Nonfiction Recommendations for Everyday Life

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

We all need to engage our minds in learning about real people, real events, and discovering facts. Nonfiction reading educates and informs, and my belief is we become better citizens of the world by empowering ourselves with awareness.

In this post, I’d like to share recent book titles that have impacted me personally and spiritually. You may find these books meaningful too. For me, first on the list is the Bible.  Here are more titles I’ve recently read and found value.

The Apostles Creed by Albert Mohler Jr.

I grew up with the Apostles Creed as a part of every church service. Mohler’s book explained and detailed what I’d come to love and treasure.

God’s Hostage by Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, spent two years in a Turkish prison on false charges of terrorism. Outstanding story of faith and courage.

Try Softer by Aundi Kolber

This book was recommended to me when I sensed less joy in my life and a habit of not being able to say no. Kolber’s wisdom and insight helped me get back on track with excitement and enthusiasm.

Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

I read this personal journal of C.S. Lewis after our son died. Reading Lewis’ feelings after losing his wife to cancer helped me process my grief.

When Your World Falls Apart by Dr. David Jeremiah

I’ve always admired Dr. David Jeremiah’s speaking and writing ministry. I read this book shortly after one of our sons was killed in a pedestrian accident. But the book isn’t just for grieving a death, but when our world falls apart.

The Always God by Jarrett Stephens

“He Hasn’t Changed and You are Not Forgotten.” Dr. Jarrett Stephens is my pastor, and I couldn’t wait to read his book. This book shows that life’s disappointments and unanswered questions don’t need to identify us. As children of God, we have hope eternal, and when faced with heartache, we have God—Always.

Redeeming Your Time by Jordan Raynor

“7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive.” I read this book when I realized I was way too busy. Practical and biblical advice for the hurried soul.

Don’t Just Live . . . Really Live by Martin Wiles

Living the Christian life can be hard! Wiles uses the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) to show how we can live with joy and purpose.

Enemies and Allies by Joel Rosenberg

An in-depth look at world leaders through quotes and interviews.

Encounters with Jesus by Timothy Keller

Everything Timothy Keller writes is outstanding, and this book is no exception. I hadn’t thought about the people Jesus encountered were so much like us today. Great application.

What nonfiction books have you read that touched your heart?