5 Inspirational and Faith Books You Need to Read

In the midst of a global pandemic it can be easy to feel isolated and uninspired. Check out this list of the 5 best faith and inspirational books to get you out of the 2020 slump and ready for a new year full of potential.

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  1. Dwell: Celebrating the Arrival of Advent at Home by Dexterity

With the coronavirus dominating most of our lives, it can be stressful to think about what that means for the holiday season. How are we supposed to find joy and peace if we’re socially-distanced from our family and friends? Well, Christmas isn’t cancelled. Over the course of 5 weeks, Dwell guides readers through 5 different areas of the home with readings, prayers, and activities that make preparing for Christ’s arrival fun and meaningful for the whole family. Inspired by our favorite home renovation shows, this book is full of beautiful imagery and writing. 

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  1. On Turf as It Is in Heaven: A 40-Day Devotional for Athletes by Tim Shaw

Are you an athlete or do you have one in your family? If so, this 40-day devotional from former Tennessee Titan linebacker Tim Shaw is for you! The ALS warrior pulls from his own experiences playing football at the high school, college, and professional levels to encourage and inspire other athletes in their journeys with sports and faith. This well-written devotional will help readers find renewed focus within their sport and greater faith in God.

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  1. Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts by Jennie Allen

In times of stress (um, the entire year of 2020?) it can be easy to fall victim to the seemingly relentless negativity all around us and our own toxic thoughts. Jennie Allen knows this downward spiral well, but by leaning into God and her faith, she was able to transform her outlook and take control of her thoughts. Now, she is helping others find their power to do the same with her New York Times Bestseller.

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  1. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

“One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates

With a glowing endorsement from one of the world’s smartest minds, Hans Rosling’s instant New York Times bestseller is a must-read for anyone searching for the positives in a world saturated by a bleak, depressing news cycle. Because, as it turns out, the world isn’t so bad after all. Sure, there are still problems that we cannot ignore, but overall? We have so much to be thankful for and Factfulness is a great reminder.

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  1. Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

The pressure to be perfect in everything we do can be crippling and open the door for anxiety. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, and writer, Shauna Niequist struggled for years with the inevitable exhaustion that comes from trying to fill each of those roles perfectly. In this book of essays, she explores her own life transformation and reaches out to help guide others on their own journey to self-acceptance, grace, and simplicity. This is the perfect book if you’re looking to be more present in 2021.

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