Christian Beach Reads for Summer 2019

Who else loves picking up a new book (or two, or three!) during the summer months? It’s one of our favorite ways to pass those long summer days! Now, we like to mix things up a bit – sometimes we read Christian fiction, other times we read Christian Living.

But whatever we are reading, we like to make sure it’s going to be something that grabs us from start to finish. That’s why we thought we’d round up some of our favorite new releases we think you should give a go this season.

So ,sit back in that comfy chair – or roll out a picnic blanket – and turn the cover on one of these books!

Christian Fiction

Summer By The Tides

by Denise Hunter

Christian Summer ReadsThe latest release from Denise Hunter is one that will really tug at your heartstrings. Following a painful betrayal, Maddy Monroe’s love life is a wreck, and her restaurant career is in shambles. When her grandmother goes missing, she and her estranged sisters converge at the family beach house in North Carolina. Being with uptight Nora and free-spirited Emma at the place where their family broke about is a struggle. In the midst of the storm, sparks fly between Maddy and Gram’s maddening neighbor, Connor Murphy. As family tensions rise and Connor causes tumult in Maddy’s heart, the sisters must find a way to accept each other for the women they’ve become… Before the bitterness of the past destroys their hope for a future.

The Printed Letter Bookshop

by Katherine Reay

Christian Summer ReadsOnce you open this book, you’ll likely not put it down until it is done! In The Printed Letter Bookshop, readers are introduced to Madeline Cullen. Madeline’s happiest childhood memories are of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly 20 years later, family troubles and bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasure aunt. When Madeline’s professional life takes an unexpected turn, and when a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. She allows herself to envision a new path for herself and for her aunt’s beloved shop.

No Ocean Too Wide

by Carrie Turansky

Christian Beach ReadsHere’s a read that will have you hooked from the very first page! No Ocean Too Wide is a compelling read that will also provide readers a history lesson about British Home Children. Laura McAlister, a young lady’s maid, learns her three siblings have been taken from their mother and emigrated to Canada without her mother’s knowledge. Laura determines to search for them and reunite the family. But lack of funds and resistance from authorities push her to use a false name and take a position with a child emigration society to gain passage to Canada. Andrew Fraser, a wealthy young lawyer, is suprised to see his mother’s former lady’s maid on board a ship escorting a group of child immigrants. Laura eventually convinces Andrew to help her search for her siblings. Along the way, romantic feelings grow between the unlikely couple, and though they have different backgrounds, they share a growing faith and desire to seek justice.

Christian Living

Don’t Give Up

by Kyle Idleman

Christian Beach ReadsThe parent with the wayward child. The couple whose marriage is in jeopardy. The man who is out of work. The woman stuck in crushing debt. Do you ever feel like sometimes in life, the giants just seem to big? Ever feel like you want to throw in the towel, preserve yourself, and hide? This is the inspiring book for you. Our lives are minefields of challenges that take their toll on our courage, our conviction, and even our faith. In Don’t Give Up, Idleman explores these seasons of life where we feel as if we are hanging by a thread. Through relatable stories and Biblical encouragement, he encourages us to cast our concerns on God, trust in his love and timing, pray for patience, and seek out support in the family of God.

The Essential Diet

by Eric Zielinski DC and Sabrina Ann Zielinski

Christian Beach ReadsAre you interested in learning more about to how to harness essential oils for your health? We recommend trying The Essential Oils Diet. This book features a sensible, evidence-based, two-phase program – first, the 30-day essential fast track. This helps you banish the excess pounds quickly. Then comes the second phase, the essential lifestyle, a gentle, practical maintenance program you can follow for life. The Essential Oils Diet also features easy recipes, meal plans, and strategies to keep you on track. You’ll learn how bioactive plant compounds found in essential oils and foods like almonds and avocados, can aid in weight loss and trigger the body’s natural immune defenses.


Reforesting Faith

by Matthew Sleeth

Christian Beach ReadsIn this groundbreaking walk through Scripture, readers will discover how the hidden language of trees are essential to every Christian’s understanding of God. Author Matthew Sleeth explains why the Bible mentions trees more than any other creation except humanity. He navigates the Bible’s trail of trees to explore the wonders of life, death, and rebirth. This is a rare book that connects those who love the Creator with creation, and those who love creation with the Creator. It offers inspirational yet practical ways to express our love for God – and our neighbors – by planting spiritual trees and physical trees in the world. Your walk through the woods will never be the same again!


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