Summer Reading Recommendations from Stephen Ministry

If you’re looking for something mindless that will take you to some far off beach or fabulous destination, these may not be the books you’re looking for. But if you want something that will make you think, that may challenge you, that may change how you look at life, one of these may be the book for you! Your Stephen Ministry team is happy to provide this list of a few of our favorites for your consideration.

As We Forgive Those: How To Forgive Others, Ourselves and God (Charles Finck) 

“Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive” (CS Lewis). Most of us have been taught the importance of forgiving. The problem is no one taught us how to do it. Now, we can learn how to forgive using a simple prayer that brings healing and restoration to the heart. This book reveals six profound steps to freedom in relationship with others and God, and effectively communicates biblical truths that no one should be without. 

Boundaries (Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend) 

This book addresses when to say yes and how to say no to take control of our life. The authors offer great insights and practical wisdom into the God-given gift of healthy boundaries. As they discuss how to take responsibility for and ownership of our lives, they give hope that we cannot just survive but thrive! Understanding healthy boundaries can help us live our lives in such a way that we can multiply our love for others and minimize the problems that we face. 

Treat Me Not My Age (Mark Lachs, MD) 

What do we do when we, or someone close to us, become older? This book is the essential handbook for navigating the healthcare system as we or loved ones get older. Dr. Lachs has spent over 20 years shepherding countless patients through difficult care decisions and helped them and their families make the best choice with a clear goal in mind. This book offers valuable guidance and suggestions about all aspects of health and aging, ensuring that the lives we lead are filled with as many healthy years as possible.

Sharon Boswell