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Summer Reading

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading. If you’re looking for some ideas of what to read next, the St. James’s staff has a list of books you might consider. Happy reading, y’all!

Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are The Storytellers, The Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser – Ashlee Ligon

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys (A Practical and Encouraging Guide to Christian Parenting) by Stephen James and David Thomas – Ashlee Ligon

God’s Dream by Desmond Tutu – Ashlee Ligon (for children)

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey – Ashlee Ligon (for children)

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Elliot Gardiner – Mark Whitmire 

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn – Mark Whitmire

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter – Donna Ellis

Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus by Robin R. Meyers – Jay Sandusky 

The War of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors by Dan Jones – John McCard

Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of Great Victorian Adventures by Tim Jeal – John McCard

1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica by Chris Turner – John McCard

Honor​​​ by Thirty Umrigar – Katie Ricard

Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb – Katie Ricard

This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi – Katie Ricard

The Devil’s Half Acre by Kristen Green – Katie Ricard

Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle – Virginia Whitmire

A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory by Frederich BuechnerVirginia Whitmire

East of Eden by John Steinbeck – Blake Singer

Diving into The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan – Blake Singer

Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry by Will Willimon – Annika Cline

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – Annika Cline

Beach Read by Emily Henry – Annika Cline

Dune by Frank Herbert – Annika Cline

a good girl’s guide to murder by Holly Jackson – Annika Cline

Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles – Winnie Canup

Hey White Girl by Judith Bice – Winnie Canup

Beach Music by Pat Conroy – Amelia Arthur

The Devil’s Half Acre: The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South’s Most Notorious Slave Jail by Kristen Green – Amelia Arthur

Blue Moon: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child – Poconna Thiel

The Paradise Series by Elin Hilderbrand – Poconna Thiel


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