Today is my 25th Birthday, and to celebrate, I decided to make a list of the 15 different nonfiction books that literally inspired me through the years. This is no where near a complete list, but these are the books that have helped motivate me, to overcome adversity, to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, and to be the best I can be.
Shine: Make Them Wonder What You’ve Got by the newsboys- The band discusses what motives them day by day and how God has changed their lives.
Winning With People by John Maxwell- The author talks relationships and how they can help build leaders.
Against All Odds: My Story by Chuck Norris- The action star partners with Ken Abraham to tell his story that takes from Asia to Hollywood and finally onto television.
Dreaming With God by Bill Johnson- The Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California discusses about how God partners with our imagination to make great things.
A Grief Observed by CS Lewis- Lewis keeps a very personal diary regarding the death of a loved one. It puts grief and depression in a very powerful light. The book talks about how to overcome it.
Born to Create: Stepping Into Your Supernatural Destiny by Theresa Dedmon- My mentor talks about how there is a creative side to every person.
Culture Of Honor by Danny Silk- Mr. Silk describes how you can live by showing honor to others, even if they do not necessarily deserve it.
On Writing by Stephen King- Looking to find a book that explains the writer’s life and gives you sound advice? Try the master of horror’s advice for crafting your novel.
The Case For Christ by Lee Strobel- The Chicago journalist goes on a journey interviewing various witnesses and experts on the who Jesus Christ is and how He changed the world.
Jesus Culture: Living a Life That Transforms the World by Banning Liebscher- The director of Jesus Culture talks about bringing the generations together for Jesus Christ.
A Novel Idea by Various authors- Several Christian authors like Jerry B. Jenkins, Francine Rivers, Randy Alcorn, Karen Kingsbury, and others share their advice on the writing craft.
Quiet by Susan Cain- Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak, are all introverts. Mrs. Cain talks about how introverts are not to be underestimated.
Experiencing the Father’s Embrace by Jack Frost- The book talks about healing wounds through seeing God as Father.
Me, Myself, and Bob by Phil Vischer- The co-creator of Veggie Tales and the voice of Bob the Tomato tells the story of how he started out as a poor computer artist to later create one of the greatest children’s shows of all time.
Those are some of my favorite nonfiction books. Did I miss any of yours? Leave me a comment below and be sure to like and share this article. Don’t forget to subscribe!
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