EVERYDAY PRAYERS: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith BY SCOTTY SMITH
Pastor Scotty Smith offers 365 days of Gospel-centered devotional prayers to help readers live out their Christian faith.
Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone by Elyse Fitzpatrick
This book really goes deep into a Biblical understanding of idolatry. It challenged me to think anew about how idols can so subtly creep into our lives, and to evaluate where specifically that was happening in my own life. For anyone who struggles to overcome patterns of sin and the guilt that accompanies it, this is such a valuable book.
Nothing is Impossible with God: Reflections on Weakness, Faith, and Power by Rose Marie Miller
This is a combination memoir/exhortation on prayer from the mother of Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life, and wife of Jack Miller, founder of World Harvest Mission. Her transparency about her own weakness and need for Christ even as a mature believer has encouraged me greatly. I love the stories about her life as she grew deeper in her life of prayer and love for Christ. A really wonderful portrait of a Godly woman that I highly recommend.
Loving the Little Years by Rachel Jankovic
This book was such a huge encouragement to me when my kids were babies/toddlers/preschoolers. It's a funny, insightful, Biblical exhortation to young moms, a short, easy read, and something I went back to again and again. If you're in this season, read this book!
The Anne of Green Gables Series (8 books) by L.M. Montgomery
A few friends re-discovered these books this year and it reminded me to go back and enjoy them again myself. If you've only ever seen the movies, or you haven't read the books since childhood, go back and read them again! They're a wonderful portrait of adoption, growth in character, womanhood, motherhood and so much more.