Here’s Your List of Christian Books to Read this Summer

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Not sure which Christian books to read this summer? Here’s a list containing solid suggestions for Christian fiction and non-fiction.

Readers at KristiWoods.net even pitched in, offering their suggestions. (There were so many titles, space precluded listing them all!) Skim these titles, and see which ones to grab for spiritual enrichment or pure enjoyment this summer.

Many titles are available in other formats (i.e. audio, ebook, large print) in addition to those listed in this post.

What is a Book Every Christian Should Read?

It’s the most popular book of all time, far exceeding the readership of others–Christian or otherwise. It’s the Bible, better known as our spiritual sword. A power-packed offensive and defensive weapon.

Whether spending big chunks or small snippets of time reading Scripture, consider various options for reading the Bible from a different angle.

957170: The NASB New Inductive Study Bible, Milano Softone, Green The NASB New Inductive Study Bible, Milano Softone, Green
By Precept Ministries International / Harvest House Publishers
708679: The Complete Jewish Study Bible The Complete Jewish Study Bible
By Hendrickson Publishers

What Christian Book Should I Read First?

Great question. Life offers choices. Lots. Perhaps the list below will help you decide which Christian book, fiction or non-fiction, to read first. (After the Bible, of course.)

A favorite of mine is Pilgrim’s Progress. The Hiding Place is excellent, too. Look for links below.

Popular Christian Books to Read

Fiction

Many of these are award-winning novels and/or are written by popular novelists. Each lands in a different genre of Christian fiction. May they be an open window to new favorite authors and many more books for the TBR (to be read) pile.

458222: The Hidden Prince The Hidden Prince
By Tessa Afshar / Tyndale House
255977: The Last Exchange The Last Exchange
By Charles Martin / Thomas Nelson
123825EB: The Escape Game - eBook The Escape Game – eBook
By Marilyn Turk / Barbour Fiction
113953EB: Under the Magnolias - eBook Under the Magnolias – eBook
By T.I. Lowe / Tyndale House
458372: All That Is Secret, Hardcover, #1 All That Is Secret, Hardcover, #1
By Patricia Raybon / Tyndale House
241196: The Roads We Follow, Softcover The Roads We Follow, Softcover
By Nicole Deese / Bethany House
0740276: The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip
By Sara Brunsvold
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Non-fiction

Many of these Christian non-fiction books are all-time favorites for a reason. Others are new or maybe lesser known but extremely helpful. If you haven’t set eyes on one or several of these titles, why not add them to your summer reading list?

365488: The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense
By John Bevere
216244: The Pursuit of God The Pursuit of God
By A.W. Tozer, edited by James L. Snyder / Bethany House
412706: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts,  New Edition The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, New Edition
By Gary Chapman / Northfield Publishing
290681: The God of the Way: A Journey into the Stories, People, and Faith That Changed the World Forever The God of the Way: A Journey into the Stories, People, and Faith That Changed the World Forever
By Kathie Lee Gifford / Thomas Nelson
039875: Forgiving What You Can"t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That"s Beautiful Again Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again
By Lysa TerKeurst / Thomas Nelson
4262106: Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus
By Sarah Geringer / Leafwood Publishing

Allegory / Autobiography / Biography / Memoir

56548: Pilgrim"s Progress Pilgrim’s Progress
By Rosalie de Rosset, ed.
56696: The Hiding Place The Hiding Place
By Corrie Ten Boom
6582442: Is That Really You, God? Hearing the Voice of God Is That Really You, God? Hearing the Voice of God
By Loren Cunningham
201009: Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God"s Joy Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God’s Joy
By Mandisa with Suzanne Gosselin / K-LOVE Books
472671: All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
By Beth Moore / Tyndale Momentum
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KristiWoods.net Reader Title Suggestions

Fiction

230948: The Water Keeper The Water Keeper
72154EB: Their Eyes Were Watching God - eBook Their Eyes Were Watching God – eBook
By Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. & Edwidge Danticat / Amistad
540547: When Crickets Cry When Crickets Cry
By Charles Martin / Thomas Nelson
976381: The Princess, Special Edition The Princess, Special Edition
By Lori Wick / Harvest House Publishers
44220: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
By C.S. Lewis
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Non-fiction

036973: When God Doesn"t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can"t Live Without When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without
By Laura Story with Jennifer Schuchmann / W Publishing
86843EB: The Real God: How He Longs for You to See Him - eBook The Real God: How He Longs for You to See Him – eBook
By Chip Ingram / Baker Books
428716: A Deeper Walk: A Proven Path for Developing a More Vibrant Faith A Deeper Walk: A Proven Path for Developing a More Vibrant Faith
By Marcus Warner / Moody Publishers
2888X: Mere Christianity Gift Edition Mere Christianity Gift Edition
By C.S. Lewis / HarperOne
348498: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Updated Edition Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Updated Edition
By Peter Scazzero / Zondervan
330691: Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith
By Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg / Zondervan

Autobiography / Biography / Memoir

59939: Bruchko Bruchko
By Bruce Olson / Charisma House

Helping Christian Authors

There’s quite the catalog of books that could have made this list, so keep reading, trying new authors, and hey, if you like their books, here are a few free ways to support and encourage the author in ways that cost you nothing.

  • Review the book on Amazon, Christianbook, Barnes & Noble, etc.
  • Review the book on GoodReads (<– My profile, in case you want to be friends.)
  • Ask your local library to purchase the book

So many Christian books await to read this summer. Whichever one(s) you choose, enjoy!

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