Best Christian Personal Growth Books
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1. Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe
Author: by Voddie T. Baucham Jr.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER! The Ground Is Moving The death of George Floyd at the hands of police in the summer of 2020 shocked the nation. As riots rocked American cities, Christians affirmed from the pulpit and in social media that black lives matter and that racial justice is a gospel issue.
But what if there is more to the social justice movement than those Christians understand? Even worse: What if they’ve been duped into preaching ideas that actually oppose the Kingdom of God? In this powerful book, Voddie Baucham, a preacher, professor, and cultural apologist, explains the sinister worldview behind the social justice movement and Critical Race Theoryrevealing how it already has infiltrated some seminaries, leading to internal denominational conflict, canceled careers, and lost livelihoods.
Like a fault line, it threatens American culture in generaland the evangelical church in particular. Whether you’re a layperson who has woken up in a strange new world and wonders how to engage sensitively and effectively in the conversation on race or a pastor who is grappling with a polarized congregation, this book offers the clarity and understanding to either hold your ground or reclaim it.
2. Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
Author: by Jennie Allen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER You can choose hope in the midst of chaos. The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges you to exercise your God-given power to shift negative thinking patterns and take back control of your thoughts and emotions.
A must-have resource for anyone looking to get control of their thoughts. Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 MinistriesCHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITANAre your thoughts holding you captive?
I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, but she also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns.
As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.
3. Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Author: by Craig Groeschel
Are your thoughts out of control-just like your life? Do you long to break free from the spiral of destructive thinking? Let God’s truth become your battle plan to win the war in your mind! We’ve all tried to think our way out of bad habits and unhealthy thought patterns, only to find ourselves stuck with an out-of-control mind and off-track daily life.
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel understands deeply this daily battle against self-doubt and negative thinking, and in this powerful new book he reveals the strategies he’s discovered to change your mind and your life for the long-term.
Drawing upon Scripture and the latest findings of brain science, Groeschel lays out practical strategies that will free you from the grip of harmful, destructive thinking and enable you to live the life of joy and peace that God intends you to live.
Winning the War in Your Mind will help you:Learn how your brain works and see how to rewire itIdentify the lies your enemy wants you to believeRecognize and short-circuit your mental triggers for destructive thinkingSee how prayer and praise will transform your mindDevelop practices that allow God’s thoughts to become your thoughtsGod has something better for your life than your old ways of thinking.
4. Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again
Author: by Lysa TerKeurst
#1 New York Times Bestseller*You deserve to stop suffering because of what other people have done to you. Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can’t go on like this, but you don’t know what to do next.
Lysa TerKeurst has wrestled through this journey. But in surprising ways, she’s discovered how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of more than 1,000 hours of theological study, Lysa will help you:Learn how to move on when the other person refuses to change and never says they’re sorry.
Walk through a step-by-step process to free yourself from the hurt of your past and feel less offended today. Discover what the Bible really says about forgiveness and the peace that comes from living it out right now. Identify what’s stealing trust and vulnerability from your relationships so you can believe there is still good ahead.
5. Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life
Author: by Sarah Jakes Roberts
New York Times BestsellerSarah Jakes Roberts, with life-lessons she’s learned and new insights from the story of Eve, shows you how the disappointments and even mistakes of your past can be used today to help you become the woman God intended.
Who would imagine being friends with Evethe woman who’s been held solely responsible for the fall of humanity (and cramps) for thousands of years? Certainly not Sarah Jakes Roberts. That is, not until Sarah discovered she is more like Eve than she cares to admit.
Everyone faces trials, and everyone will mess up. But failure should not be the focus. Your focus should not be on who you were but rather the pursuit of who you can become. In Woman Evolve, Sarah helps you to understand that your purpose in life does not change; it evolves.
Making her mistake in the Garden of Eden, Eve became the first woman to deal with rebuilding her life in the aftermath of her past. Eve knew better, but she didn’t do better. With scriptural lessons and Sarah as your guide, you discover and work throughpast issues and questions that haunt you,seeing yourself as God sees you and trusting Him with who you really are,how to come out of darkness and pursue a real relationship with God,why it’s important to truly care for yourself,setting in motion the beautiful seed that God planted in you, andrunning to become who you were meant to be!
6. Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
Author: by Henry Cloud
Boundaries is the book that’s helped over 4 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it’s out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone’s requests.
Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others’ feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you’ve forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it’s all of the above. In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Drs.
Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.
Now updated and expanded for the digital age, this book continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions:Can I set limits and still be a loving person? What are legitimate boundaries? How do I effectively manage my digital life so that it doesn’t control me?
7. Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim What God Has Named Good
Author: by Jess Connolly
Zondervan (June 22, 2021)
You were made for more than a love/hate relationship with your body. It’s one thing to know in your head that you were created in the image of God. Yet it’s quite another to experience this belief in your body, against the cultural ideals of a woman’s worth.
And between the two lies a world of frustration, disappointment, and the shame of somehow feeling both too much and never enough in your body. Jess Connolly is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and trusted Bible teacher who knows this inner conflict all too well, and this book details her journey-and yours-of setting out to discover how to break free from the broken beliefs we all hold about our bodies that hold us back from our fullest life.
The truest thing about you is that you are made and loved by God. And the truest thing about Him is that He cannot make bad things. This book will help you believe it with your whole self, as Jess guides you through an eye-opening, empowering process of:Renaming what the world has labeled as less-thanResting in God’s workmanshipExperiencing restoration where there has been injuryAnd becoming a change agent in partnering with God to bring revival to a generation of women Far from a superficial issue, self-image is a spiritual issue, because God has named your body good from the beginning.
8. The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery
Author: by Ian Morgan Cron
Over 500,000 SoldForeword INDIES 2016 Book of the Year Awards FinalistMissio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2016Ignorance is blissexcept in self-awareness. What you don’t know about yourself can hurt you and your relationshipsand even keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the same ruts?
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approacha practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God.
Witty and filled with stories, this book allows you to peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, keeping you turning the pages long after you have read the chapter about your own number. Not only will you learn more about yourself, but you will also start to see the world through other people’s eyes, understanding how and why people think, feel, and act the way they do.
9. How Did I Get Here?: Finding Your Way Back to God When Everything is Pulling You Away
Author: by Christine Caine
Do you feel lost?Disconnected? Like you’re just going through the motions? When you don’t know the next step to take, God’s grace empowers you with a way forward. His hope offers an anchor for the soul and a way to get back on track.
His faithfulness declares that wherever you are now, he is always ready to bring you home. As a respected Bible teacher, author, and activist, Christine Caine knew that Jesus was her only anchor. But after an especially difficult season, she found herself drifting, unsure if she wanted to keep going the way she always had and asking, How did I get here?
As she struggled to return to the steadiness of God’s purpose for her. Where she once wanted to take ground, she now just wanted to take cover. It was a bewildering and disorienting place to beone you may also have found yourself in before.
With refreshing candor and relatable humor, Christine offers biblical insights helping youidentify nine signs you are drifting off course and realign with God’s purpose;ask the right questions about your relationships with God, others, and your own heart so you can stay anchored in truth despite the world’s shifting currents;move from a what-if faith to an even-if faith as you discover how to trust God more deeply; andwrestle honestly with your soul’s longings so we can respond to all the ways God answerseven when it feels like he doesn’t.
10. Get Out of Your Head Study Guide: A Study in Philippians
Author: by Jennie Allen
Stopping the spiral of toxic thoughts. Are your thoughts holding you captive? Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, such as I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do.
God couldn’t really love me. But Jennie also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns. As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.
In Get Out of Your Head, a six-session video-based Bible study, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God.
But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless. Sessions include:Introduction: Spiraling OutMake the ShiftWeapons We Use, Part IWeapons We Use, Part IIA New Way to LiveA Mind Like ChristDesigned for use with Get Out of Your Head Video Study (9780310116394), sold separately.
11. Peaceful on Purpose: The Power to Remain Calm, Strong, and Confident in Every Season
Author: by Joel Osteen
FaithWords (May 18, 2021)
Live from a place of abundant peace in the midst of life’s everyday worries and stress with #1 New York Times bestselling author and Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen. The opposite of peace is worry and stress. Both are thieves that rob you of your sleep, joy, creativity, and good decisions.
If you allow them into your mind, they can even keep you from your destiny. But if you learn how to change your automatic responses to these struggles and give your problems to God, He can go to work in your life.
If you’re tired of living in tension and anxiety, then it’s time to change. In Peaceful on Purpose, you will discover that you weren’t designed to carry the heavy load yourself: step back to let God step in. Find peace so that you can stop worrying about your health, job, finances, or relationships.
Life may be chaotic all around you, but you can live grounded in a calm spirit by drawing on scriptural examples and Joel’s insightful personal experiences to find fulfillment. Learn how to give it to God so that He can exceed your expectations.
12. The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
Author: by Rick Warren
The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand and live out the purpose of your life. Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he uniquely created you to live-here on earth, and forever in eternity.
Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how. As one of the bestselling nonfiction books in history, with more than 35 million copies sold, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it’s the road map for your spiritual journey.
A journey that will transform your life. Designed to be read in 42 days, each chapter provides a daily meditation and practical steps to help you discover and live out your purpose, starting with exploring three of life’s most pressing questions: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?
The Question of Significance: Does my life matter? The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? The book also includes links to 3-minute video introductions and a 30- to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter.
13. It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
Author: by Lysa TerKeurst
New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn’t turn out like they expected. What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she’s also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to:Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
14. Mere Christianity
Author: by C. S. Lewis
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
15. Don't Drop the Mic: The Power of Your Words Can Change the World
Author: by T. D. Jakes
Communicate boldly and effectively like never before with #1 New York Times bestselling author Bishop T.D.Jakes. In Don’t Drop the Mic, Bishop Jakes speaks to readers about communication and how the ways we speak and interact with others can be part of our everyday ministries.
He helps readers understand: Why the way we speak and the words we use matterHow speaking well, no matter your topic or audience, improves your chances of getting the result you wantHow to craft your message, whether it’s a simple email or a speech under the spotlights, to connect with listenersWhy good communication is important for building connection and communityHow sharing God’s Word produces abundant fruitDrawing lessons from Scripture and his own life, Jakes gives career advice for those who have or want to grow into a speaking career, but he also provides clear direction and insight for everyone who gives presentations, writes emails, or talks to other people in their job or home life.
There will be practical advice about how to craft insightful and meaningful communications, but the heart of this book is really about how we can communicate more clearly to build community and share the hope of Christ in our everyday lives.
16. Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
Author: by Joyce Meyer
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.
She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth-and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.