Deconstruction / Progressive Theology:

Unafraid – Benjamin L. Corey
A permission slip to wrestle with the idea that the Christian faith doesn’t have to be steeped in fear.

What is the Bible? – Rob Bell
This book will rework everything you thought you knew about the Bible and blow your mind.

The Sin of Certainty – Peter Enns
What if everything about the Christian faith isn’t certain? If you’re ready to explore this intimidating question, this book will help walk you through it.

The Great Spiritual Migration – Brian McLaren
If you are hungry for a new Christianity to emerge in today’s world, this book is for you.

Meaningful Again – Brandon Carleton
Sharing from his own story of deconstructing his beliefs, Brandon demonstrates how religion can be reimagined by embracing the tough questions.

Memoirs

The Very Worst Missionary – Jamie Wright
With wit and plenty of foul language, Jamie candidly shares her and her family’s experiences — both the good and the bad — as Christian missionaries.

Educated – Tara Westover
A memoir of how a sheltered young woman from an indoctrinated family took her education into her own hands, and discovered herself in the process.

Personal Growth

The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
If you’re looking to live more authentically and to really embrace your worth, anything by Brené Brown can help you get there. This book is no exception.

How to Be Everything – Emilie Wapnick
Hey, fellow multipotenialites: want to build a lifestyle tailored to your many interests, skills, and creative pursuits? You need to read this book!

Sex

Come as You Are – Emily Nagoski
Female sexuality explained, backed by science and research. As they say, knowledge = power. (And empowerment in this case!)

Everything Else

I Don’t Wait Anymore – Grace Thornton
When I first began wondering as a young Christian college grad if there was a “better” way to follow Jesus, this book proved to be an encouraging and relatable resource.

When Justice Just Is – Katie Bergman
Those with a passion for humanitarianism will appreciate Katie’s story and glean wisdom from her real world experiences in the painful-yet-joyful field of justice work.