2021 Summer Reading List: Yours
It’s that time again, campers: the time of the year when nerds get giddy with excitement over everyone’s recommended reading lists. I have ten for you, picked out of what I’ve read over the last year. These books were incredibly encouraging to me…your mileage may vary.
Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion (Rebecca McLaughlin) (See my Top Ten Quotes post) Rebecca’s was one of the more challenging books I read over the last few months. Much to chew on here, and I’ve lined up another of hers for my own reading this summer.
Doing Life With Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out (Jim Burns) Last summer, our oldest two sons were married within 28 days of each other. Burns’ book was a helpful read for those of us in (ahem) middle age.
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sufferers and Sinners (Dane Ortlund) (See my Top Ten Quotes post) If you haven’t picked this up yet, there are no excuses. It’s a complete mental shift for the way God views us and pursues us.
Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul (Hannah Anderson) (See my Top Ten Quotes post) Hannah Anderson continues to be one of my favorite authors. Wise and gentle, this pairs best with a cup of coffee and a back porch chair.
Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat (Michael Giorgione) I’m a sucker for behind-the-scenes political stuff. This was fascinating.
Lucky or Smart? Fifty Pages for the First-Time Entrepreneur (Bo Peabody) A short, punchy read that you can tackle in one sitting. Perfect for those who like to say “I read a whole book!” without actually reading a whole book.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (Charles Duhigg) (See my Top Ten Quotes post) I liked this book much more than I thought. Don’t let the size scare you: Duhigg fills the pages with compelling stories backed up by solid research.
The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy) Another behind-the-scenes book. The authors of The President’s Club deliver another winner with how the nation’s pastor interacted with the nation’s leaders.
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (David Epstein) (See my Top Ten Quotes post) If you fancy yourself a specialist in any discipline, this book will help you see why that might be a disadvantage.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World (John Mark Comer) (See my Top Ten Quotes post) Like Gentle and Lowly above, this is an absolute non-negotiable to have on your shelf.
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