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You know, I’m learning as I go with this college dudes in my life thing. Trust me, I adore them to tiny pieces, but the boundaries for this type of ministry are high and thick and uber-important. But there is something as sweet as the day is long about having a crowd of little bros in town.

There is one thing I can do for my dudes that is always appropriate: buy them food and buy them books.

So we go, as a group, to eat burritos and talk about God stuff and baseball stuff and girl stuff and life stuff and book stuff. I love to snag books off of Amazon for them just because gifts are one of my love languages I guess, or something like that. My grandparents owned a bookstore, so maybe it’s just keeping the family business alive?

Also, I heart books. So. That plays into it as well I am sure.

But I don’t always know what kind of books guys like because I am, in fact, not a guy. So I ask around and I’ve made a little list of books that my guy friends like / a list of books I’m gonna force my college pals to read.

[Not really force. Just insist upon. That’s different, right?]

Here are the top 5 books that my guy friends are reading and recommending to other fellas:

1. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller … reminding us that we are living a story that has purpose.

2. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young … quick daily devotions that zing your heart.

3. Love Does by Bob Goff … boys like action. Bob Goff does stuff. Boomski.

4. Radical by David Platt … it is intense. But David Platt is right on.

5. Passion for Jesus by Mike Bickle … it’ll rock your life. 

Wild card: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers … the cover is feminine, to be certain. But I cannot tell you how many guys in college read this book and it changed their lives. [I have a little more cred to earn with my fellas before I try this one. 🙂]

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YOUR TURN!

What books would you recommend for guys who are growing in their walk with Christ?