8 Books You Should Read in 2018
For some people one of their New Year resolutions is to read more in 2018. Reading we know is very important as it helps in so many ways, it even helps reduces stress. So what are you reading? We would like to recomend a few to add to your collection. These our 8 recommended books for 2018.
The Road Back to You- by Ian Morgan Cron -This book will help you discover who you are in the enneagram and also help you to understand others as well. In so doing you avoid unncessary conflicts. “Ignorance is bliss—except in self-awareness. What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you—and your relationships, and maybe even how you make your way in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach—a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of God and of ourselves. Funny and filled with stories, this book allows you to get inside the heads of people who represent each of the Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you read the chapter on your own number. Beginning with changes you can start making today, the wisdom of the Enneagram can help you get on”
Finishing Strong by Steve Farrar – it doesn’t matter if you’ve had a great start in the Christian life, or a rough one. It doesn’t matter if you’ve stumbled time and again, or even fallen flat on your face. What matters most in this all-important race of life is how you finish. According to Farrar, the man who hangs in there for the long haul with his wife, his kids, and his Lord is an exception these days.
Enemy Called Average by John Mason – An Enemy Called Average, originally published in 1990. Stand Out – Don’t Blend In! Within every person is a desire to be fully who they were created to be. No one really wants to “just get by”. Regardless of where you are in life, how much you have or have not accomplished, God is not finished with you yet! Divided into 52 “nuggets” of truth, An Enemy Called Average is a source of godly wisdom, scriptural motivation, and practical principles. The words of this book will stir up the gifts and dreams within you. Instead of digging through ten pages to find one good idea, you’ll find ten good ideas on every page.
Maximize The Moment by –Bishop TD Jakes – In Maximize the Moment, Bishop Jakes explains how to release ourselves from damaging relationships and debilitating fears, how to face and conquer obstacles that may stand in our path to success, and how to move beyond our painful pasts.”His stories are thought provoking, his guidelines are easy to follow and his questions allow the reader to align the course of his or her life to the biblical precepts presented in the book.”
The Burden of Freedom by Myles Munroe– The Burden Of Freedom explains that too many people use past oppression to remain mired in hatred and irresponsibility today. The spirit of oppression has specific telltale effects on individuals, communities, and nations. These are identified by Myles Munroe as a hatred for work, laziness, fear, low self-esteem, selfishness, lack of creativity, low initiative, and distrust of those in authority. To break free from these self-replicating cycles of oppression there must be a mental transformation.
Approval Addiction by Joyce Meyer Many people suffer from an unhealthy need for affirmation. They are not capable of feeling good about themselves. For some the quest for approval becomes an actual addiction, as they seek self-worth from the outside world because they can’t find it within themselves. Joyce Meyer understands the need for seeking approval from others to overcome feelings of rejection and low self-esteem. The good news, she says, is that there is a cure. God provides all the security anyone needs. Her goal is to provide a pathway toward freedom from the approval addiction.
Soar by Bishop TD Jakes – In SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build the uniquely personal vision within each of us into our special contribution to the world. Blending the practical business acumen of a successful, global CEO with the dynamic inspiration of a life coach, SOAR! provides the tools needed to ignite our imaginations into action and challenges us to embrace our God-given purpose as we align our character and creativity with our careers. Bridging both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, SOAR! is a practical and easy-to-follow flight plan for launching the entrepreneurial drive inside each of us. It provides an inspiring look into the mindset of people who don’t wait to see what will happen but strategically build the wings that will take them to new heights. So buckle your seat belts and prepare for liftoff-you have been cleared to fly beyond your fears, to absolutely SOAR!
Reduce me to Love by Joyce Meyer “You can’t give away something you don’t have!”- Joyce Meyer Many people who are trying to walk in God’s love are doing so on their own strength. They can’t demonstrate God’s love because they never stop to receive it themselves.Because God is love, loving and being loved is what makes life worth living.Once you learn how to truly accept God’s unconditional love for you and walk in love like Jesus did, you will discover the sweet peace, deep joy, and unfailing strength that come with being willing to say, “Lord, REDUCE ME TO LOVE!”