In our reading as the High School Ministry staff, we’ve come to see the following books as essential reading for youth.

Sexual Purity

– Sex is Not the Problem (Lust is): Sexual Purity in a Lust-Saturated World — Joshua Harris


– I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Romance and Relationships — Joshua Harris

– Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach — Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas


– Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations — Alex and Brett Harris

– Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World —Edited by C.J.Mahaney


God’s Will

– Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will — Kevin DeYoung

Developing Your Faith (Christian Living)

– Start to Follow: How to Be a Successful Follower of Jesus Christ — Greg Laurie

– Foundations for Living — Harvest Christian Fellowship

– Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God — Francis Chan

Deepening Your Faith (Theology)

– Essentials: Foundational Topics for Christians in Today’s World — Greg Laurie

– The Bookends of the Christian Life — Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Defending Your Faith (Apologetics)

– The Case for Christ, Student Edition — Lee Strobel