Good Summer Reading

Summer Reading
Don’t you love summer? Your children can put away the “have to read” books that school demands and the intense schedule of the school year, and have long leisurely hours to…read! The following list of books includes some that your children can read or you can read together to not only give them the pleasure of reading, but also to  nurture their souls and character. (The list progresses from younger to older readers.)

Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes (Vol. 1-4)—Dave and Neta Jackson

Tales of the Kingdom—David and Karen Mains (Also sequels: Tales of the Resistance; Tales of the Restoration)

God Knows My Size! Silvia Tarniceriu—Harvey Yoder

The War for Mansoul—Ethel Barrett and John Bunyan (contemporary version of Bunyan’s A Holy War; delightful audio version of Ethel Barrett’s telling of War for Mansoul)

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations—Alex and Brett Harris and Chuck Norris

The Pursuit of God—AW Tozer

Especially for boys:

The Kingdom’s Dawn Series—Chuck Black (6 book series starting with Kingdom’s Dawn)

Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man—Bob Schultz (Also: Created for Work: Practical Insights for Young Men)

The Mark of a Man: Following Christ’s Example of Masculinity—Elisabeth Elliot

Especially for girls:

Hinds Feet on High Places—Hannah Hurnard

Beautiful Girlhood—Karen Andreola


Photo Credit: Lin Pernille Photography on Flickr

Written by Sally Michael

Sally Michael

Sally Michael is passionate about developing God-centered resources for the spiritual development of children in the home and at church. Sally also enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren.

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