5 Resources 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 2017 off right:


Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines
David Mathis

Three seemingly unremarkable principles shape and strengthen the Christian life: listening to God’s voice, speaking to him in prayer, and joining together with his people as the church. Though often viewed as normal and routine, the everyday “habits of grace” we cultivate give us access to these God-designed channels through which his love and power flow—including the greatest joy of all: knowing and enjoying Jesus.


ESV Reader's Bible, Six-Volume Set

The ESV Reader’s Bible, Six-Volume Set stems from the conviction that the Bible is of immeasurable value and should therefore be treasured—and read in the most seamless way possible. Designed to help you immerse yourself in the text of Scripture, this resource is perfect for anyone resolving to read more of the Bible in 2017.


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.


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.”


New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional
Paul David Tripp

Offering more than a rush of caffeine, 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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