Today’s post is a little different than my others.  I am not going to share with you my thoughts on a subject per se…Rather I am going to share some of my favorite reads with you and a little about them.

The first one on the list is Never Go Back – 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again
By: Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Cloud offers a life-changing book that provides ten strategies for overcoming self-defeating life patterns that will help you redirect your mistakes and make way for success—physically, personally, and spiritually.

We all make mistakes, no matter the size.  Some of them take us down the wrong path and send us spiraling into destructive life patterns, and sometimes we learn our lesson and never make the same mistake again. But how? How do we recognize destructive patterns, make new choices, and then follow through?

This book shares ten doorways to success—and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. Dr. Cloud’s proven method—based on grace, not guilt—outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lay out clear, concrete steps you can take to overcome them. There is a wonderful combination of eternal principles, spiritual wisdom, and modern scientific data, to help put your heart in the right place with yourself and with God.

The second book is Margin – Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives  By: Dr. Richard Swenson

Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits. Today we use margin just to get by.

Reevaluate your priorities, determine the value of rest and simplicity in your life, and see where your identity really comes from. The benefits can be good health, financial stability, fulfilling relationships, and availability for God’s purpose.

The Third book is Life Interrupted by: Priscilla Shirer

Interruptions are annoying and sometimes even infuriating. They make us want to tell people what we think of them. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves.

The prophet Jonah’s existence was interrupted by a call of God that would require a complete change of life. This interruption he ran from at first was really a divine intervention and it held more adventure and possibility than he could have ever imagined.

We, like Jonah, tend to run from interruptions. When major pains and minor problems cause a hiccup in our carefully calculated plans and goals we head in the opposite direction. Who knows what we might be missing by running from what could very well be God’s means of steering us towards the most magnificent outcome of our lives.

I hope you enjoy these reads as much as I have and feel free to drop me a line with YOUR favorite reads so I can check them out too!