Summer Reads

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Grab a corner chair and enter another world through books this summer. Encourage your faith, have a laugh. Then pass it on and share with others.

1. Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life by Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon can’t get more real. Her own quirkiness adds to the endearing stories, and her honest struggles of living out the faith open the door for all of us to be okay with ourselves. Encouraging and offering a laugh, this would be a great summer read.

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2. Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie J. Davis

Katie’s courageous answer to the call of God will challenge everything about the way you live your life in obedience to Christ – to leave your comforts for the sake of loving others extravagantly.

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3. Take this Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles

The story of an unbeliever’s surprising conversion to Christianity through the sacrament of Communion. An honest and raw look from the side of an unbeliever into how the person of Christ can bring together all people – coming just as they are to the throne of grace and the table of His sacrifice. Sara offers blind love to all people, regardless of their faith, lifestyle or understanding of God.

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4. Running for My Life :One Lost Boy’s Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games by Lopez Lomong

The eye-opening, heart-touching true story of a U.S. Olympian who survived kidnapping and kept his faith in God during his journey to freedom. LOVE this! Could read again and again. He is humble and courageous, and your heart will be tugged to pray for children everywhere.

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5. Honestly by Sheila Walsh

Sheila will take you into the struggles behind her public success. For any woman, any person, who needs to connect to another who hit reality head on and was broken before God – this is a shared journey through brokenness into healing. A refreshingly honest and personal story.

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6. Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming

For those who need a boost in motivation to do “that thing” – this could be an encouragement for you. I’m reading alongside the Bloom Book Club, where you can interact with others reading and share your thoughts while learning from them. Info here.

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