20 books on the list
Latest Recommendations First
The Heart of the Gospel in Ten Words (What is Christianity - an introduction to Christian beliefs and meaning)
I’m currently reading this by @jdgreear With so much confusion out there, you’ll find this clarifying. Nothing more important than understanding the heart of the Gospel. It impacts EVERYTHING! Timely and helpful. – source
The Kaiju Preservation Society
The Kaiju Preservation Society is John Scalzi's first standalone adventure since the conclusion of his New York Times bestselling Interdependency trilogy.When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he...
@bobsmietana Bob, thanks for recommending this. It’s the book I didn’t know I needed to listen to. It was perfect for when I was in Pakistan. I would not normally read/listen to anything like this, but it was so good. – source
This Tender Land
Thank you to everyone who recommended this book. It was by far the top choice when I asked a couple of weeks ago. It was as good as you said it would be. I’ve done so much traveling lately, changed so many time zones, audio books have helped get me through. – source
A Non-Anxious Presence
How a Changing and Complex World will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders
For much of recent history individuals and institutions could plan, execute, and flourish with their visions of a better world. Volatile, complex forces could be addressed and confronted with planning and management. But crisis is a great revealer. It knocks us off our thrones. It uncovers the weaknesses in our strategies and brings to light our my...
In this season of chaos, disruption and transition, @SayersMark has given us the gift of this book. I encourage every leader to read this. Especially now. – source
Josey Johnson's Hair and the Holy Spirit
When Josey wonders why people are so different, Dad helps her understand that our differences aren't a mistake. In fact, we have many differences because God is creative! Children and the adults who read with them are invited to join Josey as she learns of God's wonderfully diverse design. Also included is a note from the author to encourage furthe...
Hey @esaumccaulley, thank you for this incredible children’s book. A friend saw it on my kitchen bench and immediately put it in her bag so she can read to her son tonight. It is a stunning book. – source
Jesus and Gender
Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ
Loving one another as sisters and brothers in Jesus.Many Christian women and men carry heavy burdens. Much teaching on gender relations, roles, and rules binds the conscience beyond what Scripture actually teaches. Gender has become a battleground for power. But God created men and women not to compete for glory but to cooperate for his glory.In Je...
“This book is important because we will reshape our paradigms about relationships between men and women, parents, children, church leaders, and parishioners from the perspective of the gospel” (page 13) Thank you for this powerful book @ElyseFitz & @emschumacher – source
This book was written for this time. I couldn’t begin to recommend it highly enough. We need to read and re-read this book in this hour!!! – source
Hearers and Doers
A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine
The foundation of discipleship is sound, scriptural doctrine.The value of sound doctrine is often misunderstood by the modern church. While it can be dry and dull, when it flows from the story of Scripture, it can be full of life and love. This kind of doctrine, steeped in Scripture, is critical for disciple-making. And it's often overlooked by mod...
This was one of the books that impacted me most in Grad School👇🏼 – source
Bullies and Saints
An Honest Look at the Good and Evil of Christian History
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Nick and I listened to the audiobook during some long drives, and I listened again on my hike. So grateful for this work @johnpauldickson. My eyes were opened, my heart was broken and my hope renewed. So helpful. – source
Understanding Spiritual Warfare
A Comprehensive Guide
The Bible frequently speaks of Satan and demons, and there is no mistaking the teaching of Scripture on this one point: as there is a kingdom of God, so too is there a kingdom of Satan. And the two are embroiled in open conflict. Yet many Christians today are unaware of this battle and are woefully ill equipped to engage in the work of spiritual wa...
This book is so important and helpful. Thank you @Samuel_Storms – source
Love Gave by Quina Aragon
Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
CompassionConviction by Justin Giboney
Running for Judge by Tim Fall
Worthy by Elyse Fitzpatrick
The Language of Heaven by Sam Storms
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
New American Standard Bible by The Lockman Foundaiton