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22 Summer Book Recommendations

22 Summer Book Recommendations

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Read a summer book recommendation from Pastor Steve

The summer months are a great time to rejuvenate and restore. Whether at home, on a plane, or at your final destination, reading a new book is rewarding and beneficial. There are so many books to choose from, which is why I’ve narrowed it down for you with summer reading recommendations. These are books I have read and enthusiastically recommend! The books are divided up into categories that may help you further define the best titles for you.

Inspiring Stories of Faith
Gray Matter: A Neurosurgeon Discovers the Power of Prayer, Dr. David Levy

Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir, Carolyn Weber

Daily Devotional
The Daily Bible – In Chronological Order, F. LaGard Smith

Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

Bible Tapestry Volumes I & II, Laus Deo (Johann DeVilliers)

Personal Growth
A New Kind of Leader: What You Believe Can Open A Door For A Kid or Teenager’s Future, Reggie Joiner

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts., Brene Brown

Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult people, Bob Goff

How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth, Cloud & Townsend

Biblical Study/Theology
People to be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just An Issue, Preston Sprinkle

Paul: A Biography, NT Wright

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Alvin Platinga

Spiritual Disciplines
Interior Castle, St. Teresa of Avila

Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram, Alice Frying

The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard

History
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss

Social Commentary
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, Yossi Klein Halevi

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson

Professional Development
The Ideal Team Player, Patrick Lencioni

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport

Purchase books on the patio on Sundays at the Books table. These adult reading recommendations are available in paperback or hardcover, and we accept payment in the form of cash or check. Speak to whoever is running the table about the selection of books we have available and to make a purchase. You may also enjoy the selection of books we have for children at the Books table.

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