1. Surrender- Nancy Leigh DeMoss. “If you’ve been fighting a losing spiritual battle, it’s time to give up. Bow the knee. Wave the white flag. And turn yourself over to the King of kings. The truth is, your salvation, your initial ‘surrender’ to Christ, was just the starting point. You will never know real joy, real peace, real success until you learn what it means to live a fully surrendered life, to continually say ‘no’ to self and ‘yes’ to God. Choosing the pathway to full surrender will transform your perspective, set fire to your soul, revolutionize your life, and give the spiritual victory you have sought for so long.”
Surrendering to God is something that I struggle with everyday and it’s an ongoing process. “Total surrender to Christ as Lord, simply means submitting every detail & dimension of our lives to His sovereign, loving rule.” Reading this book has opened my heart and mind to what I need to fix in my life.
2. Inside Out- Larry Crabb. “You don’t have to pretend you’ve got it all together . . . when you don’t. You don’t have to pretend your best relationship deeply satisfies . . . when it doesn’t. You don’t have to pretend your struggle with sin is a thing of the past . . . when it isn’t. “Only Christians have the capacity to never pretend,” says Larry Crabb. That’s because real change is only possible when you face the realities of your internal life and let God mold you into a person who is free to be honest, courageous, and loving. If you want a more vital union with God, a richer relationship with others, and a deeper sense of personal wholeness. Discover how God works real, liberating change when you live from the inside out.”
3. It’s Not About Me- Max Lucado. “Whos the center of the universe? We are! Thats the message were getting from pop culture, psychobabble experts . . . even some of todays churches. Lucado says enough—and challenges believers to make a Copernican shift in their thinking. Discover how putting God and his glory first can release you to live an unburdened, happy life.”
4. i am not but I know I Am- Louie Giglio. “We wear ourselves out trying to be smarter, bigger, the center of attention. But dynamic communicator Louie Giglio’s latest book puts success back in perspective. When John the Baptist said that he must decrease while Jesus must increase, he was expressing the secret to astonishing freedom…and incredible rest. This book will teach you the rich, meaningful lifestyle of being small. Free from the worries that used to strangle you, you’ll radiate the power of the God who is all the things you aren’t!”
We are small and God is bigger than we ever imagined. Again it’s not about me, it’s all about God. The title says it all. i am not but I know I AM.