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I can name five more books I’d like you to read for every title listed here but after a while, that list would become meaningless. If you’re interested in what I read, here are some good ones to begin with:

Kingdom Justice

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
How to be An Anti-Racist by Ibram Kendi
Rediscipling the White Church by David Swanson
One Blood by John Perkins (anything by John Perkins)
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Democracy in Black by Eddie Glaude
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race by former Georgia Bulldog Benjamin Watson


Codependent No More by Melodie Beattie
Steps to Freedom in Christ by Neil Anderson
Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Parched By Heather King
Drop the Rock by Bill P.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions – Alcoholics Anonymous

going deeper in your spirituality

How to Pray by Pete Greig
Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Holy Spirit by Jack Deere
The Gift of Prophecy by Jack Deere
Try Softer by Aundi Kolber
A Lever and a Place to Stand by Richard Rohr
Dirty Glory by Pete Greig

going deeper in your work

Deep Work by Cal Newport
Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman

theology and biblical studies

The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight
The Crown and the Fire by N.T. Wright
The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight
Spirit Hermeneutics by Craig Keener

missional living

Brutcko by Bruce Olsen
Christ of the Indian Road by E. Stanley Jones
The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun
Night of a Million Miracles by Paul Estabrooks
Thriving in Cross-Cultural Ministry by Carissa Alma

Missionally-rooted biographies

Revival Rising by Mark Nysewander
Bridges Out of Poverty by Payne, Ruby, et al
Tribes by Seth Godin
Finding Organic Church by Frank Viola
The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
The Class Meeting Kevin Watson


Surrender, Andrew Murray
My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers
The Source of Life, Jurgen Moltmann
Life of the Beloved, Henri Nouwen
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard
The Seven Story Mountain, Thomas Merton
New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton
A Plain Account of Christian Perfection, John Wesley
The Story of God, The Story of Us, Sean Gladding
The Divine Yes, E. Stanley Jones
The Prayer Experiment, Margaret Therkelsen
Heaven, Randy Alcorn

Theological Blogs

Jesus Creed (Scot McKnight)
Timothy Tennent
Vital Piety (Kevin Watson)
ReKnew (Greg Boyd)
People Need Jesus (Chris Ritter)


Canadian Church Leaders
Monday Morning Pastor
The One Thing
Thrive, with Asbury Seminary
DJ Strickland