What I’m Loving Now: Books and Podcasts

This is a list of books and podcasts that I loved so much, I just had to tell you about them! Do you have a favorite book or podcast? Send me a note and tell me all about it!

Books

An Approach to Extended Scripture Memory by Dr. Andrew Davis

This is a booklet I wrote about in my post, Memorize an Entire Book of the Bible (It’s Easier Thank You Think!) You can read about the ways in which I used this booklet in that post, but suffice it to say, Dr. Davis’ methods are simple and effective. If you are thinking about memorizing larger chunks of Scripture, even whole books, reading through this booklet is a great first step!

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Crafting a Rule of Life by Stephen Macchia

This book is a twelve session workbook for writing your own “rule of life”. I really love the way he structured it. He begins each chapter with a few “priming” questions to get you thinking. He then shares a Biblical Perspective on whatever principle he’s discussing as well as a Historical Perspective. I often found both of perspectives insightful and inspiring!

Read more about why I loved Crafting a Rule of Life and why I think you might love it too, here.

 

 

A Book Review on "How To Develop A Powerful Prayer Life"How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life by Dr. Gregory Frizzell

If I’m honest, prayer is hard for me. When I pray, I feel a bit like I have an iPhone, but all I know to do with it is make calls. I’m simply not using it to it’s fullest capacity. I wanted to do more than just list my needs to God. I wanted to be still and hear His voice. I really wanted some kind of pattern I could follow to learn how to pray well. I decided to ask my writing group if they had suggestions on a “transformative book on prayer” and this book came up several times. Oddly enough, I happened to have this book on my shelf. I had been gifted it years before and forgotten all about it! I suppose it was God’s timing. This book was exactly what I was looking for. Gregory Frizzell’s book, “How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life” does a beautiful job of teaching you a pattern of prayer while stressing the importance of keeping your prayers relational, not rote. He writes passionately and clearly and inspired me to completely transform my prayer time with God, starting by making it a priority.

Read more about why I loved Crafting a Rule of Life and why I think you might love it too, here.

Holy Hustle by Crystal Stine

Crystal says, “Holy hustle helps us to hear God over the roar of the bossy world, so we can say ‘yes’ to the work God has prepared our hearts for and ‘no’ to the work that will drain our souls.” CAN I GET AN AMEN? This girl spoke my language the entire book. And I fully agree with her premise is that Godly hustle calls us to work hard at work God sets before us and to rest well to the same degree.

Read more about why I loved Holy Hustle and why I think you might love it too, here.

Podcasts

Pray as You go App!Pray As You Go App

There are some mornings I simply don’t feel like reading my Bible. There are a hundred reasons why I might feel this way, but whatever the problem is, the solution is in the Word. So what do you do when you don’t have the desire to open your Bible but you’re in need of its truth? It turns out, there’s an app for that!

Read more about why I loved the Pray As You Go App and why I think you might love it too, here.

 

The Next Right Thing Podcast

This podcast never fails to refresh and refocus me. On those days that motherhood threatens to overwhelm me, The Next Right Thing brings me off the ledge and keeps me going.

The host of NRT is Emily P. Freeman, one of my all-time favorite authors. Everything she writes is for the purpose of creating a space for your soul to breathe. I have often described this podcast to friends as “a spa for your soul”. Everything from her voice to the music, to the content of her 10-15 minute episode invites you to slow down and breathe. It’s lovely.

Read more about why I loved The Next Right Thing podcast and why I think you might love it too, here.

 The Lazy Genius Podcast

Kendra encourages us to be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t. Now that is my kind of life motto. Kendra is funny, low-key and easy to listen to. She’s super practical and very encouraging.

Read more about why I loved The Lazy Genius podcast and why I think you might love it too, here.