Captivating by John Eldredge and Stasi Eldredge
DARE: The new way to end anxiety and stop panic attacks by Barry McDonagh
I think the intentions of this book are pretty clear 😊 Of all the methods I’ve tried over the past 12 years, I’ve never used one taught in a book. Why not now? Barry is a proponent of running toward your anxiety instead of away from it. Rather than entertain your “fight or flight” response, try shutting it down.
Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach
More than just an autobiography, this book dives into the uncomfortable topic of homosexuality in the Christian Church. While I don’t totally agree with everything that Caleb says, this book has brought to light many aspects of the relationship that I never considered. Why is it assumed that the Church dislikes the LGBTQ community? Why does it feel like you have to belong to one community or the other?
What I didn’t expect was how much Caleb applied his story to life lessons that anyone can relate to. More than anything, this book made me appreciate our home church in Massachusetts. It’s “messy” in that we come as we are, we get loved on, get a good Word, and leave feeling refreshed and armed with some powerful tools to get through life. Then we can pass that blessing on.
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