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South Main Summer 2018 Reading List

Are you looking for some enriching reading for the summer? South Main's Discipleship Committee has polled our ministers and some fellow congregants to collect this terrific list of books for the upcoming vacation season. You’ll find all sorts of picks from the spiritually edifying and deeply educational to the pleasantly amusing and simply entertaining. We hope you’ll grab a few of these titles, some of which are in the church library, enjoy them this summer, and have some conversations in the upcoming months with those who have shared some of their favorite reads.

Jane JefferiesDevotional You are the Beloved by Henri Nouwen
Jeanne Luedemann Devotional Listening to Your Life by Frederick Buechner
Jeanne Luedemann Devotional Beyond Words by Frederick Buechner
Carey CannonFiction Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Jane Jefferies Fiction A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Jeanne Luedemann  Fiction The Personal History of Rachel DuPree by Ann Weisgarber
Chris Dove Fiction  The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky
Greg Funderburk Fiction  Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin
Greg Funderburk  Fiction  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Susan Moore Non-Fiction The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White
Carol Shattuck Non-Fiction  Lincoln on Leadership by Donald P. Phillips
Carol Shattuck Non-Fiction  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Steve Rader Non-Fiction  Stories Jesus Still Tells - The Parables by John Claypool
Greg Funderburk  Non-Fiction  The Road to Character by David Brooks
Greg Funderburk  Non-Fiction  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Jane Jefferies Non-Fiction  My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg
Dolores RaderNon-Fiction  We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Brad Jernberg Non-Fiction  The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell
Dolores Rader Parenting  Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour 
Greg Funderburk  Poems  The Rain in Portugal by Billy Collins
Jane JefferiesSpiritual Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner
Dave ShattuckSpiritual  The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard
Dave Shattuck Spiritual  What's So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey
Greg Funderburk Spiritual  At Eternity’s Gate: The Spiritual Vision of Vincent Van Gogh by Kathleen Powers Ericson
Greg FunderburkSpiritual  I Asked for Wonder, A Spiritual Anthology by Abraham Joshua Heschel edited by Samuel H. Dresner
Steve Wells Spiritual  Simply Christian: Why the Gospel Makes Sense by N.T. Wright
Steve Wells Spiritual  How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels by N.T. Wright
Steve Wells Spiritual  Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and What makes it Good by N.T. Wright
Steve Wells Spiritual  Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness by Richard Hays
Steve WellsSpiritual  Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology by Todd D. Still

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