Recommendations

This page is dedicated to my personal recommendations that you can use as tools to build yourself and build the kingdom. I have personally used and loved all of the resources below. Some of the links are affiliate links, meaning that I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase (at no additional cost to you!). Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk (*). For more info, check out the Privacy Policy.

 
 

GROWING YOUR FAITH

  • She Reads Truth Bible* This is my Bible, and I LOVE it. It’s so pretty, has study materials, and has plenty of space for journaling and note-taking. Seriously cannot recommend it enough.

  • GotQuestions.Org Seriously one of my favoritest things ever. It has answers to basically any question you may have about God, the Bible, and other religions.

  • Logos Bible Software Okay, this one is pretty expensive, but it is, by far, the best Bible study resource out there. It has thousands of commentaries, atlases, reference books, and basically anything and everything you may need when it comes to Bible study.

  • BlueLetter Bible Again, this is another great Bible study resource with a lot of tools to use. Plus, it’s FREE.

  • My Pinterest has a bunch of resources for growing your faith & building the kingdom, plus a whole bunch of yummy recipes. (I’m slowly becoming a foodie, oops!)

  • The Bible Project Great podcasts and Bible-for-dummies commentaries out there.

  • Radical by David Platt* Oh, man, this is one of the most life-changing and eye-opening books out there. 10/10 recommend. You MUST read it.

  • Uninvited by Lisa Terkeurst* Every girl should read this book, STAT. I love Terkeurst, and this book has the right amount of conviction sprinkled with crack-me-ups.

  • Living By The Book by Howard Hendricks* I recently read this book, and it was very helpful for learning how to properly study the Bible in depth and simply.

  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp* ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME!

  • God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew* This one will definitely inspire you to live on mission and with boldness. Loved it.

  • Captivating by Stasi Eldredge* Every woman NEEDS to read this book. Not kidding. Do it.

  • Francis Chan. He doesn’t have a website to link to, but if you search him up on YouTube or read his books, they are amazing!

  • Phylicia Masonheimer This girl is so inspirational and educational. Read her blog, follow her on IG. She’s a role model.

  • The Porch podcast One of my favorite podcasts to listen to. They’re super fun and engaging but also real and biblical.

  • VOM Radio podcast Real stories from real persecuted Christians about what’s going on in the world and how God is working. You need to understand what is happening and be praying/helping our persecuted brothers and sisters.

  • YouVersion The Bible app I use.

  • Dwell Really great app for listening to the Bible and meditating on the scriptures.

building the kingdom

  • LifeBook I love these so much. They are little pocket Bibles for youth with notes and questions that teens often have. You can get them for free, and they’re so great to pass out. I keep some in my backpack and car, and I pass them out at events.

  • Voice of the Martyrs Christians all over the world are being persecuted and killed for their faith, and this organization does many things for them, such as rescuing them, providing evangelistic material for them, and offering ways to donate to them. I donate every month, and I also get so many resources from them. I have a whole blog post on the importance of helping our persecuted brothers and sisters. Please get involved.

  • Compassion International This organization does so much good in the world, it’s not even funny. I’ve been a sponsor of a young girl for years, and I honestly love it. If you have $30 to spare, please use it to make a huge impact on a child’s life. (There are other ways to get involved if you can’t spare $30!)

  • How To Share Your Faith One of my blog posts where I walk you through how to share your faith without being totally awkward or weird about it.

  • Cru This organization has a bunch of resources for growing your faith and building the kingdom. I have used some of their Bible studies as lessons when I lead Bible studies, and they’re pretty good.

  • HopeBox Send cute, uplifting Christian subscription boxes to people (or yourself) who need a little sprinkle of hope!

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALTH

  • SHE podcast Jordan Lee Dooley is seriously my role model, and she talks about faith, health, and practical little nuggets on living your best life. Be sure to follow her on IG. Seriously, I love her.

  • Girl’s Night podcast This is another podcast that has a bunch of tips on how to live your best life right where you are.

  • Trainer Tanner This girl is rocking it when it comes to chasing freedom and living a healthy lifestyle while honoring God. She’s real and provides so many resources. She also has a podcast that I love.

  • Sarah Grace Spann Another girl who is rocking the health & fitness thing. She has great recipes & nutrition tips that are rooted in scripture.

  • MBTI Test If you haven’t taken this test, do it. It has given me so much insight into who I am and has helped me become a better person.

  • Made To Crave by Lisa Terkeurst* If you struggle with food, read this book. I’m serious. Buy it now, and read it. It is life-changing.

just for fun

  • Lord of the Rings* THE BEST MOVIES EVERRRRR! If you haven’t watched them, watch them, and then immediately shoot me an email so we can gush about how amazing they are.

  • Harry Potter movies* Again, if you haven’t watched them, do it. They’re so good.

  • Harry Potter books* If you haven’t read them, I seriously don’t know how you have survived. They are one of the best series of books I have ever read (and I’ve read a lot of books!)

  • The Help* One of the greatest movies in the world. If you like funny, heart-wrenching movies, this one is for you.

  • Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich* These books have a special place in my heart because they are so freaking funny. I have busted out laughing in the middle of class, on buses, and really any time I read them. (I just linked to the first one, but they can stand alone for the most part.)

  • The Morning After Relapse by Christina Hopp* If you love poetry, you will love this chapbook. Her poems are so raw and so beautiful, and they’re Christian-based!