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Kristin’s Book List | March 2014

Just two books on this list since February’s list was a little late since I finished up at the beginning of this month. I am always looking for great books, so feel free to leave a comment if you have a recomendation. I am also planning to do a little review of some of my favorite books that I read last years. So look out for that soon.

God is Able | Priscilla Shirer

I have read several of Priscilla Shirer’s books and I always love them so I was excited when I saw this on sale at Lifeway. (Lifeway always has a great selection of books on sale for $5, and they always get me…lol) I really enjoyed reading this book, and I especially love that the entire book was centered on one verse of Scripture, and the fact that God is able to do so much more than we could ever imagine in our lives. I love Priscilla’s natural writing style and personal stories, but also that she uses a ton of Scripture. Reading her books feels like having coffee with a good friend, and at the very same time as convicting as sitting in a powerful church service. definitely enjoyed this book.

CLOUT | Jenni Catron

Part of the description for the book states, “Clout is power and influence. It is an undeniable trait that opens doors and moves mountains. You have it, and you can use it to change the world around you. With Scripture and stories from her own life, Jenni Catron maps out the pitfalls and clear paths on the way toward discovering and unleashing your very own clout.” I had seen this book pop up on my instagram feed a few times so when I had the opportunity to get a free copy to review I was really excited about it. The book was good and had a lot of valuable insights about leadership. I did feel like it focused more on leadership in the workplace and less with ministry leadership and personal influence which was what I was expecting. That is not necessarily a bad thing but it didn’t seem to apply as much to me as I thought it would as a stay at home mom and small business owner. I also wish that the author would have used more Scripture to back up the points that she made. I think that it was a good book with lots of little nuggets of truth, but not necessarily applicable to the stage of life that I am in.

Passion | Louie Giglio

It was at some point while I was in college that I first heard of Louie Giglio, but it wasn’t until Jeremy and I visited his church for an Easter Sunday service that I realized what a dynamic speaker and teacher he was. I was so excited to have the opportunity to review a free copy of his new book Passion| The Bright Light of Glory which is also the name of the yearly conferences that he holds for college students. This book is compiled of several talks by different speakers that have been given at Passion conferences. The goal of Passion, and of this book are to magnify the name of Christ, and I couldn’t love that more. Each chapter was great, and I loved the stories of so many people, young and old, who have dedicated their lives to making Christ known. Even though the Passion conference is designed for young people I think that this book can be encouraging to all ages. The message of the supremacy of Christ is valuable to all generations and the sermons and talks in the book are such a great reminder of why we should live to make Christ known.

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