5 Non-Fiction Highlights from 2020

Greetings! It’s Saturday again, and I’m back, as promised, to share 5 of my non-fiction highlights from 2020. I’m really excited about theses ones, so let’s just jump in! Feel free to check out my previous posts on my 2020 reading recap and my 2020 fiction highlights if you want to get some background info on this post. 😉

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This was one of the first books I read in 2020, and let me tell you, it was a delightful way to start the year off. To be honest, I didn’t have much experience with Andrew Peterson before I read this. And now that it’s been a year and I’ve fallen in love with his music, I really do need to go back and reread this again. But even though I didn’t have much prior experience with Peterson, this book was incredibly powerful. It’s written in a raw and honest manner that cuts straight to the heart. As a writer, this book spoke to me in a very deep way, but honestly any Christian creative should read this book . It will change you, for the better.

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This book was a game changer for me. In it, Emma details the tragic and gripping story of her decades long struggle with anorexia. It’s very hard to read – but oh so vital for any Jesus follower. I came away with a new understanding of the power of eating disorders, and a new sense of compassion for those fighting life-shaping battles with these disorders. Emma doesn’t hold anything back. But though her story displays darkness, she also clearly testifies to the transforming light of Christ. If you know anyone struggling with an eating disorder, this book is for you. If you don’t know anyone struggling with an eating disorder, this book still is for you. I promise you will learn much about the nitty gritty reality of eating disorders. But more than this, your heart will be broken for those wounded and fighting with this evidence of sin in our broken world. And your eyes will also be lifted to Jesus – the only one who can grapple with the darkness and defeat it with his light.

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This book, simply put, is fascinating. I can’t think of any other word that could better describe it. And honestly, I’m not exactly sure how to describe it (wow, I’m really selling this well, aren’t I :D). In short, Gladwell explores the idea of success and explains why talent isn’t the only necessary thing for success. It is clear that this book is extremely well researched, and I was riveted the entire way through. Honestly, you just need to read it for yourself. 😉

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In a world that is obsessed with sexuality, Christian women are in desperate need of some God-focused, Bible-shaped voices to join the clamour. This book is one such voice – and boy is it a good one. Kristen and Bethany aren’t afraid to tackle taboo topics regarding sexuality, and honestly it’s incredibly refreshing. As a woman it was such an encouragement to be reminded that not only is my sexuality a good gift from God, but also his plans for my sexuality are far, far better than anything this world can offer. As a sexual being, and a woman at that, I get to reflect my God in a unique and beautiful way. This book doesn’t offer trite answers or dance around heavy topics. It digs deep into God’s Word and challenges the reader to do the same. This book is a breath of fresh air in this day and age, and it’s one I know I will be returning to time and time again. If you are a woman, you need to read this book.

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This was one of the last books I read in 2020, and it was such a wonderful end to my reading year. True to its title, it’s only a little book – but man does it pack a powerful punch. There is nothing more than we Christians need than to be reminded to look at Christ – and this book does just that. It’s clearly and concisely written, but in such a warm and relational manner. I came away from this book with my eyes fixed on Christ and his goodness that truly does make my heart sing. Jesus truly changes everything – and that reality is astounding. Read this book and be encouraged.

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So, there you have it – 5 of my non-fiction highlights of 2020. I hope you enjoyed!

Have you read any of these books? If so, which ones? Which one sparks your interest the most? I would love to hear from you in the comments! 🙂

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

One thought on “5 Non-Fiction Highlights from 2020”

  1. These all look fascinating, Hannah! I’ve only read “The Little Him Book”, and gifted it to our elders and worship team leaders at Lombard.☺️ These all look great in their own way. I’m reading books this year that reflect my 2021 Word: SURRENDER. If you have any suggestions, let me know!

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