“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charlie Tremendous Jones

I’ll be the first to say that I know what I know because of a lot of smarter, wiser people who have spoken into my life- sometimes in person, and sometimes through books. Here I’ve compiled a list of some of the most impactful books that have shaped my beliefs and views on culture, relationships, and faith. I hope they are as meaningful to you as they have been to me.

  • When Helping Hurts, Brian Fikert and Steve Corbett (Also, Helping without Hurting in Short-Term Missions and Helping without Hurting in Church Benevolence)
  • Live-Dead Journal (Also, Live-Dead: the Journey)
  • Left to Tell, Imaculee Ilibagiza
  • Restoring Dignity, Marilyn Skinner
  • The God Ask, Steve Shadrach
  • Half the Sky- Turning Oppression into Opportunities for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn