Saturday, March 22, 2014

favorite devotionals





some of my daily devo habits include: starting my day with Jesus Calling, middle of the day with power thoughts by joyce meyer, and ending the day with the everyday life Bible.  I find that taking just a few minutes here and there throughout the day help to center me, encourage me, and keep me focused on what really matters.  
::some other books I could recommend for different times in my life::
when i was heartbroken:  redeeming love (can't recommend that enough), the mark of the lion series (hadassah is such an amazing example in this) 
when i was searching:  the search for significance 
when i am fed up with the excess in my life: 7
couldn't get enough of this in college: blue like jazz
when i was a new mama (could use a re-read): out of the spin cycle
when i need a kick in the butt to get my head out of my iPhone: hands free mama
one of the best books out there:  love does
when going through tough times:  you'll get through this

what are some of your favorites?  always searching for some good ones.  

17 comments:

  1. This post came at such an awesome time. I started going to church a few weeks ago and I have been searching for reading material like crazy! Thanks for this!!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing these...I am always looking for inspiration to read :) And I am with you on blue like jazz {or anything by donald miller}. I must have read that book 5 times while I was in college as well. And I LOVE love does and just read through it a second time!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing these :) Does JB have any favorite devotionals for men that he would be open to sharing about? I want to give one to one of my guy friends and would love to hear his recommendations! xo

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    1. Tony Dungy (a famous coach) wrote a devotional called Uncommon Life. My husband reads it and loves it!

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  4. If I could recommend one book it would be Crazy Love by Francis Chan, hands down. Absolutely incredible! LOVE the others books you recommended too! Haven't read the mama books yet though :) Will add those to my list!

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  5. ooh I would love to do a year with CS Lewis

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  6. Always looking for a good devotional! Thank you sharing these!

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  7. What about for a newlywed or about-to-be wife?

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    1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802481833/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0802481833&linkCode=as2&tag=sartucsamasto-20 (you'll like this one!)

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  8. mark of the lion series, YES!! that and redeeming love will forever be some of my favorite books.

    have you ever read True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer? really good one.

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  9. Resolution for Women is a life changing, revolutionary book for ladies!!

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  10. So I have to tell you, you are the only blog I read who will post about religion and it actually inspire me....and I am jewish so that is saying even more!

    p.s just shot you an email!

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  11. Just started in on Keep a Quiet Heart by Elisabeth Elliot and really appreciate her thoughts/writing, also - always Oswald Chambers. :)

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