October 30, 2018

DAY THIRTY of 31 Days of Becoming Queen... Links & Inspiration

Links & Inspiration... 

Yesterday on the blog, I posted a ton of ideas and tips on how to be kind... We separated it out in categories, but really... a lot of it should easily overlap!

Ermergherd... Berks!!! Yes, today we are talking BOOKS, people! (Well, books, and a few blog posts and songs) because, of course!  

Y'all know I love books and I have quite the collection so this, as I stated for yesterdays' post, this is in no way an exhaustive list, and I would love your input in the comments below if I left off an obvious Must Read when it comes to learning how to put this series into action in our real, actual lives! 

So... here goes! But I am counting on you, sweet readers, to add to this list! 

Let's just all know that, of course --of course!-- the Bible tops the list, right?  You really don't need to go any further than the Word because, over and over and over again, it is clear that we are called to forgive and be kind and to not take offense... we are called to turn the other cheek and to give the benefit of the doubt... So, as is always the case, the Word of God is all you really need!

But for those of us who love more resources... more testimonies... more books... here we go... these books have taught me a lot... some on forgiveness, some on grace, some on healing, etc.


Unoffendable by Brant Hansen
TrueFaced by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, John S Lynch 
A Culture of Honor by Danny Silk
Keep Your Love On by Danny Silk
The Apprentice Series by James Bryan Smith
Love Does by Bob Goff
Love Does for Kids by Bob Goff & Lindsey Goff Viducich
Everybody Always by Bob Goff
Remember God by Annie F. Downs
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown 
  (or anything, by Brene Brown!)
Begin Again by Leeana Tankersley 
Falling Free by Shannan Martin
The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin
Love Revolution: Rediscovering the Lost Command of Jesus by Gaylord Enns
Bandersnatch by Erikka Morrison
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Neighbors and Wisemen by Tony Kriz 
Love, Acceptance, & Forgiveness by Jerry Cook
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
(Anything written by Brennan Manning)
(Anything written by Dallas Willard)
God Chasers by Tommy Tenney
The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World by Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu 
Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously by Candace Cameron Bure
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)  A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations Kindle Edition
by Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth A. Silvers

Listen, I could list books all. day. long. here... so let's call this a great starting point and if you have any that are not listed that you think are Must Reads that go along with this series, add them in the comments below!


Really... there are too many to count in this category! There are numerous from this blog alone that I will not link to, however, a few others that have stuck with me are:

Scattering Kindness: A 31 Day Adventure by Susan Wright
In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind by Jennifer Dukes Lee
The Four Kinds of Friends We All Need by Jennifer Dukes Lee
What To Ask Before You Get Offended (Relevant Magazine) 
The Four Parts of a Successful Confrontation by Danny Silk
The Core Value of Freedom by Danny Silk
The Core Value of Connection by Danny Silk
The Core Value of Honor by Danny Silk


Again... SO not an exhaustive list, but these are on repeat a lot around here!

He Loves Us - Kim Walker Smith
You Are My King (Amazing Love) - Passion
Kind - Amanda Cook
Reckless Love - Cory Asbury 
Worth It All - Rita Springer
Every Battle - Rita Springer
Defender - Rita Springer
Red Sea Road - Ellie Holcomb
All That Lives Forever - Steffany Gretzinger
Velveteen - Christa Wells
Remember - Lauren Daigle
Good, Good Father - Housefires
10,000 Reasons - Kim Walker Smith 

I was going to list some podcasts, movies, tv shows, etc --but it's Day 30 Y'all and I'm tired! So - if you think of anything along those lines --add them in the comments below as well!

Can you believe we are done already? Tomorrow is the last day of the month, and the last day of this series so I hope you will come by for the wrap-up post! And then? Yeah... then we will take a little break! 

If you are a Subscriber, you will get the monthly newsletter delivered directly to your inbox on November 1st, but other than that --it will be quiet around here for at least a few days! 

We will get back to our normal routine of one or two posts per week, because --that's plenty! (That also means we will get back to our regular schedule for the Changing Our Minds Podcast as well, so be looking for a new episode soon!)

I will see you right here tomorrow, for one more post in the series:

Today is Day Thirty of 31 Days of Becoming Queen of Giving the Benefit of the Doubt! If you click over to the official Homepage' for this series, you can go HERE and catch up! You will find links for each days' postings, added daily throughout the month. If you'd prefer to have them delivered right to you, I invite you to enter your email address to the right ('Subscribe Here') and subscribe to the blog. That way, once a week, each post is delivered to your inbox in a single email over the weekend and you'll be sure not to miss a thing!

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  1. I think this could be my reading list for the next couple of years. I want to read all the books, and sing all the songs. Music and books make my heart happy. Thank you for this list Karrilee! -Jolene

    1. Yay! (They make my heart happy, too!) xoxo

  2. All the yeses! Bob Goff, Shannan Martin, Annie F Downs, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Ellie Holcomb! Doesn't get much better than this. I'm trying to finish Ashley Hales book so Remember God got put on hold. That's ok though because it's so good. And I don't want it to end! Excited to also read Everybody Always.

    1. Yay! Yes... all of these books are SO GOOD!!! You really can't go wrong!

  3. I’ll be bookmarking this for future reference! You’ve got some of my favorite authors and books listed, as well as many that are new. One more day—you can do it!

    1. We did it, my friend! We made it through the craziness of October! Yay us!


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