Are your bookshelves getting a little dusty? Whether you are a book nerd or not, you don’t want to miss out on these inspirational reads. Seconds from the I am Second films have new books that will not only stretch and challenge you, but leave you comforted and encouraged as you pursue a life of Second.

1. Miracles by Eric Metaxas

Do miracles really happen? New York Times Best Selling Author, Eric Metaxas dives into a thorough exploration of the phenomenon of miracles. Learn about the relationship between faith and works as it plays out in well-documented miracles. Skeptical? Believer? This book is a good read for you. Buy his book here.

2. Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry & Into the Arms of the Savior by Annie Lobert

In her I am Second film Annie Lobert shared her story of life in the sex industry. Throughout the pages of her new book, Annie shares the pit of these struggles which has inspired her organization, Hookers for Jesus. In this book the reader will discover the depths of the love offered through a relationship with Jesus. Buy her book here.

3. For the Right Reasons: America’s Favorite Bachelor on Faith, Love, Marriage, and Why Nice Guys Finish First  by Sean Lowe

What are the right reasons? Do “nice guys” always finish first? How do you navigate the dating life? Sean Lowe shares his personal experiences on the TV Show, The Bachelor, and what he has discovered through his dating experience. Buy his book here.

4. God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy by Mike Huckabee

Political leader, Mike Huckabee discusses the drastic shift in American culture we see taking place today. Join the discussion on gun rights, gay marriage, patriotism, racism, and divisions of class. Buy his book here.

5. A Little Bit Vulnerable: On Hollywood, God, Sobriety, & Politics by Janine Turner

Janine Turner opens the door and invites the reader in on a vulnerable and personal journey through her life as an actress. Hear from Janine Turner as she shares her adventure through heartbreak, alcoholism, and death of family members.  Buy her book here.

6. Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen

Brant Hansen has released his new book, Unoffendable. He challenges his reader with the ugly truth: we’re not entitled to stay angry. While this may sound a bit harsh, Brant reveals the freedom of this lifestyle through his conversational and humorous style. Buy his book here.

7. Do You Know Where You Are Going?: One Man’s Story of September 11 and the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ by Sujo John

Sujo John shook in panic as he waited for hours to discover his wife’s whereabouts. The tumbling implosion of the two towers fogged up his thoughts. Now, Sujo John shares his entire life story in detail, while challenging the reader’s approach to life. Buy his book here.

8. Your Beautiful Heart: 31 Reflections on Love, Faith, Friendship, and Becoming a Girl Who Shines by Lauren Scruggs

Fashion journalist, Lauren Scruggs shares her journey of what authentic love looks like. A horrific accident resulting in the loss of a hand and eye lead Lauren on a journey to discover for beauty. She writes this book based on the discoveries made during her darkest moments. This book shines love and faith into core of  teen girl struggles. Buy her book here.