Book Recommendations

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The staff has recommended the following books and studies to help you grow your faith and deepen your relationship with God. Please share your thoughts about the ones that inspire you!

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The Bible Jesus Read

Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished–but misguided–notions about the Christian life. In The Bible Jesus Read, Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is more important than the Old, that the
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Healthy. Happy. Holy.

“Take care of yourself. “ It’s an encouragement we offer freely to others but often withhold from ourselves. Why is self-care so hard for Christians to embrace? Perhaps it starts with our view of God.
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Live More Want Less

Get rid of clutter and live a more meaningful life. From taking control of an overflowing closet to creating clear and achievable life goals, Mary Carlomagno shows you how to strip away the nonessentials and
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Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Much of our faith and practice is about words―preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his
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Liturgy of the Ordinary

In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God’s presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed
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Busy Lives & Restless Souls

If you’ve already figured out your life and feel totally complete, then this book may not be for you. But if you are like the rest of us, every day presents a mountain of to-do
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Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully Through The Hours Of The Day

Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers for many religions, Wiederkehr helps readers become more attuned to living in the present moment and develop a kindred spirit
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Prayer, Does It Make Any Difference?

In this six-session Zondervan Groupware™ video curriculum, award-winning author Philip Yancey probes the very heartbeat―the most fundamental, challenging, perplexing, and deeply rewarding aspect―of our relationship with God: prayer. What is prayer? How does it work?
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Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers

Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive writing about her own faith through decades of trial and error. And in her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow, she has coalesced
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What Love Is

The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light
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