Memorial Day is unofficially the first day of summer. We celebrate those who FOUGHT + PROTECTED for our FREEDOM with BBQ’s and pool parties, beach days + bonfires. The anticipation of school ending is heightened and we’re daydreaming of days spent getting tan lines and creating memories that will last forever.
I know that the LAST thing on our minds is reading.
But I’ve been challenging myself lately to not just sit back and do nothing- and instead better myself into the woman God wants me to be.
What good is living in the freedom that we have, if we don’t live our life to our fullest potential in Him?
So, here are some of my top five must reads to read this summer- and trust me it was HARD to narrow it down!
These books have challenged + encouraged me, they’ve helped to mold + shape my heart, and deepen my relationship with Jesus. They are definitely books that I recommend to anyone looking to take their faith and personal relationship to Jesus to the next level.
And I think they make the most PERFECT summer reads- by the beach, the pool, the lake, or wherever your travel plans may take you!
- FIERCEHEARTED by Holley Gerth
I read this book at the end of the year and it really challenged me to start living my life to the fullest, and fearlessly tackle adventures.
- GET LOST by Dannah Gresh
This is a book/study that ignited my passion in blogging my journey with Jesus to others. PLUS it deepened my relationship with Jesus, taking it to the next level. This is definitely a MUST! (You can most definitely do this along with reading another one from the list!)
- AUDACIOUS by Beth Moore
Beth Moore is my favorite bible study leader by far. Her book audacious has pushed me to live boldly + audaciously for His Kingdom.
- YOU’RE MADE FOR A GOD-SIZED DREAM by Holley Gerth
If you need some affirmation that you are here on this world for a PURPOSE or are needing encouragement to chase after your GOD-SIZED dream, read this book this summer. Because sweet friend, YOU ARE MADE FOR A GOD-SIZED DREAM that only YOU can fulfill! xo
- SHINE by Allison Allen
I’m only halfway through this book, but I knew I needed to put this book on this list. It has been so convicting and challenging to drop the act and be who God has made me to be.
Use this summer to let God mold you and change you into the woman He wants you to be. Use this summer to pursue relentlessly after Jesus and the life He has for you. Use this summer to draw closer to Him and learn His voice. Use this summer to start living to your fullest potential in Jesus.
** P.S. You can get all these books by clicking directly on the titles!