Recommended Reading

Want to learn more about Jesus? Interested in great books by people who are, like so many of us, just searching for answers? What about some good podcasts with relevant messages? Here are a few resources (recommended by our staff) that you might find useful.

Study Bibles:
NIV Study Bible
Archaeological Study Bible

Bibles:
Today’s New International Version (TNIV)
New Living Translation (NLT)
The Message

Books about Christian faith:
The Case for Faith – Lee Strobel
How Good is Good Enough? – Andy Stanley
Blue Like Jazz – Donald Miller
A New Kind of Christian – Brian McLaren
Velvet Elvis – Rob Bell
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith – Anne Lamott
What’s so Amazing about Grace? – Philip Yancey
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala
The Ragamuffin Gospel – Brennan Manning
Red Moon Rising – Peter Grieg

Classics of Christian literature:
The Cost of Discipleship – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce – C.S. Lewis
The Divine Conspiracy – Dallas Willard
Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster
The Return of the Prodigal Son – Henri Nouwen
The Pursuit of God – A.W. Tozer

Devotional books:
My Utmost for His Highest – Oswald Chambers
This Day with the Master – Dennis Kinlaw
Operation World – Patrick Johnstone and Jason Mandryk

Life Application:
The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
Boundaries – Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Books about Missions/Service:
Same Kind of Different as Me – Ron Hall & Denver Moore
Bruchko – Bruce Olsen
Lords of the Earth – Don Richardson
Peace Child – Don Richardson
Mission Possible – Marilyn Laszlo
Chasing the Dragon – Jackie Pullinger
The Heavenly Man – Brother Yun
Serve God, Save the Planet – J. Matthew Sleeth
The Cross and the Switchblade - David Wilkerson