Non-Fiction Books

Preach to Yourself

Preach to Yourself
Hayley Morgan

 

About the Book:

Break the cycle of doubting yourself, take God at His word, and talk back with truth – a new message of freedom from bestselling coauthor of Wild and Free Hayley Morgan.

We know Christ came to speak life, but then how come our inner critic keeps showing up and stealing the mic? If we’re honest, she’s a harsh one, saying things we’d never dream of saying to others: You’ll never measure up, you’ll fail again tomorrow, you just can’t get it right.

It has been said that the eighteen inches from head to heart is the soul’s longest journey. Our head knows the good news is true, but our heart struggles to believe it, and it is in this gap that we battle to believe the promises of God.

Hayley Morgan, coauthor of bestselling book Wild and Free, has wrestled with this tension her whole life. In Preach to Yourself, she tackles it head-on to discover how we can renew our minds to renew our lives. For every woman who struggles with repetitive, negative self-talk, this book will show you how to identify the toxic loops where you get stuck and replace them with the truth of God we can believe with our whole selves.

This is not a “try harder” reprimand, it’s a “believe better” invitation: to take God at His word when He tells you who you are. Come along and learn a simple practice to break free from the lies holding you back, and step forward into the fullness of life God has planned.

 

About the Author:

Hayley Morgan is a speaker, social entrepreneur, and coauthor of the bestselling book Wild and Free. She also runs Nellie Taft, an online boutique featuring women’s clothes made in the USA. Hayley lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and their four young sons. She blogs at www.HayleyMorgan.com.

 

 

My Review:

 

I don’t know about you but I am always doubting myself. Doubting that I am good mother, good wife, good friend. Doubting my salvation and so much more. I have people that try to reassure me that I am all of the above and so much more, I struggle to believe it. To say I was ecstatic to receive Hayley Morgan’s new book, Preach to Yourself, only partially describes the feeling.

In Preach to Yourself, Haley will teach us to renew our minds so we can renew our lives. Taking God’s word and using it to fight the doubt, negativity, and toxic loops we are stuck in. Learning to fight it all and take back our lives. We have to replace it all with scripture and trust God that he will help us get through it all.

We need to surround ourselves with positive influences, drama free zones, and Christ-centered people. By taking everything Hayley lays out for us, we will fight those little voices in our head. We will overcome and be the woman of Christ we are called to be.

 

I received a copy of this book for free. A favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

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Bibles

NKJV, Maxwell Leadership Bible, Hardcover

NKJV Maxwell Leadership Bible

Everyone has heard of John C. Maxwell who happens to be a bestselling author, coach, and speaker on Leadership. He brings his wisdom into the third edition of The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Maxwell believes that every Christ follower is a person of influence who with the right tools can use scripture to help build great leaders. There are principles of leadership that is taught in God’s word and Maxwell will teach you how to use them throughout this Bible.

John Maxwell has included his great features to help develop the leader within you while studying scripture. Some of these great features include:

 

 

 

 

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Maxwell’s best-selling leadership insights from his forty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes.

 

 

 

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Another of Maxwell’s best-selling leadership concepts and he partners it with some of the well known and not so well known Bible characters that is found throughout scripture.

 

 

 

Leadership Principles: Hundreds of compelling short articles and notes on mentoring and influence.

 

 

 

Leadership Profiles: Over 120 drawn from the people of the Bible.

 

 

 

This is a great Bible to add to your study collection. If you are a leader in your church, work, club, etc. this Bible will help you take your leadership to the next level. Using scripture, John Maxwell’s knowledge and most importantly God, you can be the leader that you are meant to be.

I received a copy of this Bible for free, a favorable review was not required, these are my opinions and I chose to write this review.

Bibles

NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible

NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible

I love Bibles!! Just ask my husband and he will tell you. I was beyond excited to get the NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible in my hands. This Bible comes in White Hardcover, Leathersoft, and Gray, Cloth over Board. I received the White Hardcover Bible and I love the cover. It is beautiful!! (see the picture)

The NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible features new introductions to the books of the Bible, articles, and commentaries from both ancient and modern Bible scholars. This really makes you think you are reading the Bible alongside of Billy Graham, Augustine, Martin Luther and many, many more. Filled with wisdom of ages past and present, this Bible offers you an opportunity to experience the Word of God like no other Bible can.

 

 

Features of this Bible include:

Full-color design that uniquely blends cutting edge modern typography and layout with traditional, sacred elements
Bible commentary from church thinkers past and present, from Huss to Keller, from Chrysostom to Spurgeon, from Aquinas to Wright

Biographies of church leaders & thinkers

Doctrine and history articles on significant councils, creeds, and controversies

Sacred art from throughout church history

Easy-to-read 8.5-point font

 

 

It also has:

Thousands of verse-by-verse and passage-by-passage comments from the church’s greatest teachers and thinkers, including John Calvin, Charles Spurgeon, Augustine, John Wesley, Timothy Keller, Matthew Henry, Billy Graham, A.W. Tozer, C.S. Lewis, Henry Halley, Martin Luther, N.T. Wright, Jack Hayford, John Bunyan, Eugene Peterson, Jerome, Warren Wiersbe, R.C. Sproul, Ulrich Zwingli, D.L Moody, William Tyndale, D.A. Carson, John Knox, Scot McKnight, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Soren Kierkegaard, and John Chrysostom

Full page biography articles sharing the inspiring life stories of men and women who were transformed by the gospel, from the early church, through the Reformation, and beyond.

Sacred art as inspired by the Bible through the centuries, including Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Gustave Dore, Christian Rohlfs, and Makoto Fujimura.

I am in love with this Bible and can’t wait to add it to my daily Bible reading. If you are looking for a Bible to help enrich your knowledge of the Bible or to add more to your studying, then the NKJV Ancient-Modern Bible is what you are looking for. I promise this will be one Bible you recommend to all your friends and family.

I received a copy of this Bible for free, a favorable review was not required, I chose to write this review.

Non-Fiction Books

Am I Enough?

Am I Enough?

Embracing the Truth About Who You Are

Grace Valentine

There are times that I often wonder if I am enough. Am I enough for my husband, for my kids, for my grandchildren? Am I enough for God? This is something we all struggle with and it is happening more and more with young women. They see how much emphasis is put on beauty, on high end clothes, shoes, handbags and even cars. The culture is extremely toxic, hard to live in. What is the answer to this problem?

Grace Valentine’s new book Am I Enough? Embracing the Truth About Who You Are will help you see that you are enough. Grace has experienced these same issues and she is telling us her story to confront the lies that women hear everyday. Some of these lies are:

You are beautiful because a guy told you so,
Love must be earned,
You should forget your past,
You will never be enough, and the list goes on.

These lies tear us down, cause us to doubt who we really are, and doubt that we are worth of love. These lies are wrong, we are enough. God tell us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are made in is image. We belong to Him. He also tells us “You are enough for me, come as you are.”

I recommend picking up a copy of Am I Enough? today! This is definitely a life-changing book.

I received a copy of this book for free, a favorable review was not required, all opinions expressed are my own.

Devotionals, Non-Fiction Books

Simple Joys

Simple Joys

Candace Payne

We all know who Candace Payne is, if you don’t then she is the “Chewbacca Mom,” who reached millions with her outburst of joy over the Star Wars mask. Her laugh is contagious! She did what a lot of us dream about, using our laughter and craziness to make others laugh with us not at us.

Candace Payne has written a devotional called Simple Joys: Discovering Wonder in the Everyday. She is taking us on a journey to find the secret to happiness, satisfaction, and joy. This book is filled with her own joy, her own stories, stories she wants to use to help you find that simple joy. The joy that comes from knowing that you are not alone, that you don’t have to be unhappy.

Are you ready to find joy? Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? Are you ready to laugh? Then Simple Joys and Candace Payne can help you with the answers to these questions.

I really loved this book and can’t wait for you to love it. Simple Joys is definitely a life changer. One you will want to share with others.

I received a copy of this book for free, a favorable review was not required, all opinions stated here are my own.

Bibles

NKJV Spirit Filled LIfe Bible

NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible LeatherSoft

 

NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible was produced by Jack Hayford and a team of respected, Spirit-led scholars. This is the third edition and is available in full color. This Bible has some great features such as:

Word Wealth—More than 650 word studies that shed light on key terms, drawing important meaning from the original Greek and Hebrew.

 

 

 

Kingdom Dynamics—Dozens of biblical themes are addressed in notes by Spirit-filled preachers, teachers, and writers, including many new contributors for this edition.

 

 

Truth-in-Action—Handy, helpful thematic charts provide practical application from every book of the Bible

 

 

 

Praying the Word—192 guided prayers based on significant passages throughout Scripture

 

 

 

Each one of these features bring new meaning to your Bible Study! They will challenge you, give you more information than a normal study Bible. I have found that the truth in action feature is wonderful and is my favorite. There are helpful charts that provides the foundations and teachings of each book. This feature shows us how to take the truth that is presented and to put it into action.

I love each feature of the updated Spirit Filled Life Bible and I know you will too.

I received a copy of this Bible for Free, a favorable review WAS NOT required. All opinions expressed are my own.

Non-Fiction Books

Tailor Made

Tailor Made
Discover the Secret to Who God Created You to Be

By Alex Seeley

I know many of us have heard the term “stinking thinking,” we say this when our thoughts are negative, hurtful, or are garbage. This isn’t how we are to think. God wants us to see ourselves as He sees us, a beauty, someone that was worth dying for. Due to human nature, it is hard for us to think like God thinks.

Growing up I was always told that I wouldn’t amount to anything, that I was stupid, could never do anything right. When you constantly hear these things it sticks with you and it becomes your identity. It takes a lot to change your mindset from these words to you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are a gift, God loves you for you, and etc. I still have these thoughts in the back of my head that those people are right.

When I was given the opportunity to read and review Alex Seeleys new book, Tailor Made, I knew I needed these words in my life. Alex was just like me and told some of the same things when she was younger. In Tailor Made, Alex helps us recognize the wrong thinking or stinking thinking that has been brought on to us by insecurities, circumstances, and etc., and offers us ways to replace them with a new view on God and what he has to say about us. We will discover the secret to who God has created us to be and not what others wanted us to be.

We each have our own identity. An identity that is found in Christ. We each are created in His image. Tailor Made will give you the foundation you need to find these and get rid of all the stinking thinking. I highly recommend this book to all of you. It will change your life.

I received a copy of this book for free, a favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed here are my own.