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Our Book Recommendations from 2021


In the midst of many crazy transitions, amazingly, this year included a lot of reading. Thank God for audio books and Kindle devices! Here our some of our favorites. We'd also welcome your recommendations for our 2022 reading list!


When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

By Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

A very helpful resource on how we can help the materially poor in the best way possible through a Gospel lens.


The Ology

By Marty Machowski

A great children's book that explains complex doctrines in bite-sized pieces in a way kids can understand. (A recommendation from Moses's library.)


The Giver (El Dador de Recuerdos)

By Lois Lowry

A creative novel (and quarantine read) that helped us brush up on our Spanish, too!


Aprocheva Bien el Tiempo by Ana Avila and Super Ocupados (Crazy Busy) by Kevin DeYoung.

Both of these books help unpack how Christians should understand productivity through a Scriptural lens, with practical recommendations and guides.


From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership

By Scott Sauls

Biblical insights for leadership based on biblical examples.


Pastors and Their Critics

By Joel Beeke

Most people face a good deal of criticism in their lives - especially leaders and pastors. Beeke's book provides a biblical perspective on how to receive and give criticism in a way that honors God and seeks the health and maturity of God's people.


The Gospel in 3D: Ministry in Guilt, Shame, and Fear Cultures

By Jason Georges.

Very helpful paradigm for understanding three major worldview categories and how the Gospel speaks into these three cultural perspectives in a way that is consistent with Scripture. Highly recommended for all Christians seeking to make disciples in any culture (including your own!).




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