25 Great Books You Need to Read

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I love to read and I bet you do to. A wealth of information can be found in books and many life changing words between the pages of a book. In this blog you will find books that I have read that are totally life changing for you, but only if you read them. A lot of times we want answers but don’t know where to find them. Many authors have written great books that will give you answers to success, life, family, the presence of God and more. If you are like me, you will want to get a real book, hold it in your hands, underline and write in it!!!!
A lot of people ask me “How do you do what you do? How did you learn to be the woman you are? How, how how?” A lot of what I learned came from being intentional about the books I have read. If you want your life to be better you need to be intentional too. That change can happen in many ways. One sure way is by reading books.
I made it easy for you to find 25 of my best and favorite books that I promise will change your life. Just click on a book and order. Let your journey of transformation begin!!!

The Principle & Power of Kingdom Citizenship

Are you ready to experience life on a new, supernatural level? Then it’s time to take your place as a royal citizen in God’s unshakable Kingdom.
For too long, too many followers of Christ have lived beneath their Kingdom inheritance. They are saved and set-up for eternity in Heaven, yet they continue to live defeated and unfulfilling lives on Earth. In this paradigm-shifting work by Dr. Myles Munroe, he presents the biblical blueprint for what it looks like for you to live as an empowered Kingdom citizen.
You will learn to: identify and access your royal rights as a citizen of God’s Kingdom, exercise your authority as an ambassador of Christ in your sphere of influence,change atmospheres around you with the climate of Heaven.The Kingdom is not just about going to Heaven one day after you die… it is about walking in the purpose and power of Heaven today while you are still living on Earth!

 

Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman

To live successfully in the world, women need to know who they are and what role they play today. They need a new awareness of who they are, and new skills to meet today’s challenges. Best–selling author Myles Munroe examines societies’ attitudes toward women and helps women to discover who they are. He addresses vital issues such as: Are women and men equal? What are the purpose and design of the woman? Are women meant to be leaders? Whether you are a woman or a man, married or single, this book will help you to understand the woman as she was meant to be.

 

 

My All For Him

Moving Devotionals That Inspire a Passionate Love for Christ. What was it that gave the early Christians their dynamism? What inspired them to share their faith before kings and emporers, to brave hardship, suffering, even death, to take their message to the ends of the then-known world?—A passionate love for Jesus Christ. Two thousand years later we need this burning love at a time when the very foundations of our Christian faith are under attack. This vital love for Jesus can be ours. Every situation, every aspect of daily life, offers opportunity to draw closer to Jesus until our one desire is to give our all for Him who gave His all for us.

 

Unbound

Believe and trust in love again! Unbound weaves an uplifting tale of two people who begin their journey held captive by the strongholds and thought patterns that had prevented them from loving each other, their families, and the Father. Their pain begins to outweigh their shame until they seek for help, finding healing for their lives, their family, and for literally thousands of people around the world. Share the true story of how Jack and Trisha Frost apply God’s unconditional love to their lives and it forever changes them and their family. 
 Learn to: Understand why we experience pain in order to develop a character that causes us to live moral lives. Become more than you can imagine you could ever be. Uncover the old habit patterns of thinking, that have become strongholds in your life and alienate you from intimacy first with Him and then with those you love. Choose to take a chance to find your destiny through new challenges and discover what it means to live a life unbound from life’s entanglements.

Bait of Satan

The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God—offense. Most people who are ensnared by the bait of Satan don’t even realize it. John Bevere shows you how to stay free from offense and escape the victim mentality. With nearly one million copies in print, this book includes testimonials of transformed people whose lives have been changed by the message in this book. You will find answers to tough questions like these:   Why am I compelled to tell “my side” of the story? How can I fight thoughts of suspicion or distrust? What can I do to stop rehearsing past hurts? How can I regain trust after someone deeply offends me?

 

Marriage: Covenant or Contract

Our modern society has gotten away from the plan that God has for marriage. Is marriage a contract or covenant? What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? Craig examines the scriptures for answers. This book is used as a foundational reference for several Marriage focused ministries.

 

 

 

Gate Breakers

Today we need champions who will stand for Christian truth, protect the borders of our sacred faith, and carry the good news of freedom to those imprisoned behind the gates of: Mormonism, Hinduism, Freemasonary, Buddhism, Islam, Evolution, New Age, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Occult, The Mind Sciences, Scientology, Moonies, And many more!

 

 

Remarriage is Adultery Unless …

Consecutive polygamy (as many husbands or wives as you like but only one at a time) is now an accepted norm in contemporary society. Hardly surprising, since the social, legal, moral and financial restraints holding marriages together for a lifetime have been steadily eroded in a relativist age where anything goes. What is surprising is that divorce and remarriage are becoming as common inside the church as outside, even among Christian leaders and especially in the Evangelical stream. Believers have been outspoken about such issues as abortion and homosexuality though their Lord Jesus said nothing about either. He did say quite a lot about the subject of this book but there is either a reluctance to take his teaching at face value or an eagerness to enlarge his ‘exception’ until it becomes the rule. This volume primarily appeals to those for whom the Bible is the final authority in all matters of belief and behaviour, especially those who preach to, teach and counsel others. The author believes that the church should be leading the world uphill rather than following the world downhill.

Tale of Three Kings

This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.

 

 

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on a long spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell.
In seizing the inspiration that came to him through Rembrandt’s depiction of the powerful Gospel story, Henri Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s vengefulness, and the father’s compassion. In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes a powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times. For all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” or for those “on the road” who have had the courage to embark on the journey but seek the illumination of a known way and safe passage, this work will inspire and guide each time it is read.

Anointed to Reign

In this insightful study of the biblical accounts of David’s difficult ascent to the throne of Israel, Dr. Cottle reveals invaluable principles of leadership for us as we “train to reign” in fulfillment of our calling. This compelling book is a “must read” for every minister, serious student, and disciple following in the steps of Christ.

 

 

The Forgiving Church

If you want to learn what true forgiveness is and how it works in your life and your church, this is the book for you. You will not see forgiveness the same way and the power it unleashes in your life.

 

 

 

 The Courts of Heaven

Why do some people pray in agreement with God’s will, heart and timing, yet the desired answers do not come? Why would God not respond when we pray from the earnestness of our hearts? What is the problem, or better yet, what is the solution?
Robert Henderson believes the answer is found in where your prayer actually takes place. We must direct our prayer towards the Courts of Heaven and not only the battlefield. Robert shows that it is in the courtrooms of Heaven where our breakthroughs can be found. When you learn to operate there you will see your answers unlocked and released.
This book will teach you the legal processes of Heaven and how to operate in its courts. When you get off the battlefield and into the courtroom you can grant God the legal clearance to fulfill His passion and answer your prayers.

Tomorrow is Not Promised: A Personal Journey of Submission to Holy Spirit

 
This is my book. I had to include it. Tomorrow Is Not Promised is literally the heart and soul of a woman determined to not let the pain and hurt of a broken marriage destroy the promises of God in her life, her children and her family. Standing in the midst of pain and rejection she was determined to love unconditionally her covenant partner, heal, and learn that God truly is her husband and Father. If you are tired, weary, and just plain need a miracle bigger than you could imagine this is the book for you. If you need to know love that will keep you forever fulfilled this is for you. If you want to be His bride, this book is for you. In Tomorrow Is Not Promised you will go on a journey with the Holy Spirit from a place of pain to a deeply intimate relationship with Him. Learn how God will breakthrough your darkness and bring healing to your soul.

Growing in the Prophetic

Mike Bickle combines biblical balance and passionate faith to draw readers into new spiritual levels of relationship with God. This revised edition discusses Bickles’s involvement with the International House of Prayer and The Call. Having lead a church where prophetic gifts have been practiced for over 20 years, Bickle offers practical and sound advice to pastors, leaders and lay people. Learn how to integrate prophetic ministry into the life of your church.

 

 

Sacred Marriage

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy. . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?
Everything about your marriage–everything–is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ’s character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of lovemaking; the history you and your spouse build with one another–in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you.
Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.

Experiencing Father’s Embrace

 HERE IS A BOOK THAT WILL HELP YOU EXPERIENCE THE LOVE OF GOD! Experiencing Father’s Embrace shows you how you can personally feel your Father’s loving and comforting embrace, and points out areas that may be hindering you from experiencing a more intimate relationship with your Creator. Jack Frost, ministry leader and teacher, reveals the love that God has for each of His children. His love is not doled out by age, race, gender, politics, or denomination–His embrace is for all. The author offers many ways to bring both new and seasoned believers closer to Him. The truths shared in this book will make a positive difference in your life, in the lives of your loved ones and especially in your relationship with God the Father—who yearns for your companionship.
Experiencing Father’s Embrace is not based on hearsay but on Scripture and powerful life experiences of a man whose personal testimony will encourage and inspire you to pursue God’s eternal loving embrace.

Spiritual Avalanche

This is a wake up call and vivid warning to readers through a vision of an avalanche that God gave Steve Hill, which represents the false and heretical teachings from pastors and teachers that are spreading to Christians worldwide. Hill shares how every aspect of his vision relates to Christians today. The snow represents the false teaching that is steadily falling on the ears of many Christ followers, covering with many layers the solid foundational truth of Christ. Heresies including universalism, the deification of man, overemphasized grace, and many more that will ultimately destroy the spiritual lives of many.
What happens when snow keeps falling, creating the dangerous threat of an avalanche? Those who heed the warnings are saved, but those who fail to listen are caught in a deadly trap. Readers will be challenged to understand these dangers and what they can do to help tear down these false teachings in order to secure a layer of solid, biblical instruction that will establish truth in the work of the Gospel, and help us avoid spiritual destruction.

Secrets of the Vine

In the Secrets of the Vine Bible Study, Bruce Wilkinson shows groups or individual readers how the three Secrets of the Vine introduced in the bestselling book are supported throughout Scripture, applying sound biblical insight to help them move toward making maximum impact for God. This Bible study provides a personal encounter with the life-changing teaching of Jesus in John 15, an inspiring look at God’s intervention in His children’s lives from Bible times to the present, a practical approach to a meaningful relationship with Him, and a visual and interactive learning tool for individual or group use.

 

The Practice of the Presence of God

 
Brother Lawrence was a man of humble beginnings who discovered the greatest secret of living in the kingdom of God here on earth. It is the art of “practicing the presence of God in one single act that does not end.” He often stated that it is God who paints Himself in the depths of our soul. We must merely open our hearts to receive Him and His loving presence. For nearly 300 years this unparalleled classic has given both blessing and instruction to those who can be content with nothing less than knowing God in all His majesty and feeling His loving presence throughout each simple day.

 

Knowledge of the Holy

The Knowledge of the Holy by popular evangelical author and Christian mystic A.W. Tozer illuminates God’s attributes—from wisdom, to grace, to mercy—and in doing so, attempts to restore the majesty and wonder of God in the hearts and minds of all Christians. A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, The Knowledge of the Holy shows us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.
True religion confronts earth with heaven and brings eternity to bear upon time. The messenger of Christ, though he speaks from God, must also, as the Quakers used to say, “speak to the condition” of his hearers; otherwise he will speak a language known only to himself. His message must be not only timeless but timely. He must speak to his own generation.
The message of this book does not grow out of these times but it is appropriate to them. It is called forth by a condition which has existed in the Church for some years and is steadily growing worse. I refer to the loss of the concept of majesty from the popular religious mind. The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men. This she has done not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge; and her very unawareness only makes her situation all the more tragic.

Praying Hyde, Apostle of Prayer

John Hyde’s prayer life ranks in a league with the prayer lives of Andrew Murray, George Mueller, Charles Finney, Frank Bartleman, Rees Howells, Evan Roberts and other prayer warriors of church history. If you wish to learn to pray effectively you can do with no better example than to read the life of John Hyde. The fact that John Hyde came by universal accord of his intimates to be known as “Praying Hyde” dates back to a day on the deck of a steamer which was taking him out to his twenty-year missionary service in India, when he crumpled up in anger a letter from a friend urging him “to seek for baptism of the Holy Spirit as the great qualification for mission work.” How he thought better of his hasty act, and how not only India but the world at large was blessed by this man’s amazing prayer life, is lovingly set forth in this brief record.

The Power of the Blood

You know that “there’s power in the blood,” just like the old hymn says––but are you actually experiencing that power in your daily life? As you delve deep into this newly revised and expanded version of H. A. Maxwell Whyte’s classic best–seller, you will realize the value of this vital, yet seldom wielded, weapon in the believer’s arsenal and how God wants you to use it in coping with life’s difficult situations. Defeat oppression, addictions, and sickness as you become spiritually empowered, equipped, and energized. You can create an atmosphere for miracles. Discover the wonder–working power of the blood for yourself!

 

Good or God? Why Good Without God Isn’t Enough

These days the terms good and God seem synonymous. We believe what’s generally accepted as good must be in line with God’s will. Generosity, humility, justice―good. Selfishness, arrogance, cruelty―evil. The distinction seems pretty straightforward. But is that all there is to it? If good is so obvious, why does the Bible say that we need discernment to recognize it? Good or God? isn’t another self-help message. This book will do more than ask you to change your behavior. It will empower you to engage with God on a level that will change every aspect of your life.

 

 

The Insanity of Obedience

All Christian disciples have one thing in common: as they carry the gospel across the ocean and across the street, persecution will become the norm for those who choose to follow Jesus. How believers respond in the face of persecution reveals everything about their level of faith and obedience.
The Insanity of Obedience is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you—and prepares you—to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Some of Jesus’ instructions sound uncomfortable and are potentially dangerous. We may be initially encouraged by His declaration, “I am sending you out.” But how are we to respond when He then tells us that He is sending us out “like sheep among wolves”?
In light of the words of Jesus, how can modern day believers rest comfortably in the status quo? How can we embrace casual faith in light of the radical commands of Jesus which are anything but casual? Ripken brings decades of ministry experience in some of the most persecuted areas of the world to bear on our understanding of faith in Jesus. The Insanity of Obedience is a call to roll up your sleeves . . . and to follow and partner with Jesus in the toughest places on this planet. “We have the high privilege of answering Jesus’ call to go,” Ripken says. “But let us be clear about this: we go on His terms, not ours. If we go at all, we go as sheep among wolves.”
Jesus gives us Himself.  And He gives us the tools necessary for those who dare to journey with Him.

3 thoughts on “25 Great Books You Need to Read

  1. What a awesome list. i have a couple off this list and I can’t wait to read the rest of them

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