Summer 2022 Recommended Reading!

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The Other Half of Church 

by Jim Wilder and Michel Hendricks

In The Other Half of Church, join Michel and Jim's journey as they couple brain science with the Bible to identify how to overcome spiritual stagnation by living a full-brained faith. You'll also learn the four ingredients necessary to develop and maintain a vibrant transformational community where spiritual formation occurs, relationships flourish, and the toxic spread of narcissism is eradicated.

"The best book I’ve read in 20 years!"

- Brad Lewis, Chi Alpha Director

 

Recommended Books

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Small Group University

by Rev. Brad Lewis

Check out this amazing book our one and only Pastor Brad Lewis wrote about leading small group!

"This book changed my stinkin' life!"

- Carly Waggoner, NDSU CMIT

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The Unsaved Christian

by Dena Inserra

What to do when they say they’re Christian but don’t know Jesus?


Whether it’s the Christmas and Easter Christians or the faithful church attenders whose hearts are cold toward the Lord, we’ve all encountered cultural Christians. They’d check the Christian box on a survey, they’re fine with church, but the truth is, they’re far from God. So how do we bring Jesus to this overlooked mission field?

"The Unsaved Christian has helped me understand and process phenomena I have observed in myself, in my family, and in my culture. Because of this book, I am better able to be aware of other people’s perspectives and help them understand the Heart of God and the Church."

- Joshua Brose, NDSU CMIT

Available on Hoopla

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Peter Scazzero did what most people do--avoid conflict in the name of Christianity; ignore his anger, sadness, and fear; use God to run from God; and live without boundaries. Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health and the spiritual practice of slowing down and quieting your life to experience a firsthand relationship with Jesus.

"This book was integral as I worked through past experiences that were a barrier to me understanding God and forgiving those around me. Highly recommend it if you are looking to grow closer to God, but feel stuck."

- Hannah Brose, MSUM Chi Alpha Staff

Available on Hoopla

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Secrets is a timeless classic, an unparalleled resource for fueling your devotional prayer life. This book is a must reading for anyone wanting fresh momentum in their quiet time with Jesus.

"If one thing is evident after reading this book it is that there is a loving Father who so deeply desires an intimate relationship with His creation, children, and bride."

- Joshua Brose, NDSU CMIT

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The Master Plan of Evangelism

by Robert E. Coleman

Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Robert E. Coleman looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question, What was Christ's strategy for evangelism? Through a thorough examination of the gospel accounts, Coleman points out unchanging, simple, yet profound biblical principles of how to emulate Christ to others.

"If I could have every Christain I know read this book, I would. It shows the simplicity of the gospel and brings you near to the heart of God."

- Carly Waggoner, NDSU CMIT

Available on Hoopla

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Under Cover

by John Bevere

The truth is, we will all one day have to follow the leader. Whether at school, at work, in the military, or even in the national political arena, the question of who will lead and who will follow is constantly before us. Your response will determine your future.

"Bevere shares with us that according to the Scriptures when we do not respect the authority over us we are partaking in anomia or lawlessness. This lawlessness might not seem like a big issue when we only consider the human implications but when we take into account that all authority has been established by God [Romans 13:1], our lawlessness becomes a matter of great importance."

- Joshua Brose, NDSU CMIT

Available on Hoopla

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Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness as a root of much evil. Within the pages of this book, you'll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of life.

"This book changed the way I live my life. Reading it made me realize I’d been spending much of my downtime on stuff that wasn’t shaping me into the image of God, but into someone operating as a damaged version of myself. Jesus loved slowly. Love isn’t distracted or agitated. We need to ruthlessly eliminate hurry to love slowly and love like Jesus."

- Carly Waggoner, NDSU CMIT