Whether at the beach or on a plane this summer, why not read a great Christian book? We have chosen some encouraging books as part of our Summer Reading Series. Click below to see the book suggestions from last summer. You can even link to Amazon and order today!

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP:


What is God's Will For My Life?
by John Ortberg

Ortberg helps us understand: If God’s will for my life is so important, why doesn’t he just tell me what it is? How can I learn to recognize God’s voice? If I miss God’s guidance on an important decision, am I stuck with “plan B” for the rest of my life? God does have a plan for your life! It’s time to discover what it is.

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
by Timothy Keller

With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for you.

The Practice of the Presence of God
by Brother Lawrence

For nearly 300 years this unparalleled classic has given both blessing and instruction to those who can be content with nothing less than knowing God in all His majesty and feeling His loving presence throughout each simple day.  If you are looking to experience God daily, the Christian classic is for you.

Know Doubt: The Importance of Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith 
by John Ortberg

Ever "stumbled" in your faith? Wrestled with uncertainty? Wondered if you're a true believer? If the answer is yes to any of these questions―and it probably is―you have reason to celebrate. This book will encourage and strengthen your faith in the midst of doubts.

The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People 
by John Ortberg

Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

Taking God At His Word: Why the Bible is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me
by Kevin DeYoung

With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and the key characteristics that contribute to its lasting significance.

PARENTING:


Faith of a Child
by Art Murphy

How can we know if a child is ready to become a Christian? What must a child do to become a Christian?  This author teaches you how to give clear direction to your children about how to go to heaven.  Here are some of the topics:

  • The stages of a child’s spiritual development

  • Signs that your child is ready to become a Christian

  • How to witness to a child

God wants parents to be the most influential shapers of their children’s spiritual life.  Learn how to impact and nurture your chil on his journey to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

 

The Tech-Wise Family
by Andy Crouch

Making good choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen-time limits for our children.  It’s about building character, wisdom, and courage rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease and instant gratification.  This book gives you everyday steps for putting technology in its proper place.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY:


Move On: When Mercy Meets Your Mess

by Vicki Courtney 

It is in the middle of our messes, Vicki says, that Mercy shows up and offers us a safe place to process our struggles, imperfections, doubts, and fears. Once we face our messes, God, with his sweet mercy, can help us to get real, deal, and truly move on. Does life feel messy right now?  If so, this book is perfect for you.

STUDENT MINISTRY:


The Case for Christ (Student Edition): A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence of Jesus
by Lee Strobel and Jane Vogel

Join former athiest Lee Strobel as he retraces his journey from skepticism to faith. You’ll consult expert testimony as you sift through the truths that history, science, psychiatry, literature, and religion reveal. Like Strobel, you’ll be amazed at the evidence―how much there is, how strong it is, and what it says.