I know that it is barely spring and summer feels a million miles away right now, but I am already preparing for warmer days and slower schedules. I have decided to set some reading goals for myself this summer. I thought you might want to do the same so I’m going to share some books that I think are worth adding to your list. Just follow the link by clicking on the title of the book.
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Tactics by Gregory Koukl – Something I have been wanting to get better at is talking to people intelligently, compassionately, intentionally, and boldly about my faith. If you want to grow in this area, too, then this is the book for you!
Another Gospel by Alisa Childers – There is a growing movement within churches called “progressive Christianity” that is neither progressive nor Christian. Trust me when I say that you need to educate yourself about this unbiblical movement so that you can spot it if it rears its head in your own church and so that you can speak knowledgeably about it with others. This book has been on my list for quite awhile, and this summer I am finally going to read it. You should, too.
Awake and Alive to Truth by John L. Cooper – John Cooper is the lead singer of Christian rock band Skillet. Over a year ago, one of his facebook post’s went viral and put him in the spotlight for more than just his music. He had a lot to say about many so-called Christian leaders walking away from the faith. As a result, he has written a book that I cannot wait to get my hands on. I have listened to several interviews John has done, and he is articulate, funny, humble, and most importantly, biblical. Whether you are into Christian rock or not, you really should read John’s book.
Evidence not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose – Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Christian biographies. In a real sense, I have been discipled by great Christians of the faith through reading about their lives. This is one of my all-time favorites. I have read it at least 3 times, and I plan to read it again this summer. I’d love for you to join me!
I am hoping to read a few others as well, but I am trying to set a realistic goal. Let me know what you’ll be reading this summer!