The 10 Best Books for Spiritual Encouragement

From faculty: the 10 best books for spiritual encouragement

By Janelle Higdon

Some seasons are filled with joy in Christ, feeling close to God, and devotional times that leave you energized. Other seasons can be filled with challenges, spiritual drought, and wondering what to read next.

Our expert faculty (who truly care about your spiritual growth) put together a list of some of their favorite books to read for spiritual encouragement. Take a look at their selection and enjoy the spiritual boost!

10 best books for spiritual encouragement

(According to the faculty at North Central University)
  1. Sacred Rhythms: Arranging our Lives for Spiritual Transformation by Ruth Haley Barton (Submitted by Greg Leeper, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research)
  2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth (Submitted by William Tibbetts, Director of School of Business)
  3. The Fear of the Lord, by John Bevere (Submitted by Jeff Deyo, Worship Arts Specialist, College of Fine Arts)
  4. Confessions by St. Augustine (Submitted by Greg Leeper, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research)
  5. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work, by Tim Keller (Submitted by William Tibbetts, Director of School of Business)
  6. Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale, by Frederick Buechner (Submitted by Chris Woelfle, Resident Director)
  7. The Heavenly Man, by Brother Yun (Submitted by Jeff Deyo, Worship Arts Specialist, College of Fine Arts)
  8. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Submitted by Greg Leeper, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research)
  9. Discover Your True North, by Bill George (Submitted by LaToya Burrell, Associate Professor of Business Administration)
  10. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Submitted by Chris Woelfle, Resident Director)

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