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6 Nonfiction Books to Help You Start Fresh This Spring

Whether you’re looking to grow spiritually, live a healthier lifestyle, or break free from what weighs you down, these six nonfiction books can help you start fresh this spring (or any time of year!).

Nothing says spring like warm breezes ruffling sheer curtains, organized closets and overflowing donation bags, and yellows, pinks, and purples dotting the ever-greening landscape. But when the weather doesn’t cooperate and you don’t have time to do last night’s dinner dishes, you can still get that invigorating spring feeling from a new book. Whether you’re looking to grow spiritually, live a healthier lifestyle, or break free from what weighs you down, these six nonfiction books can help you start fresh this spring (or any time of year!).

The Well-Watered Woman by Gretchen Saffles

Discover the bottomless, refreshing Well of God’s Word—and experience a fullness and peace beyond your circumstances.

In the chaos of our everyday, it can be difficult to live out and apply the truths of Scripture. We want more of Jesus, but we find ourselves looking to our own lives and accomplishments for our worth and identity. And while that may buoy us for a time, we’re often left feeling dried up, discouraged, and longing for more.

Gretchen Saffles knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and unable to flourish. In The Well-Watered Woman, Gretchen leads us to the Well of fullness, the Word of freedom, and the Way of fruitfulness. She teaches that God’s Word will satisfy us for all eternity.

Using Scripture and her own personal story of surrender, Gretchen offers spiritually hungry women tangible tools to not only know Jesus more but to live a life that thoroughly enjoys Him, seeks Him, and follows Him into freedom.

Read an excerpt and order your copy here (plus find the companion journal here)!

Free by J. Kevin Butcher

Are you weary? Trying to follow Jesus and be a “good Christian,” only to hear the voice of shame whisper, try harder?

Good Christians are supposedly known for diligently practicing spiritual disciplines like Bible study, prayer, evangelism, and serving God. Disciplines that are expected, through inspired effort, to conquer sin in us and in the world. The tragedy is, so few Christians understand that we aren’t just sinful but wounded. We don’t need a list of disciplines. We need a Healer, a Deliverer to come and set us free.

Here is the truth: We have a Healer. His name is Jesus Christ. He loves us. His calls us first to own how desperate we are—for him; and then to accept his invitation to abide in his great love.

Kevin Butcher points us toward this healing Jesus, who offers us his all-encompassing love. You will find nothing here about lists and shoulds. Instead, you will discover how to fall in love with Jesus and then how to walk with him—not in drudgery, but freedom—abiding in his love. A love that rescues us from drudgery and shame, surrounding us with joy even in our darkest hour. A love so powerful that it births our worship, obedience, and willingness to surrender all to him.

Even when hell is at your doorstep, the love of Jesus will surround you, protect you, empower you, and set you free. Because God’s love isn’t just important to your journey—God’s love is everything.

Read an excerpt and order your copy here!

Try Softer by Aundi Kolber

In the wise and soulful tradition of teachers like Shauna Niequist and Brene Brown, therapist Aundi Kolber debuts with Try Softer, helping us align our mind, body, and soul to live the life God created for us.

In a world that preaches a “try harder” gospel—just keep going, keep hustling, keep pretending we’re all fine—we’re left exhausted, overwhelmed, and so numb to our lives. If we’re honest, we’ve been overfunctioning for so long, we can’t even imagine another way. How else will things get done? How else will we survive?

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Aundi Kolber believes that we don’t have to white-knuckle our way through life. In her debut book, Try Softer, she’ll show us how God specifically designed our bodies and minds to work together to process our stories and work through obstacles. Through the latest psychology, practical clinical exercises, and her own personal story, Aundi equips and empowers us to connect us to our truest self and truly live. This is the “try softer” life.

Read an excerpt and order your copy here!

The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory

Are you hungry for more of God in your life? Discover why millions of men and women throughout the world are rediscovering the ancient discipline of fasting—and, as a result, are encountering God in amazing ways.

In this authoritative guide, Susan Gregory, “The Daniel Fast Blogger” and an acknowledged expert on the popular partial fast inspired by the biblical book of Daniel, guides readers toward a successful fasting experience. Join Susan as she shares the secrets to:Fasting in a safe and healthy way

– Following the 21-day plan to physical and spiritual health (adaptable for a fast of any length)

– Creating healthy meals using Daniel Fast foods

– Participating in a group fast with your church, family, or friends

– Learning how to hear from God and discover His purpose for your life

Susan also offers recipes and devotionals for each day of a 21-day fast, and a FAQs section for those seeking quick answers. As she walks you through each step of the Daniel Fast, you’ll discover an infinitely richer and more abundant life.

Read an excerpt and order your copy here!

Chasing Vines by Beth Moore

Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing—and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.

God wants us to flourish. In fact, he delights in our flourishing. Life isn’t always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful.

In Chasing Vines, Beth shows us from Scripture how all of life’s concerns—the delights and the trials—matter to God. He uses all of it to help us flourish and be fruitful. Looking through the lens of Christ’s transforming teaching in John 15, Beth gives us a panoramic view of biblical teachings on the Vine, vineyards, vine-dressing, and fruitfulness. Along the way you’ll discover why fruitfulness is so important to God—and how He can use anything that happens to us for His glory and our flourishing. Nothing is for nothing.

Join Beth on her journey of discovering what it means to chase vines and to live a life of meaning and fruitfulness.

Read an excerpt and order your copy here!

Find these and more nonfiction books to help you start fresh here.

Christine loves how stories open our imaginations to God and His work in our lives. As a marketing coordinator at Tyndale, she is excited to help readers connect to life-changing stories through books, Bibles, and blog articles. In her free time, Christine enjoys reading, swing dancing, and writing about the spiritual lessons she learns on the dance floor.

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