Staff Summer Reading List

Staff Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time to change things up a bit. We find it's also a great time to change up what you read. Need some ideas of good books? Here you'll find almost every genre from leadership to theology, from history to personal development. There are over 60 titles of excellent books here, so take a look, pick one (or five!) and start reading! 

Pastor Chris

The Explicit Gospel | By Matt Chandler

Fearless | Eric Blehm

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters  | By Meg Meeker

Capital Gaines: The smart things I’ve learned by doing stupid stuff | By Chip Gains

A Higher Call  | By Adam Makos



Dare to Lead | Brene Brown

Thunderstruck | Eric Larson

Quiet: The Power if Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking | Susan Cain

The Innovators | Walter Isaacson

Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout

The Road Back to You: an Enneagram Journey | Ian Morgan Cron

Simplicity Parenting | Lisa M. Ross

Openness Unhindered | Rosaria Butterfiels

Pastor Adam

21 Great Leaders: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Influence | Pat Williams

The Road to Unafraid: How the Army's Top Ranger Faced Fear and Found Courage through “Black Hawk Down” and Beyond | Jeff Struecker 

A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II | Adam Makos

Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence | Bill O’Reilly

Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History | Bill O'Reilly


Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age / Sherry Turkle

Sea Stories | William McRaven

The Pioneers |  David McCullough

Pastor Kyle

George Washington: The Forge of Experience | James Thomas Flexner

Present Shock | Douglas Rushkoff

Faith Speaking Understanding | Kevin Vanhoozer

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction | Christopher Butler

Short Stories | Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- This book is so old they don't even publish it anymore (Kyle is really smart).


Popes and Feminists | Elise Crapuchettes

Come Ye Children | Charles Spurgeon

You Who? | Rachel Jankovic

Educated | Tara Westover 

On Managing Yourself | Harvard Business Review

(the other) Pastor Kyle

The Wright Brothers | David McCullough

Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson | Gordan S. Wood

Raising Men, Not Boys: Shepherding Your Sons to be Men of God Mike Fabarez

Spirit-Filled Jesus: Live by His Power | Mark Driscoll - Explores the role of the Holy Spirit in Jesus' life.

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God | Tim Keller - The vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.

Pastor Chaz

Creative Inc. | Ed Catmull

Present Shock | Douglas Rushkoff

Good to Great | Jim Collins

Faith Speaking Understanding | Kevin Vanhoozer


Habits of Grace | David Mathis 

Between Life & Death | Kathryn Butler 

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands  | Lisa Terkeurst 

Creativity Inc. (story of, and lessons from Pixar) | Ed Catmull 


Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike | Phil Knight

Educated | A Memoir by Tara Westover  

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain | Daniel Siegel

Inheritance: How our Genes Change Our Lives -- and Our Lives Change our Genes | Sharon Moalem MD PhD

The Pastor's Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love | Gloria Furman


Pastor Brian

Present Shock | Douglas Rushkoff

The one thing | Gary Keller

When Helping Hurts | Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert

Extreme Ownership | Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Memorial Day | Vince Flynn 

Pastor Carey

Live Love Lead | Brian Houston

Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy Seal Team Six Adam Brown | Eric Blehm

Bringing Up Boys | James Dobson

The Pioneers David McCullough

Dodge City | Tom Clavin

Washington's Revolution: The Making of America's First Leader | Robert Middlekauff

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