I read more than 75 books in 2016 and I selected the twenty that had the greatest impact on my spiritual life, mental health, and general beliefs. I collected my book reviews for them in one eBook so you can browse my picks easily.
As you’ll notice, grace is a recurring theme on the list. I had a profound shift in my thinking about grace because I had been trying to earn God’s blessings. When I realized God’s grace means I don’t have to be “good enough” for God and He has already blessed me, it changed everything. I could relax and accept my desperate financial situation as God’s will for me at this moment instead of struggling to earn money on my own and failing–or praying for God to bless me and thinking I hadn’t done enough to earn God’s financial blessing. This is one example of many where my life was broken because I misunderstood grace.
You can open the PDF from the button below. The list of twenty books contains my review of each book and (affiliate) links to the Kindle and print versions on Amazon. If you click on any of those links and buy something, I’ll get a few cents. Thanks for supporting my writing ministry.
I hope you find something new to read and enjoy.
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