Summer Reading List

Check out one of the suggested books from our pastors.

celebration of disciplinesCelebration of Disciplines by Richard Foster. This classic book on spiritual disciplines give clear, helpful theology and tips about practicing spiritual disciplines. 

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fresh wind fresh fireFresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala. An inspiring testimony and discussion on the power of prayer.

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orthodoxyOrthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton. This is a more difficult read but it is worth the effort.  It is my favorite book I’ve ever read, discussing philosophic and theology patterns and ideas.

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jesus the kingJesus the King by Timothy Keller. Pastor Timothy Keller provides a fresh insight into the life of Jesus Christ through the Gospel of Mark.

 

 

 

warrior's faithA Warriors Faith by Robert Vera. A testimony of Navy Seal Ryan Job who was severely wounded and blinded while serving in Iraq and how his faith transformed his life from a victim to a victor.

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dangerous presenceDangerous Presence: Following Jesus Into The City by Jason Butler - A book that calls Christians to be the living presence of Christ into our neighborhoods and cities.

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glittering vicesGlittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies by Rebecca K. DeYoung. A really unique look at the heart of our actions and what drives us.

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life you've always wantedThe Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg. The goal of the book is, as the title implies, to live the Christian life you’ve always wanted to, but perhaps struggled with.

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not a fanNot A Fan by Kyle Idleman. Have you ever read one of those books that seems to cut to the heart and challenge you?  This book is a great study of what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus.

 

 

way of the heart

The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen. Since it was first published more than twenty years ago, The Way of the Heart has helped millions of men and women cast off the anger and greed that trouble the world–and find love, compassion, and peace in the heart of God.

 

case for christThe Case for Faith by Lee Strobel. Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, retraces his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith.

 

 

 

with unveiled facesWith Unveiled Faces by Keith Drury. Augmenting long-established Christian practices with mocern research, Drury offers a smorgasbord of approaches for developing intimacy with God. Experience new ways of relating to God and find the means best suited to your spiritual formation.

 

when helping hurtsWhen Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.

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serving with eyes wide openServing with Eyes Wide Open by David A. Livermore. Become a more effective cross-cultural minister by opening your eyes to global realities and Western assumptions about short-term missions.

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