Young Adult Recommended Reading List

Great leaders are readers. These books will get you started in the right direction.

Top Picks

  • A Case for Faith, Stroebl
  • A Case for Jesus, Stroebl
  • Crazy Love, Francis Chan
  • Ordering Your Private World, MacDonald
  • The Reason for God, Timothy Keller
  • Recreate, Ron Luce
  • True Christianity, Johann Arndd
  • UnChristian, Lyons & Kinneman
  • Youth Culture 101, Mueller

Young Adult Leaders

  • Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road From the Late Teens Through the Twenties, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
  • Young Adult Ministry in the 21st Century: The Encyclopedia of Practical Ideas, Various Authors
  • The Last Christian Generation, Josh McDowell

Young Adults

  • The 11th Commandment, Andy Smith
  • A Call to Die, David Nasser
  • A Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edwards
  • The Bait of Satan, John Bevere
  • Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer
  • The Best Question Ever, Andy Stanley
  • Beyond Belief to Convictions, Josh McDowell
  • Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
  • The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Os Guinness
  • The Case for Faith, Lee Strobel
  • Cheated, Jerry Jones
  • Choosing to Cheat, Andy Stanley
  • Dear Church: Letters from a Disillusioned Generation, Sarah Cunningham
  • The Divine Romance, Gene Edwards
  • Do Hard Things, Alex and Brett Harris
  • Essential Church, Thom Rainer
  • Every Man’s Battle, Stephen Arterburn
  • Every Woman’s Battle, Shannon Ethridge
  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala
  • From Good to Great, Jim Collins
  • God Ideas, Simeon Young Jr.
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
  • i am not but i know I AM, Louie Giglio
  • In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson
  • Leading Lives That Matter: What We Should
  • Do and Who We Should Be, Dorothy Bass and Mark Schwehn
  • Simple Prayer, Joyce Meyer
  • Victory in the Wilderness, John Bevere
  • Your God is Too Safe, Mark Buchanan