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September Book Recommendations

  Hershael York Deep Work by Cal Newport I recommend as a helpful secular book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. I need all the help I can get learning how to focus and be mindful. This book tells me how to do that better. It’s not a […]

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August Book Recommendations

Dr. Hershael York Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days by Eckhard Schnabel This is a fantastic study of Jesus’ final days leading up to the crucifixion. Schnabel profiles the seventy-two people and groups in the seventeen places that are listed in the passion narratives of each of the four gospels. Placing the events in chronological […]

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July Book Recommendations

Dr. Hershael York Luke, Jesus and the Forces of Death by Matthew Thiessen To complement our study in Luke, Jesus and the Forces of Death by Matthew Thiessen. This is a great new academic book about the ritual purity laws that were prevalent during the time of Jesus that are mentioned in the gospels and […]

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June Book Recommendations

Chris Parrish Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ, by Andrew Naselli In a time when there are seemingly endless opportunities for believers to be divided, it is incredibly important for Christians to understand and utilize their God-given conscience. Naselli helps us understand our consciences from a Biblical perspective […]

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Pastor Adam’s Top 10 Books Every Christian Should Read

In the “10 Books” series, our pastors share reading recommendations for every Christian’s bookshelf. Adam Bishop Associate Pastor   My list of books is very young. Most of the authors listed here aren’t even dead yet! However, I find that these books are as helpful to the average believer as any I’ve read. I tried to […]

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Pastor Jeff’s Top 10 Books Every Christian Should Read

In the “10 Books” series, our pastors share reading recommendations for every Christian’s bookshelf. Dr. Jeff Pennington Executive Pastor   I want to make a confession. Reading is a discipline that has not come easy for me. For a long time I have been envious of my wife, Ali, and my mother. Both of them […]

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Pastor Zack’s Top 10 Books Every Christian Should Read

In the “10 Books” series, our pastors share reading recommendations for every Christian’s bookshelf.   Zack Thurman Youth Pastor   Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting by Johnny Carr One resounding call throughout God’s Word is to care for the least of these. James reiterates this call when he describes true religion […]

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