PD Series: Summer Reading

I still associate summer time with reading- except I don’t get a free pizza or an award for all the books I’ve read anymore, bummer ūüėČ

Anyway, here’s what I’ve enjoyed¬†reading during Summer 2016 of our transition time. All of them are absolutely noteworthy, but I would personally describe the first two as life-changing!


Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

As we learned in training, none of us come to the Bible without some sort of lens from culture, experiences, our own fallenness, etc. This book was very¬†helpful for me in¬†keeping the right focus¬†as I approach G’s Word, to say the least. I highly recommend it! Men, you can read it, too- there is only one chapter at the end which focuses on advice for women who lead Bible Studies.


When People are Big and G is Small by Edward T. Welch

This transition overseas¬†has revealed in my heart- I fear men more than I fear G! This book not only covers¬†fearing G over men- it¬†addresses the culture of fear of man that’s developed throughout history to today, and it’s absolutely fascinating.¬†I must stop here or¬†I will go on and on. You have my word, this book is absolutely worth your time!


The Land Between: Finding G in Difficult Transitions by Jeff Manion

I have enjoyed some great, practical books on transition this year. This one was a wonderful, spiritual look at transition. We follow the Israelites through the desert, and learn the importance of being aware of the heart habits and perspectives of G we establish during transition.


Cross-Cultural Connections: Stepping Out and Fitting In Around the World by Duane Elmer

This was an excellent book addressing culture and how to recognize culture¬†at home or abroad, how to reach out to persons of other¬†cultures, what to expect concerning culture shock, and more! Great flow of thought and definitely not just for m’s but anyone working amongst internationals.


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

What’s there to say? Beautiful classics! Was¬†recommended reading from Welch’s book, to help remind us how¬†big G is.

I love that a friend of mine likes to ask, “read any good books lately?”¬†It usually opens up some great discussion with people!

Have you read any good books lately? ūüôā

With love, Sarah Lynn