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I haven’t always been saved.
But something wrecked my world a few years ago and I went on a mission to learn as much about God as I could. Tie that in with the fact that I love to read, I filled my library with books about spirituality and God and religion and of course invested in a new bible.
Below is a non-inclusive list of some of my favorites:
Jesus is________ by Judah Smith – This book made me realize that Jesus is my friend and I return to it whenever I forget that. Judah presented scripture and Jesus and God in a humorous and less intimidating way and challenged everything that I had been taught up until that point. It wasn’t until after reading that book that I learned to rest in God.
Lost & Found by Sarah Jakes – First of all, I love Sarah Jakes Roberts. She wasn’t a Roberts when she wrote this book though. Sarah offers a candid look into her life as she strayed away from her Christian upbringing and lived a life all too relatable. What I loved about Sarah then and now is her transparency. She’s honest and doesn’t sugar coat anything and delivers everything with love. She also has a podcast which I highly recommend! She’s been on hiatus for a while though but the past episodes are definitely worth checking out.
The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success by Deepak Chopra – I discovered Deepak through Oprah and I thought he was so wise and calm. Even though the television separated us, I was drawn to his energy. In this particular book, he outlines seven laws that “will make all of your dreams come true.” This is a quick read but I suggest that your read on chapter a day so you can really let it all sink in.
If You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What to Do by Ronald Greer – This is one of my all-time favorite books and I’ve actually written about it before. But that’s how much I love it. It’s one of the few books that I have to read every year. Ronald does a great job of diving deep into what it means to be a person of integrity and how to let your beliefs and values guide you through those gray areas and even the black and white ones. This book keeps me grounded and reminds me to always trust my instincts and what I know to be true.
Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For? by Rick Warren – This is probably one of the most popular Christian books out there and it’s a great starting point for anyone seeking clarity in their life’s journey. Warren guides you on a forty-day journey where he explores what the heck are we supposed to be doing with our time here on earth. There’s no cookie cutter answer and Warren offers questions to go along with each day. There are also sermons for each day as well. This book is great to read solo but definitely better with another person or a group so you can discuss.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – A few years ago I saw this post about love that was an excerpt from this book and it blew me away so naturally, I read the book. The excerpt did the book no justice. C.S. Lewis is a literary genius. What interested me the most, however, was that it was written so long ago yet still very relevant.
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein – Another thought leader I discovered on Oprah, Gabby wrote this amazing book to let you know that everything is really working in your favor. Though the title says universe and she’s talking about God. She really dives into the importance of mediation and mantras. This was a book I could not put down.
Randomness That Has Nothing to Do With Anything:
I’ve been back on social media so y’all know I have opinions on stuff that has nothing to do with any of our lives? K.
So do Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem have to beef because they’re both white rappers? Who is Machine Gun Kelly?
Did we forget that they stopped showing Cosby reruns after we discovered Bill Cosby is a sex offender so the actors no longer collect checks? Should we really be surprised that Geoffrey Owens has a job?
Will Smith and Denzel Washington are the only actors that I separate from their roles. Like the husband that cheated with Faith on Soul Food. Hate him. Or the man who killed Sonny on Paid in Full. Can’t stand him. Or even Issa. Issa is Issa, bruh.
Speaking of Will Smith, watch his Rap Radar interview.
I did a Trader Joe’s haul meaning I googled what to buy at Trader Joe’s and so far, no good. But I still have a few things left to try so we’ll see.
Saturday is the last day to sign up for Colombia! Is you coming or nah?
That’s it for now. See you next week!