Reading is a great way to use your imagination and can be quite calming for stress. When I have a good book, that takes away any negative feelings that I may be experiencing at that time. These are a few of my favorites and they each have got me through some of life’s most difficult moments.
“Purpose Driven Life” (Rick Warren)
-This is a bible study book written by a pastor (Rick Warren) which offers a personal spiritual journey in what the author says are God’s five purposes for human life.
This book provided me with a lot of insight in regards to my faith,questioning death and why I was still here. I never thought of taking my life when Shae passed, however I did question why her and not me and this book helped me put things in perspective.
“I wasn’t ready to say goodbye” (Brook Noel/Pamela Blair)
This was an awesome read because it touched on sudden death and the process of surviving, coping and healing after the death of a loved one.
“Resilient Grieving” (Lucy Hone)
“The death of someone we hold dear may be inevitable, being paralyzed by our grief is not. “
This book provided excellent tools in finding strength and learning how to embrace your new life after losing someone close to you.
“Jesus Calling” (Sarah Young)
-I have read this book everyday for years now. Each day provides an uplifting, motivating scripture that is a great way to start each day.
I keep a copy on my desk at work and start my work day by reading.
My sister has a copy as well as a few friends and the daily scriptures provides us all something needed even though we are all going through different things.