September 6 is National Read a Book Day and the Northwestern Ohio Synod staff wants to help you celebrate!

We challenge you to make today the day that you finish that book that’s been sitting on your shelf for months, or to start the book that you’ve been putting off!

Need some help finding a good book? Some of our staff members have made some recommendations to help you have a great “National Read a Book Day”.

Happy reading!

Bishop Daniel

  • With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Dan and Chip Heath
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • Dream Land: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
  • The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire by Alan Kreider
  • Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger

Jacob Henry

  • The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  • Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Shenk
  • The Girl on the Train by Paul Hawkins

Cheryl Sondergeld

  • I’ve Been Thinking… Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver

Sherry Krieger

  • A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman
  • Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman
  • Liminal Thinking by David Gray
  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • Crucial Conversations by Joseph Grenny, Al Switzler, and Ron McMillan
  • Grit by Angela Duckworth
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Anxious by Amy Simpson
  • Spiritual Disciples Handbook by Adele Calhoun

Caroline Guy

  • How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Kent Wilson

  • Change Your Questions. Change Your Life by Marilee Adams
  • Never Look at the Empty Seat by Charlie Daniels
  • The Invitational Christian by Dave Daubert
  • Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree
  • Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman