Reading is my escape. It’s also my favorite form or procrastination.


This summer while my boys are in the neighborhood pool, I’ll be parked on a lounge chair, Kindle in hand, reading.

If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your summer reading list, I’ve got a few suggestions for you!

My Kindle is loaded with over 2000 Christian fiction books.  I snag most of them for free from Christian Book Finds.

These four books stand out as Christian fiction books that God used to teach me new truths about Him.

My Favorite Christian Books:

If you’re looking for some new authors to check out my current favorites include: Staci Stallings, Dan Walsh, Leah Atwood, Chautona Havig, Traci Peterson, Rachel Hauck, Kristin Ethridge, and Francine Rivers.

I also read a lot of non-fiction Christian books. I try to keep on top of what’s trending so I know what the women in my church are reading. I also want to keep up with the latest trends in women’s ministry and church resources. And I’m always eager to know more about God’s word and exploring the ways in which He calls us to love and serve others.

Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin and Word-filled Women’s Ministry by Gloria Furman are two of my current recommendations for all leaders to read.

God’s been leading me to focus my reading on mentoring, discipleship, and evangelism.

This summer I plan to read:
My “hope-to-get-to” book list includes:

One of the members of our church book club suggested Good Reads (online, app, and connected with Kindle) as a way to keep up with the books we’ve read and want to read. I’m still working on completing my profile, but you’re welcome to follow me there.

There are authors I will not endorse and I can’t always recommend everything I’ve read. I take seriously God’s mandate in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 to test everything we read. I encourage all believers to do the same.

I hope the lists above have been an encouragment and resource to you as you plan your summer reading list.

If God’s calling you to dig deeper and study His Word this summer, I encourage you to check out my READ Bible Study Workbook. If He’s instead calling you to step up your prayer life, consider enrolling in the Prayer Warrior Boot Camp.

Praying we’ll each embrace the opportunities God gives us to draw closer to Him this summer!

I’d love to know, what books are you planning to read this summer?

You may also want to read:
Book Review: The Simplest Way to Change the World
Book Review: None Like Him by Jen Wilkin
Book Review: Word-filled Women’s Ministry

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