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  • Writer's pictureBrittany Proffitt

Podcast: Summer Book Recommendations

Check out the So We Speak podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

In this episode, Cole and Terry discuss their top summer reads with topics ranging from theology and history to politics and science. We hope these recommendations are an encouragement in your own reading!

Continuing Education

(Teaching series)

Terry’s Modern-Day Israel series (click here to see the lessons):

Leadership” and “Crisis” by Henry Kissinger

Six Days of War” by Michael Oren

Islamic Imperialism” by Efraim Karsh

Israel” by Noa Tishby

The Arab-Israeli Wars” by Chaim Herzog

Cole’s series on Psalms:

The Psalms as Christian Worship” and “The Psalms as Christian Lament” by Bruce Waltke

The Tyndale commentaries on the Psalms

Commentary on the Psalms by James Montgomery Boice

Cole’s series on Romans:

Romans: A Shorter Commentary” by Charles Cranfield

Letter to the Romans (NIV Commentary)” by Douglas Moo

Romans: Evangelical Biblical Theological Commentary

Church ministry internship reading:

The Pastor” by Eugene Peterson

A Manuel for Preaching” by Abraham Kuruvilla

Caring for One Another” by Ed Welch

Regular Reading


The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” Thomas Chalmars

Encouragement for the Depressed” by Charles Spurgeon

The Life of God in the Soul of Man” by Henry Scougal

The Kingdom of God in America” by Richard Nieuhr

One Damn Thing After Another” by Bill Barr

Here’s The Deal” by Kellyanne Conway

Cole: “What is Saving Faith?” by John Piper

Taking Hold of God” by Joel Beeke

The Unseen Realm” by Michael Heiser

Liftoff” by Eric Berger

America’s Book” by Mark Noll

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