Monday, June 5, 2017

Summer Reading: 5 Books from Elizabeth George



Today we are sharing our first post from our Summer Reading Series that I mentioned last week. Summer is the time to slow down, grab a good book, savor good words, drink something yummy, linger, and just be. I love the time we get to refresh our souls a bit!

I wanted to share one of my favorite authors for my first post because she was pivotal to me as I began my walk as a Christian. I loved her style of writing (like she was talking to you personally as a friend) and her teaching of the Bible and biblical womanhood was clear and encouraging. Elizabeth George has been a favorite that I like to recommend to women for some time! I hope you enjoy her too!

Remember that if you prefer to read on your phone, tablet, or computer, these books are also available in Kindle for easy on-the-go reading. I tend to like to take advantage of both. I  sometimes like to stay up late reading and it helps that when my husband is sleeping I can still read on my phone and not bother him.

So let's begin!

5 BOOKS FROM ELIZABETH GEORGE


1.  A WOMAN'S HIGH CALLING




This is one my favorite all time books from her--nice and meaty with lots of straight talk.

"In A Woman’s High Calling, she helps readers to eliminate the clutter and chaos of everyday life and focus on the few things God considers truly essential. And they’re spelled out in Titus 2:3-5, where God shines the spotlight on…

                                  wisdom                                 purity
                                  wholesome speech                personal discipline
                                  love of husband                     goodness of heart
                                  love of children                     Christlike conduct
                                  ministry to other women        love of home

There’s no higher calling for women than making God's priorities their own. Readers will be eager to simplify their lives, adopt God's essentials, and pass them on by mentoring other women. With the now-included study guide, they’ll realize immediate results."

You can find the study guide here if you are interested in dong it on your own or with other women.



2. A WOMAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART

When I firs got saved this God led me to this book and it helped me so much in mapping the way to growing in Biblical womanhood.





"Experience real peace and joy as you follow God in every area of your life--and become a woman after His heart. With warmth and grace, Elizabeth George shares practical, scriptural insights on how you can pursue God's priorities when it comes to...
  • your husband--foster a deep commitment to serving and honoring him
  • your children--pray faithfully for them and teach them God's Word
  • your home--create a nurturing atmosphere and a tapestry of beauty
  • your walk with the Lord--grow through love of Scripture and in spiritual maturity
  • your ministry--learn to reach out and be a blessing to others
Let God fulfill His greatest desire for you. Allow Him to transform you by embracing His plans for you. And find real purpose in a life of prayer, a life of priorities, a life as A Woman After God's Own Heart."

This book also has a study guide and devotional book.



3. A WIFE AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART



"What does it take to have a great marriage? Becoming a wife after God’s own heart may sound difficult and downright challenging. But it doesn’t have to be. Bestselling author, Elizabeth George, reveals what the Bible really says about how to have an exceptional marriage. With step-by-step guidance, she will help you:
  • Feel more confident as a wife.
  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Become a better team player.
  • Have more fun in your marriage.
  • Improve sexual intimacy with your husband!
A Wife After God’s Own Heart reveals how you can have what every married woman desires — a wonderful marriage filled with mutual love, friendship, romance, and happiness. As an added bonus, each chapter ends with “little things” you can do today to enhance your relationship with your husband."

4. A MOM AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART






"A Mother After God's Own Heart offers 10 principles to help moms make God an everyday part of their children's lives. Readers will explore how to...
  • teach their children God's Word
  • train them in God's ways
  • talk to children about Jesus
  • pray with and for them
Elizabeth, who has two grown children and six grandchildren, gives practical advice and real-life suggestions for helping children—no matter what their ages—incorporate God into daily life. Elizabeth's husband, Jim, also provides biblical advice from a dad's perspective."

You can also get the devotional pictured below:




5. LIFE MANAGEMENT FOR BUSY WOMEN




"Elizabeth George — speaker, teacher, and bestselling author of A Woman After God’s Own Heart®— admits to being a disorganized, goal–less woman when she was in her 20’s. Over the decades, the love and patience of God and the transforming power of his Word and Spirit have taught her the life–changing principles she shares here, including how to…
  • Live each day God’s way.
  • Take charge of busyness and find a balanced life.
  • Be a better steward of resources.
“Just for Today” and “Just for This Week” sections help readers apply and solidify transforming new habits.
This unique sourcebook will strike a chord with women hungering to live orderly lives that are a testimony to their faith."

6. A Bonus book: A COUPLE AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART


This book from Jim and Elizabeth shares their 40-plus years of marital wisdom and experiences to help couples grow closer to each other and to God. In A Couple After God’s Own Heart, discover how you can enrich your marriage by looking at the lives of key couples in the Bible. As you observe the strengths and weaknesses of couples like Abraham and Sarah, Boaz and Ruth, or Joseph and Mary, the Georges will help you:
  • Learn the essentials necessary for enjoying an exciting life together.
  • Develop better ways to communicate and make solid decisions together.
  • Realize the need to draw upon God for unity and strength in hard times.




A few other notable books from her:

BREAKING THE WORRY HABIT...FOREVER

PUTTING ON A GENTLE A QUIET SPIRIT

RAISING A DAUGHTER AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART

PROVERBS FOR A WOMAN'S DAY

15 VERSES TO PRAY FOR YOUR HUSBAND

A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO MAKING RIGHT CHOICES

NURTURING A HEART OF HUMILITY


I hope these are a blessing to you!




What are you reading this summer?

Share them in the comments below!







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2 comments:

Shiku Ndura said...

I love Elizabeth George. She is like my very own Titus 2 woman through her books. Thanks for this post.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for free Godly reading online.Wow what a blessing!
May God delight Himself in you eternally! ����

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