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.  

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  • Reply Dani

    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!!

    March 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Steph Sterjovski

    Thanks for sharing, love these! xo

    March 22, 2014 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Julia D.

    This is the best! Thank you!

    March 23, 2014 at 12:09 am
  • Reply Rachel

    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!

    March 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply Caroline Caldwell

    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

    March 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm
    • Reply Chloé Arnold

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

      March 23, 2014 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply Chloé Arnold

    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!

    March 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Nina

    ooh I would love to do a year with CS Lewis

    March 24, 2014 at 1:53 am
  • Reply ChelsieJo

    redeeming love <3

    March 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Zelle B.

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

    March 24, 2014 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Natalie

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

    March 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    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.

    March 25, 2014 at 2:23 am
  • Reply Amanda Weaver

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

    March 25, 2014 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Emily Lunstroth

    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!

    March 27, 2014 at 4:01 am
  • Reply Maggy

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

    April 3, 2014 at 6:38 pm
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