purpose because of all that Jesus is doing through us. There is a purpose for you that is FAR greater than what we are doing in the everyday. The mundane becomes important because of all that this book points out. This life is not about us, and that is why we must live everyday to the fullest.

    To purchase this book: click here.

    2. “Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants” By Louie Giglio


    I talk about this book in a couple of blog posts found here and here. It is another fabulous read that shapes how we face the everyday giants. Our fears, addictions, greed, etc are not conquered based on our aim or our strength, but on God’s strength alone which is found when we point our eyes to Jesus and ask Him to intercede.

    To purchase this book: click here.

    3. “Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul” By John and Stasi Eldredge


    Though this book is about a woman’s heart, I think it should be read by both females and males. This book dives into a woman’s heart: her core desires, fears, and vulnerabilities that as a female we are born with as a part of God’s design. The Lord’s heart also has these same desires, and God is the only one that will be able to fully rescue the female heart to allow for flourishing.

    To purchase this book: click here.

    4. “Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul” By John Eldredge

    This book is like “Captivating” but about a male’s heart. Written by the same author, this dives into a man’s heart: his desires, core fears, and vulnerabilities. This book is not just for the male population. I found it very helpful to know what a male fears most and how the female effects that. Our hearts were designed specifically by God who has these same desires and is also the only one that will fully meet these desires. Pursuing God is what awakens our masculinity or femininity.

    To purchase this book: click here.

    5. “Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely” By Lysa TerKeurst


    This book is so uplifting by drilling in the point that you are loved by the only One that matters, so live from a place of love and have joy knowing you are important and created for purpose. I was in a rough place when I started this book, and it really changed the game for me by reiterating that the only opinion that matters says you are worthy of love. I’ve alluded to this book in some of my blog posts specifically this one here.

    To purchase the book: click here.

    6. “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered” By Lysa TerKeurst

    Confession: I am still in the midst of reading this one, but all that I’ve read already make it a must read. The author, Lysa Terkeurst, is in the midst of some ugly chapters of her life, and she is very vulnerable throughout the book. Her faith and her pursuit to understand the Lord working in the midst of the ugly chapters is inspirational and highlight the importance of sticking with God even if you don’t understand why these things have to happen. 

    To purchase this book: click here.

    7. “Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith” By Matthew Reeves

    I do a review on this book on a blog post here, and this book is so important in understanding the Trinity and the core of who God is. I highly recommend this book if you want to understand what type of God it is we serve and what makes Christianity stand out. 

    To purchase this book: click here.

    I am not the biggest reader in the world, so this list might not be long enough for those that can read a book in a week. However, these books were game changers for me and made me want to read. I kept turning the pages for more and more. I highly recommend these, and I look forward to adding to this list with all that I read this year.

    I am about to start “Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work” By Tim Keller, a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. I’ve heard it is amazing.

    What are your favorite books? Have you read any of these books I’ve mentioned?

    Happy reading!

    Love always,

    Katie Girl