Page Turners



Even though we are in the middle of the craziness of May, now is a great time to pause for a few minutes to consider what your summer reading might be. After surveying the FPCO pastoral staff for their reading recommendations, The Collaborative has been able to compile an interesting list of books. 

This is a great time of year to select a couple of books to read during the longer days of summer. They may not all be “page turners” in the typical sense, but all are worth turning the page to glean and enjoy the authors’ insight, wisdom, and talent. Nora Ephron, the screenwriter of popular romantic comedies When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, put it this way in her book I Feel Bad About My Neck:

“Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real.”

The following are not listed in any particular order. Enjoy perusing this list and reading your selection. 

Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep, Tish Warren

Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges that No One Expects and Everyone Experiences, Carey Nieuwhof

Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God’s Royal Priests, Edward Welch

Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter  by Tim Keller 

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs by Steve Cuss 

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution by Carl Trueman 

Dominion by Tom Holland 

The Trinity: An Introduction by Scott Swain

Art + Faith: The Theology of Making by Makoto Fujimura

You Are What You Love by James KA Smith

Is Jesus Truly God?: How the Bible Teaches the Divinity of Christ by Greg Lanier

Welcome to summer, stay cool, and happy reading!

Crosland Stuart, of Crosland & Company, LLC, works with The Collaborative on marketing, recruiting, and content creation. Additionally, she also works in the areas of foundation consulting, communications, and is a literary agent.


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