Holy Week is a good time to mellow down and reflect on life. As a tradition that emphasizes getting closer to God and looking past distractions and noises in life, Lent basically calls for a social media detox and revisiting simpler times. Instead of doomscrolling on your phone, pick up a meaningful book, reconnect with yourself and reflect on everything you’re grateful for.
From inspiring you to keep moving forward to helping you find inner peace and happiness, these five books will accompany you in your soul searching.
“God Never Blinks” by Regina Brett
“God never blinks” is an expounded version of the 50 life lessons that the Pulitzer Prize finalist Brett first wrote in a newspaper column when she turned 50 years old. Through essays, Brett shares advice she learned from living with cancer, struggling as a single parent and working on her relationship with God.
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“You’re Here For A Reason” by Nancy Tillman
Good news: “You’re Here For A Reason” is a picture book, so children can also add it to their reading list and even enjoy it as a bedtime story. Its message centers on empowering readers by reminding them that every person matters and has a meaningful role to play in life. To start off, here’s a quote from the book: “A piece of the world that is precious and dear would surely be missing if you weren’t here.”
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“Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely” by Lysa TerKeurst
Rooted in the author’s personal experiences, “Uninvited” delivers real-life realizations about relationships not just with God but also with oneself. It shares accounts of a regular person’s flaws, problems and thoughts including instances of rejections and abandonments, which then make way for reminders of God’s undiminished love.
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“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s literary masterpiece is a classic when it comes to providing philosophical insights and beautiful reflections about life. Through a simple tale of a little prince who travels the universe to become wiser, it opens the floor for introspection and understanding the true meaning of love, joy and purpose.
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“Six Hours, One Friday” by Max Lucado
“Six Hours, One Friday” is a spiritual book written by pastor Max Lucado that aims to provide reflections and impart learnings from Jesus’ last hours on the cross. It discusses how we find peace, confidence and hope despite dark times with the help of Jesus’ love and forgiveness.
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