5 Books to Read This Summer
Need summer book recommendations? Here are our suggestions.
1 - Flunking Sainthood by Jana Reiss
As Lauren Winner described, this book is... “surprising and freeing; it is fun and funny; and it is full of wisdom. It is, in fact, the best book on the practices of the spiritual life that I have read in a long, long time.”
2 - A Homemade Year: The Blessings of Cooking, Crafting, and Coming Together by Jerusalem Jackson Greer
As one Amazon Reviewer said, you must... “Buy this book. It is as inspiring for a new believer who needs help figuring out how to live out her faith throughout the liturgical year as for a Mom who wants to teach her children how to love the Lord and fill her home with Christian celebration. This is a must read for every Christian woman, poignant, heartfelt and absolutely delightful!”
Also by Jerusalem Jackson Greer — At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises
3 - Barefoot Revolution: Biblical Spirituality for Finding God by Paul Marshall
“I can say with all honesty that Pastor Paul Marshall’s book, Barefoot Revolution, is one of only a handful of works that have actually helped me to go deeper with Jesus. It’s practical, personal, and challenging. I cannot more highly recommend Barefoot Revolution...” —John David Kudrick
4 - Shirt of Flame: A Year with St. Thérèse of Lisieux by Heather King
Fr. Ronald Rohlheiser recommends this book to anyone that is... “struggling with faith...with an obsession, with an addiction...and, most of all, with the sense you don't love Jesus and he doesn't love you either, that you are nothing, then let this book find you. It's a book for those who think they might be too sick to be helped by a doctor.”
5 - Horses Speak of God: How Horses Can Teach Us to Listen and Be Transformed by Laurie M. Brock
“You don’t have to be smitten with horses to fall in love with this book, which is rich with self-awareness and insight, anchored in the realities of living with intention, reverence, and love.” –Meredith Gould
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