Reading is one of the best ways to pursue growth in your faith. A good devotional or Christian book won’t just affirm your current views or ideas, but present biblical ideas, concepts, and more to help you confront the walls you face in your faith and life, and inspire change and action.
2016 is set to be a year packed with some pretty exciting new Christian books, a few of which are already available to read! Here are four new releases that you won’t want to miss out on—get all four ebooks now and start reading.
Find balance with Alli Worthington’s Breaking Busy
When someone asks you how you’ve been, do you find yourself frequently replying with, “busy”? If you’re feeling stuck, scattered or stressed by how busy you are, Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy is a must-read.
With a forward by well-known author and speaker Christine Caine, Alli Worthington brings together research in social and positive psychology with what the Bible says to help readers know themselves, know God, and ultimately to find peace and purpose in a world where being “crazy busy” is the new normal. Each chapter in Breaking Busy covers topics such as finding connection in relationships, finding your value in God, and God’s calling for your life.
Dig into spiritual disciplines with Preston Yancey’s Out of the House of Bread
In Out of the House of Bread: Satisfying Your Hunger for God with the Spiritual Disciplines, author Preston Yancey leads readers in a new direction of spirituality through the symbolism and experience of the spiritual disciplines made plain by the baking of bread. This book is way more than a “bake-along,” though it does start out with a tasty, bread recipe. Yancey says in the introduction, “Bit by bit we’ll . . . talk about how being present and focused in the making of this bread is a lot like being intent and focused in prayer.”
This book will lead you into the practice of spiritual disciplines that are meant to cultivate awareness of ourselves in relation to God, cultivate a relationship with God, and cultivate our relationships with other in community. Out of the House of Bread is well-structured, guiding readers through three parts, each intended for three weeks of study, of disciplines and thoughtful reflection.
Read true stories with a hopeful response in Reggie Dabb’s Just Keep Breathing
Dabb wrote this book in response to thousands of letters and messages he’s received over the 25 years he’s spent speaking in schools and at events, sharing his personal story and the inspirational message that “you can’t change your past, but you can change your future.” In Just Keep Breathing, he shares the real letters and messages of individuals and youths in crisis, and answers them. The result is an honest conversation between Dabbs and the author of each letter, exchanging real thoughts, hardships, and hopes. Dabb approaches each letter with the view that people in crisis don’t need “fixing,” but that their greater needs need to be listened to and valued.
Discover joy in a walk through the book of Philippians in David Jeremiah’s Count It All Joy
The apostle Paul wrote his most personal letter while abused and abandoned in a Roman prison. He wrote to believers who lived in the shadow of the Roman tyrant, Nero. And yet this letter, Philippians, is the one of the most joy-filled epistle in the Bible. Weaving together modern stories and historical detail, author David Jeremiah explores Philippians verse by verse, showing us what it means to be joyful in spite of circumstances. Whatever you are facing today, Count It All Joy will inspire you to find the joy that Jesus promises.