21 books that will change your life
by Matt Voss
Last week, we talked about how to Exercise Your Brain to Make it Stronger. We talked about how neuroplasticity helps us connect the dots around us and how to stave off the horrors of Alzheimer’s by simply exercising that melon; we even talked about how Youtube can make you smarter.
This week it’s all about books- and yes, audio books totally count! #booksforbrains
Books are the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to acquire new skills, overcome challenges, plan for the future, learn about the world, and become an all-around better human being.
Books: Check ’em out.
Books give us insight into the minds of people who have lived the hell, spent the money, survived the failure, and felt the pain- so we don’t have to.
In this day and age, we have at our fingertips an opportunity to learn from countless authors’ tragic mistakes and to build on their most magnanimous successes- all for the cost of a free library card. Now go; greatness awaits.
21 books that will change your life:
- For Faith: The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
- For Theology: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- For Insight: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
- For Marriage: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
- For Relationships: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- For Parenting: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp
- For Peace: The Art of Forgiving by Lewis Smedes
- For Wisdom: The Book of Proverbs in the Christian Bible
- For Health: Use Your Brain to Change Your Age by Dr. Daniel G Amen
- For Nutrition: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
- For Strength: Wild at Heart by John Eldridge
- For Introspection: The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman
- For Courage: The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
- For Perspective: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albomo
- For Purpose: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
- For Productivity: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- For Fun: Gumption by Nick Offerman
- For Narrative: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
- For Action: Flee (Codename: Chandler) by Ann Voss Peterson
- For Finance: The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
- For Business: The One-Minute Millionaire by Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hanson
Some great resources for free audio books
Audible.com– Books available for purchase, and there is a subscription service that I can stand behind. The first month is free, and if you’re hooked, make sure to check this awesome free app called Honey. I got a gargantuan discount when I signed up.
ChristianAudio.com– Books available for purchase only, but they’ve got a great library; they’ve got stuff I haven’t been able to find anywhere else.
What are some books that stretched you or altered your reality and how did they achieve this wizardry?