Resources for Spiritual Growth

Recommended Reading for Spiritual Growth:

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence is a book of powerful pages filled with the words Jesus spoke to the author.

Finding God in the Questions by Dr. Timothy Johnson

The author shares his deeply personal journey of faith: investigating the plausibility of God’s existence and exploring the significance of Jesus Christ. Do you have questions about whether or not God is real? Don’t shy away from your questions. That’s where God meets you – in the midst of honest, heartfelt issues. The author says, “Doubt doesn’t have to tear down belief, however; it can purify it. When it does, the beliefs on the other side become more certain. This is why I would like to affirm that it is possible to find God even while you are still asking the big questions.”

Walking with God is about one man’s journey as he learned to hear the voice of God.

Walking With God by John Eldredge

The story one man’s journey of learning to hear God’s voice. We can go it alone doing our best or we can walk with God by learning to hear His voice.

Think Differently, Live Differently: Keys to a Life of Freedom shows us how we can access true freedom as we learn to look and think again about everything we thought we knew.

Think Differently, Live Differently: Keys to a Life of Freedom by Bob Hamp

Many of us remain in captivity. The author shows us how we can access true freedom as we learn to look and think again about everything we thought we knew.

In Battle Ready, Kelly Balarie shares twelve easy-to-implement mind-sets that will build your confidence and transform your thoughts.

Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously by Kelly Balarie

The author shows us how we can train our minds to conquer uncertainty, beat insecurity, and step past the tragedies of yesterday. This scriptural plan includes twelve confidence building mindsets that will transform your thoughts and life so that you can live victoriously!

In Unafraid: Be You. Be Authentic, author Carey Scott shares how to shed fears to be who God created us to be.

Unafraid: Be you. Be authentic. Find the grit and grace to shine. by Carey Scott

In Unafraid: By You. Be Authentic. Find the grit and grace to shine, Carey Scott shares how to shed our fears so we can be the best God created us to be. She covers 9 ways we can find the confidence we need in order to shine with fearless authenticity.

In Holy in the Moment by Ginger Harrington, learn how intentional choices made in the moment become holy habits that open the door to healing and freedom.

Holy in the Moment: Simple Ways to Love God and Enjoy Your Life by Ginger Harrington

Holiness isn’t a rigid standard to keep but a gift to receive through vital relationship with God, who makes us whole. If you’ve ever longed for simple ways to love God and enjoy your life at the same time, then I encourage you to pick up a copy and read the newly released “Holy in the Moment” by Ginger Harrington. I love how in “Holy in the Moment,” the author explores the practical power of choices to grow in holiness without the pressure of perfectionism.

When you are in the dark places of your life, Sarah Van Diest offers a companion for the path you are walking. A collection of 31 devotions.

God in the Dark by Sarah Van Diest

“When you are in the dark places of your life, Sarah Van Diest offers a companion for the path you are walking. You will find a voice of comfort and truth to call you back to the light, to help you see that you are never alone, never too far gone, and never unloved. This collection of 31 devotions doesn’t minimize the reality of your struggles, but rather points you to where God is—walking right alongside you. Receive this hope in the pain, God in the Dark.”

In Lead Me, Holy Spirit: Longing to Hear the Voice of God, the bestselling author leads readers see that the Holy Spirit wants to lead them.

Lead Me, Holy Spirit: Longing to Hear the Voice of God by Stormie Omartian

The bestselling author leads readers see that the Holy Spirit wants to lead them. Learn to walk in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in every area of life. When the reader trusts in the Holy Spirit and His great love for them, they’ll be filled with wisdom and knowledge, they’ll understand their special calling and sense His guidance.

In Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, discover how to release God’s miraculous power and experience God’s blessings by praying the prayer of Jabez found in 1 Chronicles 4:10.

Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

Discover how to release God’s miraculous power and experience God’s blessings by praying the prayer of Jabez found in 1 Chronicles 4:10. Commit to offering this same prayer on a regular basis and find yourself extravagantly blessed by God as an agent of His miraculous power.

In Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers, the author shares healing insights that restored his spiritual compass and guided him back to God.

Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers by Fil Anderson

It’s time to stop living for God and start living with God. A once burned-out believer shares the healing insights that restored his spiritual compass and guided him back to God.

The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living will transform your life for the better by changing every area of your life: marriage, family, health and relationships.

The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living by Robert Morris

This book will change every area of your life for the better: marriage, family health and relationships. When God changes y our heart, every part of your life journey is affected.

In Finding God in the Questions by Dr. Timothy Johnson, the author shares his deeply personal journey of faith: investigating the plausibility of God’s existence and exploring the significance of Jesus Christ.

Finding God in the Questions by Dr. Timothy Johnson

The author shares his deeply personal journey of faith: investigating the plausibility of God’s existence and exploring the significance of Jesus Christ. Do you have questions about whether or not God is real? Don’t shy away from your questions. That’s where God meets you – in the midst of honest, heartfelt issues. The author says, “Doubt doesn’t have to tear down belief, however; it can purify it. When it does, the beliefs on the other side become more certain. This is why I would like to affirm that it is possible to find God even while you are still asking the big questions.”

Brave Heart is a nine-week study on the b

Brave Heart: A Nine-Week Study on Joshua (Nourish Bible Study Series) by Aliene G. Thompson

Brave Heart is a nine-week study on the book of Joshua that will lead you to experience your relationship with Jesus Christ on a deeper level. As you study, Jesus is there to lead you out of the wilderness and into the life you were created to live. You’ll find courage and strength to become the woman God created you to be.

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Courageous Women of the Bible: Leaving Behind Fear and Insecurity for a Life of Confidence and Freedom by LaTan Roland Murphy

During hard times and periods of exhaustion, stress, and change, it’s easy to lose sight of how God is at work in our lives. God has equipped women with power and influence needed to live freely and confidently. The author, LaTan Roland Murphy, shares about eleven courageous women of the Bible and how they were able to make courageous choices that set them up for success despite the hard times they endured. This book will inspire women today to trust in God and live courageously.

In this book, the author shares how to overcome rejection, fear, comparison, shame, unforgiveness, discouragement, sickness, and doubt.

The Overcoming Life by Jimmy  Evans

God has already provided all the tools we need to live victoriously. Read more to learn how to overcome rejection, fear, comparison, shame, unforgiveness, discouragement, sickness, and doubt.

The Only Father I Ever Knew helps the reader understand that God is their Father and only He can fill the void left in hearts by an absentee early father.

The Only Father I Ever Knew: How a Fatherless Child Finally Found True Love by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

The Only Father I Ever Knew helps the reader understand that God is their Father and only He can fill the void left in hearts by an absentee early father or heal the hurts caused by father wounds.

A Bible study that helps readers take a deeper look at six father-like attributes of God and learn more about experiencing a fulfilling relationship with Him.

Knowing the Father: A Six-Week Bible Study to Understand God’s Father-Like Attributes by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

Knowing the Father, a sequel to The Only Father I Ever Knew, is a bible study that helps readers take a deeper look at six father-like attributes of God and learn more about experiencing a fulfilling relationship with Him.

Pearls of Promise is a devotion compiled of 120 "pearls of promise" from God written by 46 authors.

Pearls of Promise: A Devotional Designed to Reassure You of God’s Love by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

Pearls of Promise is a devotion compiled of 120 “pearls of promise” from God written by 46 authors showing how God makes a pearl out of every one of our trials and struggles.

A book that helps women recover who have experienced the pain and shame of abortion.

Surrendering the Secret: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion by Pat Layton

Many women carry a painful burden of shame and failure as they hide the secret of abortion. This book helps women release this burden and find freedom.

A book of prayers and devotions that help navigate the emotions of caregiving.

Prayers of Hope for Caregivers: Seeking God’s Strength When Someone You Love Needs You by Sarah Forgrave

The caregiver role can drain you emotionally, physically and spiritually. This book filled with prayers and devotions helps you navigate the emotions that come with caregiving.

Prayers and devotions that help you navigate the emotions that come with chronic health issues.

Prayers for Hope and Healing: Seeking God’s Strength as You Face Health Challenges by Sarah Forgrave

A book of heartfelt prayers and devotions that help you navigate the difficult emotions that come with chronic health issues.

The Seven Deadly Friendships: How to Heal When Painful Relationships Eat Away at Your Joy

The Seven Deadly Friendships: How to Heal When Painful Relationships Eat Away at Your Joy by Mary DeMuth

In 30 years as a mental health practitioner, I’ve had the privilege of working with patients who have struggled with and suffered because of toxic friends, akin to those detailed in The Seven Deadly Friendships. Mary helps us identify those toxic relationships and then points us to seven life-giving practices to help us receive and extend healthy friendships.

In Boundaries, learn how to take control of your life by knowing when to say yes and how to say no.

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life by Cloud and Townsend

In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.

In  Fear Fighting, Kelly Balarie shows us how to fight fear and includes a 12-week study guide to help foster new habits.

Fear Fighting: Awakening Courage to Overcome Your Fears by Kelly Balarie

In Fear Fighting, author Kelly Balarie shows us how to fight fear by cultivating our faith, praying prayers that usher in peace, exchange worry for God’s greatest gifts and how to stand armed through the day with daily bravery decrees. A 12-week study guide helps foster new habits.

In Freedom, Jennifer Watson shares practical ways to move from a place of brokenness to experiencing the God of breakthrough.

Freedom! The Gutsy Pursuit of Breakthrough and the Life Beyond It by Jennifer Watson

In Freedom, Jennifer Watson shares practical ways to move from a place of brokenness to a place of experiencing the God of breakthrough. You can leave behind shame, emptiness, the victim mentality and experience lasting restoration.

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