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I am an avid reader and love to have my nose in a book. I have several authors that I like to stalk and whenever they come out with something new, I know it will be gold.
This fall season, almost ALL of my favorite authors have new books launching and I am SO EXCITED.
The following list of books is a good mix of encouragement for moms, inspiration, fun fiction, absolute hilarity, and a cookbook to boot (and if you read to the end, I have a special giveaway for you!!).
I hope somehow in between football games and homework and back to school dinner madness, you will find a pocket of time to escape into reading. I will be right there beside you and I will bring the hot apple cider!
My favorite author ever (besides God) Jeannie Cunnion has just released her second book for moms and the title alone has been ministering to my soul since I received my book in the mail a few weeks ago! Anyone else out there trying so hard to get it right and be the perfect mom and carry ALL THE PRESSURE to produce kids who aren’t criminals? Today you have hope, mama! Page 33 teaser, “When we find ourselves crumbling under the pressure to hold all things together, that’s a good indicator that we have forgotten the supremacy of Christ, who is “the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created… and in him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:15-17). God is the One holding it all together. Not us.” Boom– what a gracious and powerful reminder to loosen our grip and trust God to be enough for us and our kids. Grab your copy straightaway.
I loved Sara’s first book and I can’t wait to crack this one open. And I think the topic is very important for these times where everyone shares everything on social media and the temptation can be to think that the only good things we do are the ones that are seen and applauded by others. Sara encourages us to consider that the opposite is true – that the unseen things we do (the 100th load of laundry, waiting in the carline, washing dishes, etc.) are the very places God desires to meet us with His radical love.
Y’all – I loooove Jan Karon’s the Mitford series. These books are like comfort to my soul. I can’t wait to find out what’s going on with my secret book crush, Father Tim, and his family.
I had the super privilege to get an advanced copy of this book and I read it in 2 days – which is saying a lot since I started it around the time we went back to school and life kind of blew up. Melanie’s heart behind this book is to remind us (through incredible wit and hilarious stories) that life is about being faithful with the small things. What a release from the pressure of having to chase down the ‘glamorous’ life and embrace the goodness of the faithful life! I will be sharing a little bit more about this book in October – closer to its release date – but I had to add it to this list now because it’s so good and also so you can get all of the amazing preorder goodies! Simply make your purchase by clicking the book image above and then head on over to Church of the Small Things to claim the bonuses!
I haven’t even bought this book yet but I know it’s going to be ON POINT. Ruth is truly a beautiful soul, artist, and life-giver. This gorgeous devotional will challenge you to become deeply rooted in God’s faithful promises and will point you to Him in whatever season you are in!
This book was essential for my survival of Hurricane Irma. As the forecast said our area was going to be a direct hit at a Category 5, my husband went crazy prepping and I went paralyzed by fear and had to lie down because I am a super helpful wife. I picked up this book and within minutes I was laughing so loudly my husband thought I had a touch of schizophrenia. I don’t agree 100% with all of her theology, but I absolutely adore her big, beautiful heart and her desire to unite this world through love. And also she is just so unbelievably funny.
Finally, I got my copy of this in the mail a few weeks ago and it is SO GOOD, y’all. I am not even a freezer-meal-maker, but let me tell you something – this book has changed me. From Freezer to Table features 75+ simple, family-friendly recipes that will help you reclaim your kitchen from processed foods, while simultaneously saving your wallet, your waistline, and your time. Also I LOVE the girls who created this cookbook – they are Polly and Rachel from Thriving Home Blog and I am having all the proud mama feels as we celebrate their first launch. PLEASE support them by ordering this gem-of-a-cookbook. Your family will thank you!
THRIVING HOME BLOG IS GIVING AWAY A COPY OF THEIR BRAND NEW COOKBOOK TO ONE OF YOU, DEAR READERS! HAPPY DAY!
You can enter by leaving a comment on this post and telling us why you need this cookbook in your life.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my sweet international readers!). The giveaway will end at 12:00 am (EST) on Thursday, September 21. A winner will be selected shortly after and notified by e-mail. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Thank you for being a part of this fun giveaway! Leave your comment below!