Your next summer read may be in this post. As promised, I have some book recommendations to inspire you. This top 10 list comes from the pastor of my sister and brother-in-law. In no particular order, Pastor Jason recommends these summer reads:
- Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels
- The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
- If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg
- Chasing Daylight by Erwin McManus
- Crazy Love by Francis Chan
- Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick
- Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller
- Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
- Letters from a Skeptic by Gregory Boyd
- Knowing God by J. I. Packer
I have read three of the above books (5, 7 and 8) and can say they place on the list for good reason. It’s a safe bet that the others have equal “top 10” merit. After all, if the entire list is the same quality as Searching for God Knows What, anyone who has been reading this blog knows it would be a life-changing summer if someone read the whole list.
Do you think there are books missing from this list? What other books should a Christian read over the summer? I mean besides the obvious one too great to even compare with others. Seriously, comment with your favorite Christian reads.
And while you’re commenting anyway, maybe you can answer a question that came up with a couple friends this weekend. They were wondering who the contemporary, big-name Christian authors are. Those authors whose books become fodder for church small groups and they get invited to speak at every Christian conference in the nation? Who are those authors who everyone seems to talk about? Let’s start a list.