Friday, June 8, 2018

5 Books to Read This Summer

Summer vacation is now in full effect. If you’re anything like me you’re probably searching for an endless amount of books to add to your summer reading list.

I’d like to help you out.

Here are five books that are totally worth reading.

Connected by Erin Davis

Technology has allowed us to connect with more people in more places than ever before. Sure we have “friends” we even have “followers” and yet, a silent epidemic is sending shock waves straight into our living rooms. What is this hidden disease? Loneliness. Popular author Erin Davis knows what it’s like to feel lonely. She knows how it feels to have many friends, a full schedule, and a pit in her stomach. As she wrestled her own feelings of loneliness to the ground, Erin started to feel like the scientist charged with finding the cure for the lonely epidemic—a journey that has proved to be funny, encouraging, and helpful.


Girl Talk by Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre 

God has a purpose for every mother-daughter relationship. Without vital conversation between mothers and daughters, a godless society will have the loudest voice in girls’ lives. Designed to be read together or separately, this book will stimulate conversation as mothers seek to pass along the legacy of godly womanhood to their daughters. Carolyn Mahaney and her daughter Nicole Whitacre share from personal experience as they explore the joy and freedom that comes from a relationship rooted in God’s unique design for mothers and daughters—pointing the world to the truth of the gospel from one generation to the next.

Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung
Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches? With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and the key characteristics that contribute to its lasting significance.

Thriving at College by Alex Chediak 
In a nutshell, Thriving at College is about how college students can launch into responsible, fruitful adulthood for the glory of God against the backdrop of a young adult culture that often values perpetual adolescence and the avoidance of responsibility. It explores topics such as embracing responsibility, loving God with all your mind, growing in character and maturity, striving for academic excellence, balancing work and recreation, finding your calling, establishing godly friendships, handling the transition from high school to college, time management, financial discipline, and honoring parents while pursuing functional/economic independence.

Do More Better by Tim Challies
In Do More Better, you will learn: Common obstacles to productivity / The great purpose behind productivity / 3 essential tools for getting things done / The power of daily and weekly routines / And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and 20 tips I have learned along the way. It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress.