“Reading a book is among the most high-leverage activities on earth. For an investment more or less equivalent to the length of a single workday (and a few dollars), you can gain access to what the smartest people have already figured out.”
– Greg McKeown
Below are 5 books I recommend from those I finished reading in April plus my 1-minute video review.
1. Time Management Ninja
21 Rules for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life
by Craig Jarrow
These 21 easy tips will nudge you in the right direction for better managing your time.
Here’s my 1-minute video review of Time Management Ninja.
Make It Easy to Get the Right Things Done
by Greg McKeown
In the same genre as Time Management Ninja, this book Effortless also lays out easy ways to accomplish the things you want to get done in a day. One of my favorite chapters is Chapter 6, What “Done” Looks Like.
- Read more here from Effortless:
“6 Tips to Make Life Easier“
3. The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
by Heather McGhee
Racism is expensive. And it’s not a zero-sum game. Everybody pays the price. Heather McGhee spells it out in dollars and cents.
- Read more about The Sum of Us:
“Racism Hurts Everybody, Not Just Its Victims”
4. Freeing Jesus
Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence
by Diana Butler Bass
We have many ways we see Jesus. Diana Butler Bass shares 6 ways most of us have seen Jesus and prompts us to keep looking even closer.
- Read more about Freeing Jesus:
“6 Ways to Take the Plastic Wrap Off Jesus“
5. Salt to the Sea
by Rita Sepetys
I didn’t know about the MV Wilhelm Gustloff, a German cruise ship used as an armed transport ship during World War 2. This novel is a riveting account of four refugees who come together on board. Highly recommend as a story but also for its historical value.
- The Great Sex Rescue
The Lies You’ve Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended
by Sheila Wray Gregoire
Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
by Matthew Dicks
- The Making of Biblical Womanhood
How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth
by Beth Allison Barr
- Dwell on These Things
A Thirty-One-Day Challenge to Talk to Yourself Like God Talks to You
by John Stange
- Get Out of Your Head
Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
by Jennie Allen
- Home Fire
by Kamila Shamsie
What good book are YOU reading this month? Please share in the comments.
- Share Four Somethings—April 2021
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