Closing out this week of faves with my fave NONFICTION reads from 2016. While this isn’t my typical genre of choice, I am always in search of good nonfiction and when I find it I highlight and star and heart and circle all over the pages. And then usually shove it at other people just like I do with my fave fiction reads 😉
Just to recap this past week:
So without further ado, here are my fave NONFICTION reads from 2016!
If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy (and other myths wives believe) by Rhonda Stoppe
PUBLISHER: Harvest House
RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2015
Perfect for newlyweds and “oldyweds” (like me lol), If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy gives hope and practical resources to wives who are at the end of their patience, the end of their love, and perhaps the end of their marriage. It’s engaging and conversational while at the same time packed with solid truth, Scriptural support, and wise advice. I also really enjoyed the “From a Husband’s Perspective” at the end of each chapter, written (as you may have already guessed) by the author’s husband. The chapters also end with two sections called “Thinking It Through” and “Living It Out” and links are provided throughout to Rhonda’s website NoRegretsWoman.com for additional supplemental material. These all combine together to make this an excellent resource for small groups too.
As the Ink Flows by Dekkema, Teague, Ford, Loopstra, and Cummings
PUBLISHER: Judson Press
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2016
If you are a writer… a blogger… a creative person … a speaker … a ministry leader … or you know someone who is, As the Ink Flows would be a phenomenal asset for your devotional needs. The devotions are quick to grab before getting ready in the morning, on your lunch hour, or during a writing break but are also full of profound truth that settles in the heart and points to Jesus. These co-authors love Jesus and love writing, and it shows, their different writing voices complementing each other and providing options for all sorts of preferred reading styles.
Hunting Hope by Nika Maples
PUBLISHER: Worthy Inspired
RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2016
Hunting Hope is one of those books that I’m pretty sure was written just for me. In her engaging, conversational and “real” style – infused with touches of delightfully wry humor – Nika Maples challenged me to pursue hope like I’m hunting it down. Her teaching on this subject comes from a place of experience and therefore from the lessons she’s learned in the dark & dreary winter seasons of her life. It’s practical, accessible, and so very encouraging.
And It Was Beautiful by Kara Tippetts
PUBLISHER: David C. Cook
RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2016
And It Was Beautiful is a quick read but wow – there’s a lot packed in that small space! Her voice, her writing style, make you feel as though you’ve been friends for years. Her love for her family, for her friends, for her Jesus is so evident in each poignant vignette, and her journey with cancer – and the gift of grace through it all – will engage all of your emotions. While at first you may think that a book like this would be depressing, it is anything but a downer. Yes, you will ugly-cry. But you will also smile and laugh and be overwhelmingly reminded of the goodness of God and His faithfulness. Kara’s testimony is raw at times, witty at others, but always always beautiful.
What about you? What were some of your fave NONFICTION reads of 2016?