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Seven Days of Gratitude: Day 4


DAY 4: Books

By: Gabriela Yareliz Gonzalez, Editor of Modern Witnesses

Hi friends!

Happy Thanksgiving, from a very frigid NYC. First, I want to say thank you to all of you who support this ministry. I am thankful for your support and how you have grown and inspired this project.

Thank you for joining us on day 4 of hunting for what is often taken for granted. Today, I am sharing with you some books that have left a mark on my heart and life. Frigid temps are always the best time to stay inside curled up with a good book. I know a lot of you are big readers, so I can’t wait to see what books make it on your lists. So many of your past recommendations are on our Amazon idea list/bookshelf. The link to that is here and on our About page.

If you feel so inclined, share with us in the comments or on our Instagram post. Even if you don’t make your own list, I hope some of these things, as simple as they may seem, remind you and me of just how blessed we really are.


DAY 4: Books


Fail Until You Don’t by Bobby Bones

He is so vulnerable about his life and fears, plus you get to hear from others and how they have failed and succeeded. This book is a reminder that failure isn’t final, but you can make it a stepping stone to greatness. [PS. Mr. Bones just beat all the odds and because Season 27’s Dancing With the Stars Champion].


Once And For All by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen. Need I say more? I am forever a fan. Her books always make me nostalgic, and the end always plays my heart strings like a harp. This one revolves around some cynics and wedding planning. What is not to love?


Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos

This book always reminds me of fall. I think I read it in the fall. There is something cozy about this fiction book. It kept me hooked until the end. An underrated masterpiece.


French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano 

This is a classic about food, elegance and living your best life while practicing temperance. Timeless. (The recipes sprinkled throughout were some of the first I ever made).


Dare to Lead by: Brené Brown

I think vulnerability will be my word for 2019. This book goes beyond leadership. It’s about every single one of our relationships, including the one with ourselves. I wanted to highlight every page.


One Heart at a Time by Delilah

This is a memoir. My eyes were filled with tears on the subway while reading. I read the whole book through tear-filled eyes. I promise. It’s a reminder of everything God can do– the personal miracles He performed for her and the ones He can do for you.


The Other Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

It may not be doctrinally sound, but it will move you to your core. It’s a fiction piece about people, and the web life weaves, where we all impact each other and how the paths we take matter beyond ourselves.


Love Does by Bob Goff

His stories have warmed my heart. He illustrates God’s profound love for us in such creative ways, and his story about how he got into law school is unlike any other I have EVER heard. A reminder that she who dares (with God by her side), wins.


Be sure to share your list, and out of gratitude, leave a review (if you haven’t already) on one of your favorite book’s Amazon pages.

Our prayer today is:

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 

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