Books We Love

Called to Create by Jordan Raynor

The first time I was introduced to Called to Create by Jordan Raynor was in the YouVersion Bible app. The short plan talked directly to my spirit. I was in a writing slump and was facing yet another year of not finishing anything that I began to write. I questioned why God would give me all these wonderful ideas if I couldn’t get even one of them through the valley to the promised land or in this case, the promised page. I was struggling with the biggest question that Jordan tackles in this book, “who am I writing this story for?” Once it became clear that the reason I was struggling with my writing was that I was doing it for all the wrong reasons, the words began to flow again. So if you struggle with your entrepreneurial business or your writing or anything that requires divine creativeness, get this book. It shifts your mindset into realizing that God was the first creative. He is the first entrepreneur. He is the creator of all creatives. And if someone ever asks, “why do we it?” After reading this book, your response will be very clear….“Following the call to create means that we no longer work to make a name for ourselves; we work for the glory of the One who has called us.” ~Denise  

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

First, let me say that Ephesians is one of my favorite books of the New Testament. This devotional is powerful. It is making me dig deeper into Ephesians and other books in the Bible, to identify the enemy, then arm myself to recognize and defeat Satan’s army that wages war against me every day. It accomplishes this through daily readings, activities, and actionable items (some of which took me more than one day to complete). This devotional is different from others I have read in that it is an interactive book. In the introduction, Priscilla tells us that this book should be “noticeably disfigured from heartfelt use. War-torn. An impossible option for regifting at Christmas time.” Let me tell you, I am only a couple of chapters into the Bible study,  and my book looks very different from when I unwrapped it on day one. But, so am I. I can’t wait to see how changed I will be by the time I finish it. Powerful. Detailed. Essential to any woman who wants to equip themselves with the armor of God. ~Jill