favorite books

I get asked a lot for recommendations of books to read or books to help people spiritually, so I created this page to list them all and hopefully divided things up in a way that will help you find what you need!

“We read to know we are not alone.” -C.S. Lewis

FICTION:

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MEMOIR/ ESSAYS/BIOGRAPHIES:

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BOOKS THAT HAVE TAUGHT ME HOW TO PRAY:

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Also helpful:
Blog post “The Call for the Next 40 Days: To the Nations & People of the Cross” (Lent prayer)

BOOKS ON RELATIONSHIPS/SEX/BOUNDARIES:

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Also helpful:
Emotional Dependency: A Threat To Close Friendships article
XXXChurch.com 

IF YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THE GOSPEL AND WHO JESUS IS:

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Also helpful:
Matt Chandler’s sermon series Recovering Redemption (amazing!!!)

BOOKS ON GRIEF/LOSS/SUFFERING:

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BOOKS ON WRITING:

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YOUTH MINISTRY/UNDERSTANDING TEENAGERS:

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LEADERSHIP/MINISTRY/MISSIONS:

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Also helpful:
Blog post “Church Didn’t Save Me, Starbucks Did”
Blog post “Christians Are Dangerous”

A DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANITY FOR SKEPTICS (APOLOGETICS):

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DEVOTIONALS/HELP ON READING THE BIBLE:

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Also helpful:
Matt Chandler’s Sermon on How to Study the Bible
She Reads Truth App
Jefferson Bethke on How I Read My Bible

BIBLE TRANSLATIONS/PARAPHRASES/STUDY BIBLES I USE A LOT (“The best translation of the Bible is the one you will read”):

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Also helpful:
Olive Tree Bible App

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