Book Review

10 Really Helpful Books I Read in 2017

Over the past year, I have read or listened to many books. My Kindle and Audible are my constant companions.

If you follow me on Instagram you would know, I sometimes share what I am reading. I try to read as much as I can. My Amazon reading wishlist is extremely long. My husband was looking through it recently and shaking his head because it was taking him forever to get to the end. Of the many books I read this year, these ten had the most impact on me.

The Tech Wise Family: Andy Crouch:  Most families struggle with how to put technology in its rightful place in the home. We all struggle with making sure that it doesn’t prevent us from spending real time with each other. This book gives really helpful advice in that area.

Culture Making:  Andy Crouch: I’m a huge fan of Andy’s work and this is one that I read and re-read and will continue to re-read. Andy’s work tends to be deep but extremely insightful on the topic of how we make an impact on cultures.

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts:  C. Peter Wagner: I found myself wanting to know more about spiritual gifts and especially to find out what mine could possibly be. This is a great resource for that.

Louder Than Words: Todd Henry:  I love Todd Henry’s books. He writes about the importance of finding your voice and knowing what you value and working hard to do great work.

Out of Our Minds: Ken Robinson: He takes a deep look at what it means to create and innovate and how the way we are taught impacts our ability to create.

Power of Vision:  Dr. Myles Munroe: Myles Munroe has always been one of my favorite writers when it comes to purpose, vision, and calling. This book goes deeper into knowing your vision and working towards it.

Spirit of Leadership: Dr. Myles Munroe: Another great read from Dr. Munroe. He talks about the importance of having the leadership spirit within.

Adventures in the Prophetic: James Goll: After reading Discover your Spiritual Gifts I became curious about the gift of prophecy because it seemed to be one of my strengths. I chose this book because I wanted to dig a little deeper into the subject.

On Writing Well: William Zinsser I’m always looking to improve my writing and William Zinsser is one of the writing greats so I wanted to see what I could learn from him.

My Utmost for His Highest: I am not a big fan of devotionals because I prefer to read the Bible only when I’m doing my devotion. But sometimes when I don’t feel like starting with the Bible I will read this one. It always seems to be exactly what I need in the moment.

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29 thoughts on “10 Really Helpful Books I Read in 2017

  1. These are great suggestions that I haven’t read! I really like 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I could read that one over and over again!

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