What’s In My Book Basket? {Summer 2024}

Here are some books I have been reading and enjoying this summer. Check them out!

  • Learn how to make simple, mindful steps toward natural living
  • Implement healthy, life-giving activities into your family’s routine
  • Navigate the challenges of adopting the crunchy way of life with sensible, easy-to-implement ideas
  • Develop a new mindset when it comes to shopping for clothes, food, and cleaning products
  • Discover natural remedies for just about everything

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I first heard this author speak on a podcast and I knew instantly I wanted to grab this book. Habits form us more than we form them. The modern world is a machine of invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy people. We yearn for the freedom of the gospel but remain shackled by our screens and exhausted by our routines.

The answer is a rule of life that aligns our habits to our beliefs. The Common Rule’s four daily and four weekly habits transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor. Justin Earley provides:

  • doable, life-giving practices to find freedom and rest for your soul
  • expanded content including study guide questions for individual reflection and group discussion, and
  • practical, accessible resources for building habits that bring life.

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Seminary-trained, licensed trauma therapist Kobe Campbell helps us understand why it’s so hard to break these patterns as she offers us a deeper understanding of how our past shapes our present. With tender wisdom, rare vulnerability, and profound honesty, Kobe reminds each reader that they’re not alone, empowering them to step into healing with evidence-based, faith-filled coping skills and resources.

In this helpful book, you will:

  • gain an understanding of what trauma and healing really are,
  • explore the roots of your dysfunctional patterns,
  • learn how your trauma shows up in your everyday life, and
  • find trauma-informed, faith-based coping mechanisms to heal your mind and deepen your intimacy with God.

Kobe marries theological insight with therapeutic principles to give readers the tools and insights needed to begin their journey of restoration.

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We are constantly being formed by the world around us. To be formed by Jesus will require us to become his apprentice. 

To live by what the first Christian disciples called a Rule of Life—a set of practices and relational rhythms that slow us down and open up space in our daily lives for God to do what only God can do—transforms the deepest parts of us to become like him. 
This introduction to spiritual formation is full of John Mark Comer’s trademark mix of theological substance and cultural insight as well as practical wisdom on developing your own Rule of Life.
These ancient practices have much to offer us. By learning to rearrange our days, we can follow the Way of Jesus. We can be with him. Become like him. And do as he did.

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We all endure trials, pain, and hardship in this life. The enemy often uses those experiences to convince us that our brokenness disqualifies us from ever being used by God again–that we can no longer be a testimony because of our emotional or physical scars. The truth is, your past pain and brokenness actually serve as preparation for what God wants to do in you and through you, if you will but surrender to and trust in him.

In Sacred Scars, neuropsychologist and fellow sufferer Dr. Michelle Bengtson helps you

· understand suffering through a biblical perspective
· discover how the trials of your life serve a purpose
· reflect on the healing that God has accomplished
· comfort others with the comfort God has given you

Just as Jesus’s scars didn’t disappear after his resurrection, our scars tell our story and lend credence to our testimony of the love and power of God. If you are ready to turn your past pain into present comfort and future hope, let Dr. Bengtson be your compassionate guide.

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What if you had God’s words with you all the time? Not just on your phone, but deep in your soul and on the tip of your tongue? It may sound daunting, or even impossible.

Knowing how hard Scripture memorization can be, Dwell Differently founders Natalie Abbott and Vera Schmitz created a simple, creative, and smart way to memorize Scripture and keep God’s promises in your heart. Natalie and Vera not only reveal the importance of having a mind built on God’s Word, they actually give you the tools necessary to defeat negative thoughts. In doing so, they help you:

· fight lies with truth
· replace fear with peace
· focus your heart on what really matters

In a world filled with negative voices competing for our attention, just one word from God is more powerful than any other. It’s time to store up a wealth of them.

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NOTE: When I began my website in 2007, I did it only to help and encourage others trying to live their priorities and love their life. After several years of blogging, I have decided to become an Amazon Affiliate to help cover the costs of running my ministry. Being an affiliate costs you, as a buyer, nothing and simply means that if you make a purchase following one of my links, I earn a slight percentage of commission.  100% of the small income that I will receive from this will be used to pay for the cost of running this website. If you desire to be a part of my team by supporting this ministry then I encourage you to use this link whenever you make a purchase on Amazon. You will be helping to fund this website and help other women to live their priorities, love their lives, and live out the gospel message. 

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