A room without books is like a body without a soul.
– Marcus Tullius
Here are 6 books I recommend from what I finished reading in December.
1. The Story of You
An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self
by Ian Morgan Cron
This is a brand-new book on the Enneagram by one of the leading experts. Cron walks us through each nine types in a clear and relatable way, demonstrating better ways to live our God-designed stories.
2. The Sleep Solution
Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It
by W. Chris Winter
I’ve been sleeping better since I read this book. Lots of practical information here, including putting insomnia into perspective.
3. The Dance of Connection
How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate
by Harriet Lerner
Relationships can be tricky. Even though this was written a few years ago, Lerner role-plays multiple conversations through some of the minefields that have plagued us all in the past couple of years.
4. Stories I Only Tell My Friends
by Rob Lowe
I don’t typically read celebrity memoirs, but I kept hearing this was a good one. And it is. I listened to it as an audiobook, read by Rob Lowe himself. His stories are fascinating and Lowe is very humble in the telling of them.
5. Learning to Speak God from Scratch
Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing—and How We Can Revive Them
by Jonathan Merritt
Some of us grew up speaking Christianese as our native tongue. But many more did not. Merritt points out how to have spiritual conversations with others in everyday language instead of the vocabulary popular only among Christians.
6. Anatomy of a Miracle
by Jonathan Miles
Based on a true story, this novel is about an Afghanistan veteran who returned home paralyzed from the waist down. Until a miracle occurs at the Biz-E-Bee convenience store in Biloxi, Mississippi. What accounts for it?
- The Wisdom of Your Body
Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection Through Embodied Living
by Hillary L. McBride
- The Divine Dance
The Trinity and Your Transformation
by Richard Rohr
- Love for Imperfect Things
How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
by Haemin Sunim
- People We Meet on Vacation
by Emily Henry
- Constructive Wallowing
How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them
by Tina Gilbertson
- Jesus and John Wayne
How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
by Kristin Kobes du Mez
- More Beautiful Than Before
How Suffering Transforms Us
by Steve Leder
- How to Stop Time
by Matt Haig
What good book are YOU reading this month? Please share in the comments.
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