7 Books Christians Should Read Before Graduating High School

As I graduate high school this year, I look back to some of my favorite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Here’s a list of my life-changing must-reads that every Christian teen should read before graduating high school!
As I graduate high school this year, I look back to some of my favorite books, both fiction and non-fiction. Here’s a list of my life-changing must-reads that every Christian teen should read before graduating high school!
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Things We Couldn’t Say by Diet Eman
Diet (pronounced “deet”) is a young woman growing up in the Netherlands with a great life; great parents, an incredible boyfriend. When WWII broke out, she and her fiance became active in the resistance, and helped hundreds of Dutch Jews. Things We Couldn’t Say is one of my favorite memoirs, that is unfortunately very under-rated. Diet Eman has also been featured on a three part Focus on the Family special, God’s Grace is Sufficient.
Devil at My Heels by Louie Zamperini
Maybe you’ve read Unbroken; here’s Louie’s story in his own words! There’s more focus on his pre-war and post-war Christian life more.
Praying for Your Future Husband by Tricia Goyer and Robin Jones Gunn
Although I don’t think there’s anything wrong with “kissing dating goodbye” – I really enjoyed this book by Tricia Goyer and Robin Jones Gunn, two notable Christian fiction authors. Robin is the author of the Christy Miller series, and Tricia is a homeschool blogger and author of many Christian fiction works. She is also a former teen mom, before she later found Christ in her life.
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Moonwalking with Einstein is one of those books that have quite literally changed my life. It’s the story of a journalist, Josh Foer, who finds himself at the US Memory Championships. With the help of World Memory Championship competitor, Foer learns about the memory palace mnemonic system, which involves using spatial memory. I now use it for all of my studying, which has helped me use my studying time more effectively. I’m remembering all of the material in a fraction of the time!
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
I haven’t read any C.S. Lewis beyond the Narnia series (which I should probably reread) but this is on my to-read list, and I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback on his classics.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations on graduating! And thank you for this list of books to read, I’m also graduating this year and will definitely be checking them out!

  2. Thank you so much for your recommendations! I’ve read “The kite runner” and both from Dr. Carson. Mere Christianity is sitting on my shelf for a couple of months, I’m planning to pick it up during vacation.

  3. Totally agree with you on the Ben Carson books and Mere Christianity (one of my favorite Christian books)! As an aside, I’m a big fan of the Unbroken story, and I’ll have to check out The Devil on My Heels.

  4. The Kite Runner is one of my favorites. Be sure to read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Maybe even a better book of his 🙂 Have tissues ready!

  5. Thanks for this great list of Christian books! I love to read and have been looking for my next good book. These will help a lot in the upcoming school year. This is my first time finding your site, and it’s the only blog I have found so far that is useful to me; other than beauty tips. I love your blog and am sure to come back.

    • Well, there are a million book lists out there for teens in general, and I wanted a more focused title. All but 1 on my list have strong Christian themes, so I decided to aim it at Christian teens.

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