I. love. words. I love to speak them (true life: I’m a rambler), sing them, write them, paint them, highlight them, screenshot them, hashtag them.

The carefully crafted syntax of Jane Austen, a clever rap lyric, a text message with just the right emoji flair, the divinely placed scripture of the Bible, they’re all made up of the same basic unit–words. And yet, each evokes a spectrum of emotions, images, ideas, memories so incredibly unique that comparing them warrants an apples and oranges idiom.

Perhaps my love of words can be attributed to a love of reading (or more likely a gift placed in my heart to write for Him, more about that later!).

If you’re like me a book list is a beautiful and exciting world of possibilities. So, here’s some of what I’ve read recently that I think you might find enjoyable.

Happy reading!

Christian Life Books

Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa TerKeurst

This book is the companion to the Online Bible Study of the same name hosted by Proverbs 31 Ministries. Proverbs 31 Ministries is an excellent resource for women of faith looking for daily devotionals, online Bible studies, and encouragement for their everyday lives! You can find a list of other past online Bible studies here.

Beautiful Uncertainty by Mandy Hale, The Single Woman

I laughed, I cried, I wondered how a stranger could feel so relatable. Several of my girlfriends and my mom have also read this, and we all agree it’s a great read that will encourage you to be bold as you navigate this crazy world as a woman of God.

I Know His Name by Wendy Blight

This book was chosen by Proverbs 31 for their very first online Bible class–which is a heavy recommendation in itself! Though I will admit, I got behind at a couple points during the study and I still haven’t finished the book, what I have read I have been able to immediately apply to my walk with Christ, especially my prayer life. It’s a powerful thing to know the many names of our God because it allows you to stand on His faithful roles in your life when you need them most!

One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer

My sweet Thrive Group (women’s small group) was given this book by our leader and the first chapter had me moved to tears. (If you’re new here, that’s not a rare occasion, I’m a crier, but mostly over pleasant emotions!) I love Ms. Shirer’s written voice–it makes the read feel like you’re sitting out on a weekend day, listening to a friend tell a story.

Fiction Reads

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

My TO READ Stack

Lead Small by Reggie Joiner, Tom Shefchunas

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

One Thousand Wells by Jena Lee Nardella