- Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. I have been reading Momastery for years, but this is the first time I’ve actually read Melton’s book. YOU GUYS. This book is just fantastic. In Carry On, Warrior Melton writes with humor, honesty, and purpose about her painful past and choosing love over fear. With her defenses down, she learned to hear God’s voice and accept his promise that she was enough and that there was beauty to be found in this hard, messy world.
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. One thing that I can promise about this book—love or hate the writing—is that it will inspire you. Gilbert writes honestly and openly about the creative process and moving beyond fear to make something. Whether it’s art, words, music, food, or anything else, we are all creators. We all have something inside of us desperate to be let out…but it takes courage and it takes risk and it takes time. The creative life, though certainly not without its challenges, is our path to a richer life. As Gilbert writes, “A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an amplified life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life.” If you feel like there is something inside of you that you want to say, you want to do, you want to show the world, then you should read this book.