I love a good recommendation. I love when people I trust or people who have been through something like I have recommend things. Books have become a huge source of encouragement and conviction. I want to share a book or resource with you each Saturday that God has used to help me through this difficult season.
Recommendation #1 Kill the Spider by Carlos Whittaker. This book has been transformational for changing the way I think and believe about the things holding me back from a fully abandoned life. I first heard of Carlos’ book on Annie F. Downs’ podcast earlier this year and knew immediately that I had to have this book.
The basic premise is that we expend so much energy sweeping away cobwebs in our lives. Whether that be yo-yo dieting, failing relationships, communication issues, etc. We fall into a pattern of climbing up the mountain and sliding back down. And repeat that over and over again. The problem is that the cobwebs/these secondary problems will always come back, because we have not killed the spider. We have not dealt with the source. We have not identified the lies that we have believed about ourselves, about God, and about others.
This book is game changer. I don’t say that lightly. This book will challenge you in the best kind of way. This book gave me the tools I needed to start my journey toward freedom and to identify those lies which had been sabotaging my walk with Jesus all along.
I cannot recommend this book enough. Go find this as your local bookstore or get it on Amazon for only $10. What book recommendations do you have? What books or resources have helped you through a difficult time? Let me know in the comments.
This blog post is a part of a series called Rediscovering God for the Write31Days challenge to write every day in October. You can find links to all posts in my series here. If you want to know more about the Write31Days challenge, you can find out more at www.write31days.com.