Books are powerful companions. They are mentors, entertainers, and guides. The following list contains books that I believe will help you in your walk with God, in your finances, and in your career. These are books that I have found especially helpful. I believe that if you make it a point to not only read these books but put into practice what they teach and let them shape your thinking, you’ll be better for it.
Relationships are supposed to be messy. The wounds all over me are proof. But no one told me to expect them. I always thought relationships were supposed to be good all the time, otherwise, you’ll have to end them. When things get tough, you’re supposed to run, grudge, and, when applicable, break up. I caught that, I wasn’t taught that. No one sat down and told me. I simply watched and listened.
They say you’re not supposed to discuss money, politics, or religion. Why? Because those topics can cause arguments. But what if that entire premise isn’t a reason to avoid those discussions? What if the very reason why they say we shouldn’t discuss those topics is the very reason we should? By the way, who is “they,” anyway?
Recently I watched a video clip of leadership expert and author, Jim Collins giving advice to young leaders and one of the things he said stuck out to me for many reasons: “What is your questions-to-statements ratio and can you double it?” And to that question, I ask another question: Are you a curious person or a complacent person? There really aren’t other options. We’re all somewhere on this sliding scale between curiosity and complacency.
College is a pivotal time in life. It’s a time when we think about the future more than we ever have. It’s in college where, no matter if you’re at a state school or a Bible college, your faith is stretched. And, of course, it’s in college where the topics of career and calling are at the forefront of our minds.