Hey guys! I’ve been on that devotional book lately, and I wanted to share three from the past year that have had a huge impact on my life. I love devotionals because not only do the authors tell an amazing story of God through the lens of their life, but each of these books has changed my perspective on life and the people around me. So here’s a little bit about each of the books that have impacted me.
- Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst.
This book has really shaped my perspective on self-worth. Terkeurst guides the reader through ways of healing in different kinds of rejections with friends, family, and significant others. She constantly talks about how our image is not made by how others see us, but by the love of Christ. Rejection by other humans does not define our self-worth. The only being in the universe that defines that is Jesus, and He loves us beyond measure. Through reading this book, I’ve been through a lot of healing in the ways I judge myself and I’ve stopped putting pressure on the way I live based on the opinions of others.
2. Everybody Always by Bob Goff.
I’ve always been a big fan of Bob’s writing and personality. He writes as if he’s talking to you on the couch, and you can sense his humor and positive spirit like no other. His book has taught me that no matter what the social standards are in this world, every person deserves to be loved. As Christians, we will not be fulfilling the main reason we were put on this earth if we do not love others unconditionally. Everyone is our neighbor, especially the ones who are so incredibly different from us. The hardest people to love are often the ones that need love the most, and our job as Christians is not to be selective with who we give our love to. We are to love everybody, always. Goff writes in a way that doesn’t convict the reader in a negative way, but calls them to action in a positive and exciting spirit.
3. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.
Rachel is a businesswoman and blogger who wrote an incredible devotional based on the lies we tell ourselves and talks about how we can overcome them. She reaches topics on comparison, gossip, being a mother, relationships and marriage, and so much more. I’m still in the middle of this book but what I love about Hollis is that she is not afraid to write exactly what she means. She is vulnerable about how she feels and every life situation because she shares them to help her readers grow in their life. I cannot wait to continue reading because her experiences show me that I’m not alone. There are topics I don’t connect to yet as a single college student, but her advice is some that I will definitely store up and treasure when I reach those milestones.
These devotionals have been the pages I take pictures of and put on my Instagram stories because they have had such an impact on my thoughts! If you are in need of some inspiration or have struggled with any of these topics, I highly recommend giving these books a read! I have so many things underlined in my copies and I’ve written in all of the margins! Let me know what you think if you decide to get yourself a copy!
As always, have a lovely day!