Books for My Spiritual Journey by Kathrine Eldridge, Wardrobe Stylist

My faith is always something I want to focus on year in and year out. I’ve found a few books for my spiritual journey this year that I would love to share. They move me a little closer to learning more about my inner self and how I want to continue to grow spiritually.

Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

Inner Compass by Margaret Silf

I have been contemplating about becoming a spiritual director for quite some time now. It’s not really in the cards at the moment but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to explore the idea. When I was trying to find out more about spiritual direction online, someone recommended reading Inner Compass.

In one sentence, I would describe this book as a way to find God in your everyday life. Here is a partial description of the book from the foreword:

Inner Compass looks at the most fundamental questions that concern every human being, whatever their race, culture, religion, or state in life. “Where are you?” “How are you and why?” “Who are you?” These fundamental questions were explored by St. Ignatius Loyola, …. in his book, the Spiritual Exercises, which offers methods of discovering for oneself the answer to these basic questions.

I am two chapters in and loving it.

Start Where You Are Journal by Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are - A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel

I randomly stumbled onto this journal for self-exploration when I was at Barnes and Noble with my son. (God works in mysterious ways so not so sure it’s random.) It was sitting on a stack on books near the cash register. The cover with it’s pretty artwork immediately caught my attention. This is a journal for self-exploration and it’s a quick way to reflect on your life and your personal growth. I usually do one exercise a day in the morning and it takes only a couple of minutes. Here is the description from the back cover:

This thoughtful journal pairs insightful quotes with prompts that spark reflection through writing, drawing, list making, and more. Wherever you’re headed, these pages will help you get there – and gain a deeper understanding along the way.

Inside of Start Where You Are Journal by Meera Lee Patel

After attending the Fever Dreams Collective retreat , I knew I wanted to do more writing prompts and be more creative through art. This journal reminds me of that amazing time. I look forward every morning to reading the quotes and seeing what I will be writing or drawing that day.

Prayer Journal for Women by Shannon Roberts

Prayer Journal for Woman by Shannon Roberts

I ventured into a new type of prayer journal this year. This 52 week scripture, devotional, and guided prayer journal contains prompts that guide you on your walk with God while strengthening your faith. Some of the themes explored in this prayer journal are Love & Inner Beauty, Adversity & Trials, and Grace & Forgiveness among many others.

What’s makes this different from previous prayer journals that I have used is that there is lots of space to write on because there are four full pages for each week of the year. Take look below at the layout. My favorite spaces to fill out are what I’m thankful for and prayer requests. It’s nice to go back and see what prayers have been answered.

Inside of Prayer Journal for Women by Shannon Roberts

Do you use tools like this for your own spiritual growth? Any of these books for my spiritual journey sound promising? Let me know in the comments and have a great day! XO