Bookworm Chronicles-Taming the To-Do List

Taming the To-Do List: How to Choose Your Best Work Every Day

This book (in 3 sentences):

  • will help you take control of your never ending to-do list.
  • helps you uncover the reason for your endless cycle of procrastination.
  • gives practical biblical application to our procrastination issues.

My top 3 highlighted lines of text:

  •  When we ask God for direction, we must trust that He will speak to us.
  • I’m wired to produce and achieve, and when that doesn’t happen to my expectations I doubt myself.
  • I can’t be perfect, but I can be perfectly me.

3 reasons why I think YOU should read this book:

  • Your to-do list is a mile long everyday and you wonder why nothing gets done.
  • Let’s face it, you are a self-proclaimed procrastinator and you are ready to be free.
  • You are ready to trust God with everything (including your to-do list).

Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts?

Bookworm Chronicles-Make It Happen

 

Make it Happen by Lara Casey

This book (in 3 sentences):

  • can actually be the turning point in your life that you have been searching for.
  • provides you with self reflection questions to encourage active participation.
  • is a practical guide for stepping out of your fear and into God’s purpose for your life.

 

My top 3 highlighted lines of text:

  • When God says go, then go. Trust that He has a really good plan.
  • God’s version of true happiness is so much better than what our culture presses towards. While everyone around you might be happily overspending, overindulging, or rising to the top of the success ladder at any cost, there is much greater reward for those who follow a different path. The goal is not happiness; the goal is Him.
  • Whatever you are going through right now, if it’s humbling you, making you pray, bringing you to your knees, and making you feel like you cannot do this alone, maybe there is a reason-a glorious beautiful reason.

 

3 reasons why I think YOU should read this book:

  • You are tired. You desire more. You don’t know where to start.
  • You want to take that leap, but you are afraid. You need the courage and faith to move forward.
  • Lara puts it all out there for you to read. She shares the good, the bad, and the ugly. And through this process, she she shows you how to look in the depths of your soul and pull out your own dreams and putting some action behind them.

Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts?

Bookworm Chronicles-The Best Yes

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

This book (in 3 sentences):

  • provides a process to make wisdom-based decisions no matter how big or small.
  • has biblical scripture weaved throughout each chapter.
  • shows you how to be confident when saying no.

My top 3 highlighted lines of text:

  • The one who obeys God’s instruction for today will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow. (11)
  • Our decisions aren’t just isolated choices. Our decisions point our lives in the directions we’re about to head. Show me a decision and I’ll show you a direction. (69)
  • If God has put an assignment to serve, give, and help in front of us, He will give us what we need to fulfill that assignment. And through serving in that way, we will be refreshed and refueled. (164)

3 reasons why I think YOU should read this book:

  • You will become wise and confident when making decisions about anything from dragging the kids to another birthday party to accepting a new job offer and everything in between.
  • Lysa shares several personal experiences with how her decision-making process allowed her to love others and give them the best of her…hence, The Best Yes.
  • You will add a decision-making process to your bag of tricks that will make the small “no” seem even smaller.

Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts?

Bookworm Chronicles-Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

This book (in 3 sentences):

  • just might be a game changer for you as it was for me.
  • will make you stop, drop everything you are doing, and reevaluate your entire life.
  • relates to every busy, underpaid, overwhelmed mom.

My top 3 highlighted lines of text:

  • Just because we are spinning our wheels, rushing from one commitment to the next, doesn’t mean that we are doing anything worthwhile. (16)
  • Either you control the clutter or the clutter will control you. (143)
  • Comparison only leads to discontentment. We put ourselves down. We feel badly. Nothing good can come from it. (167)

3 reasons why I think YOU should read this book:

  • You will have an easy plan to gain control of your “crazy”, unorganized life.
  • You will learn how to evaluate what matters most.
  • The suggested strategies are very clear and easy to implement.

Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts?

Bookworm Chronicles-Uncommon Marriage

Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy

This book (in 3 sentences):

  • will show you how to appreciate the personality differences of your spouse.
  • gives practical advice for any marriage.
  • provides personal stories to align with many situations ANYONE in a marriage could face.

My top 3 highlighted lines of text:

  • Early on, we learned to ask God for two things when praying about decisions: first, that He would give us His infinite wisdom and direction, and second, that He would put us on the same page. (pg 24)
  • He had answered our prayers in His own timing. (pg 98-99)
  • Through it all we’ve tried to build an uncommon marriage by following two basic principles: staying focused on each other and letting God lead our marriage. (pg 218)

3 reasons why I think YOU should read this book:

  • You will feel encouraged in your own marriage.
  • You will want to cultivate your marriage into a true partnership.
  • You can actually read this book with your spouse as it gives personal stories from the viewpoint of BOTH Tony AND Lauren Dungy.

Have you read this book? If so, what were your thoughts?