As an avid reader and a student I tend to get most of my pleasure reading done in the summer because that’s when I have the most free time. Also, there’s nothing like sitting out in the sunshine and reading an awesome book!
Today I am going to share with your the top 5 books on my reading list for this summer (because my actual reading list is endless and I would never be able to share the whole thing!)
1. Girls With Swords by Lisa Bevere
I’m just going to put it out there: Lisa Bevere is an AMAZING and EMPOWERING author! I’ve read her books Lioness Arising (review here: Lioness Arising Book Review) and Without Rival. Granted I wasn’t a huge fan of Lioness Arising at the time I read it; I feel that the season of life that I am currently in didn’t allow me to benefit from the wisdom in that particular book.
Girls With Swords uses the art of fencing to demonstrate how women need to take up their swords and become the heroes God has always intended them to be.
2. God Chasers by Tommy Tenney
This one is an oldie (circa 1998) and I can clearly remember all of the congregants at my childhood church raving about it. I grew up hearing people discuss this book and I’m a bit curious. A copy of it was pretty much dropped into my lap the other day so I’m going to give it a read.
I’m pretty excited to get started since the basis of the book is becoming a person so passionate for God’s presence that you chase the impossible in order to be with Him.
3. The Shack by William P Young
And now for my controversial read… I know a lot of people are not fans of this book. I’ve seen how people have twisted words and taken events out of context to shed the book in a bad light. However, this isn’t the first time I’ve read this book and it definitely won’t be the last. If you feel the need to comment and tell me how horrible this book is, please don’t.
The Shack is a fictional tale about a man who is angry with God over his painful childhood and a recent family trauma. He ends up spending the weekend with Father God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and learns how to forgive himself, others, and let go of his anger at God.
4. Praying God’s Word by Beth Moore
Beth Moore is AMAZING! She is so full of wisdom and teaches/writes in a way that is easy to understand. If you are looking for a teacher that is inspiring check out her videos and books!
If you follow my blog, then you know that I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. Over the last six months I have made it a habit to incorporate scriptures into my daily prayers (further explanation here: Praying With A Purpose: Developing a Prayer Strategey.). Imagine my excitement when I saw one of my favorite author’s, and people in general, had a book about this very subject! I’m so excited to dig in!
5. Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers
Francine is an amazing Christian novelist. I absolutely love reading about the women of the Bible, especially those who are part of the lineage of Christ! I cannot wait to start reading Lineage of Grace which presents the Biblical recordings of various women into story format!
What’s on your summer reading list?