God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
From pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller comes a beautifully packaged, yearlong daily devotional based on the Book of Proverbs. I am reading this daily devotional with my husband and appreciate reminders of God’s love, admonition, and saving grace. Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. I’m learning to be mindful of God’s presence in a new way through Keller’s fresh, inspiring lessons based on different passages within the Book of Proverbs. I desire to cultivate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with God, and this devotional spurs me on to pursue my God-given calling.
To Read: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World by Anthony Doerr
Finding God in All Things by William A. Barry S.J.
This is a book I have been reading slowly over several months for I class I am participating in at my church. Finding God in All Things is a practical guide to St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual exercises for communion with God. That sounds complex, but Barry is simple in his aim: to guide readers in finding ways to commune with God in the ordinary, everyday experience of our lives. Time and again, I have been struggling to connect with the Lord for various reasons, and then I open Barry’s little book and find encouragement and tools to approach God with faith and openness. Whether you have studied Ignatian spirituality all your life, or have never heard the term before, this book is an invaluable aid in finding deeper intimacy with God.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Book recommendations can come from many sources and it’s a great experience when you get one directly from the author. I recently heard Patrick Lencioni speak at a conference where he touched on topics covered in his 2002 book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. The book outlines ways to overcome common dysfunctions on a team, and can be very helpful for people in the business world, or anyone who works with a group of people. I especially appreciate that there are online resources, and group activities that can accompany this book.