Made for More, by Hannah Anderson
We have been created in the image of God, and that determines both our identity and our purpose. We are designed to live in dependent communion with God and to display His image as we walk in relationship with other people. We cannot seek our identity in anything else — it’s only in God that we can understand who we are.
I’m reading this book with the ladies of my church and am loving it so far. The sequel, Humble Roots, will be on my reading list soon.
The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, by Jeremy Pierre
Our hearts are always thinking, feeling and choosing. Everything we do is an expression of an intricate matrix of beliefs, desires and commitments. Those functions are designed to be unified and directed toward the worship of God.
This is a well-written, practical text full of great examples of how the heart is expressed. It’s an excellent read so far, especially for counselors and pastors.
Humility, by Andrew Murray
Humility is the place of complete dependence on God, and is the only rightful posture of the creature.
This is a book I first read years ago and go back to continually. It’s short but weighty, so I’m chewing through it slowly.