5 Books to Help You Start the New Year Off Right

The beginning of a new year is a great chance to find fresh reading material to both challenge and encourage you in your walk with Christ. Here are a few books to help you start 2016 off right:


Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem
Kevin DeYoung

“I’m too busy!” We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. All too often, busyness gets the best of us. That’s why award-winning author and pastor Kevin DeYoung addresses the busyness problem head on in this book—and not with the typical arsenal of time management tips, but rather with the biblical tools we need to get to the source of the issue and pull the problem out by the roots. Highly practical and super short, this winner of the 2014 Christian Book of the Year Award will help you put an end to “busyness as usual.”


Note to Self: The Discipline of Preaching to Yourself
Joe Thorn

This book is a practical introduction to this daily discipline. Pastor Joe Thorn delivers fifty brief, devotional chapters that model preaching the gospel to ourselves and its practical implications. Readers will be challenged by the book’s direct, personal exhortations to apply the law and the gospel to their own lives.


Praying the Bible
Donald S. Whitney

When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things? Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney outlines an easy-to-grasp method that has the power to transform our prayer life: praying the words of Scripture. Simple, yet profound, Praying the Bible will prove invaluable as you seek to commune with your heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.


Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds
Jen Wilkin

We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.


New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
Paul David Tripp

Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize your mornings with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.

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