As you might have guessed, I am a huge book lover! That’s why I’m excited to share another book haul with you. There’s nothing like the feeling of holding a new book in your hands, flipping through the pages, and diving into a new world of knowledge, imagination, or inspiration. Whether you’re a reader, a collector, or both, books can add so much value to our lives and spark our creativity in countless ways.
The collection of books below are ones that I actually got with an Eden gift card I received for my birthday, which is always a wonderful surprise! Because, let’s be honest, you can never have enough books!
I’m a huge fan of Christian literature, but with so many options, it can be challenging to decide which one to read. Thankfully, Eden provides an extensive collection of Christian books at affordable prices, making it one of my go-to websites.
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Here’s a few of the reasons why I love Christian books:
- They provide guidance and understanding
- They strengthen your faith and relationship with God
- They offer insights into Christian history and theology
- They inspire and encourage personal growth and transformation
- They offer comfort and hope during difficult times
- Christian books provide guidance on how to live a Christ-centred life
- They help you connect with other Christians and build a sense of community
- They offer a deeper understanding of the Bible and its teachings
- They encourage self-reflection
- Reading Christian books can be a valuable tool for strengthening prayer life
Truly, the list could be endless! Perhaps that’s a topic for another blog post.
So without further ado, here are some of the latest additions to my bookshelf that I can’t wait to explore and start reading…
Why Less Means More by Cathy Madavan – SPCK Publishing
“Do you feel frazzled? Frantic? Fearful you haven’t got enough?
In a world obsessed with more, where potential is maximised, and busyness is glorified, another reality also exists: we all have limits – and many of us are living at the edge of them.
Why Less Means More shows you how saying no to one thing might mean saying yes to something far better.
What would it look like to pursue less success and more significance? To live with less complexity and more clarity? To chase less of the ‘extraordinary’ and celebrate more of the ‘ordinary’ moments that make up an extraordinary life?
Cathy Madavan, accomplished author and speaker, invites you to leave your fear and franticness behind and discover more space, simplicity and the truth that less really can lead to more.”
Unbeknown to me, my husband had actually put this book on his wishlist! So I’m glad that I chose this one, as it means we can both read it now! It’s a fairly new book that came out back in April. It’s one that I’m really looking forward to reading.
You can get a copy of Why Less Means More by Cathy Madavan, here.
Hope When It Hurts by Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton – The Good Book Company
“Hurt is real. But so is hope.
Kristen and Sarah have walked through, and are walking in, difficult times. So these thirty biblical reflections are full of realism about the hurts of life–yet overwhelmingly full of hope about the God who gives life.
This book will gently encourage and greatly help any woman who is struggling with suffering–whether physical, emotional or psychological, and whether for a season or for longer. It is a book to buy for yourself, or to buy for a member of your church or friend. For anyone who is hurting, this book will give hope, not just for life beyond the suffering, but for life in the suffering. Each chapter contains a biblical reflection, with questions and prayers, and a space for journaling.”
I actually came across this book a while back and added it to my list of books that I would love to read. The Good Book Company publishes such wonderful books (and beautiful covers too). I love the pretty cloth-bound cover on this book. But it’s also a beautiful book on the inside. Plus at the end of each chapter there is a page for journaling. I’m sure there’ll be a review up for this book on my blog very soon!
You can get a copy of Hope When It Hurts by Kristen Wetherell & Sarah Walton, here.
Jesus Over Everything by Lisa Whittle – Thomas Nelson
“As Christian women, we desire to put Jesus first. We want to prioritize him above all, knowing instinctively that when we do, everything else in our lives will fall into alignment. Yet life feels complicated, and the demands of our daily lives leave our priorities out of order and our hearts longing for more.Author, speaker, and Bible teacher Lisa Whittle is passionate about helping people pursue Jesus for life, grow deep roots of faith, and walk strong in a world that so often seems to have gone crazy. In Jesus Over Everything, Lisa shares eight statements of choice to help us grow in our understanding of what it means to put Jesus first amid the craziness our days bring, including choices such as
- commitment over mood,
- steady over hype,
- holiness over freedom,
- service over spotlight,
- and more.
Jesus Over Everything is a practical, compelling picture of what we crave yet struggle to define as we seek to give God his rightful place in our everyday lives.”
As I’m writing this, I’m actually about halfway through this book already! It’s taken me on a wonderful but challenging journey so far, but one I’m enjoying. It’s helping me to reflect and is bringing me so much encouragement. I can’t wait to share more about it on my blog. I’ve already started highlighting and underlining sentences that I love and that have really spoken to me. Highly recommend checking out this book.
You can get a copy of Jesus Over Everything by Lisa Whittle, here.
Pride by Matthew Roberts – Christian Focus Publications
“Our culture is obsessed with identity and it has been the cause of tense interaction with (and within) the Church. Rather than being a new challenge to the Christian faith, however, the identity issue is a very old one; it is fundamentally one of idolatry. Who we are, who we think we are, and how God in Christ restores our knowledge of ourselves in covenant with him, are central Biblical themes. But these things will only appear with clarity if we have the courage to tackle the idolatries of our own age at the root, and stand true to our calling as Christians to worship God and him alone.”
I came across this book in an email of recently published books and immediately ordered it since it had just been released. It’s got really great reviews, and I can’t wait to dive in. What caught my eye was the topic, which is seldom addressed in Christian literature but is an important one to discuss.
You can get a copy of Pride by Matthew Roberts, here.
Have you read any of these books? I’d love to know, along with what book you are currently reading.
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