A peasant that reads is a prince in waiting.
– Walter Mosley
Below are 7 books I recommend from those I finished reading in March + a 1-minute video review.
The Origins of Our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
Caste is a must-read for those who want to better understand the divisions in America. I highly recommend it. Even if you’ve read other books you think are similar, read this one anyway.
2. Journey to the Cross
A 40-Day Lenten Devotional
by Paul David Tripp
I’ve been reading these 40 devotionals during Lent. They’re short enough to be read daily, but long enough to be meaningful. I’ll keep the book to read again in a few years.
- Read more about Journey to the Cross:
“It’s the Season of Spiritual Poverty”
Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World
by Andy Stanley
Why was Christianity so irresistible to many in the first century, and yet so repellant to many in our century? Andy Stanley suggests we need to return to the roots of Jesus. Jesus is the real draw. I appreciate Stanley’s message.
4. Faith after Doubt
Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do about It
by Brian D. McLaren
Read this book for a four-stage model of faith development that you may be experiencing yourself and seeing around you. Brian McLaren walks you through each stage from Simplicity to Harmony. This isn’t a book for everyone, but for those willing to question their old beliefs, this book is refreshing.
- Read more:
Book Review—Faith After Doubt
The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It
by Ethan Kross
We talk to ourselves all day long. Are we saying the right things? This book helps us have a better conversation with our inner voices. I really found it helpful.
- Read more about Chatter:
“How to Harness the Voice in Your Head”
6. The Power of Writing It Down
A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life
by Allison Fallon
This book helps you see the importance of having a personal, daily writing practice, not so you can publish a book, but so you can understand your life. It motivated me to start again.
7. Meet Me at the Museum
by Anne Youngson
I enjoyed this novel written as a series of letters between farm-dwelling Tina in England and Professor Anders from a Danish museum. I alternated between reading the ebook and listening to the audiobook (depending on if I was at home or driving). I recommend both versions.
- The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
by Heather McGhee
- Freeing Jesus
Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence
by Diana Butler Bass
- Salt to the Sea
by Rita Sepetys
Make It Easy to Get the Right Things Done
by Greg McKeown
Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling
by Matthew Dicks
- Time Management Ninja
21 Rules for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life
by Craig Jarrow
What good book are YOU reading this month? Please share in the comments.
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