Reading List

People have often asked me for recommendations of books to read. Here is a beginning. All these are books that I think are very much worth reading. Each title is linked to

Spiritual Formation

The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg
Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ by Dallas Willard
Choose the Life: Exploring a Faith That Embraces Discipleship by Bill Hull
Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God by Dallas Willard
The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes by Robert McGee
Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozier
The God Who Hears by W. Bingham Hunter
The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges
The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard


The Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton
Holy Ambition: What It Takes to Make a Difference for God by Chip Ingram
Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
Values-Driven Leadership: Discovering and Developing Your Core Values for Ministry by Aubrey Malphurs
Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership by Stacy T. Rinehart
The Unity Factor: Developing a Healthy Church Leadership Team by Larry Osborne

Outreach & World Views

Living Proof: Sharing the Gospel Naturally by Jim Petersen
Evangelism Made Slightly Less Difficult: How to Interest People Who Aren\’t Interested by Nick Pollard
Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films With Wisdom & Discernment by Brian Godawa
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, by James W. Sire
The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West…Again by George G. Hunter III

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