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Long evenings, vacations, quieted responsibilities often provide opportunities during the summer months for reading.  If you haven't already decided on your book list, I thought I would give you some ideas to explore. 

Same Kind of Different As Me - Ron Hall and Denver Moore:  Hall and Moore share the true story of their friendship - one that grew out of unexpected circumstances.

Out of the Depths - Isabelle Knockwood: Knockwood shares about her experiences as a child at an Indian Residential School in Nova Scotia.

Small Things With Great Love - Margo Starbuck: Starbuck explores how EVERYONE can go on the adventure of loving their neighbours, and encourages readers by highlighting the gifts that each person can offer in their current life situation.

When Helping Hurts - Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert: Corbett and Fikkert evaluate the strategies that most churches and individuals use for offering assistance, and provide healthier principles for giving aid and relief.

Toxic Charity - Robert Lupton: Lupton talks about how our current ways of giving are actually harming those we most want to help.

Not Your Parents Offering Plate - J. Clif Christopher:  Christopher opens up the topic of giving. He talks about how the current generation of givers need to be engaged in a new way, and what that might mean for congregations today.

Under The Overpass - Mike Yankoski: Yankoski shares about his experience as a homeless person. He chose to live on the streets for 5 months and reflects on what life was like. 

Don't Invite Them to Church - Karen Wilk:  Wilk explores the notion that we aren't loving our neighbours when we invite them to church, rather we need to live our faith everyday, exactly where we are, being the church.

Or check out the multiple booklists under the resources section at Diaconal Ministries of Canada!

Enjoy your summer!


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