Making your first impression your best is only possible if you are being your true self and owning who you were made to be. These books are on our list of Friday favorites because they encourage everyone to own who they are and live shame free. The world deserves to know the real you!
self to lose — self to find
Everyone is loving the Enneagram these days and we are no exception! Self to Lose — Self to Find by Marilyn Vancil takes a biblical approach to the 9 Enneagram types guiding you toward self-awareness. By uncovering your Enneagram type, you gain a deeper understanding of your true self.
“This invitation [to deny oneself] is less about depriving the self, and more about disowning, or renouncing a relationship with the part of ourself that is not what God created us to be.”
“The ultimate desired outcome is freedom — freedom to love God, love yourself, and love others.”
“In our natural minds, it’s hard to comprehend that there might be a beneficial result of releasing our protective shell, our seed coat that is familiar and comfortable and seems to serve us so well. But there is more to letting go than just losing. There is also something wonderful to gain.”
Preach to yourself
Hayley Morgan is such a cute author who isn’t afraid to write hard truths but in a gentle and loving way. Her latest book, Preach to Yourself, is all about breaking the cycle of self-doubt in your life, owning who God says you are, and living into your true identity. You’re going to want to order this one right away!
“Instead of letting your mind reflect the state of your day, keep it fixed on what you know to be true. With Christ, you can do it. In Him, you are enough. And, He is powerful enough to bring change in any life or situation.”
“Believing with your head is a great start, but God’s call to us is to keep going. Believe with your head and let this belief sink deep into your heart, your hands, your feet — your whole life — as you live the very truth you believe.”
“You were created as a child deeply, impossibly loved by God.”
Girl, Stop Apologizing
Rachel Hollis is taking over the book loving world! Girl, Stop Apologizing is the anthem we all need right now. Hollis names a hard truth, women do not always live into their full potential. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
“There is so much untapped potential inside people who are too afraid to give themselves a chance.”
“Embracing the idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world.”
“You are enough. Today. As you are.” and “Stop waiting for someday; someday is a myth.”
Girl, Wash Your Face
Before Girl, Stop Apologizing there was Girl, Wash Your Face. Rachel challenges women to stop believing lies about themselves and start becoming who they were meant to be. A lie I often believe as a woman is that I am not good enough, Rachel combats this with practical truths to get you out of believing that lie. So run, don’t walk, and get this book today!
“Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”
“Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.”
“God has perfect timing, and it's highly possible that by not being where you thought you should be, you will end up exactly where you're meant to go.”
“I cannot continue to live as half of myself simply because it’s hard for others to handle all of me.”
Whiskey in a Teacup
“My grandmother Dorothea always said that it was a combination of beauty and strength that made Southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup.’ We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.” If you have loved Reese in any of her movies, you’ll love her book! Reese is a fierce woman who knows exactly who she is and she’s not afraid to own it. Her book is full of decor, recipes, and family stories AND it doubles as a great coffee table book!
“…we don't have to diminish ourselves as women to be seen as strong. You can push for societal change and you can love getting dressed up. You don't have to choose.”
“Life isn't about perfection. There is no rule book. Life has many different chapters, and every chapter deserves celebrating.”
“You can be nervous as all get out. Just drink a beer and do it anyway.”
“You won't meet a friend sitting on your couch.”