New Year’s resolutions aren’t so hard when you’ve got insight to help you achieve your goals.
From managing finances better to eating healthier, the new year is a great time to embrace a fresh start! These books can help you on your journey.
To Eat Healthier and Lose Weight:
The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss by Susan Gregory
If you’re tired of chasing the latest diet fad only to find that you’ve gained weight, it’s time to try an entirely different approach. The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss succeeds where other programs fail because it focuses on your relationship with God as well as on your relationship with food. Once you discover the pleasures of eating the food God has provided for optimum health, you will not want to turn back. The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss offers a strategic, biblically based plan backed by solid research that will eliminate your cravings and help you to drop those unwanted pounds once and for all.
Susan Gregory, “The Daniel Fast Blogger” and bestselling author of The Daniel Fast, is back with a spiritual and practical roadmap to this wildly popular 21-day fast for anyone who wants to lose weight and develop a lifestyle of health in a way that honors God.
Way beyond a diet plan, The Daniel Fast for Weight Loss includes more than 90 new recipes, multiple tips for successful fasting, a 21-day devotional, and practical guidance for maintaining weight loss and good eating habits even after you complete your Christ-centered fasting experience. Embark on a life-changing journey toward happiness and confidence about the body God designed for you.
To Manage Finances Better and Save Money:
God and Money by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer
John Cortines and Gregory Baumer met as Harvard MBA candidates in a men’s Bible study and stopped asking “How much should I give?” and started asking “How much do I need to keep?” With their top-notch education and rising careers, Cortines and Baumer were guaranteed comfort and security for the rest of their lives. However, when their plans for saving and spending collided with God’s purposes for extravagant generosity, they were each compelled to make a life-changing decision that challenges the values held by mainstream America and many Christian commentators. Cortines and Baumer show not only how to radically give, but explain how to do so responsibly.
Dive into the story and get equipped with the practical tools to—
- – Easily set budgets for spending
- – Wisely steward your money
- – Prepare and save for your future—home ownership, retirement, higher education, etc.
- – Know what the Bible says about money, tithing, and faith
- – Discern when to give and when not to give
Featuring lessons from the Bible, modern day case studies, and practical ways to apply biblical principles no matter what situation you’re in, God and Money provides an incredible look into what the Bible says about—
- – Tithing and Christian giving
- – Wealth and stewardship
- – Faith and generosity
- – Love of money
- – And so much more!
From the parables of the Rich Young Ruler to the Widow’s Mite, the Bible shows us that how we manage our money is critical to our relationship with God. God and Money uses these parables and more to teach you to save, spend, and steward your money in a biblical way by planting God’s purposes at the heart of your practices.
100% of the author royalties go toward Christian ministries focused on spreading the Gospel and providing for those in need.
To Grow Closer with Your Spouse:
Love Language Minute for Couples by Gary Chapman
From the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages comes a beautiful gift for every couple looking to deepen their relationship with one another—and with God.
Are you and your spouse speaking the same language? He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal. The problem isn’t love―it’s your love language. Adapted from The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional, this 100-day giftable devotional is perfect for the couples in your life—or for you and your spouse! As you learn how to express heartfelt love to your loved one, you’ll find yourselves deeper in love and growing closer to God—together—as a result.
To Grow Your Career and/or Seek Personal Growth:
Find Your Way by Carly Fiorina
“In Find your Way, you will discover the helpful, proven wisdom and deep care that I have experienced in working alongside Carly.” —Henry Cloud, best-selling author of Boundaries
A perfect gift for graduates!
No matter where you are in life, you are not yet all you will be . . .
At some point, virtually everyone finds themselves struggling to find their way in life.
Perhaps you’re just starting out and haven’t yet found your personal or professional path. Maybe you’ve been plugging away for years, trying to live someone else’s dream. Maybe you’re outwardly successful but plagued by a nagging, soul-level sense of dissatisfaction.
Carly Fiorina, who started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, can help.
Drawing on her own remarkable journey, and empirical evidence accumulated over four decades in the workplace, Carly will show you how to
- – choose a path over a plan,
- – use problems to propel yourself and your organization forward,
- – overcome fear and procrastination,
- – make smart decisions, and
- – reclaim your power and use it for good.
Carly Fiorina believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that your potential can be unleashed. In Find Your Way, she shows you the path to getting there.
To Grow Stronger amidst Mental Health Struggles:
Perfectly Suited by J. D. Peabody
What do you do when your own mind turns on you?
Fear, anxiety, and the critical voices in your head can be overwhelming—even if you believe Christ died to free you from those things. When J. D. Peabody found himself in a mental and emotional meltdown, he reached for the armor of God. In the process, he discovered God’s protection and grace were far greater than he had previously imagined.
Perfectly Suited explores the armor of God through the lens of personal struggle, showing how the ancient metaphor for God’s care is powerful for his embattled children in every generation.
Try out the audiobook below:
To Create a Better Quiet Time Routine with God:
Quiet by Naomi Vacaro
A new approach to quiet time that will refresh your heart and soul.
So many of us struggle to create space in our daily routines for time with God. We deeply desire to feel close to Him, but we are constantly asking,
- – How do I create a quiet space with God in my busy, chaotic schedule?
- – Why does having a quiet time require so much effort?
- – Am I the only one who feels this way?
We know that setting aside quiet moments with God is important, but for one reason or another, meeting with him on a regular basis just feels hard. In Quiet, Naomi Vacaro, creator of the online community Wholehearted and the Quiet Time Companion journal, offers hope and a unique solution for creating (and maintaining) a quiet-time habit. Naomi will show readers that having daily time with God is simple, attractive, and achievable no matter what season of life they are in.
In Quiet she’ll explore:
- – what it means to practice a grace-based approach to quiet time,
- – quiet-time ruts and how to get out of them,
- – and how to conquer feelings of guilt and failure—and move into freedom instead.
Time with God can happen anytime, anywhere, and Quiet will help you create new habits to keep you uplifted and enjoy the grace God freely offers.
Try out the audiobook below: