#shareitsaturday / my books for the new year

Nerd Alert: When on earth did I become a reader??? I have no idea.

I’m finding that in my older age – that is certainly changing.

And I’ve heard somewhere the quote, “Leaders are readers!”

Here’s the books I’ve lined up to tackle during the first part of the new year in 2015:

book list for 2015 the daily starr

From the top:

ONE GOOD DEED A DAY – a journal

This book caught my attention in the journal section at Target last year. I’ve had it on hand for months, but have never officially started documenting. It has 365 ideas for kindness towards others and paying it forward. You don’t have to go in order, you can flip through and find ones that work and it even has blanks to input your own ideas. I’m starting this in 2015! Woohooo!

DRAW THE CIRCLE and THE CIRCLE MAKER – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Your Greatest Fears

If you’ve been following my reading for anytime, you’ll remember that I absolutely LOVED reading these books in 2014! I loved them so very much that they are coming back in 2015. Life changing, truly. The Circle Maker is the original book by Mark Batterson and Draw the Circle is a 40 Day Prayer Challenge that goes along with the book. Our new Young Adult Sunday School class is starting a study on this book tomorrow and I’m so excited! Go READ THESE BOOKS, Y’ALL!

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? – An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and In Your Life

Deal with change much in your life? We all do at some point. This super quick read (I mean you could literally sit down and read it in an hour…) is one I read in college as part of an internship and I want to go back and re-read this year. It is a simple illustration at how we fear change so much, but how we can learn to deal with it and use it for good!

GETTING THINGS DONE – The Art of Stress Free Productivity

Hello, my name is Starr – and I am a procrastinator x100!! Yes, I have a problem. I wait til the very last minute to be productive and it stresses my life and family. This book is all about how to be productive. I shall give it a try. We shall see…

OVEREXTENDED….AND LOVING MOST OF IT – The Unexpected Joy of being Harried, Heartbroken, and Hurling Oneself Off Cliffs

Here’s the description of this book from Amazon: Are you a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends kind of gal with lots of room for improvement when it comes to creating margins for rest? But you actually love it and wouldn’t want it any other way? Well, so does Lisa Harper.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Let’s read this one.

NOT A FAN – Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus

We watched this video series several years ago with a small group in our church, but I never finished the book. I’m going back to read and I’m considering this book for another small group online study with friends. This is also a movie and has a great message about either being a fan or a follower of Christ.

BEFORE AMEN – The Power of a Simple Prayer

This is the newest book by Max Lucado and I love hearing that this bestselling Christian author actually struggles with prayer! We all tend to make it too complicated and then we give up. This book shares ideas and thoughts about making prayer simple and part of our everyday lives.

THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE (Original Edition from 2002)

You’ve probably heard of this book from many years ago. I found it on a bookshelf a few months ago and decided to pick it up again. There’s also an expanded and updated version that came out in 2012. This is a great book to read as a couple, small group or Sunday School group. It gives 40 short daily readings about why we are here and what we were created to do.

There ya go! Let’s all go be book worms together 🙂

Proverb of the Day:
Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. [Proverbs 3:7]


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