Recommended Books

Books I have read or used

Christian Life

Richard Foster, Prayer

Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis

Rob Bell, Sex God

Rob Bell, Jesus Wants to Save Christians

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination

John Eldredge, Wild at Heart

C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

C. S. Lewis, Miracles

C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child

Brian McLaren, A New Kind of Christian

Erwin McManus, The Barbarian Way

Erwin McManus, Chasing Daylight

Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz

Henri Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership

N. T. Wright, Challenge of Jesus

N. T. Wright, Evil and the Justice of God

N. T. Wright, Simply Christian

N. T. Wright, Surprised By Hope

Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace

Book of Common Prayer

Matt Leroy & Jeremy Summers, The Way Forward

Eberhard Arnold, Early Christianity: In Their Own Words

Biblical Studies

David R. Bauer, An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry

David Alan Black, Learn to Read New Testament Greek

Walter Brueggemann, David’s Truth

Frederick William Danker, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature. 3rd edition

Rolan De Vaux, Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions

Craig Evans & Stanley Porter, Dictionary of New Testament Background

Everett Ferguson, Backgrounds of Early Christianity. 3rd edition

Joel Green, Scot McKnight, and I. Howard Marshall, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels

Abraham J. Heschel, The Prophets

William Holladay, A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament

Philip J. King & Lawrence Stager, Life in Biblical Israel

I. Howard Marshall, Stephen Travis, & Ian Paul, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Letters & Revelation. Vol. 2

Amihai Mazar, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: 10,000 – 586 B.C.E.

C. L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew

Danial B. Wallace, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics

David Wenham & Steve Walton, Exploring the New Testament: A Guide to the Gospels & Acts. Vol. 1

N. T. Wright, Paul

N. T. Wright, The New Testament and The People of God

N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God

N. T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God


Anchor Bible Commentary Series

The JPS Torah Commentary Series

Word Biblical Commentary Series

Hermeneia Commentary Series

NT Wright’s New Testament For Everyone Series

General Library

Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

John Knowles, A Separate Peace

C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

Jack London, Call of the Wild

Brad Meltzer, Identity Crisis

George Orwell, Animal Farm

Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare, Othello

Shel Silverstein, Falling Up

Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

John Steinbeck, The Pearl

Theological Studies

Stanley J. Grenz, Theology for the Community of God


Justo Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity: vol. 1

Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy

Erwin McManus, An Unstoppable Force

Politics and World Events

Giles Bolton, Africa Doesn’t Matter: How the West Has Failed the Poorest Continent and What We Can Do About It

Brenda Salter McNeil & Rick Richardson, The Heart of Racial Justice

Dr. Matthew Sleeth, Serve God, Save the Planet


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