Looking for some good books to add to your summer reading list? Here are some of our favourites from the past year!

Get Your Life Back

by John Eldredge

“I’ve only read the first 3 chapters in this book and it’s been exactly what I need.  John Elderidge has provided a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back.   My capacity to do life in the midst of the chaos around me has left a desire to get a grip on what my mind should be focusing on.  What I have appreciated the most so far, is that I have simple practical ideas to start implementing right away to get my life back.

John’s writing style is down to earth, engaging and practical.  It’s an easy read and so encouraging.  Highly recommend!”

Colleen Giesbrecht
Kids Ministry Programming Director

The Beekeeper of Aleppo

by Christy Lefteri

A novel about a Syrian refugee family and their journey to Britain.  This really opened my eyes to the atrocities that many refugees have experienced and gave me great empathy for those new to our community.  What stories would they want to share about the beauty of their homeland?”

Terry Dueck
Lead Pastor

Pray

by Neil Cole

A short read but filled with stories on the power of prayer that has inspired me to pray, trusting that God is the one the creates the breakthrough.”

Terry Dueck
Lead Pastor

Hope is OUr deliverance

by Alexander Rempel

The incredible story of a Mennonite leader and his family in Stalin’s Russia.  This biography helped me gain a wiser perspective on the struggles the church has faced in 2020 – what we’ve faced is not persecution, when you listen to life story of Jacob Rempel.

Terry Dueck
Lead Pastor

Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name

by Max Lucado

I loved reading this book as Lucado put a different perspective on the relationship between God and us. It was cool to see how he sees God’s love for us and the different ways that God shows It to us.

Dana Berg
Student Ministries Programming Director

gods at war

by Kyle Idleman

This book has been really challenging me to look at my life to see what is taking the place of God.

Dana Berg
Student Ministries Programming Director

the listening life

by Adam S. McHugh

“Not only does this book communicate the incredible importance of listening for spiritual and emotional health, it has a theological depth to it that welcomes you to encounter the God who listens.”

Luke Hildebrand
Community Life Pastor

the listening life

by Adam S. McHugh

“I love history! This book looks at how the people of Israel completely changed the course of history, and it can inform how we read the Bible.”

Luke Hildebrand
Community Life Pastor

raising giant-killers

by Bill Johnson

“As kids grow and experience life, they face “giants” in many forms–the hurts, struggles, fears and temptations of the world that seduce countless young people away from their divine call to represent Jesus in both purity and power. It is vital for parents to train and equip children to face these giants. Check out this book to help them do so!”

Mike Franz
Spiritual Life Director

Rising tides

by Neil Cole

“A quick and engaging read about the exponential changes the world is experiencing, and building  a future proof faith.”

Terry Penner
Receptionist

Surprise the World

by Michael Frost

“A short book about how to cultivate the 5 habits of missional people into your life.”

Terry Penner
Receptionist