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Summer Reading List

Whether you’re traveling to the beach or you’re simply looking for a book to soak up in your own backyard, we’ve got you covered with 10 great reads for your summer months. We’ve partnered with a few of our friends and are so excited to share some of their latest work with you. Our hope is that these books encourage you and draw you closer to Jesus in the months ahead. Here’s to a well-read summer!


 

1. Show Up For Your Life: What the Girl You’ll Be Tomorrow Wants You to Know Today 

by Chrystal Evans Hurst

This one’s for the girls! Chrystal Evans Hurst writes her latest book to young women to help them understand who the Lord has created them to be. Instead of watching girls compare and compete with one another, Chrystal is calling them to celebrate each another and appreciate all God has uniquely planned for their lives.

 

2. Open Hands, Willing Heart: Discover the Joy of Saying Yes to God

by Vivian Mabuni 

Releasing next month, Vivian’s newest book is a simple reminder that life is found on the other side of surrender. She’ll encourage you to take risks for God and experience the deep joy found only in Him.

3. Taste and See: Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers

by Margaret Feinberg

Be ready to savor the goodness of God in this exploration into food and life around the table. Margaret takes us on a delicious journey and reminds us that gathering together to eat a meal not only feeds our stomachs, but ultimately satisfies our souls.

4. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength when Disappointments Leave You Shattered

by Lysa TerKeurst

If your life is looking differently than you ever expected, find comfort in Lysa’s words as she shares her own experience with disappointment and doubting the goodness of God. Through her own personal trials, Lysa has learned that the sorrows of our lives can be the experiences we need to fully understand the redeeming power of God in radical, new ways.

5. Anatomy of the Soul

by Curt Thompson

Learn about the intricate way God created our minds and understand how to change the way your brain works so you can become more of the person God made you to be.

6. Suffering is Never for Nothing

by Elisabeth Elliot

Based off of one of Elisabeth’s radio sermons, this new book reminds us of the suffering that Jesus endured on our behalf. She encourages us to walk with joy, no matter our deep sorrows, because we know and trust in God’s great love for us.

7. Goodbye to Goodbyes

by Lauren Chandler

Lauren’s latest book is for the children in your life. Through the story of Lazarus, Lauren teaches children that Jesus has power over the death they see in this world.

8. Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father

by Louie Giglio

While our earthly fathers may have left us with deep wounds and hurts, Louie Giglio’s new book reminds us of the goodness of our Heavenly Father. Rest in the love and acceptance found completely in our God and let all your identity come from who you are as His daughter.

9. How to Have Your Life Not Suck: Becoming Today Who You Want to be Tomorrow

by Bianca Olthoff

Pre-order Bianca’s newest book, coming out in August! Get ready to take notes as Bianca provides relevant advice for every aspect of life. Drawing from her own mistakes and experiences, Bianca helps guide you down the path of abundance in relationships, work, and faith.

10. Made for This

by Jennie Allen

This devotional is a forty-day journey for women to learn more about the unique gifts, passions, and influences God has given them. Draw near to God as you fully surrender the longings of your heart and trust Him to use your life for His great glory.


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