Did you know mindfulness has been practiced by Christians for centuries? I did not know this. In “Holy Noticing: The Bible, Your Brain, and the Mindful Space Between Moments”, the author shares tools to practice a mindful lifestyle and how to use it in our own lives. He takes a common sense, experienced, and scientific view of present moment awareness, and mindfulness. And, he examines and describes how to reduce anxiety in our lives by re-wiring our brain through what he calls “holy noticing”. Continue reading
“Created for More: 30 Days to Seeing Your World In a New Way” is a small book, perfect for picking up and reading a bit at a time. The subtitle of this book is exactly right. It enables you to see your world in a new way. I didn’t read it in 30 days, instead I read one devotional (about 3 pages long), and thought about, used, and applied these words for a few days. Then when I felt ready I would read the next one, and do the same thing again. Continue reading
I am so grateful to be collecting and reading all of the books in the Moody Bible Studies for Women series, as each one has proven to be a valuable gem in my library. The newest in the series was written by Crickett Keeth, and is entitled “On Bended Knee: Praying Like Prophets, Warriors, and Kings – An 8-Week Bible Study”. This book is for you (and me) if you are “dissatisfied with your prayer life, wanting to be more consistent in prayer, or looking to deepen your intimacy with God”. Continue reading
I have been waiting a loooong time for Erica Wiggenhorn’s new release from Moody Publishers – and at last it is here! “Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew – An 8-Week Bible Study of Luke” is a powerful, 40-lesson study that challenges us to “step into the streets of Jerusalem and encounter the Jewish Rabbi who turned the world upside down.” Continue reading
Do you have a dream or vision in your heart?
Joel Malm’s advice, “Just start”.
“Well, how do I start?” you might say. Joel has that covered. Continue reading
The first book I read by Hannah Anderson was “All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment”. I was so impressed by this challenging book that I knew I wanted to read her previously-released titles as well, and was delighted with the opportunity to read “Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul”. Published by Moody in 2016, this book is for those whose hearts respond with longing to a simple yet powerful invitation, spoken in the Bible by Jesus himself: “Feeling worn thin? Come find rest.” Continue reading
Whenever Moody Publishers releases a new title in their Bible Studies for Women series, I know it will be worthwhile. “If God is For Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation” is a 6-week study of Romans 8, and was written by new-to-me author Trillia J. Newbell. Continue reading
Heather Holleman is an author I greatly respect, as she always challenges me to think outside the box and dive deeper into some of the key verbs of Scripture. I’ve previously enjoyed her books “Included in Christ”, “Seated with Christ”, and “Guarded by Christ”, and was excited to begin her newest work from Moody Publishers entitled “Chosen for Christ: Stepping Into the Life You’ve Been Missing”. As Heather urges us, “It’s time to stop letting rejection write your story”. Continue reading
Habits can be life-changing, either for good or for bad. When habits are formed that help you to grow spiritually, the results will pay off exponentially in every other area of your life, as well. A new book from Moody Publishers written by Darryl Dash is entitled “How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life”, and is filled with practical ideas for forming life-giving habits that incorporate Bible-reading, prayer, and other spiritual practices into our everyday life. Continue reading
Discernment. That’s not a word that is used very often these days – or at least it’s not one that is put into practice as often as it could and should be. A new book from Moody Publishers, written by Hannah Anderson, helps readers to change this trend, and instead begin asking questions like “How can we, imperfect as we are, develop an instinct for recognizing and embracing the good?” and “How does discernment equip us to navigate a broken, complicated world with confidence and joy?” In “All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment”, these questions are just the starting point on an exciting journey of new insights and challenging discussions, helping us to truly live out Philippians 4:8 which instructs us to seek truth, honor, justice, purity, loveliness, and things that are praiseworthy. Continue reading