Page Turners: Book Talk from Our Library — Summer 2022

Series: Second Look Podcast
June 2, 2022

On this episode of Second Look, our Growing Place Library Coordinator Jennifer Wilson sits down for her annual book chat with 2PC member and avid reader, Lacey Moody. This year, they’re joined by fellow bookworm Merrill Skipworth, who works part-time in the Growing Place Library and, after many years as a member of 2PC, now belongs to one of our church plants, the Avenue Community Church. The list below features books recommended and mentioned in this episode, as well as other book- and media-related resources that Jennifer, Lacey, and Merrill suggest:


  • Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren
  • Ten Words to Live By: Delighting in and Doing What God Commands by Jen Wilkin
  • Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus by Nancy Guthrie
  • Bomb Shelter: Love, Time, and Other Explosives by Mary Laura Philpott
  • Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
  • A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age of Us Against Them by Scott Saults
  • Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear by Scott Sauls
  • Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life by Jeff Vanderstelt
  • Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life by Jeff Vanderstelt
  • Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Easu McCaulley
  • The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer
  • Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis
  • The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede
  • Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York by Elizabeth Passarella
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Cover to Cover: The Story of the Eternal King from Genesis to Revelation by Jen Devine



  • The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline
  • A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
  • The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  • The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  • Recitatif by Toni Morrison
  • The Finley Donovan Series by Elle Cosimano
  • The Maid by Nita Prose
  • So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow
  • Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
  • Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin
  • The Chronicles of the King Collection by Lynn Austin
  • The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jennfer
  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • The Mrs. Pollifax Series by Dorothy Gilman
  • 84 Charring Cross Road by Helen Hanff
  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • Virgil Wander by Leif Enger
  • Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
  • The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker
  • The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • What You Wish For by Katherine Center
  • How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
  • The Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
  • The Lost Husband by Katherine Center
  • Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey by Sharon Garlough Brown

Kid’s and Family Fiction:

  • The Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis
  • The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place Series by Maryrose Wood
  • The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
  • The Green Ember Series by S.D. Smith
  • The Wilderking Trilogy by Jonathon Rogers
  • A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus
  • The Penderwicks Series by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Great Brain Series by John D. Fitzgerald
  • All-of-a-Kind Family Series by Sydney Taylor
  • Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant


Other Resources Mentioned:

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