Books Worth Reading

Currently Reading:


Good to read:  (In no particular order)

Postcards From Babylon      Brian Zahnd

What to do on the worst day of your life     Brian Zahnd

Life Lessons from A Bad Quaker    J. Brent Bill

The Kingdom Experiment

Jesus Prom   Jon Weece 

Celebration of Discipline     Richard Foster

Revival: Faith as Wesley lived it      Adam Hamilton

Discernment   Henri Nouwen

The God Who Comes  Carlo Carretto

Jayber Crow  Wendell Berry

First you have to row a little boat  Richard Bode

Understanding Poverty   Ruby K. Payne

Falling Upward   Richard Rohr

All Creation Sings   J.  Ellsworth Kalas

Is God A Christian?  R. Kirby Godsey

Beauty Will Save The World   Brian Zahnd

Unconditional ?  Brian Zahnd

Not A Fan  Kyle Idleman

Holy Discontent  By Bill Hybels

The Vow  by Kim and Krickitt Carpenter

Jesus Calling  Daily Devotional by Sarah Young

What We Talk About When We Talk About God  by Rob Bell

Love Wins  by Rob Bell

24 Hours That Changed The World  by Adam Hamilton

I Dare You by William H. Danforth 

American Saint
Francis Asbury  by John Wigger

An Emergent Theology  by Ray S. Anderson

Does it make any difference?  by Phillip Yancey

Divine Nobodies by Jim Palmer

Invictus  by John Carlin

Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola

The Irresistable Revolution  by Shane Claiborne

Jesus Wants to Save Christians  by Rob Bell and Don Golden

Radical by David Platt

Velvet Elvis  by Rob Bell

The Tangible Kingdom by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay

We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren

A New Kind of Christian  by Brian D. McLaren

A New Kind of Christianity  by  Brian D. McLaren

The Story We Find Ourselves In  by Brian D. McLaren

The Last Word and the Word After That  ByBrian D. McLaren 

Who Stole My Church  by Gordon MacDonald

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Attitude Is Your Paintbrush by James Moore

Have A Little Faith  by Mitch Albom

Hinds Feet on High Places  by Hannah Hurnard

Same Kind of Different As Me  by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson

In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day by Mark Batterson

Primal  by Mark Batterson

My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Final Summit  by Andy Andrews

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

The Noticer Returns  by Andy Andrews

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews

The Lost Choice  by Andy Andrews

Island Of The Saints  by Andy Andrews  (Island of The Saints has been reprined with the title “Heart Mender“)

Simply Christian by N.T. Wright

How God Became King  by N.T. Wright

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

A Million Miles In A Thousnd Years by Donald Miller

Searching for God knows what  by Donald Miller

Not The Religious Type by Dave Schmelzer

The Shack by William P. Young

Crazy Love by Francis Chang

The Cost of Discipleship by  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

13 thoughts on “Books Worth Reading

  1. Two deer came through my back yard last evening. I stood statue still but they knew I was there. Graceful animals! See you tomorrow. Visited daughter Lori last weekend.

  2. I enjoyed the “mama” and twins in my backyard as well this morning. Love to see the animals from my back porch. God’s wonderous creation.

  3. There isn’t anything more peaceful looking than God’s 4 legged creatures. We need to see life through their eyes and trust God for all of our NEEDS.

  4. We see a deer occasionally. One was in the back yard a few months ago.
    They are so sweet. Don`t see how anyone could kill one.

    I think you already know that I have my cataract surgery on Nov. 3rd.
    Am so anxious to see well again.

    Today is a lovely, sunny, cool day. Too bad I don`t feel up to getting

    I love you

  5. Jim – I am devouring your site – waiting for the ‘snow’ to get up to the tops of my shoes! Current read is, “Uncommon Decency – Christian Civility in an Uncivil World” by Richard J. Mouw.

    Rev. Craig preached on the text from Matthew this morning – zeroing in on “When King Herod heard this he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him”. Craig asked, “Why was ALL of Jerusalem frightened – when they had no use for Herod himself? Why would they agree with him? Had they adopted a live-and-let-live attitude? What had happened to their own strong convictions” – and, alas, what has happened to ours?

    Mouw encourages his readers that, while it isn’t easy, it is possible to hold to strong convictions ‘while still nurturing a spirit that is authentically kind and gentle’.(p16). The book was a Christmas gift from a son – I’m on chapter 3 – with more to unpack.

    Yet his comments remind me of a book co-authored by one of my seminary professors at St. Paul, Henry Knight ‘The Conversation Matters – Why United Methodists Should Talk to One Another”.
    Knight and Don Saliers offered their appeal for Christian conferencing in 1999 – Mouw just brought out his 2nd edition of ‘Civility’ in 2010 – perhaps 2011 would be a good time to take these thoughts into my heart.

    stay peaceful –

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