Book suggestions

The last lecture by Randy Pausch

If you knew there was one last thing you could say to the world, what would it be? This professor was diagnosed with terminal cancer and prepared what he very well knew could be his last lecture. This short book is an inspiring and challenging true story full of faith and positivity.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” — Randy Pausch

Single. Dating. Engaged. Married. By Ben Stuart

This is a perfect book for any one of these life stages. It teaches how to be most effective in your stage of a relationship and how to properly navigate it.

“Freedom is not the absence of boundaries, it is the ability to fulfill created intent.”

Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell

This was a required book for me to read for one of my classes, but I definitely didn’t read it to fulfill my assignments because it is such an interesting read! There are countless quotable parts from this book, for it is full of wisdom and practical advice from a great leader. I would recommend this book to someone in any type of leadership position!

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

This is my most current read and I haven’t finished it yet since I’ve been reading some other books at the same time haha! This biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer displays not only the sheer genius of a young man, but his unshakable faith during a dark time in the worlds history.

“Religion was a dead, man-made thing, and at the heart of Christianity was something else entirely — God himself, alive.” — Bonhoeffer

Jesus Is ___ by Judah Smith

This book is for anybody, but I believe especially for new believers as it clearly lays out who Jesus is. Even though no one can fully cover that daunting task, Judah Smith does an excellent job.

“Focusing too much on rules and too little on grace tells children that what they do is more important than who they are.” -Judah Smith

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