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Volume 97, Number 1

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The Summer Reading Contest has now concluded.
Check back soon to read contest entrants' own book recommendations and to find out who won!

Year after year, the annual summer reading issue remains one of our most popular features, with members of the Messiah College community recommending their favorite books, whether revisiting an old classic or discovering a new gem. This year, to complement the recommendations, we’ve decided to go one step further—we’re giving books away!

Enter to win one of our three collections: the Alumni, Faculty, or Presidential Summer Reading Packages. Below you will find a list of the books included in each package. In cases when a book series, or the newest book in a series, was recommended, we have included the first book for that series to get you started.

The contest is simple to enter. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to go to the contest entry form. Choose a package for your entry (or choose them all), and fill in your name and e-mail address.

Entries must be received by
August 21. Winners will be notified via e-mail by September 1.

Alumni package
Alumni Summer Reading Package
Joy at Work, by Dennis Bakke
Out of the Silent Planet, by C. S. Lewis
Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, by John O’Donohue
The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes
Faculty package Faculty Summer Reading Package
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
The Covenant, by Beverly Lewis
Clara Schumann: The Artist and the Woman, by Nancy Reich
Return to the City of White Donkeys, by James Tate
Raising the Bar, by Gary Erickson
Presidential package Presidential Summer Reading Package
Bread of Angels, by Barbara Brown Taylor
The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene
Alanna: The First Adventure, by Tamora Pierce
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