Recommended Reading

These are just a few of the books that have influenced my life through the years and are currently impacting me. I point these particular books out because they have had the most impact, aside from the Bible, on my thought, life, and practice of the Christian faith.

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There have also been some great professors and pastors who have influenced my life and thought that have not written books, but are just as influential. I have included a partial list of them at the bottom of this list. I include them as a way to honor them and their influence.

Theological Books
Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard


Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren

Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren

The Great Omission by Dallas Willard

Simply Christian by N.T. Wright

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters by N.T. Wright

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Gospel of the Kingdom by George Eldon Ladd

The Works of John Wesley


Spiritual/Devotional
The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

The Genesee Diary by Henri Nouwen

Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala

A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Servants by Shawchuck and Job

How to Pray by R.A. Torrey


Leadership
Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Beyond Band of Brothers by Major Dick Winters


Writing and Communication
Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley

On Writing by Stephen King

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott


Biography and History
Beyond Band of Brothers by Major Dick Winters

The Children by David Halberstam

A Sense of the World: How a blind man became history's greatest traveler by Jason Roberts

America's Bishop by Darius Salter

Ben Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Professors and Pastors
Dr. David Cubie
Dr. Terrell Sanders
Dr. Darius Salter
Dr. Roger Hahn
Dr. Joseph Coleson
Dr. Harold Raser
Dr. E. Dee Freeborn
Dr. Morris Weigelt
Rev. Harold Horton