Book Recommendations from Our Staff


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Are you looking for some new reading material? You've come to the right place. Our staff has hand-picked some of the best books for young people to read as you seek to grow in Christ and professionally!


Mikey's Picks

Anxious For Nothing" - Max Lucado In a world and culture where anxiety and depression are rampant, best-selling author Max Lucado, provides a Christ-centered pathway in order to be healed from anxiousness. As he dives deeper into what God's word says about anxiety, and walks through personal testimonies that he has experienced, readers will learn how to fight and be healed from anxiety in their lives, while also learning to cling to Jesus' promises in His scripture. If you are a Christian that is presently experiencing anxiety, I highly recommend that you consider this work, as its foundation is rooted in Philippians 4:6-7, about growing "to be not anxious about anything..". The Secular Creed - Rebecca McLaughlin In this work, award-winning author and Cambridge University educated Rebecca McLaughlin, provides an honest and biblically sound analysis of several cultural mantras for discussion in our present times. As she outlines these cultural mantras, she then provides a rebuttal of what God says about each of these topics in His word. This in turn points us towards a higher calling of love, that goes beyond this world, one that is "Agape" in nature. Readers are empowered to live out this love of Christ, as opposed to embracing the one-liners typically found on signs in front yards of American households, that have no lasting foundation or are not of truth. If you are desiring to grow in confronting injustice, without compromising God's truth, this work is a great place to start!


Suzanne's Pick

Lead... for God's Sake! A Parable for Finding the Heart of Leadership by Todd G. Gongwer

Lead...for God's Sake! is a simple read with a powerful message! This book clearly defines the important leadership qualities of accountability, character, and priorities. If you are looking for a book on Biblical leadership, giving this book a read is a great place to start.


Adam's Pick

Contagious Disciple Making: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery -David Watson, Paul Watson

In Contagious Disciple Making, David and Paul Watson map out a simple method that has sparked an explosion of homegrown churches in the United States and around the world. This disciple-making method focuses on equipping spiritual leaders in communities where churches are planted. Contagious Disciple Making is a great read for those who have a desire to pass on their faith to the next generation of leaders in the sports industry.


Amanda's Pick

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership teaches leadership from first-hand experience in combat and then explains how those same leadership concepts can be applied in business and beyond to create effective leaders and teams. This book opened my eyes to many important qualities a leader must possess to be successful and empower their teams. I was able to directly and immediately apply what I was learning not only with my leadership team but also in my other relationships. It has been one of the most life-changing books I’ve read!


Noah's Picks

Another Gospel- Alisa Childers

In her book, Another Gospel, Alisa Childers defends the core tenants of historical and biblical Christianity against the "new age" progressive Christianity claims that so often go against essential Christian beliefs. The book is very relevant in an age where truth doesn't exist to many and sheds light on the importance of standing firm in biblical truth. I highly recommend this book!


The Right Fight: How to Live a Loving Life- John Kennedy Vaughan

Jesus talks a lot about the importance of loving our neighbor, but what does that exactly look like in our day-to-day lives? Luckily, in John Kennedy Vaughan's book, The Right Fight: How to Live a Loving Life, he explores the answer to that question and unpacks the attributes of love described in 1 Corinthians 13. This a great book for followers of Jesus to read as you grow in your understanding of God's call to love our neighbors as ourselves.


Drew's Picks

This Beautiful Book: An Exploration of the Bible's Incredible Story Line and Why It Matters Today by Steve Green

I have probably ordered over a dozen different what I refer to as “Bible for dummies” type of books in the last 10 years as I’ve struggled to develop a clear understanding of the connection of the main storylines throughout the Bible. “This Beautiful Book” has honestly been exactly what I’ve been searching for! I highly recommend it to anyone who identifies with my struggle, or who has yet to press into the #1 best-selling book of all time that happens to have more manuscript evidence than any other piece of classical literature. You owe it to yourself to read firsthand about the One who literally divided time. “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” ― C.S. Lewis Side note: I used to believe the only reason I could believe in the Bible was that it’s what people told me I should believe. I thought it required “faith” to believe the Bible is true. Learning the historical accuracy and physical evidence of the Bible changed everything for me.

Coffee House Chronicles by Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett I highly recommend this easy-to-read series for anyone skeptical of Christianity. Love how realistic the conversations and questions posed, and arguments presented are. I have faced, and wrestled with so many of these exact questions and arguments during my college years, and couldn't be more thankful for the insight and guidance this series provides in finding the Truth!


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