I am participating in Jon Acuff’s Empty Shelf challenge. I am an avid reader, so I love the idea of joining in with others to focus on reading more in 2014.

My bigger challenge was clearing the space to have an empty shelf. But, that’s when I got an idea. I LOVE to share inspiring books, and I’ve done it multiple times here on the blog.

So, here is my #EmptyShelf challenge, with a twist. The top picture includes the books I cleared off to make an empty shelf. I’ve read all of them, and I want to share them with you to help you add another book to your #EmptyShelf.

emptyshelf I know it’s hard to see some of the titles, so here is a list. I would love to pay these forward to you, as long as you don’t mind a few underlines in the book!


From top to bottom (on left):

  1. On Writing – Stephen King
  2. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – Donald Miller
  3. The Seed – Jon Gordon
  4. Life after Art – Matt Appling
  5. Are you Living or Existing? – Kimanzi Constable
  6. Joshua – Joseph Girzone
  7. Joshua and the Children – Joseph Girzone
  8. Creating Magic, 10 common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney – Lee Cockerell
  9. Wild Things, the art of nurturing boys- James Thomas
  10. The Grace of God – Andy Stanley
  11. Permission to Speak Freely – Anne Jackson
  12. Kingdom Journeys – Seth Barnes
  13. Managing Brand You – Wilson Blumenthal
  14. The War of Art – Stephen Pressfield


From left to right (on right):

  1. You Can’t Make Me – Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
  2. I Dare You – Joyce Meyer
  3. Too Small to Ignore – West Stafford
  4. Dreaming with God – Bill Johnson
  5. Take 2 – Leeza Gibbons

Leave a comment below with which book you would like. If there are multiple comments for the same book, I will randomly choose a winner. I will notify winners on January 3, 2014.

So, which book would you love to read? Go!