Staff Picks: Our Summer Reads

We talked to some of our staff to find out what they are reading this summer! They shared with us why they’re reading it, what they’re learning, or what they’ve been enjoying about it!

Emma S. 

“I’m reading Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard and it’s actually my second time reading it because I enjoyed it so much the first time. It’s an allegory about a character named Much Afraid who is learning how to follow her Shepherd to the High Places. I love it because it beautifully explains the journey of a Christian through life – encountering trials, fears, and transformation with God. I cry, smile, and laugh all while reading this book!”

Luiz R.

“This summer I’ve been reading through a book called The Grace of God by Andy Stanley and it’s been a very good read so far. The title is pretty self-explanatory but it’s truly incredible to read through this book and be constantly reminded about how much God loves us. This book works through different stories from history and the Bible, presenting us with endless examples of how God has shown His grace to us time and time again, even when we don’t deserve it.”

Meghan H.

“This year I really wanted to focus on building long-term routines and habits, and the book Atomic Habits by James Clear was highly recommended to me (unprompted) by several different friends. I’m only in the first chapter, but it’s been a fun read so far!”

Tony B. 

“I have been reading Herding Tigers by Todd Henry. As the Director of the Production Team, I am leading a very creative team, and I want to improve as their team leader. This book is all about how to lead a creative team, and even only being a couple of chapters in, it has already taught me a lot!”

Nick L.

“This summer I’ve been reading and enjoying Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas who is a pastor in Queens. For those who already participate in our Rhythms at Hoboken Grace and/or Axiom, this is a great compliment to those practices as this book helps communicate how we can live contemplative lives in the city without needing to escape to the wilderness.”

Rachel K.

“I’m reading the Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller, which I first started reading when I was single because I wanted to learn more about what a strong Christian marriage looks like and how I could date more intentionally! I wanted to be able to enter those stages of dating, engagement, and marriage with a better understanding of God’s design for marriage.” 

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