Brighton Your Day
Get exclusive content, sale items, and lots of fun stuff, straight to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
C.S. Lewis argues for the existence of God, and then proceeds to outline what he believes are the fundamental tenants of Christianity. I didn’t realize this, but it was really neat to learn that the chapters were actually 15-minute talks he did on BBC radio during World War II.
This is one of those books where I want to highlight everything. I wish I had endless hours to sit and read this and then journal through all the things my brain is loving about it. But for now, I wanted to share the wealth and link to it for those of you who might want to look more into it. I’ve talked about Paul David Tripp before – he writes my absolute favorite devotional, New Morning Mercies. He’s brilliant and his writing is right up my ally!
In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, talks about why we do the things we do by focusing on the habits through which we operate on a personal, organizational and societal level. This book really got me thinking about the things I do on a daily basis and how often I’m operating out of habit. The power of habit is the ability to automate willpower in a way that better helps us reach out goals. He gives lots of real-life illustrations of how the process works as well as application for how you can manage and utilize the power of your own habits.
This book has made me want to be so much BETTER & is incredibly inspiring for living a life with less. And not just less stuff! It teaches you how to get the right things done and to be more selective with your time.
My mom has always been an avid Fortuny lover and she has engrained the in me. When I saw this book I knew I needed it in my home. Not only does it remind me of my childhood, it’s also beautiful on display.
I loved going through this book on my own. It wasn’t too deep and it was super easy to follow. I enjoyed having the reflection answers at the end of each chapter as well to get my brain going. All in all, I would highly recommend any of these books by Tim Keller as I think he has written them for a few of the New Testament Books.
I grew up in the Catholic Church (*ish*), but didn’t really spend much time in Sunday School other than the occasional Vacation Bible School during the Summer. I realized later on in life that I missed out on a lot of bible stories and concepts and I’ve been crazy passionate about playing catchup in my adult life. But even if you did grow up in Sunday School, there’s still a lot to learn when it comes to how the Bible is set up and the stories are told from a historical standpoint. This book steps you through it and helps break it all down, while also building a framework to help you remember how it all fits together.
I love how Angie breaks down the Bible in such easy-to-consume steps and makes it all seamlessly fit together into one beautiful story. You can’t go wrong with this study! I’m doing it right now without the videos and I am loving it!
Every single woman should have this book in an easy-to-reach spot because there are so many golden nuggets here, y’all. It’s incredible. And I am constantly reaching back for it when I’m needing a healthy dose of truth. I cannot recommend it enough!
I really enjoyed this book! I even wrote a Key Takeaways post discussing all the lessons I was able to takeaways from it. I will say, though, that Ferris and I definitely have different “endgames” in mind, as I love working and don’t ever plan on joining the “New Rich” (as he calls it). Even still, there is a lot to learn from this book!
Not gonna lie, this book is hard to get through. It’s an oldie but goodie for sure, and the tone is just a bit blah/dry if you ask me. But there is some true gold in here! I feel like it’s a must-read for young adults, especially entrepreneurs. The principles he discusses in this book are universal and it helps to think about the way humans (and even the world) works in terms of them.
I’ve read this book twice, but am currently going through it again because it is THAT good. There are PLENTY of books out there about HOW to get things done, how to get the right things done, and how to do it all faster. But there aren’t very many business-minded books on productivity that are written from a BIBLICAL perspective. Matt Perman does just that and does an INCREDIBLE job. He works for Desiring God Ministries (John Piper) and has a crazy wealth of knowledge to share int his book on how he has learned to apply the gospel to getting things done in his life.