Self-Improvement Books to Consider in 2017

#100Books Challenge w/ Sherea VeJauan

“Remember, you are the same today as you will be in five years, except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read. Choose both carefully.” ― Charlie “Tremendous” Jones One of my yearly  personal goals is to  read,  or re-read at least 100 personal development books this year. Some will be Kindle […]

[100 Book Challenge] From Dream to Destiny (Bethany House Publishers; Reissue edition , March 6, 2011)

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If you have a dream, then you have a destiny.

In his inspiring new book, From Dream to Destiny, Robert Morris prompts you to ask yourself, How do I travel from the dream to the destiny–and what happens on the way?

Each of us is given a dream by God–it’s the notion that sets our hearts racing by the mere thought of it. Unfortunately, most people never see their dream come to pass, so they never fulfill the destiny that God has in store for them. Robert Morris tells readers exactly how to make their dream into the reality for which they long. Using the example of Joseph in the Old Testament, Pastor Robert shows how God gave Joseph a dream and then promptly took him through 10 character-building tests that lasted 13 years. These tests assessed Joseph’s strengths and weaknesses–from pride to purity–and they are the same tests that each of us must pass before God lets us realize our dream.

Find out what the tests are and if you are passing or failing them, and get ready to begin fulfilling the destiny that God has in store for you.

About the Author: Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex that has more than 24,000 active members. He is featured on the weekly television program The Blessed Life, which broadcasts to approximately 90 million homes in the United States and more than 200 countries around the world. He is the bestselling author of ten books, including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, The Power of Your Words, and The God I Never Knew. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 31 years and have three children and two grandchildren.

[100 Books] 2017 Goals Journal (Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Realistically Speaking Publishing , 2016)


Sherea’s one-year personal goal achievement system is designed to help you identify a broad set of goals across all aspects of your life. From personal health and fitness goals, to home, relationship, family, financial, and career goals, you’ll have the opportunity like never before to build toward the life you envision and the person you want to be.

[100 Book Challenge] Successful Women Speak Differently: 9 Habits That Build Confidence, Courage, and Influence (Harvest House Publishers , November 1, 2016)


The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence.

Gleaning from powerful research, bestselling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately. Scientific studies are proving what the ancient wisdom of Scripture has shown all along: The power of life and death lies in the very words you speak. Let Valorie teach you how to…

  • recognize the nuances in speech that can mean the difference between success and failure
    increase your influence by changing what you think and say in critical moments
    speak accurately about yourself so you don’t sabotage your most meaningful goals
    boost your confidence by making simple tweaks to your everyday speech
    Your words are powerful tools. It’s time to use them to build the life you really want.

Valorie Burton is the bestselling author of nine books on personal development, including Successful Women Think Differently and Happy Women Live Better. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute, providing tools and training that build resilience, well-being, and productivity for life and work.


1526462_10201996853777421_15887880_n-190x300Sheréa VéJauan is the author of  the 2017 Goals Journal, as well as several other titles, including, My Goals Journal, Realistically Speaking: Speaking What’s Real, Keeping What’s Holy, 7 Simple Steps to Achieving Your Business Goals, 3 Simple Steps to Creating a Powerful Vision Board, 52 Mondays Companion Journal, and many others. Sheréa resides in Southern California, devoted wife of twenty-five years to her husband Brian, and mother to their three children, Reginald, Jasmyn and Kennedy.