10 Inspirational Books To Read For 2017

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One of my resolutions for the year is to read more and surf less. I've been putting this thing on my yearly resolution but i always fail. I'd like to believe that it's normal for the kind of work i have right now- taking reading out of the equation. However, reading has always been my favorite thing to do. I read because i love reading and i love books apart from the knowledgeable take aways i get from it. And when i don't read, it makes me feel dull and empty. While e-books are much more convenient nowadays, still, nothing beats the feeling of holding a real book, turning pages, and the smell of it. Bookworms can relate to this, yeah? 


While cleaning up the clutters in my home office, i stumbled upon some old and new books which i got from the author themselves during their talks, some were gifts given by friends and families, and some which i bought from local bookstores. All of these books suffered the same fate- they've never been read, never been opened, never been seen after i piled them inside the bookshelf.

I dig deeper and found some faith strengthening and inspirational books that i believe will help me through, not just in my career goals, but with my personal life, family and relationships as well. So, I gathered 10 Inspirational Books that i promise to read within the year. It's just 10, i know. And I've decided not to add more so it can be achievable because i am holding myself accountable if i fail!

10 Inspirational Books to Read for 2017


#1 THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI 
Author: Robin Sharma

WISDOM TO CREATE A LIFE OF PASSION, PURPOSE AND PEACE.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny. This inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. It tells the extra-ordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. 

On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to develop joyful thoughts, follow our life's mission and calling, cultivate self-discipline and act courageously, value time as our most important commodity, nourish our relationships, and- live fully, one day at a time.




#2 LIFE MANUAL 101: 
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
Author: Bo Sanchez

7 STEPS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOD-ORDAINED DESTINY

God wants to make your dreams come true. But He needs your help. He has already equipped you with the gifts, talents and resources you need to accomplish the beautiful dreams He has for your life.

But why is it that your dream still remains a dream? There are some important principles you need to learn and apply. Your dreams don't have to remain just dreams.This book will inspire you, motivate you and bring your dreams back to life. 




#3 I DECLARE 
31 PROMISES TO SPEAK OVER YOUR LIFE
Author: Joel Osteen

The words you speak determine the way you live. Speaking God's promises can bring about His amazing blessings. If you spend just five minutes a day reading these words and declaring the truth of God's Word over your life, you'll be amazed at what happens.

This book defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the areas of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.




#4 GOD IS BIGGER THAN YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS
Author: Bo Sanchez

"Your problems are big because your God is small."
This is the real problem of many people. We allow our worries and fears to be bigger than our God.

This little book will help solve that problem for you. If you want to enlarge your trust in God, and experience more of His blessings in your life, then your prayers answered. Because this powerful book will do it for you.

Through inspiring stories and piercing insights, you'll discover a very big God. Specifically, you'll discover God as father. Leader, Provider, Healer and Protector. Soon, you'll stop telling God how big your problems are. Instead, you'll start telling your problems how big your God is.




#5 THE LEGO PRINCIPLE 
Author: Joey Bonifacio

Build Relationships.
Value People.
Make Disciples.
Change the World.

Regardless of the shape, size or color of a LEGO piece, each one is designed to do one thing: connect. LEGO pieces are designed to connect at the top and at the bottom. Like LEGO if you can connect to the top with God and to the bottom with others, you can pretty much shape the world you live in. And like LEGO, when the connections happen, the possibilities are limitless.

The book will inspire you to live a life of wonderful, valuable connections. 



#6 THIS IS MY STORY
31 Lives, Stories and Miracles
Published by: OMF Literature

A drug-crazed wanderer. A mama-san living in luxury.
A man yearning to be a woman. A successful businessman who almost had it all. An entrepreneur drowning in praises and applause.

Such were some of the thirty-one people featured in this book- who discovered that nothing in this world could satisfy. At one point in their lives, in their success or despondency, these men and women came to grips with the reality that they were living joyless, meaningless lives. 

This is My Story is a collection of inspiring first-person accounts celebrating the triumph of God's power over human weakness and testifying that no one-absolutely no one- is beyond the reach of God's love and grace. 


#7 A WIFE AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART
Author: Elizabeth George

What does it takes to have a great marriage?
Best selling author Elizabeth George reveals what the Bible really says about how to have an exceptional marriage. With step-by-step guidance, you'll discover practical insights and advice on:

-being a better wife
-improving or rekindling sexual intimacy
-communicating more effectively
-becoming a better team player
-having more fun in your marriage

A Wife After God's Own Heart reveals how you can have what every woman desires- a wonderful marriage filled with mutual love, friendship, romance, and happiness. 


#8 FAMILY GOALS
Embracing the Imperfections of Family Life
Author: Michele Alignay

This book will give you practical and wise lessons to help you:
-Confront sticky issues and conflicts that tear your family apart
-Increase your intimacy with your mate
-Apply healthy ways of coping with life's stresses
-Have crucial conversations with your children on growing-up pains, sexuality and other issues in our digital age
-Maneuver through critical family matters that will inspire you to deliberately work to achieve your family goals so you can go from OK to great!




#9 BETTER THAN JEWELS
Author: Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio

In this weekly devotional, Author Rica Peralejo shares her reflections on the joys and trials of motherhood, generosity and gratitude, love and sacrifice and hard lessons from the past.

Each weekly entry comes with a page for journaing. You are encouraged to write down your own reflections and applications after every devotional entry.

This weekly devotional will help you discover that the wisdom found in God's word is far better than all the jewels in the world.



#10  HAPPY WIFE HAPPY LIFE
Author: Chinkee and Nove Ann Tan

How's your married life?

This book will help you discover what you need to learn to have a Happy Wife, Happy Life by understanding that:

-Men and Women Communicate Differently
-How Couples Communicate When They Are Happy or Under Stress
-The Top Three Reasons Why A Marriage Fails
-The Five Love Languages To Improve Your Marriage





You might ask why choose inspirational books over some business books, interesting novels or fictional write ups? Well, I've been working and seriously planning on a passion project for 2018 (yes, that's how i plan ahead) and i needed some daily dose of encouragement and inspirations apart from textbooks. Hence, i find going back to inspirational books very uplifting and life-changing as i go on with my journey. 

So there you have it! I hope you'll find these helpful too if you're in the look out for inspiring books to add to your reading list for the year. Are there any inspirational books you'd like to share that may add up to this? I would love to read it on the comments below.


Keep Calm and Read a Book!




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