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Books That Changed My Life
I love to read but, barely find the time to do so and am not really into fiction even though I do enjoy a good “Twilight” series. I really like books that help me with life and aren’t a bunch of “fluff”. Books that give me real guidance or talk about the exact stage I’m at in life.
There are 6 books that I have re-read that have really had a big impact on my life. If you are looking for a good book, check these out you will not regret it!!
The first book that has had a major impact on my life is “Dare to Discipline” by James Dobson. This book truly is the answer to every tough parenting decision from ages 2-18. It gives amazing practical ways to deal with tempter tantrums to peer pressure.
I have used so many of his tips on my kids and I’ve just been really amazed by how well they work! It shows the perfect balance between love and discipline and raising well-behaved kids that impact this world in a positive way! I was just telling a friend this week about it and, have had countless others say it’s helped them so much in their parenting journey!
The next book has had a major impact on me as a woman and being confident in the role I’ve chosen in life. It helps women decide and be sure of the role they choose as a working or stay at home mom, and really being able to figure out God’s will for YOUR life! This book is called “The New Eve.”
I read this book years ago and it really changed my mentality but, also helped me be sure of what God has called me to do as well as being less judgmental of what other women have chosen. This book covers everything from marriage, parenting, friendship, vocation and more!
One of the best books on marriage that I have ever read is “The 5 love languages” by Gary Chapman. Every couple should seriously read this book. Each person in a relationship usually excepts & expresses love very differently.
This book helps you identify what your spouses love language is whether (gifts, acts of service,etc.) and, eliminates a lot of possible fights!LOL I wish I would have read this in our first year of marriage. It would of made life a lot easier! Every marriage needs this one.
“One thousand gifts” by Ann Voskamp is a book that helped me look at my life in all of it’s splendor. If you are struggling with seeing your blessings through all life’s many trials, this book is for you!
This book helped shape my mind to see how many amazing things happen in every single day rather than focusing on the few things that aren’t. This book will bless you in so many ways!
This is a book that I recently finished by Jen Hatmaker called “For the Love.” This book is hilarious and says perfectly how most woman feel about life, marriage, friendships and God. She gives amazing advice with a lot of vulnerability on all of these things. This book helped me let go of standards of perfection which I also write about in my post “How I’m letting go of perfection”.
This book released me from so many expectations I’ve had on myself as well as others. I hope you will check it out! It’s a joy to read!
The final book that was life changing for my relationship with God is “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer. This book is beyond powerful. I have read many christian books in my time, but the way that this book taught me about prayer and the power behind it was so eye opening. Also, it gave me amazing applications for praying for my kids, husband, friends and myself.
My pray life will be forever changed because of this book! I know it will bless you as well!
These books have been incredibly life changing for me. I know they will be a blessing to you in various areas of your life! I hope you’ll pick one to check out!
What are you guys reading? What is a life changing book that you have read lately?? Comment below.
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Ive got to get 1,000 gifts. I absolutely love the 5 love languages! Thank you so much for these recs!
YES! That book is so helpful to just being a more positive person! Thanks!
That’s an interesting collection. Have to check them out.
Thanks! You won’t be disappointed!
I think I could really benefit from the New Eve book – thank you for such wonderful suggestions!
YES! Every woman should read it!
The love language book is my favorite and an absolute life changer! You clearly know your books so I will be looking into the others! Thanks!
Yes! That book is amazing! You will love any of these!
I really want to read that book about the five love languages, I’ve heard it’s really good
Yes! It’s amazing!!
Andy @ Mishmash Media Blog
It is always interesting to hear about people’s favourite books and I shall try reading some of these books particularly “The 5 love languages”. Thanks!
Yes! That one is amazing!
They all sound very good- thanks for sharing this- some more books for the to-read plie!
I always love a good book recommendation so yay, thank you so much for sharing these. I have only read one of these – 5 Love Languages. It is incredible! Thanks for sharing your favourites, Jehava 🙂
Yes, all of these are amazing! Thanks!
I forgot about the 5 Love Languages! That’s an oldie but a goodie. In fact, I need to pull that out again and not only apply it to my husband, but also my kids.
YES! What a great idea!
I’ve only read one of these. I’m going to check them out.
The Five Love Languages is hands-down the book I recommend most often! I talk about this one all the time!!! I don’t know if you have heard of it, but Shannan Martin just published Falling Free, and I think that it will be added to your list if read it!
That’s awesome! Will have to check that one out too!
I think I’m going to be bookmarking this so I can add the titles to my wishlist. There are several I’ve wanted to read but haven’t gotten to yet. Thankyou for the reminder!
I love to read! I’ll check out some of these books for sure.
Awesome! You’ll be happy you did!
I’m going to look for that parenting book! Can always use tips on temper tantrums :o)
YES! LOL Dare to Discipline is perfect for that!
Lois Alter Mark
As a huge reader, I love being introduced to new books. Definitely adding some of these to my ever-growing list!
I love reading books and these sounds like great books to add in my list! Thanks for sharing!
Awesome! I’m sure you will enjoy them!
I’ve referenced The Five Love Languages many, many times in conversations with both my husband and friends… it’s a great book!
I so agree about the 5 Languages of Love. That is definitely a life changing book. I have shared that book with so many people. I haven’t read any of the other books on your list, but I think I will pick up For the Love. Thanks for the great post!
You will love that book it is such a fun and refreshing read!
Reading and writing is my passion! I have yet to come accross to these novels but I will definitely check them out.
Great list! I’ll defenitly need to add a few of these to my list of must reads, Fervent has been on my list for a while.
Thanks! I just finished it and it was amazing!!
I;m always looking for new reads to add to my list, thanks for sharing!
I wish I had time for leisure reading. I can think of so few books that have “changed my life”. It’s great that you’ve found so many. Thanks for sharing.
I just try to do it before bed.. i pick TV or reading! Hope you can try one!
Thank you so much for the post! I am excited to try out the Discipline book. My baby girl is only 6 months old, but I wanna prepare while I can.
Yes! What a great idea!
Great post, Jehava. Chapman’s books are truly inspiring. Got one as a wedding gift.
That’s awesome! Thanks so much!
I am just starting to find time to read again. This list is JUST what I needed!
Awesome! I’m so glad!
Thank you for sharing. I will have to look into these.
Great! You will enjoy them!
Great post! I will have to check out Dare to Discipline! I feel like I could use some guidance in that department.
It’s such a helpful book!!
Some thought provoking choices there. I have not yet read any of them but look forward to checking them out on Amazon and may well make a purchase. Great looking blog!
Awesome! Thank you!
The Five Love Languages is easily one of my favorite marriage / self help-y books. I love it! I have learned to connect with my husband in a different way and it’s been great since I read it.
I haven’t read the one on discipline before, but I am really intrigued by your description. My daughter is 16 months now, but I want to equip myself with tons of knowledge for when the inevitability of temper tantrums and arguments comes.
You might like the book “Boss Mom” by Dana Malstaff also! It’s so good 🙂
That is so fantastic! I will try that suggestion for sure! Thanks!
I love coming across a list of great books that I haven’t already read! Yay, excited to try these.
Paula @ Paula's Plate
I am always looking for new books to read. These all sound wonderful; thank you for sharing them!
Hope you get one! They are so great!
CJ from Thirty30Courtney
I really want to read the love languages book, as I think I’d learn about myself. I have an idea of what it is but I love personal development books anyway.
You would love it!
Try Raising the Wholehearted Child by Sally Clarkson. It’s worth keeping open all the time! It was my “get my head back on straight ” book when I felt overwhelmed as a homeschool mom.
Thanks so much for the suggestion! Will check it out!