When life stinks so much you need an industrial strength air freshener just to get out of bed, a good book can be a waft of fresh air.
They can inspire us to get keep going, reassure us we’re not alone, give us answers we’ve been searching for, and connect us to God when we’re tempted to ditch Him.
Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order (just like the Oscars). Some are more theological, some more friend to friend, others are a day by day devotion. I was thinking about writing a blurb on each one, but the titles kind of speak for themselves and you can read the back of the book by clicking on the title. I know, so lazy!
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Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor
Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud, by Philip Yancy
Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancy
When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions, by Sue Monk Kidd
It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose, by Melanie Dale
Choosing Real: An Invitation to Celebrate when Life Doesn’t Go as Planned, by Bekah Jane Pogue
Praying through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free From Fear, by Susan Sorensen & Laura Geist
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way, by Shauna Neiquist
Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brene Brown
Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life’s Transitions, by Kristen Strong
Let me ask you, what helps you when life stinks and isn’t what you planned or dreamed of? Do you read, or is that too much like hard work? Maybe you listen to podcasts or scroll Facebook or Instagram for inspiration. What gets you out of the doldrums and feeds your soul when you’re overwhelmed and barely keeping your head above water?
Do scroll down and add your go-to book/podcast/etc to the comments. Life is a team sport friends and I know we’d all love to hear what helps others.
Have a great week,
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