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Suggested Reading

Here are some of your pastors' favorite reading selections.

Exploring Christianity

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, Timothy Keller
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, N. T. Wright
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis
Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Spiritual Life, Lauren Winner

Discovering Jesus

Simply Jesus, N. T. Wright
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name, Sally Lloyd-Jones
The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller
The Light Has Come: An Exposition of the Fourth Gospel, Lesslie Newbigin
Suprised by Hope, N. T. Wright

Growing in Christ

The Divine Hours: A Manual for Prayer, Phyllis Tickle
After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, N. T. Wright
Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer, Eugene Peterson
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eugene Peterson
Freedom of Simplicity, Richard Foster

Reading the Bible

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee
The True Story of the Whole World,  Michael Goheen & Craig Bartholemew
Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today, N. T. Wright 
The Mission of God's People: A Biblical Theology of The Church's Mission, Christopher H. J. Wright

Being the Church

The Provocative Church, Graham Tomlin
It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian, Tod Bolsinger 
Ancient Future Worship, Robert Webber 
Beyond Smells and Bells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy
Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing, Chris Rice & Emmanuel Katongole
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands, Paul David Tripp 
The Moral Vision of the New Testament, Richard B. Hayes

Loving Our Neighbors

Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes us Just, Timothy Keller
Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission
, Christine Pohl & Christopher Heuertz
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, Brian Fikkert & Steve Corbett
Welcoming Justice: God's Movement Toward Beloved Community, Charles Marsh & John Perkins

Engaging Our World

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work, Timothy Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Lesslie Newbigin
When the Kings Come Marching In: Isaiah and the New Jerusalem, Richard J. Mouw
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation, James K. A. Smith