Presby Book Network

Reading suggestions for the 2017-2018 season

Starting with the K-State Book of the year, join us on a journey towards becoming a “church on one page.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

Christopher John Francis Boone is a 15-year-old boy living outside of London who is mathematically brilliant with a photographic memory and a love for animals more than people. He also has a mystery to solve: the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog. Along the way, Christopher’s investigation reveals important truths about his community, his family and himself.

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Rising Strong; How the ability to reset transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead, by Brene Brown

“Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how the story ends.”

The Rising Strong Process includes:

  • The Reckoning: walking into our story
  • The Rumble: owning our story
  • The Revolution: writing a new ending and changing how we engage with the world

Dr. Brown includes a readers’ guide with discussion questions in the back of her book.

Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods: 12 ways you can unlock God’s Word.

In October, small groups and bible studies will begin Rick Warren’s 40 Days in the Word Campaign, as we seek to restore a trust and love of the Word of God.  This study will focus on the Devotional Method, whereas his book offers an additional 11 ways of studying the Bible.

Click here to purchase the KINDLE version of the 40 Days in the Word workbook, or request a paperback copy in the office by emailing

Waking Up White, and finding myself in the story of race, by Debby Irving

The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co‐Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have invited the church to read and discuss the book, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving. Click here to find their resource designed to help groups respond to that invitation.