This life didn’t come with a manual, so I’m always looking ahead for others who have gone before me to help me learn and grow. For me, books have me at “hello” every single time. I grab a pencil and underline, circle and take notes as I make my way through the pages. As Harry S. Truman once said, “not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” 

Here’s an ongoing list of some of the most impactful books I have read:

The Power of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic) by David Emerald

Boundaries by Henry Cloud

Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud

Mindsets by Carol Dweck

Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through by Iyanla Vanzant

Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley

The Real You by Vicki Barnes

The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art by Erwin Raphael McManus

The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young

Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

Restless: Because You Were Made for More by Jennie Allen

Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess (The 7 Experiment) by Jen Hatmaker

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown