Life is a journey in which we are always changing and evolving. Reading inspirational books that challenge us to be better in important areas like parenting, faith, and health is a step in the right direction.
The below books are good reads for this Fall to keep us focused on improving ourselves, our health, our faith, our home life, and even our gardens. Pick up one of these books to read alongside your child as they do their nightly SSR (sustained silent reading) requirements for school. Being a good role model for our kids is yet another positive affect of reading the below books.
Become a better parent…
Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide
Every parent wants a family life that exhibits peace and harmony instead of yelling and nagging. In Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, you’ll get heartfelt, insightful advice from a parent just like who who wants to have more than obedient children but instead emotionally connected families build on self-discipline, confidence, and loving bonds.
We can all improve our parenting, this book is packed with easy and practical parenting tips that you can incorporate into your daily routine. I love the emphasis on this book is not to ‘fix your kid’ but to develop a long-term relationship that is built on trust with the parent still an authority figure to be respected – not ‘friend parenting’.
Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide is available on Amazon.com in paperback ($10), Audio CD ($20), and Kindle ($12).
The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families
The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families will keep your family focused this Summer, even during the not-so-lazy days of summer when you find yourself rushed with hectic schedules. This is a 7-week set of daily devotions that will give your family the opportunity to explore how to live as Christians in today’s world.
Each devotional includes a topic, Bible reading, reflection, and a call for a “weapon check” to memorize key scripture.
You can purchase The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families on Amazon.com in paperback ($12) and kindle ($4).
Strengthen your faith…
Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth
Read our interview with Tommy Rosa, a near death experience survivor. Tommy was a victim of a hit and run incident that flung him into a tunnel of light. He met his Divine Teacher and revealed eight revelations about the nature of Heaven and Earth that he reveals in Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth.
This page-turning book will take you on your own journey of revitalized health, a newfound sense of purpose, and spiritual balance.
Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth is available on Amazon.com in hardcover ($19), paperback ($12), and kindle ($9).
Two Minutes in the Bible for Men
Two Minutes in the Bible for Men is a 90 Day Devotional by Boyd Bailey Summer is the perfect time to draw near to God. With just 2 minutes a day, men will read a passage of Scripture, a brief reflection on it specifically as it pertains to the life of men, and a challenge for appropriate action that day. Even men with busy schedules can carve out 2 minutes to improve their faith and life whether it’s with a morning cup of coffee or during a lunch break at work.
Men will find the wisdom and inspiration you need to grow in your personal character and connect with God in every area of your life with this book, available on Amazon.com in paperback ($11) or kindle ($10). There is also a Two Minutes for Women version.
Dear Daughter is the tale of loss and redemption with an unexpected conclusion.
It’s a life that no father would ever dare tell his daughter, unless she was an absolute stranger. Follow along on this entertaining and exciting story of how one person coped with challenges and how he hoped to earn the forgiveness of his daughter that he abandoned.
You can purchase Dear Daughter on Amazon.com in paperback ($15).
Truth & Consequences
We’ve all pondered the question of if God exists, the source of life on Earth, where did we come from. In Truth & Consequences, the Center for Vision and Values at Grover City College will attempt to answer these questions.
This book discusses:
Dig deeper and analyze the arguments from all sides.
Truth & Consequences is available on Amazon.com in paperback ($13) and Kindle ($4).
Right Diet for Autoimmunity: A Guide and Vegetarian Cookbook Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar
The first step to getting healthy is to be aware of what you are putting into your mouth. Every bite can either heal or harm your body. In Right Diet for Autoimmunity: A Guide and Vegetarian Cookbook Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar, you’ll find healthier versions of your favorite recipes that are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar FREE. I’ve found this book especially helpful for preparing dishes for potlucks and parties in which I’m bringing food since I have friends and family that live a gluten-free diet. I also have friends on a dairy-free diet. When you aren’t eating that kind of diet, it can be hard to know where to begin recipe planning without a good resource like this book.
Right Diet for Autoimmunity: A Guide and Vegetarian Cookbook Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar is available on Amazon.com in paperback ($18) and Kindle ($10).
Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook: Over 150 Quick, Simple, Delicious Recipes
Enjoy over 150 quick and simple recipes that are perfect for weeknight meal plans or last minute dinner for everyone who wants to eat healthy including Type 2 Diabetics and Type 1 Diabetics. Prepared by the American Diabetes Association, Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook: Over 150 Quick, Simple, Delicious Recipes is a great resource for people that want to manage their diabetes better by eating healthier. These recipes are not complicated and tasty for everyone to enjoy.
Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook: Over 150 Quick, Simple, Delicious Recipes is available on Amazon.com in paperback ($18) and Kindle ($9).
Retreat to the garden…
Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
There is more to gardening than planting in the spring. Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year tells you what to do each month from January – December to have the most successful garden. The step-by-step instructions and color illustrations both inspire and teach how to garden with confidence. This book is designed for our region in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year is available on Amazon.com in paperback ($17).
Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Project
Get creative and thrifty for the gardens of your dreams with Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects. Whether you are starting fresh or trying to turn your current garden into a more inviting space. This book will give you tips and techniques to master this with very little money and a lot of creativity – like making pots out of newspaper?!? You and your family will enjoy this book full of 100 upcycled garden projects. Think “Earth Day” everyday in your own backyard and home.
Gardening on a Shoestring: 100 Fun Upcycled Garden Projects is available on Amazon.com in paperback ($15).