Restore your soul this summer through some reading that will nourish your spirit!
In case you are looking for some ideas of what to read, I have compiled just a few resources for you. You can pick up a copy of any of these books through Bernice at Read On Books.
God in my Everything by Ken Shigematsu
This book is written by a pastor in Vancouver that shows how you can deepen in your spirituality even if you think your life is too busy! The subtitle on the book is “How An Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God”. It is an easy to read book with a lot of practical and doable ideas for developing a “rule of life” that can draw you into a deeper relationship with God.
Restore My Soul by Ann-Margaret Hovsepian
Written by one of our own Canadian Baptists, Ann-Margaret has added a volume to the very popular genre of adult colouring books. However, before you think this is just another adult coloruing book, what makes her book unique is it is colouring book devotional journey. She has written 40 devotions for meditating on God’s Word and each one has a coloruing page that she has illustrated. This is definitely a book worth picking up! Refresh your soul with some words of Scripture and let you creative side out as you colour the pictures.
And, for that like freebies, Faith Today is giving a copy of this book to every new subscriber that signs up by the end of August.
Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming
Written by a ministry and Bible-study leader with the Navigators, Jean shares her own honest conversations she’s had with God in pursuing a life that is inspired by God’s purposes. She offers practical insights she’s gained and wisdom for pondering your life and discovering that although there is much ahead in life that is unknown, there is also much that can be known through God’s Word. What we can know gives us strength for the journey regardless of what we may encounter.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day by Peter Scazzero
Written as a 40-Day devotional book with the spiritual discipline of the Daily Office. Not familiar with the Daily Office? This is a practise of intentionally stopping whatever you’re doing to be with God more than once a day. This is a great book to get you started on this ancient spiritual discipline! This book is designed to offer two devotional times each day where the pause to be with God can last from five to twenty minutes.
Each of the themes in the 8 week devotional is based on a chapter from Emotionally Healthy Spirituality but don’t worry if you haven’t read that book! And did you know that Peter will be the speaker at this year’s ReIgnite Pastors Conference held November 2-4?