Books that Have Influenced Me (… or My Recommended Reading List)

Someone asked me the other day to make a list of the books I would recommend.  So, here’s a start in no particular order.

  • Discovering an Evangelical Heritage by Dayton
  • Responsible Grace by Maddox
  • Surprised by Hope by Wright
  • Why I’m not a Calvinist by Dongell and Walls
  • Heaven by Randy Alcorn
  • Across the Spectrum by Boyd
  • Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Gravitz
  • John Wesley’s sermons (especially the contemporary translation by Kinghorn)
  • Decoding the Church by Snyder (and just about anything else by Snyder for that matter)
  • Documents of the Early Christian Church by Bettenson
  • The Story of Christianity by Gonzalez
  • But If It Dies by Pearson
  • John Wesley: A Theological Journey by Collins
  • Me, Myself & Bob by Vischer
  • The Universe Next Door by Sire
  • Handbook on the Pentateuch by Hamilton
  • Backgrounds of Early Christianity by Ferguson
  • Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer
  • The Great Omission by Willard
  • The Divine Conspiracy by Willard
  • Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit by Chicolte
  • Lord, Teach Us by Willimon and Hauerwas
  • Rule of St. Benedict by St. Benedict
  • Daily Roberts by Demaray
  • Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
  • The Little Flowers of St. Francis translated by Demaray
  • The Deeper Journey by Mulholland
  • Imitation of Christ translated by Demaray
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Schazerro
  • The Gift of Being Yourself by Benner
  • Sacred Rhythms by Barton
  • The Only Necessary Thing by Nouwen
  • Christ of the Indian Road by Jones
  • Spiritual Classics by Renovare
  • Devotional Classics by Renovare
  • The Preacher by Petersen
  • It’s Your Ship by Abrashoff
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey
  • In the Name of Jesus by Nouwen

Enjoy and feel free to add to the list!


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