Looking for Summer Reading?

Looking for Summer Reading?

Nothing beats waking up to ocean salt drifting in on the breeze through an open window, grabbing your coffee, and settling in by a gorgeous beach view for some quiet time. Summer is the time for rest. It can also be a season of exploration—of new ideas, interests, or authors. Or, for many of us, it’s a season of just catching up. How many times do we pull out a book, intending to read it, and it sits on our nightstand, unopened, for months?

So whether you’re looking to rest, explore, catch up—or you just want a good book to read on the plane—here are three books that Keith Paulus has put forth for your consideration. We hope you take time to grow in your discipleship, to thank God for the good gifts He has given us, and to enjoy these books!


Luther on the Christian Life | by Carl Trueman

“Martin Luther’s historical significance can hardly be overstated. Known as the father of the Protestant Reformation, Luther has had an enormous impact on Western Christianity and culture. In Luther on the Christian Life, historian Carl Trueman introduces readers to the lively Reformer, taking them on a tour of his historical context, theological system, and approach to the Christian life. Whether exploring Luther’s theology of protest, ever-present sense of humor, or misunderstood view of sanctification, this book will help modern readers go deeper in their spiritual walk by learning from one of the great teachers of the faith. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.”

— via Crossway.org


The Happy Christian | by David Murray

“Hopelessness has invaded much of our culture, even reaching deep into the church. But while the world is awash in negativity, Christians have resources to live differently. In The Happy Christian, professor and pastor David Murray blends the best of modern science and psychology with the timeless truths of Scripture to create a solid, credible guide to positivity. The author of the acclaimed Christians Get Depressed Too, Murray exposes modern negativity’s insidious roots and presents ten perspective-changing ways to remain optimistic in a world that keeps trying to drag us down.  The Happy Christian invites readers to shed negativity and become countercultural missionaries by demonstrating the positive power of the gospel in their lives.”

— via Amazon


12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You | by Tony Reinke

“Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted. Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.”

— via Google Books