Summer Reading for ADULTS

June: Pride Month

  • Bible, Gender, and Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationship (nonfiction) by James V. Brownson
  • God and the Gay Christian (nonfiction) by Matthew Vines
  • Shameless: A Case for Not Feeling Bad About Feeling Good (nonfiction) by Nadia Bolz Weber
  • Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity (nonfiction) by Elizabeth M. Rev. Edman
  • One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Margins (nonfiction) by Emmy Kegler
  • The Gender Creative Child (nonfiction) by Diane Ehrensaft PhD and Norman Spack MD
  • Broken Horses: A Memoir by Brandi Carlile
  • The House in the Cerulean Sea (novel) by TJ Klune  (appropriate for YA)



  • When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics (nonfiction) by McCleneghan, Jackson, and Turner
  • What is the Bible? (nonfiction) by Rob Bell
  • The Heart of Christianity (nonfiction) by Marcus Borg
  • Searching for Sunday (nonfiction/memoir) by Rachel Held Evans
  • When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself (nonfiction) by Corbett and Fikkert
  • You Can Talk to God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith (nonfiction) by Abby Norman
  • Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage (nonfiction) by  Anne Lamott
  • Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved (memoir) by Kate Bowler
  • Olive Kitteridge (novel) by Elizabeth Strout
  • The Dearly Beloved (novel) by Cara Wall