Recommended Reading

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This is a list of books that I have read and would recommend to a close friend. I do not agree with every idea these authors present. I encourage you to use discernment. Happy growing!

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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, PhD.

The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy by Edward M. Hallowell, MD.

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Five Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

Building Confidence

The Confidence Gap: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt by Russ Harris

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubt Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero


The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman


The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley

Decluttering and Organizing

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Overcoming Stress

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family: A Leadership Fable About Restoring Sanity To The Most Important Organization In Your Life by Patrick Lencioni

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson

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

Overcoming Procrastination

Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins


The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell

Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren

Frequency: Tune In, Hear God by Robert Morris

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin

Other Great Reads

The Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John Maxwell

No Limits: The Cap Off Your Capacity by John Maxwell

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John Maxwell

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life- Before 8AM by Hal Elrod

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz, PhD.

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holly Gerth

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann

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