My Favorite Faith Books

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.”

Inside out is a more challenging book to read because it really wants us to dig deep inside and see what’s lurking beneath the surface. I am learning to take a look and work out the issues (well some of them anyway). Once we look inside ourselves, God can use it to have a better relationship with Him and others. I definitely didn’t want to read this book but once you do it’s all over. God will work in your life, like he did in mine.

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.”

I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not about me, it’s all about Jesus. “Life makes sense when we accept our place”. “When our deepest desire is not the things of God, or a favor from God, but God himself, we cross a threshold, less self focus, more God focused”. I have/need to be focusing in God and not worry about what others think. I need to make a change in my life and this is the first step; It’s not about me.

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.

 
 
Here is a list of books that I am currently reading and want to read.
1. You Lost Me- David Kinnaman & Tom Parks
2. Made to Crave- Lysa TerKeurst
3. Sun Stand Still- Steven Furtick
4. Radical- David Platt
 
These are just a few.
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