Summer Reading

This summer, take the opportunity to read a book or two that will encourage your faith and mobilize you to invest in others for eternity. Consider reading with a friend or spouse and discuss how the content is impacting you to action.    
Classics By C.S. Lewis:
- The Screwtape Letters
- Mere Christianity
- The Weight of Love
- The Great Divorce

- Draw the Circle:  The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson
- Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie O’Martian
- Power of a Praying Grandparent by Stormie O’Martian

Women’s Interest
- Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin
- Fervent:  A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, and Specific by Priscilla Shirer
- Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O’Martian

Men’s Interest
- Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie O’Martian
- The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life by Erwin Raphael McManus

- Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
- War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggle by Paul David Tripp
- The Five Love Languages of Children:  The Secret of Effectively Loving Your Children by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell
- The Five Love Languages:  The Secret To Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
- The Five Love Languages of Teenagers:  The Secret of Effectively Loving Your Teenager by Gary Chapman
- The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller
- Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More than to Make Us Happy?  by Gary Thomas

Christian Living
- Canoeing the Mountains:  Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger
- Choose to Win: Transform Your Life, One Simple Choice at a Time by Tom Ziglar
- Crazy Love by Franis Chan and Danae Yankoski
- Created to Dream:  The Six Phases God Uses to Grow Your Faith by Rick Warren
- Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at the Your Table:  It’s Time To Win the Battle of Your Mind  by Louie Giglio
 “Find freedom when you let Jesus lead the battle for your heart!”
- To Live as Christ, To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler

Biographies and Autobiographies
- God’s Double Agent by Bob Fu  
A true story of a Chinese Christian’s fight for freedom.
- God’s Hostage A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and Perseverance by Andrew Brunson with Craig Borlase
In 1993, Brunson was called to Turkey to live as a missionary.  In 2016, he was arrested under the accusation of being a spy.
- Hiding in the Light by Rafiqa Bary  
The story of a Muslim girl who lived in Ohio and believed in Jesus.
- In the Land of Blue Burqas by Kate McCord  
The author shares her experience of loving and living out the truths of Christ among the women of Afghanistan.
- Passport to Heaven The True Story of a Zealous Mormon Missionary Who Discovers the Jesus He Never Knew by Micah Wilder
- Saving My Assassin by Virginia Prodan
“Attorney Virginia Prodan tells her remarkable and harrowing story of being kidnapped, beaten, and tortured under the brutal regime of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.”
- Seeking Allah and Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi
This book traces Qureshi’s journey from Islam to Christianity and the peace he experienced in Jesus.
- Survivor:  An Abortion Surivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption by Claire Culwell with Lois and Steve Rabey
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Lauren Hillenbrand (The story of Louis Zamperini of the US Air Force)
- Unexpected Choice:  An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life  by Patti Giebink, MD. with Kimberly Shumate
- Unveiling Grace:  The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church by Lynn Wilder
“For 30 years Lynn Wilder and her family lived, loved, and promoted the Mormon church---until her son came to know God personally through Christ.”
- Women Who Risk: Secret Agents for Jesus in the Muslim World by Tom and Joann Doyle
The author shares real-life stories of women who live in the heart of the Muslim world and experience the overwhelming power of Christ at work.

Equipping to Share the Gospel
- The Six Conversations:  Pathways to Connecting in an Age of Isolation and Incivility by Heather Holleman  
- Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus by Heather and Ashley Holleman

- The Treasure Principle By Randy Alcorn
- Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
- Your New Money Mindset by Brad Hewitt and James Moline