Welcome to the FIRST Friday Five! *cue confetti* This will be a fun series where I’ll include five somethings every single week. It’ll be a short read, promise. Today, I’m sharing the 5 books I’m currently reading. Enjoy!
1 // If You Only Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming Free by Jamie Ivey
I read this whole book in one sitting, in one night. I adore this woman (she also has a podcast called the Happy Hour!) This book is so real and vulnerable, it speaks freedom and scares aware shame. I recommend anyone, especially women, read this book to truly understand the power of vulnerability in the church.
2 // Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley
This woman is an inspiration to me. She’s all about simplified living and getting rid of all the extra clutter in our lives! This book is a step by step walkthrough of how to achieve a life that is simple, yet fitting for you. It has areas for you to learn and soak it in as well as apply it and write lists and answer questions.
3 // Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life Into a Work of Art by Erwin McManus
I received this book in my Horacio Printing Co seasonal box (which if you haven’t ordered yours…DO IT!) I am a part of her online book club she created and love connecting with other women in that community. Secrets out though..I haven’t had the chance to start it just yet so I’m a little behind everyone else. Whoops!
4 // Navigators Council by Beating 50 Percent
I wouldn’t call this a book I’m reading necessarily..more like a book that’s reading me. This is an interactive council to do alongside your spouse. It prompts you to read a devotional, enter in your calendars for the week, and then answer 6 questions. It has changed our marriage, even in just a handful of weeks. It forces you to spend intentional, uninterrupted time with your spouse each week and talk about the good and the bad. You can purchase your copy through the link on my Shop My Links! page!
5 // In the Bible: Romans
This semester, our youth small group is going through the book of Romans. This is probably my favorite book of the Bible and I love digging through it with our students. It’s a sweet, soul-enriching, and fire-inside-my-soul-starting as I remembered it to be. If you’ve never read this book of the Bible, I highly recommend it!