We’re almost halfway through 2021, but it seems as though life hasn’t returned to normal. We’re all stressed, anxious, and distressed. It seems as though even your stress reliever activities can’t make you feel happy and healthy anymore. Christian self-help books are an excellent choice of activity during this time. Reading has many benefits, including relieving your stress. And as a bonus, it’s not only mental and emotional self-care but also spiritual self-care. So, are you up for the next great read? Check out the list below. 

Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado

Anxious for Nothing is from Max Lucado, one of the New York Times best-selling authors. He has written plenty of Christian Living books but Anxious for Nothing is probably the greatest self-care work. Lucado presents a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety through Christ. Uncertainty and chaos in life are something you can’t predict nor stop. It keeps you up at night and often leaves you in constant battle with irrational fears. However, if you read Lucado’s book, you’ll learn to let go of your concerns and be C.A.L.M. You will come to acknowledge anxiety, but you’ll also acknowledge that all that anxiety was for nothing. Your anxiety will never rule your day ever again. 

Come Climb Toward God by Marianna Albritton 

There are numerous books out there that expound and deal with this unknown hunger within you that you can’t seem to fill. Marianna Albritton’s Come Climb Toward God is a highly recommended book that will help satisfy your hungry soul. This hunger you can’t seem to point out is the need for a deeper relationship with God. You’ll be receiving gentle encouragements to proceed and be closer to God. You’ll be taught unique steps of growth as a Christian by Marianna Albritton, which will lead to the spiritual revival of your own life. Come Climb Toward God is a platform of God to draw you closer to Him and reveal His earnest desire for higher intimacy in worship. 

Face to Face by Kenneth Boa

Prayer is a method we use to communicate with God, but prayer is something more. Kenneth Boa perfectly portrayed the power of prayer in his book, Face to Face. Boa presents how prayer can be some type of spiritual care. In times of trouble, we hope to reach God and find enlightenment. Face to Face offers daily personal prayers of intimacy and adoration. These prayers open your hearts to be able to express to God no holds barred. These devotional prayers will bring your mind and heart at ease from all your troubles and daily challenges.

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst

One area touched by self-care is your emotional health. It’s hard to be in control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The act of forgiving is a much-needed self-care according to TerKeurst’s Forgiving What You Can’t Forget. Without forgiveness, you are stuck in a cycle of suffering and unresolved pain. Lysa TerKeurst dives deep into forgiveness when you have been offended. This book contains hard conversations that will result in enlightenment. TerKeurs uses Bible passages and God’s Words to help you forgive. The book will guide you to freeing yourself from the chains of the past and fly to freedom. 

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

Living in a fast-paced world can be stressful. You’ll always be in a hurry to catch up with the trends and be relevant. And now, you find yourself struggling to find rest. You’ll end up questioning yourself. Your purpose. Your being. “Who am I becoming?” A nagging question in your mind that you can’t seem to find an answer to. Hence, pastor John Mark Comer presents The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry. He believes that hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life; that is why he will guide you to slow down. Hurry is the root of evil which leads to the much chaos of the modern world. Pastor Comer will gently guide you to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive.