Books for Graduates

Recently over at Ref21 I posted a list of recommended books for graduating high school seniors. Each of the titles in this post have my enthusiastic recommendation. There are others that could easily be added to this list, but the following will get us started:

Taking God At His Word by Kevin DeYoung
This title earned my coveted and highly publicized "Most Important Book of the Year Award." Seriously, though, it's a must read and very accessible.

Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
Outstanding little book on guidance.

Thriving At College by Alex Chediak
From the Publisher:
"In a nutshell, the book is about how college students can launch into responsible, fruitful adulthood for the glory of God against the backdrop of a young adult culture that often values perpetual adolescence and the avoidance of responsibility. It explores topics such as loving God with all your mind, growing in character and maturity, striving for academic excellence, balancing work and recreation, finding your calling, establishing godly friendships, handling the transition from high school to college, time management, financial discipline, and honoring parents while pursuing functional/economic independence."

The Reason for God by Tim Keller
There is a good reason why this book finds its way onto so many similar lists.

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champaign Butterfield.
This gem does so many things well. It is a compelling biography of a radical conversion to Christ. It is also an effective explanation of the centrality of the church and God's Word in the life of the believer. Along the way the author presents one of the most effective explanations of biblical sexual ethics you will ever read.

Magnificent Obsession by David Robertson
Robertson is a highly effective and winsome apologist. This book easily serves dual purposes. It helps bolster the faith of the Christian and quite ably points the genuine seeker to Christ.

Reasons Of The Heart by William Edgar
Dr. Edgar is one of the finest apologists out there. This slim volume addresses not only the mind but the longings of the heart.

What's Your Worldview? by James Anderson
From the Publisher:
"Cast in the mold of a classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" story, What's Your Worldview? will guide you toward finding intellectually satisfying answers to life's biggest questions--equipping you to think carefully about not only what you believe but why you believe it and how it impacts the rest of your life."

Rebels Rescued by Brian Cosby
This terrific little book is a clear explanation of and winsome apologetic for the Reformed Faith.