The best inspirational books of our time

The Books I Picked & Why

The Screwtape Letters

By C.S. Lewis

Book cover of The Screwtape Letters

Why this book?

The Screwtape Letters offers life-changing insight into human thought, misplaced emotions, temptations, and spiritual warfare. This book taught me the importance of living in the present and focusing on whatever is real. It enriched my life more than any other book aside from the Bible. I have enjoyed reading it multiple times and teaching Bible studies on its brilliant messages. Every time I read this masterful novel by C.S. Lewis, I gain wisdom and perspective that positively impacts my mindset. It is the most spiritually freeing and deeply insightful book I have read—a 5-star read from cover to cover.


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More Than a Carpenter

By Josh McDowell

Book cover of More Than a Carpenter

Why this book?

This book is now added to my short list of favorites. I believe it is a book for everyone. It is full of factual, logical evidence that explains the reasons why Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection are irrefutable. It is well written and not at all pushy. I wish everyone in the world would take the time to read this short book. It will surely inspire and change people's lives for the better!


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Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type

By Isabel Briggs Myers, Peter B. Myers

Book cover of Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type

Why this book?

I have recommended this book on personality types to numerous friends, family members, and professionals over the years. As a Myers-Briggs ENTP, I found this book very insightful, and I fully enjoyed the statistics and explanations shared over a wide breadth of categories. This book is a staple in MBTI typology. I have used its insight in my career as both an author and a college counselor. It truly has the ability to inspire people to achieve their full potential and embrace their God-given gifts and talents!


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The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

By Lee Strobel

Book cover of The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus

Why this book?

The Case for Christ is a great reference book for historical facts that demonstrate proof of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I recommend this to skeptics and those who are looking to back up their Christian faith with real-life evidence and historical knowledge. This book is an asset to all libraries, churches, and Christian schools, as it provides irrefutable evidence that Jesus is who the Bible says He is. It is smart, thought-provoking, and life-changing. If someone is searching for something to believe in, they should read this book!


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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

By Gary Chapman

Book cover of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

Why this book?

I received The Five Love Languages as a wedding present and found it quite insightful. My husband and I do not share a love language, so this has helped me understand ways to better express my love (in ways he will feel it). While I feel loved through words of affirmation, he feels loved through quality time. While he expresses love through acts of service, I express love through gift-giving and physical touch. I highly recommend this book to couples who would like to gain a better understanding of their spouse, as well as their own inner desires and needs.


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