Summer Reading Recommendations

I have enjoyed reading lists that others have put together of recommended books for over the summer. Al Mohler recommended some very interesting books on his list and Carrie at Reading to Know also recently recommended a list of books that also sound good. The HG over at the Common Room recommends some books while comparing this list of summer reads to the books she read in 2008 before she was married.

I’ve read 30+ books this year and here are some of my favorite books that I’ve read this year.

1. The Task Force Valor series by Chuck Holton – I read the second book in this series back in January. These books are very clean and they are written from a Christian perspective. The series follows a special ops team on various missions they are assigned to. The books are called Allah’s Fire, Island Inferno, and Meltdown.

2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – After resisting Jane Austen for many years, I finally read this novel. It is a very good book, much better than my favorite movie adaptation of the novel.

3. The Lamb and the Fuhrer by Ravi Zacharias – This is written as a dialogue between Jesus and Hitler, with Dietrich Bonhoeffer making an appearance as well. This book offers a compelling look at the question, “Is it ok to take one life if it means millions of others will be saved?”

4. Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris – A great book to read! It’s an easy-to-read book. If you haven’t read their first book, Do Hard Things, then start there and follow up with Start Here.

5. Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef – An excellent biography, compelling and very easy to read. Yousef was at the heart of the Palestinian-Israeli hostilities for many years. Because Yousef is a Christian, he offered a nice summary of the only answer for the Palestinians and Israelis.

6. Only Angels are Bulletproof by Emily Ann Benedict – A well-written novel by a first-time author. This book is definitely worth a read.

If you have any book recommendations, please feel free to leave them in the comments or create your own list on your blog and leave a link. I love reading other people’s lists of recommended books!

~ Melinda ~

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2 Responses to Summer Reading Recommendations

  1. Molly says:

    Thank you for posting your list. I was looking at another blog day before yesterday that recommended “The Lamb and the Fuhrer” by Ravi Zacharias. I will definitely have to check this out. We have a friend of the family who was in a concentration camp for years as a political prisoner. Always interesting subject matter for me.

    Let’s see, I will leave a recommendation as well. I’m reading a few books currently and one that is really standing out is The Testings of Devotion by Cheryl Dellasega. It’s about a war being waged between Lucifer and his minions and the ‘good’ Angels in heaven. It’s a really interesting twist on the subject because the angelic beings are open and flawed and easy to relate to. It’s also an enjoyable and even supenseful read at times. =)

    thanks again for your recommendations. enjoy your day!

  2. I love to read! Thanks for these recommendations.

    Warmly, Michelle

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