For my final books to help with your resolutions post, I wanted to talk about books to grow your faith. (If you’re looking for books to help you get organized or books to help you focus on your health, I covered those too!)
Now I know faith isn’t something that I talk about a lot on this blog, but it is something that I’ve been grappling with over the past few years. Since one of my own resolutions is to grow my faith, I thought I would share some resources on the topic.
Books to Grow Your Faith in 2017
Savor: Living Abundantly Where You are As You Are by Shauna Niequist
This devotional is AWESOME. It is the perfect amount of Bible + relatable stories. Niequist has an amazing ability to write about faith in a non “preachy” way. Great for someone who is looking for their first ever devotional. Bonus: It works for the whole year!
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
I am reading this one right now and it is, hands down, already one of my favorite books. It follows a preacher in Kansas in the mid 1900s who is dying, and two other generations of his family. The whole first half of the book is a letter he writes to his son about faith, his life, and his hopes for the future. Robinson’s prose is some of the most beautiful I have ever read. There is a reason this book won the Pulitzer!
Everyone, meet Jen Hatmaker. She is one of the most well-known women in the Christian community right now and she is living out her faith in incredible ways. This book is full of anecdotes about how she is doing life. It isn’t preachy, just uplifting. Once your done, go follow her on Facebook. I LIVE for her posts about her daughter Remy and her weekly recaps of This Is Us.
Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
A bit of an off the wall choice but…how could I resist one of the first published books written by a women?! I first heard about this book on Call the Midwife and after tracking down a copy at a local library, I have read it slowly. It isn’t an easy read, like Hatmaker’s or Niequist’s, but it is rewarding. I like seeing how faith has evolved over time, but also how constant it is.