"Water is the only drink for a wise man." - Henry David Thoreau

Water…a resource that restores, refreshes, nourishes, cleanses. Water gives us life and sustains us.

Words, similar to water, are powerful resources for growth; offering us truth, wisdom, encouragement, challenge, inspiration, and empowerment.  Here is a small list of amazing books that greatly encouraged me, and have helped to transform and empower my life. My hope is that in reading these books, you’ll find encouragement and perhaps the beginnings of the change you desire! I invite you to “dive” into some of my favorite words of “living water”.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” – Psalm 119:105

Recommended Reading

For Health, Wellness, Life Balance, and Fitness

  • Fabulous at 50, Redefining Midlife: Body, Mind, & Spirit by Janet Maccaro, PhD.
  • Who Switched Off My Brain? by Dr. Caroline Leaf

For Life’s Crossroads and Pursuits

  • The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
  • Think Big by Ben Carson, M.D.
  • Visioneering by Andy Stanley
  • God’s Guidance, A Slow and Certain Light by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Created for Excellence by Kevin Baerg

For Unveiling Your Life Story

  • Epic by John Eldredge
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
  • The Will of God as a Way of Life by Jerry Sittser

For Personal and Spiritual Growth, Grief and Loss

  • The Bible
  • Pain, Perplexity, and Promotion by Bob Sorge
  • Give it All to Him by Max Lucado
  • Ambiguous Loss by Pauline Boss
  • Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore
  • Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back by Charles R. Swindoll
  • For Those Who Hurt by Charles R. Swindoll
  • My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers
  • Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

“When books are opened, we discover that we have wings” –Helen Hayes