So today I wanted to share ten books you can use for your quiet time. I have a lot of people tell me that they didn't realize they could use nonfiction Christian books for their quiet time, like somehow that's not allowed. Years ago I had a friend tell me she did that and it was so freeing to me. I like to read nonfiction books, but if I have free time I want to read a great novel. So by scheduling in books that help me in my walk during my quiet time, I can do both. It might take longer when you're just reading one chapter at a time, but it also means you take time to really absorb what's being read. I like to have my Bible out to actually look up verses that are referenced and my journal out to write down what spoke to me-- setting goals for myself, writing down prayers, and copying quotes and verses that stand out. This makes the book interactive and not just some print my eyes are running over.
So below are ten books I have done or will be doing in the near future. These are both Bible studies or nonfiction books:
1. Jennifer Kennedy Dean's Live A Praying Life
2. Jennifer Kennedy Dean's The Life-Changing Power In The Name of Jesus
3. Jennifer Rothschild's Self Talk Soul Talk
4. Joyce Meyers' Battlefield Of The Mind
5. Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts
6. Steven Furtick's Sun Stand Still
7. Rachel Olsen's It's No Secret
8. Donald Miller's A Million Miles In A Thousand Years
9. Lysa TerKeurst's What Happens When Women Say Yes To God
10. Ava Pennington's One Year Alone With God: 366 Devotions on the Names of God (This book offers short devotions you can do each day. This could be your quiet time or could be something you do before bed or in addition to a shorter study-- whatever works for you. I love studying the names of God and this is a great way to do it!)
These are books that will change your life. They're worth making time for.