Update: They extended the coupon code through December 8, 2016 — yay!!!!
There’s another GREAT book coupon code available on Amazon again through midnight tonight only.
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This offer is valid on print books only (excludes eBooks and Audiobooks, Book Rentals and Amazon Gift Cards). This coupon code is valid through December 5, 2016.
Need some book recommendations? Here are 6 of my favorite reads from 2015:
- Rising Strong — It’s too hard to sum up how this book impacted me in just a paragraph. But let’s just say the impact was deep, wide, and profound. You can read my posts on Stop Feeling Guilty About Asking for Help and Failure is Hard. The End. for a small taste of how this book messed with me.
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — I thought I was a minimalist. Then I read this book. Although some of the parts were weird and repetitive, the question, “Does it spark joy?” has changed how I approach so much of life — from things I own to personal commitments and calendar clutter. Read more of my thoughts on this book here.
- Dear Mr. Knightley — The book starts out slowly, but once I got to about page 40, I couldn’t put it down. It delves into some deeper issues of how past hurts and rejection can wound people so deeply that they hide their real self for fear of further pain and rejection. It’s a beautiful story of healing and redemption and of how to love and reach out to hurting people. Ever read a book that you just don’t want to end and when you finish it, you want to meet the characters in real-life? That was this book for me.
- Hands Free Life — This book spoke to me at a deep, heart level. It challenged me to stop hurrying through life, quit worrying about what other people think, and start savoring the ordinary, everyday moments. I smiled through parts, cried through other sections, and came away from the book with fresh resolve to make each day count — not in more efficient productivity but in more meaningful relationships with others. Highly, highly recommended!
- What Alice Forgot — I really enjoyed this book and it has stayed with me for months after reading it. While it wasn’t written from a Christian perspective and had some swear words in it, the book was well-written and really caused me to step back and examine my own marriage and relationships to see if I’m making small choices that would, over time, have devastating consequences.
- The Art of Losing Yourself — If you like Christian fiction that tackles real-life brokenness and doesn’t have Hallmark endings, I’d highly recommend this book. I loved the character development and it reminded me that everyone has hard burdens they are carrying, and that hurting people need our love not our judgment, ostracizing, or criticism. Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker for the recommendation!
And here are 8 of my favorite books from 2016:
- Finding Spiritual Whitespace — I wrote more about this book here
- Presence — I shared more about how this book impacted me here.
- Present Over Perfect — This book is one I savored slowly and it was the perfect book for me during this Year of Rest.
- The Happiness Dare — This book deeply challenged and inspired me.
- Carry On, Mr. Bowditch — I read this book aloud to the kids and we loved it.
- Johnny Tremain — This was also another read aloud that we loved.
- Unbroken — I listened to this audiobook and now know why so many people have raved about it!
- Good News for Weary Women — I’m halfway through this book right now and it’s SO, SO good!