How learning to simply say THANK YOU and show gratitude opened the door to joy in her heart.This book opened my eyes to a whole layer of life and joy and blessings that I spent most of my life staring blindly at. by Elisabeth Elliot – This was one of the first books I read after giving my life to God at age 20.Unhappy with how her love life is going and still single at age 40, Susan decides to call God to the carpet by taking him to “couple’s therapy.” Susan’s rocky, real, raw, HONEST relationship with God was something I could relate to immediately, as one who has never tiptoed politely around God and has had more than a few wrestling matches with him myself about life and love.Wildly funny and exceptionally moving, this book had me laughing hysterically one minute and crying just as hysterically the next. (that just might be popping up later on this list), but have you heard of his follow-up book?
So many of us hide behind walls of shame and self doubt and fear, we never allow anyone to get close enough to us to see the real us, and this book is all about tearing down those walls to walk in the freedom of Just. Anytime I need a little pick-me-up in my single girl walk, I reach for my very worn copy of this book.The biographical text follows the lives of Human Computers such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three mathematicians who overcame discrimination, as women and as African Americans, while working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race, as well as Christine Darden, who was the first African-American woman to be promoted into the Senior Executive Service for her work in researching supersonic flight and sonic booms.Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women who worked as computers to solve problems for engineers and others at NASA.Timelines had to be conflated and [there were] composite characters, and for most people [who have seen the movie] have already taken that as the literal fact. You might get the indication in the movie that these were the only people doing those jobs, when in reality we know they worked in teams, and those teams had other teams.There were sections, branches, divisions, and they all went up to a director.