Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religious Worship & Devotion. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How to Be Fine: What We Learned by Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn't, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book , Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they’ve learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. Before they began their podcast, Jolenta wanted to believe the promises of self-help books, while Kristen was very much the skeptic. They embraced their differences of opinion, hoping they’d be good for laughs and downloads. But in the years since launching the By the Book , they’ve come to realize their show is about much more than humor. In fact, reading and following each book’s advice has actually changed and improved their lives. Thanks to the show, Kristen penned the Amish romance novel she’d always joked about writing, traveled back to her past lives, and she broached some difficult conversations with her husband about their marriage. Jolenta finally memorized her husband’s phone number, began tracking her finances, and fell in love with cutting clutter.  In How to Be Fine , Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they’ve learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn’t, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth. The topics they cover include: Getting off your device Engaging in positive self-talk Downsizing Admitting you're a liar Meditation Going outside Getting in touch with your emotions Seeing a therapist Part memoir, part prescriptive handbook, this honest, funny, and heartfelt guide is like a warm soul-baring conversation with your closest and smartest friends. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Jolenta Greenberg
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Internet & Social Media, Podcasts & Webcasts


2. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence (with Scripture References)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus' message of peace—for today and every day. Jesus Calling is your yearlong guide to living a more peaceful life. More than 30 million copies sold! By spending time in the presence of the Savior with the much-loved devotions in Jesus Calling , you will: Feel comforted by words of hope and encouragement Be reassured of Jesus' unending love for you Receive gentle guidance based on Scripture Strengthen your faith with Scripture verses Connect with Jesus further with reflection and meditation based on God’s Word With 365 devotions, this padded hardcover edition is a favorite for its small size and is a perfect fit on a nightstand or in a travel bag. Jesus Calling resonates with men and women. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you, Jesus Calling invites you to experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is always with you.

  • Author: Sarah Young
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Special and Rev edition (October 10, 2004)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Worship & Devotion
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 4 x 1.1 inches


3. We're Pregnant! The First Time Dad's Pregnancy Handbook

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

Become an excellent first-time dad and an all-time great partner Being a great first-time dad doesn’t mean being perfect; it means participating in the experience with empathy and confidence. From the basics of pregnancy, to designing a birthing plan, to tips on being helpful and supportive for your partner, We’re Pregnant! provides all the need-to-know information on how to be a fully prepared parent. Featuring must-ask questions for the doctor, milestone trackers, and more, this funny and friendly standout among pregnancy books also takes you beyond the due date, offering a helping hand on how to plan and perfect your own style of childcare. This essential guide for new dads help you: Focus on one month at a time ―Organized by each month in each trimester, you’ll know exactly what to expect and which milestones are coming up. Look forward to your growing family ―Keep your relationship healthy by setting family goals like creating a fun pregnancy announcement or planning a relaxing trip. Find insight on issues big and small ―Learn how to thrive as new parents with useful tips on everything from bottle temperature to bonding with your new baby. Become a pro parent with this relatable dad book that tells you everything you need to know.

  • Author: Adrian Kulp
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (April 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1939754684
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches


4. The Bible in 52 Weeks: A Yearlong Bible Study for Women

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

A yearlong journey through the Bible to strengthen women’s faith When you need to lift your spirits or tackle life’s challenges, the Bible is always there to offer guidance. This inspiring approach to Bible study for women combines a daily reading plan with weekly opportunities to reflect, discuss, and explore how God’s wisdom can be applied to your daily life. Go beyond other Christian books for women with: Themed readings ―All verses for a given week tie together with themes that relate to modern women, like persevering through challenges, moving on from mistakes, and more. Your favorite translation ―The included reading plans work with any translation, allowing you to use your favorite Bible to connect with God more deeply. Ways to study ―Explore the interactive questions, Bible journaling prompts, and prayers on your own or in a group setting of any denomination. Get to know the Word in a new light and strengthen your relationship with Christ in this Bible study for women.

  • Author: Dr. Kimberly D. Moore
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (February 11, 2020)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Bible Study & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1641528153
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches


5. Prayer Journal for Women: 52 Week Scripture, Devotional & Guided Prayer Journal

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

Prayer Journal for Women: 52 Weeks Scripture, Devotional, & Guided Prayer Journal includes Scripture verses, reflections on the Word, and journaling prompts to guide your walk with God and strengthen your faith. Verses are organized thematically: Love & Inner Beauty • Provision & Faithfulness • God’s Love • Adversity & Trials • Awe & Sovereignty • Strength Through Faith • Fear • Grace & Forgiveness A perfect companion for individual worship or for group Bible study, this 12-month journal features: A generous 8 x 10 trim size with plenty of space to write Four full pages for each week of the year Original illustrations on each page by author and artist Shannon Roberts Each week includes: Scripture - An inspiring Bible verse to reflect and meditate on throughout your week, giving you time to memorize the verse and ingrain it into your heart and soul. Reflect - A “Reflect” page with thoughts and questions prompted by the weekly Scripture verse, along with space to record your own thoughts and responses. Journal - Two full pages to journal your praise for God, your prayer requests, the things on your heart, and how you wish to be taught and guided, as well as a Bible verse about the power of prayer. Answered Prayers - A tracker with space to record your prayers, so you can see how God moves in your life throughout the course of a year.

  • Author: Shannon Roberts
  • Publisher: Paige Tate & Co.; 1st edition (March 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Worship & Devotion
  • ISBN: 978-1941325827
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.53 x 10 inches


6. Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

Beloved and bestselling author Bob Goff provides you with a year's worth of inspiring, unexpected, humble teaching on grace and love that will prepare you for the day ahead. Built on Bob's trademark storytelling and unique way of helping us to see things in a new way, Live in Grace, Walk in Love takes us through an entire calendar year of meditations on how we can step out in love and confidence in every aspect of our lives. Each of the 356 daily devotionals: Include full in-text Scripture references Are 1-2 pages; great to read on your own or with a family! End with thought-provoking questions to encourage journaling and prayer Start each day with these small nuggets of wisdom, or finish your day focused and inspired. This beautiful hardcover book also makes a great gift!

  • Author: Bob Goff
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality


7. The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations for Codependents (Hazelden Meditation Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic affects our loved ones, our cherished communities, and our own health and wellbeing, we may be tempted to return to the caretaking and codependent behaviors we've worked to leave behind. Beloved author Melody Beattie will help you learn the importance of letting go. Written for those of us who struggle with codependency, these daily meditations offer growth and renewal, and remind us that the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own self-care. Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal.

  • Author: Melody Beattie
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing; 1st edition (July 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0894866371
  • Dimensions: 5.05 x 0.8 x 7.4 inches


8. The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

“Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.” – The New York Times "With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks — write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example —  The Artist’s Way  proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it."— The New York Times     " Morning Pages have become a household name, a shorthand for unlocking your creative potential" — Vogue  Over four million copies sold! Since its first publication,  The Artist's Way  phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.   The program begins with Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors. A revolutionary program for personal renewal,  The Artist's Way  will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

  • Author: Julia Cameron
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 25th Anniversary ed. edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0143129257
  • Dimensions: 7.42 x 0.65 x 9 inches


9. The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  The women of the Bible lived timeless stories—by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith. People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. It was Queen Esther’s bravery at a vital point in history which saved her entire people. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus’ resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news which would change the world forever. In The Women of the Bible Speak , Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us. From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys. The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman’s individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today.

  • Author: Shannon Bream
  • Publisher: Broadside Books (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0063046597
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.89 x 8.25 inches


10. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religious Worship & Devotion - August 2021

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

  • Author: Mitch Albom
  • Publisher: Crown; Anniversary, Reprint edition (October 8, 2002)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Death & Grief
  • ISBN: 978-0767905923
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.59 x 7.3 inches