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Summer, for many, ushers in beach and family time — and hopefully a fair share of relaxation for parents and kids alike. With many families going on vacations, there’s generally a bit more time for people to kick back and read some good books poolside or as they lay on the sand. Here’s a summer reading list for men that focuses on the best Christian books worth exploring.

The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life by Benjamin Watson

NFL star Benjamin Watson sets out in The New Dad’s Playbook to help men become the best fathers they can be, with the book’s description promising to help men become “the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to postseason (after baby is home).” So, if you’re looking for a good read on the joys and challenges of fatherhood, it seems Watson has something powerful for you.

Grab a copy of The New Dad’s Playbook here.

Counter Culture: Following Christ in an Anti-Christian Age by David Platt

With culture taking some shocking twists and turns in recent years, author and pastor David Platt has a guide to help people navigate the chaos. Platt tackles moral relativism — the idea that “anything goes” and that morals are objective — and guides Christians through the difficult task of navigating an increasingly secular world. Counter Culture is an excellent read.

Add Counter Culture to your summer reading list.

Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World by Jarrid Wilson

Pastor Jarrid Wilson leaves readers thinking deeper about the concept of “love” — especially as it pertains to Jesus’ sacrifice for humanity. In Love Is Oxygen, Wilson proclaims that “love transcends fear and circumstances” and that God holds the power to transform human hearts.

Grab a copy of Love Is Oxygen here.

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AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything by Kyle Idleman

Author Kyle Idleman breaks down three ways that people can get closer to God and reinvigorate their spiritual lives. Encouraging people to experience an “aha!” moment, Idleman explains how important realizations can help infuse a bold faith walk — one that transforms lives.

Get a copy of AHA here.

Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge

The hit classic Wild at Heart tackles an important question: “What is a Christian man?” Author John Eldredge helps men through to book to “recover their masculine heart” and invites women in as well to discover how God created men. It’s an interesting book work grabbing for your summer reading list.

Pick up a copy of Wild at Heart here.

Kingdom Man: Every Man's Destiny, Every Woman's Dream by Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans believes that God designed every man to become a “world-changer,” making this argument by turning to the Bible to explore God’s design for manhood. The book offers insight to men about how God has made them and what the Lord has given them, providing an opportunity for readers to discover important biblical qualities and lessons.

Grab your copy of Kingdom Man here.

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity is a timeless classic that every Christian should read. This popular Christian book explains the reasons why Christianity is true and valid. It’s an apologetics book that captivates readers throughout, while also helping to build and logically explain the reality of faith.

If you’re looking for Christian books to add to your summer reading list, Mere Christianity is a must.

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

Francis Chan drives home the simplest yet most important proclamation in the history of humanity: “God is love.” Chan’s goal is to bring people into a deeper relationship with God, moving past “religious complacency” and strict rules to recognize what it really means to build, keep and maintain a love-filled relationship with the Almighty.

Get a copy of Crazy Love here.

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Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be by Mark Batterson

Pastor and author Mark Batterson has another Christian book for your summer reading list. Play the Man argues that contemporary culture has lost a valid definition of manhood, creating confusion. Batterson calls men to aspire to “something greater” and helps unlock the “virtues of manhood,” sharing stories along the way.

Get a copy of Play the Man here.

The Armageddon Code: One Journalist's Quest for End-Times Answers by Billy Hallowell

Eschatology, or the study of the end times, is quite complicated and convoluted. That’s why Armageddon Code tackles various parts of the discussion from a journalistic perspective, featuring interviews with some of the Christian world’s top experts on the end times. It’s a good guide for anyone who wants to know more about what the Bible says about the end of days.

Grab a copy of “Armageddon Code” for your summer reading list today. Also, if you want a preview of the book — and an informative list of end-times movies as well as theological explanations — consider downloading "End Times Movies and the Theology That Inspired Them" guide for free.

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