For most families, things slow down a little bit during the summer. The summer is a time for vacations and down time. It’s a great time to enjoy some good books in addition to your regular Bible reading. I thought I would make a few suggestions to get you started.
- A Praying Life by Paul Miller
- Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
- Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
Without question, this is the best Christian fiction book I have ever read! I couldn’t put it down! It is based on the reality of the underground church in China. As a matter of fact, the people and the circumstances are based upon real Chinese believers that Alcorn met during his research. This look at Chinese Christians challenged me greatly. I woke up one morning at 3:30 hearing Claire sobbing. She was reading Safely Home and like me, she couldn’t put it down.
There are so many books that I could recommend but I will stop with those three for now. Find a quiet place, get a cup of coffee or a glass of iced tea, and enjoy some edifying summer reading!