I’ve read a lot of great books so far in 2015. I’ve finished 42, to be exact. I’ve started quite a few more than that. Out of all the ones I’ve finished so far, here are my top three favorites.
The first is Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. by Lara Casey. I read it back in January, and again in July. I rarely ever re-read books, so that tells you a lot about how much I liked it. She talks about purpose, goal setting, and identity, all under the banner of Jesus and who we are in Him. I thought it was going to be a super practical, ‘this is how you do a lot of things’ book, and it wasn’t really that at all. It was more about figuring out how God sees us, what skills and gifts He’s given us, and then focusing on the most important things.
Another of my favorites is 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. It’s the most useful book about time management and goal setting that I’ve ever read. I checked it out from the library and was so frustrated that I couldn’t underline and make notes that I decided to buy a copy for myself. I plan to re-read this one again too.
Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist is another great read. I’ve been learning a lot about community lately. We live in an individualistic culture, but God never meant for us Jesus followers to travel solo. Food is the perfect gathering opportunity. I definitely need to cook with and break bread with my people more often, and Shauna has some great thoughts on that (and recipes too!)
What are some of your favorite books from 2015?