3 Christian Books That Changed My World

I love to read. I’m a Christian self-help junkie. If you looked in my house you would see tons and tons of books everywhere. With so many books available, what is a book junkie to do???

Don’t worry! I’ve put together a list of the three books that have changed my world the most.

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present over perfect by shauna neiquist

If you have not read this book.. you need to go out and get it like yesterday! Shauna’s raw transparency is so refreshing. She literally just lays it all out there for anyone who struggles with giving more and more and more without ever stopping for breath. Shauna talks about how she was physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually drained by all that she was doing. For anyone who struggles with this same thing, this book is a must! I found so much freedom on the pages of this book. You can buy the book here: Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.

Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst

“As Jesus girls , we can’t walk in victory while wallowing in thoughts of defeat and rejection. We must carry with us the sweet aroma of knowing Jesus everywhere we go.” How good is that? Lysa Terkeurt is always so refreshing. Being a woman is hard. We compare ourselves to others and we also are so tempted to feel left out and uninvited. This book brings so much light to the issue of rejection. You can get a copy here:Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely.

9 traits of a life-giving mom by sue detweiler

Being a mom is hard. Being a life-giving mom can sometimes seem even harder. As moms we put so much pressure on ourselves to do things the right way that we sometimes forget that Jesus is our strength and we can rest in him. Sue Detweiler does a great job of encouraging moms with practical truths found in the Bible. This book is a must have for every Christian mom. Grab your copy here:9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom: Replacing My Worst with Gods Best

 

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September Favorites

Hello faithful followers! We are expanding jordantwhitlock.com. and I am so excited to not only write about my faith, but my family and my favorite products as well. Today I want to share some of the things that I’m loving this month! I’ve included affiliate links for my favorite items so that you can easily find them 🙂

Favorite Book: Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.

This book is literally giving me life! We spend so much time trying to be perfect for others that we spin out of control. Shauna’s authentic words give us permission to breathe and to be PRESENT with our People! It is a must read for anybody struggling with that perfectionism bug like me!Present-Over-Perfect-Leaving-Behind-Frantic-for-a-Simpler-More-Soulful-Way-of-Living-0.jpg

One of my favorite quotes from the book: “Present is living with your feet firmly grounded in reality, pale and uncertain as it may seem. Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present means we understand that the here and now is sacred, sacramental, threaded through with divinity even in its plainness. Especially in its plainness.”

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

Favorite Beauty Products:

I’m LOVING my Vitamin C Breakthrough Night Cream from Spa Cosmetics!pure night cream
Pure Vitamin C+ AntiAging Night Cream, 50 ml (All Skin Types)./ Dead Sea Minerals by Spa Cosmetics LTD (made in Israel).This cream goes on so smoothly and feels sensational! My skin looks firmer and more hydrated than ever! 🙂

I’m also loving my Maybelline New York Fit Me! Concealer, 10 Light, 0.23 Fluid Ounce! This concealer is perfect for those mornings when my little guy kept me up and I need a little brightening under the eyes!

Favorite Recipe:

Right now I’m home on maternity leave and I’m using it as an opportunity to try new recipes that I haven’t had a chance to try! I’m loving experimenting in the kitchen and have found a couple of recipes that I’m obsessed with!

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This recipe I found over at http://www.plainchicken.com! This Crack Chicken Recipe is AMAZING! My husband is obsessed 🙂 It’s cheesy, gooey and simply the best weeknight meal! I have used canned chicken when in a rush and it was just as amazing! You can find the recipe at http://www.plainchicken.com/2017/07/crack-chicken-spaghetti.html

I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s favorites! I can’t wait to try new things and bring you the review! Leave a comment with you favorite book, skin care or recipe! I’d love to try it out 🙂

~ Jordan

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