This Lenten season, make sure to dig deeper and rediscover God and what He intends for you. Just like with any undertaking, there are certain tools that will help with the process, and books are some of them. With that in mind, we list down five glorious reads for Lent. May these books lead you closer to your true purpose in life.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love comes this book that encourages each and every one of us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. A balance between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, this book will surely jumpstart your creativity whether you’re looking to write a book, embark on a dream, or simply just want to live a more mindful and passionate life every day. Available on Fully Booked for P695.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon. When he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he decided to give his last lecture. However, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” was not about dying. Instead, it was about overcoming obstacles, seizing the moment, and enabling the dreams of others—basically, it was all about living! This New York Times bestseller is both humorous and inspiring and will make you ask yourself: What wisdom and legacy would I leave this world if it was my last chance? Available on Amazon for $18.60.
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist
If you’ve been feeling exhausted, burned out, uninspired, and feel like your life is without meaning, pick up this book. Niequist ‘s collection of essays offers an honest account of what led her to live her new life of rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people who really matter to her. So stop pressuring yourself to be perfect and start living in the present. Available on Amazon for $14.49/ Kindle for $9.99.
Pray Like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed Your Soul by David Brazzeal
A lover of French dining, David Brazzeal will take you on a journey of innovative prayer practices, reinvigorating prayer experience, and food! A fun approach to living a life of faith—from confession to meditation, from observing to lamenting to praising—this book is a great introduction to entering a relationship with God. If you ever needed a refreshing take on your prayer time and good food metaphors, this is it! Available on Amazon for $18.99.
When I Pray What Does God Do? By David Wilkinson
This book answers that question by giving the reader an overview of the Bible. This book does not only deal with the theological concerns, but also provides a historical and political background—a solid foundation if you wish to know more about God. But before you scoff at theology, Wilkinson—a scientist and a theologian—gives a thorough explanation of how God works in people’s lives; he presents old scientific theories on how people currently think God works, old scientific theories about how God uses science to work in people’s lives, and current science theories that reveal how God moves in our lives without bringing about flood and famine. Available on Amazon for $14.62/Kindle for $9.99.
Text by Yen Cantiga.
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