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It’s time for us to share some of our very favorite books with you … plus! Thanks to you, we are sharing a number of YOUR favorite books as well. We are so grateful for those of you who helped us help our readers by telling us all about the books you love! It’s our new favorite tradition - getting you information brought to you, by you :)
- Books that Inspire -
“Love Does” is a collection of paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and infectiously good people, Bob Goff. Bob's love takes action because Bob believes Love Does.
“Fire Starter Sessions” is the brass-tacks, get-your-hands-dirty kind of workbook designed to get you really honest about what you are meant to do in the world. It’s a guide to creating success on your own terms and getting to the heart of your core desires with practicality, intention, and courage.
“Everything is Figureoutable” is the belief that can make you unstoppable. This book will retrain your brain to think creatively and positively in the face of setbacks so you can keep moving toward *any* goal.
- Books about Service -
“Fred Factor” recounts the true story of Fred, a mail carrier, whose passion for his job radiates into every single small task he sets out to do. The book illustrates how each of us can see every opportunity to make a true difference in the lives around us.
“The Circle Maker” draws from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker, a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and who would not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. This book shows that we, too, can uncover our own deepest desires and unleash them through bold prayers that delight our God.
Coach Tony Dungy’s professional accomplishments speak for themselves, but a man of this conviction has boundless wisdom to share, even off the field.
"Quiet Strength" tells the story of a life lived for God and family, and it challenges us all to redefine the idea of what it means to succeed.
- Books about Creativity -
"What Do You Do with an Idea?" is a children’s story that brings meaningful lessons and encouragement while inspiring each of us to bring our ideas into the world, no matter how big or how odd or how difficult.
Liz Gilbert, esteemed author of “Eat Pray Love,” has some wonderfully radical ideas about the magic of creativity and how we can find true joy in it. In “Big Magic,” she balances soulful spirituality with cheerful pragmatism to bring us insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.
- Books about Trying Times -
"When God Doesn't Fix It," is the story of a couple grappling with the confusion, anger, and despair of a life-altering medical diagnosis. In the uncharted struggle of how to live with broken dreams, Laura Story rediscovers joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus.
In “Daring Greatly,” Brene Brown walks us through a transformative new vision for the way to lead, love, work, parent, and educate. This book teaches us to harness the incredible power of vulnerability, all while centering around this quote from Theodore Roosevelt:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
-AUTHOR: DAN BROWN-
Last but not least, we also received a glowing review of the author Dan Brown: “Dan writes amazing works of art that combine real facts with adventurous fiction. Because of Dan Brown I feel like I have been to Europe and also understand overpopulation!” Check out his books here!
That’s it! That’s all of the great books that have ever existed ... JUST KIDDING. Tell us what we missed - we’d love to know what other books have moved and inspired you the most! And in the meantime, keep learning, keep being curious, and keep sharing the things you love.
Hit the books,
The Uncommon Team