Recommended Reading



Unwanted by Jay Stringer
"In Unwanted, Jay Stringer invites you to consider that your unwanted sexual sin holds the keys to the deep-seated memories of your hurt and pain. He encourages you to be curious about the reasons behind your struggle with sexual sin and to embark on an adventure to face your pain. Stringer believes that as you explore your own story, you will find the grace of God. He is convinced that Jesus will meet you in the most unexpected places. Truly, Jesus has come for the sick and to call sinners to repentance. This book is for people who are sinners—those who are sick with sin and need the Great Physician, Jesus."

Michael Puckett, Pastor

sex and money

Sex and Money by Paul Tripp
"Sex and money are the two main idols of western culture. We take good things and turn them into God substitutes. Paul Tripp explores how the gospel renews and redefines our relationship with both in this short but impactful read. I recommend anything Paul Tripp writes. Did you know he came and spoke at Seven Rivers one time!?"

Brandon Lauranzon, Pastor

Samson and the Pirate Monks

Samson and the Pirate Monks by Nate Larkin
"Aside from having the most creative title, Samson and the Pirate Monks combines honesty and humor to address serious issues. No man should do life alone. It didn't work for Samson, it won't work for you. This book was an enjoyable yet challenging read."

Brandon Lauranzon, Pastor

The New Man

The New Man by Dan Doriani
"Dan Dorinai was one of my seminary professors. He was also a pastor at the church my wife attended in St. Louis before we met. The New Man is a great resource for men, easy to read and very relatable." 

Brandon Lauranzon, Pastor

Disciplines of a Godly Man

Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes
"Most of us men feel the call to grow in our callings to such things as marriage, fatherhood, purity, integrity and leadership, but we often struggle to know how to do so. This book gives men practical principles and grace-filled encouragement to help men to take seriously their calling to grow in godliness. As Paul told Timothy, “godliness with contentment is great gain (1 Timothy 6:5)”!" 

Michael Hart, Pastor