In a few months, students will flood the campus of Mississippi College, bringing distinct perspectives and life experiences with them. College provides one of the best opportunities for you to expand your mind through classes and the different people you encounter. It's exciting, growing, and sometimes, a bit shocking and frustrating. The truth is, though, that you can encounter different minds without leaving your room. Reading provides us with a way to step into others' shoes, explore lands we've never seen, and think thoughts we would have never contemplated. Do yourself a favor and read something this summer. If you don't have any ideas, we've thought of a few.
A quick disclaimer: These are powerful books, but because we live in a fallen world, powerful stories often come with heartaches, tragedy, and discord. For that reason, Mississippi College and the Choctawk cannot and do not align our beliefs with those represented within these stories. We do, however, believe that these stories can be appreciated and used by Christians to engage with different perspectives.
For Spiritual Growth
Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey
Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will by Kevin DeYoung
The Bookends of the Christian Life by Bob Bevington and Jerry Bridges
How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig: And Other Ways You've Been Brainwashed by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
For More Self-Awareness
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The Last Lecture by Jeffrey Zaslow and Randy Pausch
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud