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Your Summer Reading List!

Hey PI Girls! Time to take a break from all the books you HAD to read during school and start reading some books you SHOULD read for summer!


Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

For anyone who really wants to dive deep into what faith is and who God is, Mere Christianity is for you.

The Screwtape Letters is an incredibly eye-opening account of our faith, our struggles with sin and so much more!


30 Words: A Devotional for the Rest of Us by Jarrid Wilson

This book shows you how to take a break from the fast-paced world we live in and take some time to make a habit of spiritual devotion.


Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough by Jefferson Bethke

This book digs into Bethke’s views on the power of Jesus and religion. A must-read for anyone trying to figure out this whole God thing and who Jesus is.


Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller

Named one of the best books of the last decade, Donald Miller’s personal account of finding faith in a unique setting is a perfect read for anyone heading to college.


Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK by Betsy St. Amant

Sixteen-year-old Addison Blakely is tired of being a PK—preacher’s kid. She begins to question her faith when a new boy rolls into town on his motorcycle and she sheds her good-girl persona. Addison learns many lessons about lust, faith and life.


Starring Me by Krista McGee

Kara moves to sunny Orlando to audition for a part on a teen variety TV show, making acting high on her priority list and leaving her relationship with God in the dust. Then she discovers that God has much bigger plans for her, in a role only He can provide.


Both of the following books will be made into motion pictures this summer:

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

When 16-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster survives stage IV cancer, she suffers from clinical depression and starts going to a weekly support group. There, she meets Augustus Walters, also a cancer survivor, and they fall in love. The two go on an overseas adventure to find the author of Hazel’s favorite book so she can find out what happens to the characters.


The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas lives in a world with no war or pain, where everyone is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12, The Giver singles him out to receive special training.


What books will you be reading this summer, PI Girls?

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  1. sinnersaved73

    Posted by sinnersaved73 on July 24, 2014 at 16:53

    I’m going to back what WarriorPrincess16 said and say that I am surprised to see the Fault in our Stars by John Green on this list. Though the overall story may be “cute,” “romantic,” or in some ways can even teach you something (I say this because I understand even “icecream books” teach us things we don’t learn from others of higher rank or intelligent meaning), there are certain aspects of this book that though may seem small to some, have a serious impact on the lives of those that read this book, whether you believe so or not. What we read affects us in many more ways than we realize and reading a book containing premarital sex and profanity, even combined with the use of the Lord’s name in vain, does not benefit us young girls (or whatever age) trying to live the life of heirs of God in any way. (See 1 Corinthians 5, James 3, and Exodus 20:7) We are called to be different. (Rom. 12:2) Because though we are in this world, we are not of it. (John 15:19) And thank God for that, because we do not deserve to have been brought out from it. It was solely by His grace and mercy. 🙂

  2. kayemisme

    Posted by kayemisme on July 3, 2014 at 21:08

    So Not Happening by Jenny B. Jones! Its Christian Fiction. Bella, the highschool girl in the book, she’s so funny! I definitely recommend this!

  3. RetroRae97

    Posted by RetroRae97 on July 2, 2014 at 13:53

    I was actually already planning to read the fault in our stars, the Giver, and mere Christianity (I own them) I am also playing to read Gone by Michael Grant, Merlin’s Nightmare by Robert Treskillard, and Emma by Jane Austen!

  4. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on June 24, 2014 at 14:33

    I was required to read The Giver in 8th grade, but I kind of forgot what happened.

  5. nikidog107

    Posted by nikidog107 on June 22, 2014 at 08:39

    I LOVE THE GIVER!! i had no idea that they are going to make a movie out of it!!! Seriously my all time favorite book. And there is three more after that. I mean the best books ever. If you like psychological books that deal with the main characters mind, then read it! and if you don’t THEN STILL READ IT!

  6. summervalley

    Posted by summervalley on June 21, 2014 at 12:45

    The Darkest Minds by Alexandra bracken <3

  7. Neaster

    Posted by Neaster on June 21, 2014 at 12:09

    Another one to put on here is Heaven is for Real! I just adored the book and I know that everyone, not only Christians, should read it! It definitely strengthened my faith in God and I give it 10 out of 10 stars!!

  8. WarriorPrincess16

    Posted by WarriorPrincess16 on June 21, 2014 at 08:20

    I do like the suggestions and have read a few of these including The Fault in Our Stars. I do not think you should be recommending this book to young Christian girls!!!!!!! The book has premarital sex and many curse words. Therefore you should not be recommending it when God would say other wise.

    • Tinyybutmightyy

      Posted by Tinyybutmightyy on June 21, 2014 at 10:36

      Though I’m not denying the appearance of curse words and sexual activities, I do not agree with the fact that Christian girls cannot read this book. Cursing and sexual references are minor. I am a Christian and while reading the book I merely skipped over the parts God would not want me to read. The book is so much more than just the sexual references and curse words.

      • WarriorPrincess16

        Posted by WarriorPrincess16 on June 21, 2014 at 18:56

        Premarital Sex and cursing are certainly not minor things. They are a big deal in our secular society and we should follow what God wants not what media or books express and try not to indulge in such things in any way. I am not saying they cannot read it, I read it by recommendation of a friend, but God would prefer us not to. Also this site is often used be young Christian ladies and I don’t believe Project Inspired should be recommending this to them. They should recommend things that reflect His ideas.

  9. Speak4Elohim

    Posted by Speak4Elohim on June 17, 2014 at 07:21

    I definitely would suggest reading The Giver. It’s really good. Also, try reading anything by Bryan Davis. He’s writes Christian Fantasy and Sci-fi/Dystopian.

  10. myhero7

    Posted by myhero7 on June 13, 2014 at 23:18

    The fault in

  11. schmidtbexe

    Posted by schmidtbexe on June 13, 2014 at 11:24

    This summer I’m reading The Hobbit, and the Lord of the Rings books by Tolkien, as well as the Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis, Think Big by Dr. Ben Carson (it was a gift from a woman at church), and probably lots more! I’m super excited!!!

    • sinnersaved73

      Posted by sinnersaved73 on July 24, 2014 at 16:54

      I just read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings myself. Sounds like a great list there! 😛

  12. cassdev

    Posted by cassdev on June 11, 2014 at 09:03

    thanks so much for this, it really helped!!
    because of all your book advice i have 45 holds at the library!!! i hope to do LOTS of reading this summer! 🙂

  13. angelagrhodes

    Posted by angelagrhodes on June 11, 2014 at 00:33

    One great book that has always been great (besides C.S. Lewis) is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

  14. cheerleader470

    Posted by cheerleader470 on June 10, 2014 at 16:30

    i just finished Girls,Guys,God but also Growing Up Duggar

    • cassdev

      Posted by cassdev on July 1, 2014 at 16:09

      i bought this book after i saw it in the comment! i thought i’d look into it since ive been wanting some Christian related books to read, and it looks great! so thanks for posting that 🙂