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Our Summer Reading List

Looking for a few good books to expand your thinking and knowledge? We have a few suggestions for your summer reading list!

We’ve compiled our top “don’t miss” 11 books. Some are old classics, some are new finds, and all are sure to spark new ideas of living a life of purpose and passion.

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. A fierce love bound Sheldon and his wife together as a couple. In his personal story he shares how they found a new level of meaning in their relationship through Christ.

The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta The hidden letters of Mother Teresa are stirring and tremendously transparent as she shares her struggles with giving and growing closer to Jesus.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. A classic that should be required reading for everyone. The author shares his story of survival and what he discovered about living and giving on purpose.

The Paradox of Generosity by Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson. Two Duke University researchers explore the truth behind the concept that in giving we receive and in grasping we lose.

Community 101 by Gilbert Bilzekian. A seasoned theologian and a founder of Willow Creek Community Church shares how we can reclaim the church as a community of oneness, with men and women working together.

Pursuing God’s Will Together by Ruth Haley Barton. This work contains tested ideas to discern God’s voice and apply it in a group through a spirit of unity.

Connected for Good by John Stanley. Discover how to create a game plan for living the generous life.

Run with the Horses by Eugene Peterson. Peterson brought the Bible to life in his paraphrase, The Message. Here, he illustrates how to fulfill your quest to live life at its best.

Parables of the Cross by I. Lilias Trotter. In this classic, written by a woman who gave up her career as an artist to become the first missionary to the hidden women in Algeria, explore a compelling story of surrender and giving.

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman. From the author of bestseller Emotional Intelligence comes a great book about how powerful it is to focus our lives on what is “ours” to do.

The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer. Re-center your mind on the magnificence of God’s attributes and everything else pales in comparison. This is a book to read each year.

 

 

 

 

Pam Pugh

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Pam Pugh

Pam Pugh is one of the founders of Women Doing Well. She guides charitable organizations in strategic planning and implementation through her firm, Reaching Forward, LLC. She is deeply motivated by making connections in the generosity space to unleash a wealth of financial resources to further the gospel of Christ. She lives in Alpharetta, Ga., with her husband and has two daughters. Her purpose statement is “expanding territory.”

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