Booklist

Apologetics

  • The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
  • Proper Confidence by Lesslie Newbigin
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Simply Christian by N.T. Wright
  • The Reason for God by Tim Keller

Autobiography/Journals

  • Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
  • Confessions by St. Augustine
  • The Journals of Jim Elliot compiled by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Letters & Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Hudson Taylor by Hudson Taylor
  • A Thousand Trails (Journals of William Cameron Townshend) compiled by Hugh Stevens
  • Hannah’s Child by Stanley Hauerwas

Biography

  • Shadow of the Almighty by Elisabeth Elliot 
  • Into the Wild by John Krakauer
  • We Remember C.S. Lewis- Essays and Memoirs compiled by David Graham
  • Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
  • Bonhoeffer, Christ, and Culture by Larson

Ecclesiology

  • Organic Church by Neil Cole
  • Simple Church by Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger
  • An Unstoppable Force by Erwin McManus
  • The Emotionally Healthy Church by Peter Scazzero
  • Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis
  • Two Views of Women in Ministry by Stanley N. Gundry and James R. Beck (Editors)
  • The Provocative Church by Graham Tomlin
  • Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Eschatology

  • Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright

Fiction

  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Hermeneutics 

  • First Theology by Kevin Vanhoozer
  • Handbook for New Testament Exegesis by Craig Blomberg

History

  • Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
  • Jesus Wars by Phillip Jenkins
  • The New Testament in Antiquity byGary M. Burge, Lynn H. Cohick, and Gene L. Green
  • The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings by Bart D. Ehrman
  • Suetonius
  • Tacitus
  • Signs amid the Rubble by Lesslie Newbigin
  • Christ and History 
  • Christian Mission and the Enlightenment by Brian Stanley

Leadership

  • Who You Are When No One is Looking by Bill Hybels
  • Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
  • A Work of Heart by Reggie McNeal
  • Just Courage by Gary Haugen

Ministry

  • Gospel-Centered Ministry by Tim Keller
  • The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen

Missiology

  • The Tangible Kingdom by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay
  • Missional Church by Darrell Guder
  • The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society by Leslie Newbigin
  • The Best Kept Secret of Christian Mission by John Dickson
  • Viral Hope by JR Woodward
  • The Incarnation and The Churches Witness by Darrell Guder
  • Transforming Mission by David Bosch
  • Theology in the Context of World Mission by Timothy Tennet

New Testament Ethics

  • The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard Hays
  • Ethics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Philosophy

  • Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Decartes
  • Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle

Spiritual Growth/Discipleship

  • The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
  • The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning
  • Red Like Blood by Joe Coffey and Bob Bevington
  • The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
  • Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller
  • Radical by David Platt
  • The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Think by John Piper
  • Soul Healing by Tammy Smith
  • Humility by Andrew Murray
  • The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Tim Keller
  • Getting Love Right by Dallas Willard

Theology

  • The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
  • Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
  • Desiring God by John Piper
  • The Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
  • The City of God by St. Augustine
  • The King Jesus Gospel by Scott McKnight
  • Forgotten God by Francis Chan
  • Justification by N.T. Wright

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