“The world will tell you how to live, if you let it. Don’t let it. Take up your space. Raise your voice. Sing your song. This is your chance to make or remake a life that thrills you.”
― Shauna Niequist

Social scientists Daniel Kahneman and Alan B. Krueger surveyed about 900 women in Texas, asking which of their daily activities made them happiest. Coming in dead last— worse than working or cleaning house — was the morning commute. In 2018, let’s make a change. Time in the car doesn’t have to be the draining activity it’s been made to be. Why not use that time to catch up on that ever-growing reading list you’ve been meaning to get to?

Here are 5 perspective-changing books of faith that will transform your commute…and your heart!

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shana Niequist 

Written in Shauna’s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. (Goodreads)

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Less Fret, More Faith: An 11-Week Action Plan to Overcome Anxiety by Max Lucado

Less Fret, More Faith

Max writes, “The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.

Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life. (Goodreads)

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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity CS Lewis

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis’s forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books – The Case for ChristianityChristian Behavior, and Beyond Personality – Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis saw as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that “at the centre of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks the same voice.” (Goodreads)

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Unashamed: Drop The Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, and Fulfill Your Destiny by Christine Caine

In her passionate and candid style, Christine leads you into God’s Word where you will see for yourself how to believe that God is bigger than your mistakes, your inadequacies, your past, and your limitations. He is not only more powerful than anything you’ve done but also stronger than anything ever done to you. You can deal with your yesterday today, so that you can move on to what God has in store for you tomorrow—a powerful purpose and destiny he wants you to fulfill.

Join the journey. Lay ahold of the power of Jesus Christ today and step into the future—his future for you—a beautiful, full, life-giving future, where you can even become a shame-lifter to others. Live unashamed! (Goodreads)

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The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of  Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller

Using the Bible as his guide, coupled with insightful commentary from his wife of thirty-six years, Kathy, Timothy Keller shows that God created marriage to bring us closer to him and to bring us more joy in our lives. It is a glorious relationship that is also the most misunderstood and mysterious. With a clear-eyed understanding of the Bible, and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage, The Meaning of Marriage is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life. (Goodreads)

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Still not sure? Try an audiobook for free! Head over to audible.com which is driven by trusty Amazon, and you can sign up for a 30-day free trial that includes a free audiobook of your choosing. No more excuses in 2018!