Recommended Reading

Wander back into our pastors’ offices or maybe into the church lounge and you will soon discover that we take books pretty seriously. We want to make sure that we’re staying attuned to literature that will help us both stay connected to the historic church and attentive to the needs of today’s faith.

If you’d like to get your feet wet, here’s our top resources regarding specific topics. They have helped us shape our community and our mission as Christ’s church. Perhaps consider reading one with a friend. Any of these books are great places to begin:


Introduction to the Faith
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Simply Christian by N.T. Wright


God
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul


Discipleship
Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster
The Wisdom of Each Other by Eugene Peterson
The Good and Beautiful (series) by James Bryan Smith
The Contemporary Christian by John Stott
The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
After You Believe by N.T. Wright


Heaven & Hell
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright


The Bible
The Bible Tells Me So by Peter Enns
The New Testament for Everyone (series) by N.T. Wright


The Church & Community
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Story of Christianity by Justo L. Gonzalez
Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley


Theology
Evangelical Theology by Michael F. Bird
Cruciformity by Michael J. Gorman
The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight
Christian Origins and the Question of God (series) by N.T. Wright


Culture
Culture Making by Andy Crouch


Justice & Missions
Possible by Stephan Bauman
Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf


Marriage & Sex
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
Real Sex by Lauren Winner


Family & Parenting
Sticky Faith by Kara Powell & Chap Clark