5 Self Help Books To Read this 2017
I received these books late last year. Life gets really busy so this is the only time I finished them and posting about it.
Since the weather is gloomy, we will be staying home all day. It’s a perfect day to relax and read books. I like inspirational/self improvement books. Some of these were given to me while I bought the others. I highly recommend the “Simplify and Live the Good Life” by Bo Sanchez and “Scandalous Grace” by Arun Cogna. I will post my review of these books on the blog soon. For the meantime, you can get these books at www.kerygmabooks.com. Grab them and be inspired. Have a blessed day!
If reading books is one of your New Year’s resolution or wanted to do this year, I highly recommend the following:
LASTING GIFTS by Arun Gogna
I love this book, I learned a lot from it. If you’re a parent, you need to have this. Bro. Arun is the Senior Feast Builder of The Feast Alabang. This book Lasting Gifts with insights on family life and child-rearing will equip parents who want only the best for their children. Lasting Gifts gives tips on how to take charge of your household (not your children) and how to make rules that both parents and children will agree on. Are your children stubborn? Learn in the book how to punish wrongdoings, correctly. Lasting Gifts is the end-to-end parenting manual that is practical, straight-to-the point, and most of all, guides the reader to be the parent God wants them to be.
EAT WELL, GET WELL by Chichi Barba
For years, Chichi worked with the poor in remote towns and villages. In these forgotten places, where doctors and hospitals are a rarity, she learned from the locals various natural healing practices that she now uses in helping people get well and healthy. Aside from tips on what to eat to get well, the stories are laced with practical steps to fitness, and easy, take-charge daily habits to defy the ageing process.
Eat Well, Get Well also busts health myths, and exposes inadequacy of well-researched, “scientific” methods, revealing experiments being made with ordinary consumers –unknowingly–as guinea pigs.
THE HAPPY SOLO KIT by Lella Santiago
Solo parenting is hard, I can’t imagine myself being one. I was raised by a solo parent since age 9 and I’m so proud of my mom for raising us to be good people. In this book Lella Santiago shared her inspiring story. The Happy Solo Kit is for all types of solo parents, including temporary solo parents (wives of OFW husbands or vice versa), and those bound to be solo for the remainder of their lives. The book contains stories of various solo parents, with different struggles and heartaches. One thing that the readers can find useful in The Happy Solo Kit is that
the chapters talk about actual stages that a solo parent undergoes, with real tools and supplies (i.e., notebooks, event tickets, T-shirt, and more!) that can help them overcome. Lella talks to her readers like a mentor walking alongside them, teaching step-by-step methods on how to journey from low self-esteem to healthy love of self. If you want to be happier and fulfilled as a solo parent, let Lella’s survival kit help you wherever you are in your own journey.
PAANO BUMUO NG MASAYANG PAMILYA by Bo Sanchez
Bestselling author and international inspirational speaker, Bo Sanchez re-launches his book How to Build a Happy Family as an English-Tagalog book entitled Paano Bumuo ng Masayang Pamilya — 7 Hakbang para Panibaguhin, Pagpalain at Hilumin ang Iyong Pinakamahalgang Relasyon. Why the translation? Because Bo believes that a lot of families need this, a lot of married couples need its message. The Engligh-Tagalog version is certainly going to reach out to more readers.
In Bo’s usual light and humor-filled writing style, he shares specific steps on how to ignite and sustain love within the family, but first, starting with yourself. Then, how to truly love your spouse by knowing the difference between “pirated” love and true love, and how to keep your marriage alive. Paano Bumuo ng Masayang Pamilya also tackles
on building a healthy relationship with your children even across adolescent years. The books cites examples of must-have family events and traditions that will keep the family happy and close. Even if you’re a busy mother or father, you can read the action steps found in the book and apply them. Take it from an author who’s incredibly busy as well — juggling businesses, ministry work, writing and family time in his hands. Bo’s personal experiences are also found in the book, which will make his readers feel like his close friends receiving lovingly advice from him.
…. lastly for pregnant and expecting moms, this book is for you
YOUR NEWBORN IS A BLESSING by Pediatrician Dr. Josephine “Joy” T.R. Holgado
A friend just gave birth last month, she waited for her adorable little baby for 5 years and now God granted her wish. I gave this book to her because I know she needs it more than I do.
Pediatrician Dr. Josephine “Joy” T.R. Holgado has journeyed with hundreds of mothers and babies through her years of practice, and this is what encouraged her to write her book, Your Newborn Is a Blessing — A Guide to Your
Baby’s Health from Conception to Birth. Dr. Joy shares no-holds-barred facts about pregnancy and giving birth. She
lays down all expected changes and events from conception down to medicines and vaccines that the baby will need after birth. Your Newborn Is a Blessing even talks to the husbands, discussing in detail the support that they must give their wives and the baby.
One thing that new parents will like about this book is how it is written. Though full of information, it is a pleasure to read. Every chapter has illustrations, easy-to-remember acronyms, and the entire book is even a story book about a happy family welcoming a newborn. Your Newborn Is a Blessing is also written by a Filipino doctor, making the
examples very relevant and relatable to Filipino parents.
These books are published and distributed by Shepherd’s Voice Publications. You can get a copy at the nearest bookstore in your area or through online at www.kerygmabooks.com