Reading List

ARTICLES

Easter Reflections from My Hospital BedGospel Coalition
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10 Things You Should Know About EvangelismCrossway
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How Suffering Reveals Your True SelfCrossway
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SPIRITUAL

Remember DeathMatthew McCullough
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In Remember Death, McCullough invites us to consider how the reality of death has been pushed to the margins of our lives to the extent that most people are deeply troubled at the thought of losing their temporal things, and utterly unthoughtful about the loss of their very lives through death.
Invitation to Solitude and SilenceRuth Barton
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Much of our faith and practice is about words - preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God where we can hear his voice. This book is an invitation to you to meet God deeply and fully, outside the demands and noise of daily life. It is an invitation to solitude and silence.
Don’t Waste Your LifeJohn Piper
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In this book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity - with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of Him in every sphere of our lives.
PrayerTim Keller
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Prayer is central to Christian faith; indeed, as Timothy Keller notes in his introduction, it is the main way we experience deep change. Yet so many people struggle with prayer - a struggle that the author himself has shared. This wise and inspiring book is the fruit of those struggles, offering a real and glorious vision of what it can mean to seek God in prayer.
12 Ways Your Phone is Changing YouTony Reinke
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Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
When God WeepsJoni Eareckson Tada
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Despair and discouragement are rampant. At the same time, fewer people are able to balance God’s purposes and his mercies. Instead, attempting to avoid tragedy and suffering, many Christians confuse simple formulas for faith. But where does that leave the family who loses a son on a military mission? Or the young mother who isn’t healed of cancer? When God Weeps is for people like these . . . and for thousands more who need more - much more - than answers.
Every Good EndeavourTim Keller
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Keller shows how work is good, given that God is a worker, who also now continues to work in many ways, including through his people. Work of all kinds is dignified because we work as God’s image bearers. Work is also one way we obey the great commandment to love God by cultivating creation, and to love our neighbour as we serve them with our work. Sin however, makes work fruitless, pointless, and selfish. Instead of using it to love God and man we use it for our identity and security. In this way, work reveals our idols.
Making All Things NewDavid Powlison
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This book offers hope for both the sexually immoral and the sexually victimized, pointing us all to the grace of Jesus Christ, who mercifully intervenes each moment in our lifelong journey toward renewal.
Confronting ChrisitanityRebecca McLaughlin
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Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book Confronting Christianity has been compared to an updated “Reason for God” by Tim Keller. In it, McLaughlin tackles 12 of the most current objections to the Christian faith head on, in a way that is smart, honest, and winsome. Her style makes the book both readable and suitable for those who are thinking about the faith.
Dark Clouds, Deep MercyMark Vroegop
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Exploring how the Bible - through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations - gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives.
You Can ChangeTim Chester
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You may be: a new Christian, struggling to change the habits of your former way of life; an older Christian, feeling you've plateaued; a Christian who's fallen into sin in a big way, wondering how you'll ever get back on track. Other books describe how we should live, but this book outlines how we can change. It's about hope: the hope we have in Jesus, hope for forgiveness, and hope for real and lasting change. God promises liberating grace and transforming power to his people.
Plugged InDaniel Strange
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Plugged In seeks to help Christians understand what culture is, how to analyse it from a biblical point of view, and how to wisely engage it with the gospel. It’s strength is that it’s clear and accessible. Strange explains how culture works by analysing the stories that it tells us about ourselves and what will make us happy. By learning to connect with the aspects of it that reflect God’s common grace, and then confront those elements that are marred by sin, we can show how the good news of Jesus subversively fulfills the longings of our culture.
The Ruthless Elimination of HurryJohn Mark Comer
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Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness as a root of much evil. Within the pages of this book, you'll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favour of a slower, simpler way of life.

Books For Men

Disciplines of a Godly ManR. Kent Hughes
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This inspiring and best-selling book uses biblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions for daily living, and personal study questions to address the major areas of contemporary Christian manhood.
Not Yet MarriedMarshall Segal
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If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of perfection but a mutually flawed pursuit of Christ. He will likely write a love story for you different from the one you would have written for yourself, but that's because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. Trust Him, and He will help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.
When Good Men are TemptedBill Perkins
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Men know all about their need for sexual purity. What they want is a plan that will enable them to attain it. In the midst of a culture that shouts "Sex!" from every corner, men need a friend to talk honestly about how to master lust and achieve control over this crucial area of their lives.

Books For Women

Let Me be a WomanElisabeth Elliot
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"In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her." Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in a number of essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed.
Not Yet MarriedMarshall Segal
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If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of perfection but a mutually flawed pursuit of Christ. He will likely write a love story for you different from the one you would have written for yourself, but that's because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. Trust Him, and He will help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.
Messy Beautiful FriendshipChristine Hoover
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Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. Christine Hoover offers women a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules.

Marriage and Parenting

Biographies

Seeking Allah, Finding JesusNabeel Qureshi
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In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.
The Hiding PlaceCorrie Ten Boom
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Despite the danger and threat of discovery, the ten Boom family courageously offered shelter to persecuted Jews during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Then a trap brought about the family's arrest. Could God's love shine through, even in Ravensbruck?
C. S. Lewis: A LifeAlistair McGrath
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“C.S. Lewis: A Life” is McGrath’s biography of Lewis’ life. It’s a fantastic account of his early childhood, death of his mother, war experiences, conversion, friendships, influences, works and marriage.
BonhoefferEric Mataxes
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As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer - a pastor and author.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of SinnersJohn Bunyan
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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, or a Brief Relation of the Exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to His Poor Servant John Bunyan, is a Puritan spiritual autobiography written by John Bunyan. It was composed while Bunyan was serving a 12-year prison sentence in Bedford prison for preaching without a license, and was first published in 1666.
Tortured for ChristRichard Wurmbrand
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Richard spent fourteen years in prison. He was tortured, beaten, and locked into a solitary confinement cell. Sabina Wurmbrand spent three years in a labor camp, nearly freezing to death as she and other prisoners worked on the Danube Canal. She was repeatedly told her husband had died behind bars. But Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand had an unshakeable faith in Christ. Neither of them gave up hope, and neither of them would stop talking about Jesus.
Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely ConvertRosaria Butterfield
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Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. Then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down - the idea that Christianity, a religion that she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was, an idea that flew in the face of the people and causes that she most loved.