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Recommended Books & Links

 

What resources will help me grow?

Below are some resources that have helped to shape the lives of our staff team. We have organized the content by area to make them easier to explore. We do not agree with or endorse everything in every resource – but we have found them to force us to think, engage, and be shaped.


Sermon Handouts

Oct. 25/26, 2014 Sermon – The Practice of Gospel Repentance


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New Believers:

Simply Christian by NT Wright  

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

My Utmost for His Highest (Devotional) by Oswald Chambers

Apologetics:

The Reason for God by Tim Keller

Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Jesus Among the Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias

Biblical Study Aids:
Tyndale NT Commentary,
 Rev. Ed. by InterVarsity Press
Life Application Study Bible New Living Translation
New Believer’s Bible New Living Translation
Dictionary of New Testament Background (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series)
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series)
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series)
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series)
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series)
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters (The IVP Bible Dictionary Series) 

Urbana Bible Studies (IVP)

Church Issues:

ChurchNext
 by Eddie Gibbs
The Missional Church by Darrell Guder
Six Dangerous Questions by Paul Borthwick

Culture:
The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
 by Leslie Newbigin

Evangelism:
I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus
 by Doug Schaupp and Don Everts
Based on a True Story by James Choung

Leadership:
Courageous Leadership
 by Bill Hybels
The Making of a Leader by Bobby Clinton

Life Issues:
Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller
Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
AA Big Book by AA
Christian CounselingRev. Ed. by Collins
Everybody’s Normal Until You Get to Know Them by John Ortberg
Codependent No More by Melodi Beattie
How People Grow by Henry Cloud and Townsend
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Same-Sex Attraction:
Compassion without Compromise: How the Gospel frees us to Love our Gay Friends without losing the Truth by Adam T. Barr and Ron Citlau

Welcoming but Not Affiriming: An Evangelical Response to Homosexuality by Stanley J. Grenz
Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love others without Sacrificing Conviction
 by Caleb Kaltenbach

Spiritual Formation:
In the Name of Jesus by Henry Nouwen
The Confessions
 by St. Augustine
Celebration of Discipline
 by Richard Foster
Ruthless Trust
 by Brennan Manning
A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokeness
 by Gene Edwards
The Life You’ve Always Wanted
 by John Ortberg

Theology:
Theology for the Community of God
 by Stanley Grenz
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

Science:
Beyond the Cosmos by Dr. Hugh Ross
Privileged Planet by Gonzalez & Richard
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LINKS:

Compassion International