Book Recommendations

Here are a few of my favorite books.  Click the titles to view them on Amazon.

Bible:
The ESV Study Bible
Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch (Current Issues in Theology) by John Webster
Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels by Kenneth Bailley
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Feasting on the Word, Complete 12-Volume Set

Ministry Books:
The Crucifixion of Ministry: Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ by Andrew Purves
The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in the Ministerial Life (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies) by Craig Barnes
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers by Lillian Daniel and Martin Copenhaver
The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson
Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery by Richard Lischer

The Future of the Church:
Great Emergence, The: How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle
Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters by Phyllis Tickle
The Church of the Perfect Storm by Leonard Sweet
Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival by Leonard Sweet
The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox
Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening by Diana Butler Bass
A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future? by Mark Driscoll

Business
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath

Writing:
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield
Do the Work by Stephen Pressfield
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

 

 

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