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What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?

By J. D. Greear

What are you going to do with your life? We all want our lives to matter, to mean something. But, the truth is most people don’t have a compelling answer to this question. In this book, Greear considers that the answer to this question can be found in Jesus’ radical call to give our lives away. He encourages readers to view their lives from the perspective of eternity and start making decisions now that they’ll be glad they made then.


Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service

By Mary Poplin

In 1996, after experiencing a newfound awakening to faith, educator Mary Poplin volunteered for two months in Calcutta where she observed firsthand Mother Teresa's life of work and service to the poor. Upon Poplin's return home, she soon discovered that God was calling her to serve in her university with the same kind of holistic service with which Mother Teresa served in Calcutta. Not everyone is called to Calcutta, but all of us can find our own meaningful work and service. This inspiring book invites readers to find their Calcutta!


Everyday Generosity: Becoming a Generous Family in a Selfie World

By Drew Formsma & Brad Formsma

In Everyday Generosity, Drew and Brad Formsma take parents and their kids on a fun ride into a whole new lifestyle: the lifestyle of generosity. However, this lifestyle is not just about money. This father and son duo also explore generous thoughts, words, time, influence, attention, and possessions. Providing tangible takeaways to become more others-focused, they teach parents and kids alike simple actions that will make a big impact on communities everywhere. 


School, Disrupted: Rediscovering the Joy of Learning in a Pandemic-Stricken World

By Emily Greene 

In this inspiring book, entrepreneur, educator, and creativity expert Emily Greene shows us how the disruption of school during the pandemic is our watershed moment to reinvent a better way to learn. Greene uses new research, personal stories, tips, and activities to lay out an uplifting, achievable way for parents, caregivers, and educators to help children rediscover the joy of learning. Readers will walk away encouraged with new insight and strength in the wake of this unexpected disruption of our children’s schooling.

(The ideas and information presented in these books recommended by CEAI members may not represent the views and opinions of CEAI.)

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