Lecrae is both a two-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and a bestselling author. In the years since his 2016 memoir, Unashamed, Lecrae's world spun into chaos, threatening the life and success he worked so hard to achieve. Long-buried trauma from his past was re-surfacing for him during this time, and I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith is an account of this realization and how Lecrae used that pain as a guidepost for healing. In his book, Lecrae shares the tools and personal practices that have helped lead him into a renewal of faith and forgiveness; his keys to freedom.
Lecrae is usually the one providing inspiration to others, but he's getting some himself from the books he chose as his favorites this year, including one he says changed his life.
The Peebles Principles: Tales and Tactics from an Entrepreneur’s Life of Winning Deals, Succeeding in Business, and Creating a Fortune from Scratch by R. Donahue Peebles with J.P. Faber
The Peebles Principles is what I’m currently reading right now. Peebles is a Black real estate investor, and I’m just starting to build my real estate portfolio. As I learn more about being a Black investor and entrepreneur, there are lessons to learn from his successes and even from his failed investments.
The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson
This is a book I feel is important for all people, but especially Black people, to read. It helps Black people understand who they are in society and gives white people a greater understanding of the perils that Black people have to navigate through.
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson
My favorite line from a book comes from Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives by Richard A. Swenson. In the book, he says, “Love is not like other resources. There is infinite supply. As a matter of fact, the more it is used, the more its supply increases.”
The Jesus Bible, ESV Edition by Zondervan
The Bible was like a letter from the Father you’d never met that you finally got to read. Reading the Bible has changed my life!
This Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author tells us about four books he loved this year, including the one he's reading now and one that changed his life.