Friday, May 17, 2019

Summer Reading Suggestions

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Here are some books Linda and I recommend if you are looking for summer reading.


Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental illness, by Matthew Stanford.

Broken into Beautiful: How God Restores the Wounded Heart, by Gwen Smith.

Arise: A Prophetic Call for Women to Receive Swords, Mantles, and Kingdom Assignments, by Patricia King, Larry Sparks, Beni Johnson, et. al.

The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children, by Stormie Omartian. 

Undaunted: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do, by Christine Caine.

Fearless, by Max Lucado. Imagine your life without fear? Linda and I love this book!

Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles and Hope Against All Odds, by Craig Keener and Medine Moussounga Keener. 


Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace, by J. P. Moreland. Linda and I both strongly recommend this. Linda finished the book this week. I'm halfway through. Excellent!

Faith that Matters: 365 Devotions from Classic Christian Leaders, by Frederick Buechner, N.T. Wright, Dallas Willard, Henri Nouwen, and others. Short, deep readings for every day of the year.

Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan. Linda and I just finished reading this together. Recommended by both of us.

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, by Amy Chua. For all who want a deeper understanding of the division and xenophobia in America.

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus' Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned it, by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel. 

Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at Its Worst, by Ed Stetzer. Linda and I both strongly recommend this.

Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can't Deliver, by Christian Smith. Well-written, by the great scholar who identified "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism."

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Greg Lukionoff and Jonathan Haidt. The best book I've read so far in 2019.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk. Our son Dan recommended this - Linda and I find it excellent!

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, by Tom Nichols.

The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural, by Lee Strobel. Powerful, inspiring, deep.