Finally, I enjoyed how Townsend stresses being connected to others. We are not meant to go it alone. We need the body of Christ, and when we face hardships, this is no less true. This book will be helpful for those struggling, but probably even more for those coming alongside those who are in hardships.
The Shack by William Paul Young does a great job getting past our preconceived ideas about God and challenges the lies that we believe about Him.
Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas will encourage you in your marriage and is easy to read. Here are my thoughts and a corresponding Bible study to download.
While Groeshel explains seven principles to effective ministry, I especially appreciated how he balances them with the need to keep God at the center.