Reading Recommendations

This past Sunday we handed out bookmarks with a few suggestions for summer reading.  Here is an extended list with recommendations from the College/20s Group staff.

I often make the mistake, when I know I am going to have some extra time for reading, of being too ambitious.  Instead of choosing one or two books to read through, I choose five and end up getting zero finished.  This list is not here so you can blast through every one.  It’s here to let you know what books others have benefited from.  Take some time with them.  Get to know them.  Books are your friend!

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  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
  • You Can Change by Tim Chester
  • The Little Red Book of Wisdom by Mark DeMoss
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
  • Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards
  • How to Read the Bible for All its Worth by Gordon Fee
  • According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy
  • The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter
  • Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
  • Green Leaf in Drought by Isobel Kuhn
  • Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
  • Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  • Living the Cross Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney
  • A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance by William Manchester
  • Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye by Carolyn McCulley
  • Overcoming Sin and Temptation by John Owen
  • Knowing God by J.I. Packer
  • Desiring God by John Piper
  • Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
  • When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper
  • Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be by Cornelius Plantiinga Jr
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
  • Credo by Ray Pritchard
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  • The Peacemaker by Ken Sande
  • Magnifying God in Christ by Tom Schreiner
  • The Cross of Christ by John Stott
  • The Lord of The Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien [I highly recommend the 50th Anniv. 1 volume edition with incredibly extensive Appendices and Indexes]
  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer
  • Minority Report: Unpopular Thoughts on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvnism by Carl Trueman
  • A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken
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