I want to share with you 4 books that have radically changed my life! They have challenged me to press on towards a womanhood that is counter cultural to our worldly view of womanhood. These books, alongside the gospel, have challenged me, pressing me closer to my creator, and I am more free than I ever have been before.
Am I now the woman God created me to be? By no means, not even close, but He has opened my eyes to lies I have allowed to foster not only in my own heart, but also in the way I viewed women in the home and in marriage. He has revealed his God designed view of marriage, motherhood, and sisterhood in a way that has completely peeled me further from the present way womanhood is viewed. Through it He has drawn me closer to Him, as well as my husband, friends, the church, and my sweet daughter!
4 Books That Have changed My Life
#1 Lady in Waiting Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right // Ladies, this book completely changed my view of dating in college. I always knew I wanted a Godly man, but I never once thought about how I should have spent my time with God, in my singleness? This book transformed my view on biblical dating, biblical relationships, how to pray for your future spouse, and most importantly how to be a Godly woman in your singleness. I cannot recommend this book enough to single girls and to single woman. It completely transformed my heart and brought contentment in my singleness!
#2 Adoring Christ // This book focuses on fundamental truths within God’s word, that tell us and remind us who and where our identity comes from. Revealing that we are women of God, made in His image. It walks you through what that means, alongside providing biblical truth on the purpose of living out God’s design for us women. It showed me how to freely lay my false identities at God’s feet, while He clothed me with His identity. Bringing truth and knowledge on how to walk through each season of life, grounded in the truth that I am made in the image of Christ!
#3 Girl Defined // What is the purpose of women? These authors asked this question on a college campus, to which no one knew the response. I have to admit I really didn’t know the answer to that question either. Thankfully these authors walk us through what the bible says, about why God created women! God used these amazing women and their book to reveal truth in an easy and applicable way. In this book these women lay out biblical womanhood the way God designed us to live, think, and be. Being a woman is no mistake, as we know God makes no mistakes. So why would we not intentionally seek out His calling for us in womanhood? I wish I knew the answers, I wish I knew why I never heard any of this truth in church, but praise God that he used this book to open my eyes!
#4 Lies Women believe // Okay if you are to read any of these books, this is the winner!! God’s truth that is revealed in this book has completely turned my world upside down. The book reveals God’s calling on womanhood and all the lies we have allowed not only in our hearts, but also in our churches, and in our homes! God’s truth is a complete 180 from what and how our world asks and promotes us as women to live. I cannot thank God enough for revealing His truth through scripture and by the help of this book. What the author has to say is “not politically correct, but it is correct in the sight of God. My heart has been impacted, challenged, pruned, and sharpened by this amazing book. Ladies it is a must read!!
Let me know what books have had an impact on your life?