Messages from Young Adults

Summer Reading List

A hammock and a book.

Picnic blanket, grapes, and a book.

Sandy ocean shores, a towel, sunglasses and a book.

Hood of car, sunset, mosquito repellent, blaring music and a book.

Choose the destination and accessories but there is something about the summer that just makes you want to find your favorite spot and read.  Before you hit the bookstores (or library if you are broke like me) check out the list below. Compiled by some of our authors these books with challenge, uplift, convict and hopefully ultimately draw you closer to the Author of all the seasons.

This list will continue to evolve and grow during the summer so feel free to send us your own favorites.

Spiritual Development

If My People Pray by Randy Maxwell: An Eleventh Hour Call to Prayer and Revival – great book about the power or prayer. We’ve been using it in our Wednesday night meetings for the past couple months.

In Step With God by Charles Stanley

Walking With God by John Eldridge: an intimate look at one man’s walk with God. This book reawakens within you the desire to hear God everyday.

The Power of Praying by Stormie Omartian: simple prayers that will reignite your prayer life and give you a new perspective as you start each day. This is also a wonderful gift for recent graduate.

Christ Object Lessons by Ellen White

Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis short 3 paged letters that strike at the core of what ails humanity and reveals some of Satan’s daily deceptions that we allow to blind our view on life.


Letters to Young Lovers by E.G. White– compilation of letters and responses between Ellen White and young people considering marriage. It is an old book, but very insightful and definitely relevant.

Doctrinal Truth

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis – A classic. Everyone should read Lewis’ poignant and insightful treatise on the life of a Christian.

The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions by David Berlinski – a really great read from a scientific mind debunking atheist rhetoric.

The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism by George Knight


Raw Juices Can Save your life! – Not conventional I know, but this is a guide to juicing with recipes on different natural juices that can help heal many common ailments. I cosign this one based on experience.

Life Portraits

Desire of Ages by E. G. White– Possibly the most beautiful portrait of the life of Christ. Get to know Jesus more intimately by reading this amazing account of His life and mission.

Messiah by Jerry D. Thomas – E.G. White classic book Desire of Ages translated in modern day English hits every note and places you right there in A.D 27. Beautiful

I Will Die Free by Noble Alexander– True story of a young adventist preacher in Cuba who remains faithful to God after being falsely accused, imprisoned and tortured for years.


It’s About People by Jim Hohnberger– My leadership team read this book this year and it really helped us refocus on the important part of ministry – the people. The book is an easy and through provoking read that gives suggestions for how to take action.

Books of the Bible

The Book of James by James – All about living the Christian life. James encourages us to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

The Letter to the Philippians by Paul – So much wisdom and brilliance in the writing of this apostle.