Reading Week Book List
Now that all of those papers, projects, and assignments are behind you, Reading Week probably doesn't evoke that unique feeling of anxious reprieve that it used to. While there are many things you may miss about your time at King’s, it’s safe to say that combing through textbooks to highlight key phrases and definitions probably isn’t one of them.
You may have crossed the stage in cap and gown, but your education is never complete. Lifelong learning is more than just a philosophy at King’s. So now that those deadlines aren’t looming, why not pick up a good book just for the fun of it? We've put together this reading list filled with recommendations from some of your favorite King's personalities to get you started.
All of these books are available for purchase at the King’s Bookstore and can be shipped nationwide. Comment below to share a review of your favorite book and be entered to win one of the books on our list.
- Playing God by Andy Crouch “I’m an Andy Crouch fan, I read everything he writes.” – Dr. Hank Bestman
- Flourishing: Why the World Still Needs Religion in a Globalizing World by Miroslav Volf – “One of the things I love is that he situates himself in the larger story within the first chapter…and I was just taken by that.” – Dr. Margie Patrick
- Faith in the Public Square by Rowan Williams – “One of today's most important theologians reflects on the meaning of faith in public life.” – Dr. Stephen Martin
- Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry by Steve Heinrichs – “We are currently, as a country, thinking of reconciliation with indigenous people and land. This needs to be done together which is something that this book does, and it does it well. “ – Dr. Joanne Moyer
- The Courage to Teach by Parker J. Palmer – “It’s my all-time favourite book” – Dr. Lloyd Den Boer
- Walking with the Poor by Bryant C. Myers – “It is the book on Christian thinking on principles and practices in international development.” – Dr. Harry Spaling
- The Truth about Stories by Thomas King – “It's written by a brilliant storyteller, who tells stories about how stories shape our identities.” – Dr. Michael DeMoor
- Rising Strong by Brene Brown – “The time after graduation can be pretty difficult, you will fall down, but it's about getting back up again and how to do that.” – Tanice Mast
Savour: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are by Shauna Niequist – “Daily reflections, that challenge you to take on the different challenges in life.” – Tanice Mast
- Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Synder – “New and important book in helping us understand why there was so much killing in the 20th century.” – Dr. Mark Sandle
- The Stupidity Paradox by Mats Alvesson & Andre Spicer – “This book really helps you to understand the pros and cons of stupid things we do in our workplaces.” – Ryan Young