Last year around this time, I shared an article entitled 4 Free Resources to Help You Grow in Faith This Year. Now that a new year is upon us, I figured it was a great time to share four more!
Whether you want to kick bad habits, study your Bible more or make God more of a priority in your day, these four fantastic resources will help you do just that.
Take a look – you need know what you’ll find that just might make all the difference!
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FaithBox is a subscription box service that delivers a new box full of interesting faith-building Christian products every month. My kids and I tried out their kids’ version, FaithBox – Family, earlier this year and the kids LOVED it. And the grown-up box for Christian women looks even better, in my opinion.
You can order just a single box if you want to try it out before committing to a full subscription (you can even order past boxes so you know exactly what you’re going to get), or dive right on in with a 3 or 12 month subscription if you already know you’re going to love it.
The company is really great to work with — I’ve emailed them a few times about different things now — and they’re always quick to respond and very helpful.
Oh, AND they provide three meals to hungry kids for each FaithBox they ship. So that’s pretty awesome too. You can grow in faith and take care of others at the same time.
2. Inspirational/Devotional Books
Of course, when it comes to growing in faith, inspirational and devotional books are always a classic. They’re affordable, accessible, convenient and even life-changing if you find the right one.
Looking for a great book to help you grow in faith and reach your faith-based goals this year? Here are four Christian Living books I’ve read, love, and highly recommend:
Putting God First
You say God is the most important thing in your life, but is He really? It’s one thing to go to church on Sundays; it’s another to actually live out your faith on a day-to-day basis.
Putting God First is an encouraging and practical book that will arm you with TONS of ideas for making sure God really is the center of your life every day of the week.
Read it, live it out, and it really will make a difference in your life. (And I’m not just saying that because I wrote it 🙂 )
Matters of the Heart
Looking to memorize more Scripture this year? Matters of the Heart is a great way to do it. With 52-weeks of encouraging devotionals and weekly Scripture memory verses, this is one book you’ll keep near and dear all year long. Just imagine how much you would grow in faith this year if you committed reading this book throughout the year!
30 Days to a Life Made Full
Is one of your resolutions this year to lose weight, eat healthier, or get in shape? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out 30 Days to a Life Made Full. This super useful book combines a month’s worth of daily devotionals, meal plans and workouts all in one!
Trust Without Borders
Struggling to trust God with your life? This inspiring book will encourage you to step out in faith and experience the amazing full life God has in store for you. It’s supposed to be a 40-day devotional, but I loved reading Arabah’s real life stories of faith so much that I couldn’t put it down – I read the whole thing in just a couple days!
3. Grace Goals
Tired of the endless cycle of New Year’s resolutions you make but never keep? Tired of always promising yourself that you’ll “do better,” but then never actually following through?
(Yeah, I’ve been there. So frustrating.)
The problem isn’t that you need to “try harder” — it’s that you need a solid, Bible-based plan. A plan like Grace Goals.
Whether you need to stop eating so many cookies, stop yelling at your children, stop worrying so much or start giving your husband the respect and support he deserves, Grace Goals can help. Really.
4. Christian Magazine Subscription
When is the last time you sat down to read a real, paper magazine? If it’s been a while, it’s time to get back in the practice. After all, what’s better than receiving a boatload of Christian advice, encouragement and news right in your mailbox – all for just a couple bucks a month?
Not sure where to start? Here are a few of the more popular Christian magazines you might be interested in checking out:
Christianity Today: A much-needed Christian perspective on the news, current events and sociological issues happening all around the world.
Charisma: Inspiration and encouragement for believers from believers all around the world today.
Catholic Digest: Fresh, insightful articles on the issues that matter most to Catholic families today.
Simple Grace Magazine: Daily devotions for Christian women, a Christian entertainment guide, interviews with Christian authors, artists and celebrities, and so much more.
How serious are you about growing in faith this year? Do you have any great resources to help you?