Summer reading list

Here at North Ridge Church, we are MOVING FORWARD. We are dedicated to being learners and growing closer to God through reading His word, digging into resources that help us learn more about Him, and being in relationship with Him.


Below are several books that the North Ridge Church staff and leadership believe are pertinent in moving forward HERE and NOW. We are excited to read these books together!

  • Multi-generational read

    For Adults: Everybody always by bob goff


    For Kids: Love Does for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich

    Following Jesus is not boring! Loving others is the greatest adventure of life. Both the young and young at heart will be inspired and encouraged to love like Jesus, maybe even together, after reading these light hearted and compelling books

    Click here to purchase Everybody Always

    Click here to purchase Love Does for Kids

  • A read to dig deeper

    The Storm Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell Moore

    In the sermon series Hurt to Healed we discussed how strong a force both the biological and church family is. No matter your marital status or parental status, you are part of a family. Keep discovering how family is an echo of the gospel to both you and the world.

    Click here to purchase The Storm Tossed Family

  • Facing the new "normal" with hope

    Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference by Tim Keller and John Inazu

    How can you interact with those around you in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are different but that also remains faithful to the gospel? Learn from multiples perspectives and stories how we can reach faithfully across deep and painful differences.

    Click here to purchase Uncommon Ground

  • FACING THE NEW "NORMAL" WITH HOPE

    The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

    As life as we know it has shifted dramatically, who are you becoming? Leaning on Christian wisdom, this pastor and author suggests we must become Christ followers who ruthlessly eliminate hurry from our lives. Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life. Read this book to find a road map for staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in our chaotic world.

    Click here to purchase The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

  • A read for overcoming daily struggles

    Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen

    You can choose hope in the midst of chaos. Are your thoughts holding you captive? Learn from this author's personal struggle how to get unstuck from toxic thought patterns and through God's power win the battle for your mind.

    Click here to purchase Get out of Your Head

  • Theology in real life

    Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion by Rebecca McLaughlin

    Do you have questions that keep you from following Jesus? This book uses research, personal story and Bible study to answer 12 critical questions of Christianity. Take a chance at viewing Jesus for more than a relic of the ancient world, and instead our modern world's greatest hope.

    Click here to purchase Confronting Christianity

  • Theology in real life

    Reappearing Church: The Hope for Renewal in the Rise of Our Post-Modern Culture by Mark Sayers

    What if all the bad news in this world is actually good news for the church? Throughout history periods of moral and cultural decline have preceded powerful spiritual renewal—and even revival. Discover why there is reason to be wildly hopeful for yourself and the church, both now and in the future.

    Click here to purchase Reappearing Church