The Girls Best Buddies by Gloria Grossi is a Christian self help book designed to help teenage girls navigate their way through life. There is much sound advice backed up with scripture, stories and personal references.
Gloria Grossi discusses the importance of identity. Our identity is not in our name or job, our identity is found in God. We are who He says we are.
We need to know God’s Word so we can stand on it at all times. Life distracts us. The enemy distracts us. We need to keep focused on God and maintain and build our faith.
With so many choices, we need to have God as our moral compass. If what we see, hear or do does not line up with God’s Word, it is not from God. God’s advice is the same yesterday, today, forever.
Draw Closer To Jesus
Popular In Heaven Famous In Hell by R.T. Kendall is a powerful and very approachable book that examines how to live as a person of faith in today’s world. Backed up with scripture and anecdotes, R.T. Kendall really engages the reader.
R.T. Kendall explores the men of faith as listed in Hebrews 11. We want to live faithful lives, seeking to be popular in heaven. This is counter cultural as the world seeks to be popular on earth. We need to live lives focused on God. We want to live by His values and not the world’s.
Have we lived well? “No amount of money, power or prestige can alter the date we each have with death.” One day we will all face God. We want to hear “Well done good and faithful servant” and not “Be gone. I never knew you.”
God Is Love
Laughing All The Way by Karen O’Connor is a highly amusing look at life as we get older. With scripture references and a focus on God, it has much wise advice to impart.
There are 4 C’s covered – new choices, challenges, chances, chapters. Within each section are anecdotes, advice and each chapter ends with wit, wisdom and willpower. You will recognise yourself in the scenarios.
We make choices every day. We are only responsible for our choices, not others. “I’m not held captive to the opinions and choices of others.” We do choose how to respond though. “We can choose to focus on the hurts and disappointments, or we can… see them as opportunities to trust God.” We cannot control the behaviour of others. We must hand their lives over to God. Too often we try to do God’s job – our job is to pray. God’s job is to convict. Do not carry a burden that was never meant for you.
What Will You Do To Take God To Work With You?
Taking God To Work by Steve Reynolds and David L Winters is a powerful book full of godly advice, scripture, practical examples and life lessons for us all to learn as we negotiate the world of work.
Work is nothing new, it’s been around since Adam and Eve. The idea of taking God to work will help us in our daily challenges. If we fix our eyes on Him and apply His Biblical principles, we can achieve a work/life balance that will glorify Him.
The authors identify challenges and pitfalls in our work lives. They offer solutions to problems, backed up with scripture. At the end of each section there are personal testimonies, questions and prayers. These are designed for internal examination, in the aim of becoming the best worker we can be and for us to get the best out of our jobs.