Summer: sun, vacation, barbecue and books. This is the perfect time to re-engage on your reading goals for the year. So here are some book recommendations to get you on the right track.


 

 

BUSINES

Dare to ServeDare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others
Cheryl Bachelder

Bachelder has led a remarkable comeback at Popeyes Chicken, and this book provides an inside look on her leadership

 

 

 

 

 

PREACHING

PreachingPreaching: Communicating the Faith in an Age of Skepticism
Tim Keller

Ligon Duncan recently commented, “Preachers need to recognize that they are engaging with a new kind of generation of skeptics.” Tim Keller’s book is sure to provide sound guidance on how to meaningfully engage with modern unbelievers from the pulpit. The book releases June 9th.

 

 

 

 

MINISTRY

Crazy BusyCrazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem
Kevin DeYoung

Leaders are constantly tempted to take on more than they’re capable of. DeYoung’s wisdom could be a lifeline for the overworked and overwhelmed.

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

ChurchillChurchill
Ashley Jackson

Churchill is one of (if not the most) influential leader of the last century. Every leader should spend a season sitting at this man’s feet.

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATION

Words Fail MeWords Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing
Patricia T O’Conner

With the advent of social media, blogs, and email, there is even more impetus for leaders to sharpen their writing skills. O’Conner’s book is a fresh read with helpful advice.

 

 

 

 

 

THEOLOGY

What is the MeaningWhat is the Meaning of Sex? 
Denny Burk

Sexual ethics are the single most pressing issue in the church and the broader culture. Pastors and gospel leaders need to know what we believe and why. Denny Burk has penned a superb and concise articulation of a Christian sexual ethic.

 

 

 

 

NOVEL FOR CHILDREN

Edge of Dark SeaOn the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Andrew Peterson

If you’re looking for a series of novels to read through with your children, the Wingfeather Saga is a great choice. Action, adventure, great characters, and amazing storytelling.

 

 

 

 

 

DISCIPLESHIP

Risky GospelRisky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome
Owen Strachan

The world is raging; the culture is hostile; and Christ calls us to be all in for the sake of the gospel. This is a great book for discipling high school and college students in order to instill in them a vision for how the gospel influences all of life.