5 Christian Books To Read This Summer

bible reading challenge day 182

Paging the month of June. Where did you go? Does anyone know? I’ve been wanting to read more than I have been lately, but wow, has the time been eaten up. Β  Regardless, I’m determined to get a little reading in, no matter the method. And today, I’m sharing 5 Christian books to read this summer before it is over. Here we go, in no particular order:

christian non-fiction books for summer

1. The Unburdened Heart: Finding the Freedom of Forgiveness
This book has 28 5-star ratings on Amazon and for the last year, the Lord has been reiterating a message to me on forgiving others. When I read over the reviews for this book, my impression was that every single person who read the book truly gleaned practical lessons to put into real life practice.

2. Prayers for a Woman’s Soul I pinned this book a few months ago and I really want to read this one. From reading the summary description, the point of the book seems to be remembering to pray for yourself. This book may be for a unique audience, in that many of us are so focused on praying for our own needs that we fail to pray for others. The author of “Prayers for A Woman’s Soul” understands that there are women who spend so much time praying for others that we forget to pray for ourselves. Honestly, I fall in this category often since I make it a point to pray for everyone else, but sometimes I forget that God wants to hear my needs and desires also.

3. Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home My awesome friend, Kara, read this book and posted about it. After reading her post & review, I wanted to read this book desperately. And I haven’t accomplished that yet. But I’m going to. (Especially since I just told all of you that I’m going to.) Kara says: “It’s about looking for glimpses of grace in those everyday moments.” Oh how I love that. Because isn’t life just a ball of mixed up dirty dishes and laundry and more trash to take out? I so need Jesus during those times, because frankly, I get bored with dishes and laundry and trash. You?

4. Wife After God: Drawing Closer to God & Your Husband My fab friend, Jennifer Smith from Unveiled Wife, released a beautiful 30 day devotional for wives and I’m so excited that it arrived in the mail last week! Can’t wait to dig into it. I love how she introduces the book by saying that being a wife is a ministry role. Oh, that is so true and I often forget the honor that it is.

5. The Difference Maker: Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset Last week I instagrammed a pic of my toddler. Wow does she ever know how to spark an attitude! Then that parental mirror flips and I see myself. Yikes- how my attitude can flip and flop like the worst summer shoes you’ve ever worn. John Maxwell’s leadership books have always inspired me to push beyond myself and I’m sure this one will be no different.

Alright, Friends. That’s it for today. But I must know:

What are you reading this summer? Please share in the comments!







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  1. Hi! πŸ™‚ This is my first time here, but I found you via Pinterest! Always fun to find a fellow book lover, and I love your suggestions! I do think you need a 6th entry though. πŸ˜‰

    It’s called “When God Intervenes” by Dabney Hedegard, and it’s her memoir about being six weeks pregnant and docs finding a football-sized tumor in her chest. Not only did she decide to keep the baby, but she also faced a ten-year battle with her health that included four near-death experiences where God miraculously saved her. I’ve been telling people that if you only have money enough to buy one book this year, this is the one you should buy. It will build your faith like no other, and it’s such a powerful testament to the fact that our God still performs miracles today. There is no other way to explain how Dabney survived.

    Anyways, haha. Highly recommended!

  2. I’m currently reading “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” on my Kindle. Admiring his family for their itellectual brilliance. Facinated by the fact that he knew he wanted to study theology by the age of 13. Thought-provoking reading.

  3. Thanks for these great book ideas! I am so thirsty for some good, uplifting reading! I am currently reading “Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches” by Rachel Jankovic and it is a great read for moms of youngsters. I also recently started “Happily Ever After” by Gary Chapman and I’m only on chapter two but there is some great practical advice on working through conflict in a way that honors your spouse. I will have to add these to my list, thanks! πŸ™‚

  4. I just finished reading Passionate Parenting by Cary Schmidt and am beginning The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul. Thanks for sharing what you’re reading – I love getting ideas to add to my ever-growing book list!

  5. Nancy Westmoreland says:

    I just finished Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. I am now reading Letters From a Skeptic by Dr. Gregory A. Boyd and Edward K. Boyd and One Question by Ken Coleman.

  6. Allyson Harper says:

    Gods at War by Kyle Idleman. It’s about the idols that are in our lives. Our bible study is doing it and I love it so far. I’m also going back and forth through 1,000 Gifts, Weary Mom and The Goodwife’s Guide also. Have two under two, so its a struggle to keep focused sometimes.

  7. Currently I am reading Alister McGrath’s new biography of C.S. Lewis. And Jennie Allen’s book Anything as part of the GoodMorningGirls online study. Both great!

  8. I’m reading Half the Sky and The Christian Homemakers Handbook at the same time. Interesting flipping back and forth between reading about how women are oppressed around the world and then how feminism has harmed the family and how to be a godly homemaker from the other book.

    1. wow- what a combo! You should write a post comparing the two when you’ve finished, if you hadn’t already thought of that. πŸ˜‰

  9. Lori Ewng says:

    I have just finished “The Shack” (for the 3rd time) and “The Hiding Place” (for the second time).

    1. Corrie Ten Boom is a favorite all-around. Would you believe I’ve not read “The Shack?” Must fix that!

  10. They all seem that they would be enlightening and great reads…I plan to read Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst and Let it Go by Karen Lehman. I also have been finishing up Stressed~Less Living by Tracie Miles and The Confident Heart by Renee Swipe. Also books to support our journeys here in this world we live in…

  11. Heather P says:

    I am still current with the Bible readings and have adjusted my reading schedule. However, I am also trying to get certified to be a teacher and continuing to read books and pray for my marriage. My pastor let me borrow a couple books and add those to others I have piled up to read, I may never get it done. Especially since my daughter has already had one surgery on her right foot and will probably get the left foot done before school starts in August.. Does is ever end???? πŸ™‚

    1. Oh girl I so get it!!! I have to “sneak” in my reading. πŸ˜‰ Little by little.

  12. Mark Batterson’s The CircleMaker at your recommendation. What I have read so far has truly impacted how I pray. I also read Christian fiction as a treat that I seldom have time for during the school year.

    1. Ohh. You know I love that book! Let me know when you’re finished; I’d love to hear your impression.

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