April 9, 2020


With our church library closed and social distancing keeping us at home, here are some book titles suggested by your education committee for reading now and over the summer. Besides hard copy, you can enjoy these on Kindle, Apple Books or check on borrowing e-books from your local library.

To read a book review, CLICK on a book cover (if reviewed).

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Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well by Billy Graham  (reviewed)

“Explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God’s point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day.” —Billy Graham

The Day Approaching: An Israeli’s Message of Warning and Hope for the Last Days by Amir Tsarfati   (reviewed)

As a Jewish native Israeli who is a Christian, Amir Tsarfati has a distinct perspective that weaves biblical history, current events, and Bible prophecy together to shine light on the mysteries about the end times.

The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception by John F. MacArthur   (reviewed)

Right now, truth is under attack, and much is at stake. Perhaps no one in America is more passionate than John MacArthur about exposing those who are mounting this attack.

Through My Father's Eyes by Franklin Graham

A look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his father’s steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him.


Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion by Anne Graham Lotz

Anne Graham Lotz draws on her rich biblical knowledge as well as her personal story - including her recent cancer diagnosis - to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is a person who prays for us, guides us, comforts, and stays by our side at all times.



How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations by Max Lucado

Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy amidst any life circumstance. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, this book presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.

The Kremlin Conspiracy: A Marcus Ryker Series Political and Military Action Thriller: (Book 1) by Joel C. Rosenberg 

With his knack for writing prophetic fiction, those who want an early glimpse at what the world might look like in the very near future should pick up Joel Rosenberg’s latest thriller. . . Strap in and hold on tight, it  is a high-octane thriller that will stun readers and stay with them long after they turn the final page.

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

In this autobiographical account, Corrie ten Boom tells of her family's attempt to save Dutch Jews from a Nazi roundup. Corrie would survive captivity to write, preach, and personally share the story of God's love and forgiveness - even to her former Nazi captors!


He Walks with Me: Enjoying the Abiding Presence of God by Warren W. Wiersbe

Do you find yourself living in regret and fear more than in today’s reality? God calls us to serve Him in the current moment rather than worry about the past or the future.

not a fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman

With frankness and humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, loved, and prayed.





What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren 
This booklet will guide you on a seven day adventure of discovery. By the end of the adventure you will begin to understand God's purpose for your life and how your life can help fulfill God's great purpose for all of creation.



“I Will: Nine Traits of an Outwardly Focused Christian”   (reviewed)

by Thom S. Rainer    

Could you be the answer to the problems you see? Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us. Emotional. Physical. Spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are these problems for our pastors to address or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last?

“I Stand At The Door And Knock”  (reviewed)

by Corrie ten Boom  

At the height of Nazi power, amid the horrors of a concentration camp, the seeds of faith and forgiveness grew to fruition in the heart of a young Dutch woman named Corrie ten Boom.

“God Is With You Every Day ” (reviewed)

by Max Lucado

The One who created the universe, who set the world into motion- He is with you. Not just on joyful days. Not just on tough days. God is with you every single day, cheering for you, lifting you up, and drawing you closer to Him.

"The Shack"

by Wm. Paul Young   (reviewed)

In an age where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant, The Shack wrestles with the timeless question: Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain? Discover the answers that astounded and transformed Mack.

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“Heaven is for REAL…for kids”

as told by Colton Burpo.     (reviewed)


Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton—kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the adult version of the book.

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“The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life”

by Louie Giglio     (reviewed)

Louis Giglio explains in passionate prose what it means to truly live a life of worship, offering insight and guidance for finding our personal path towards connecting with the God of the Universe..