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Pastor Butler's Summer Reading Suggestions

Leaders must be Readers. There is no shortcut here - podcasts, videos, and audio resources are great but there is no substitute for reading. Here are a few favorites and/or reading plans that may be of benefit.


1. Summer Bible Reading: Read through the New Testament

Try these books back to back for a plan:

  • Matthew & Hebrews

  • Mark and 1,2 Peter

  • Luke and Acts

  • John and 1,2,3 John

  • 1,2 Thessalonians with Revelation

  • 1,2 Corinthians, Galatians & Romans

  • Ephesians and Colossians

  • Philemon and 1,2 Timothy

  • James and Jude

  • Titus and Philemon


2. Biographies or Testimonials:

  • Heroes Among Us by Jim Ryun

  • Bold & Broken by Jason & David Benham

  • Shaken by Tim Tebow

  • Seven Men, Seven Women by Eric Metaxas

  • 1776 by David McCullough

  • 131 Christians Everyone Should Know


3. Doctrine or Lifestyle:

  • A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet

  • The Narnia Code by Michael Ward

  • Is God a Moral Monster? by Paul Copan

  • Why Suffering? Vince Vitale and Ravi Zacharias

  • Decision Making and the Will of God by Garry Friesen

  • Dispensationalism Today by Charles Ryrie

  • The Shaping of a Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot

  • Dark Agenda by David Horowitz

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