Non-Fiction Book Recommendations for Christian Dreamers

Since I stopped posting book reviews last year, it’s been a while since I talked about books on Authoring Arrowheads. And it’s been far from a hot minute since I dropped the titles of some of my favorite non-fiction reads! So now, without further delay, I’d like to talk about a few non-fiction books I’ve read over the past few years that are PERFECT for Christian dreamers! ❤

Me, Myself, and Bob by Phil Vischer

Y’ALL. Oh my gracious. If you love VeggieTales, or if you’re just a Christian creative in general and would love to see God use your gift in a big way, this book is a must-read! I bought it on a whim when it was on sale for Kindle, but I didn’t anticipate just how much I would relate to Phil’s journey as a young Christian with big dreams. Instead of filling the reader’s head with “God will make all your dreams come true” fluff, Phil explores the ups and downs of his career and how his relationship with God was impacted. He also covers how his experience with his dream at one point led to idolization, and how God stepped in. I highlighted 97 quotes on my Kindle copy, so trust me when I say this book is a wealth of hope for Christian creatives. ❤

I Can Only Imagine: A Memoir by Bart Millard

Check out my review here

I distinctly remember this book as being the first non-fiction book I was absolutely glued to. Reading it within the span of two days, I related wholeheartedly to Bart’s quest and hopes to make a difference in the music industry. He also touches on the fact that if we produce content for the Christian market, that there will be some Christians who deem it “Not Christian enough”, and secular people that will hate our art just because it’s Christian. As an author of realistic Christian fiction, this was a refreshing encouragement. Our art isn’t bad just because some people don’t understand it, and God will allow it to reach those who need and understand it the most.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

While this non-fiction self-help book does not feature Christian principles as often as the prior books on this list, it will definitely give you the kick in the pants you need to stop letting everyone else talk you out of chasing the purpose God has designed for you. Though I don’t agree with Hollis on everything she has to say in this book, if you are a Christian woman who has felt she must put her calling on the backburner, I recommend giving this book a try.

Books For Christian Dreamers I Plan to Read in the Future

Though I haven’t yet read the below books and am not sure if I can wholeheartedly recommend each one, below is a list of Christian books I plan to read that deal with writing, dream chasing, and entrepreneurship:

  • When God Calls a Writer by Deanne Welsh
  • I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp
  • Called to Create by Jordan Raynor
  • Go Big or Go Home by Scotty McCreery
  • EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

What other book recommendations do you have for this list? Comment below with your favorites!

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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As an author and blogger, my goal is to teach writers that there is a way to write realistic, thought-provoking, redemptive Christian fiction that honors God while not sugarcoating the realities of the world. 

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