Monday, June 29, 2009

Pastor's Picks

A Christian bookstore (Cooks Christian Supply) in Mt. Pleasant asked if I would submit a list of recommended books. They are offering these books in their store and if people come in from the church where I serve as pastor, with a bulletin, they'll give them a 20% discount on these books. The books I selected reflect a cross section of work from devotional, to biography, to ancient contributions, to ministry application. As Dennis Kinlaw says in quoting AW Tozer, we don't have time to read good books, we have to read the best books. I would suggest two other contributors - anything from CS Lewis, and The Shack, by William Paul Young.

  1. The Knowledge of the Holy. A.W. Tozer. Harper Collins. 0-06-068412-7
  2. I Believe: Exploring The Apostles Creed. Alister McGrath. IVP. 0-8308-1946-0
  3. The Practice For Christian Healing. Roy Lawrence. IVP. 0-8308-1960-6
  4. Facing East: A Pilgrim's Journey into the Mysteries of Orthodoxy.
    Frederica Mathewes-Green. Harper Collins. 0-06-065498-8
  5. A Tale of Three Kings: A Study in Brokenness. Gene Edwards.
    Tyndale. 0-8423-6908-2
  6. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer.
    J.Oswald Sanders. Moody. 0-8024-6799-7
  7. Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit. Clark H. Pinnock. IVP.
    0-8308-1590-2.
  8. The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is. N.T.
    Wright. IVP. 0-8308-2200-3
  9. This Day With The Master. Dennis Kinlaw. Zondervan. 978-0310255703
  10. Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus. Mark
    Yaconelli. Youth Specialties. 978-0310267775
  11. Presence Centered Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual
    Formation. Mike King. IVP. 978-0830833832
  12. On Marriage and Family Life. St. John Chrysostom. SVS Press. 0-913836-86-9
  13. On The Incarnation. St. Athanasius. SVS Press. 0-913836-40-0
  14. Lectures on the Christian Sacraments. St. Cyril of Jerusalem. SVS
    Press. 0-913836-39-7
  15. Truly The Community: Romans 12 and How to Be The Church. Marva J.
    Dawn. Eerdmans. 0-8028-4466-9.
  16. C.S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the
    Most Influential Apologists of Our Time. Scott R. Burson & Jerry L.
    Walls. IVP. 0-8308-1935-5
  17. Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession. Anne Rice. Knopf.
    978-0307268273
  18. The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why. Phyllis
    Tickle. Baker Books. 978-0801013133
  19. Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and
    Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints. Thomas J. Craughwell. Doubleday
    Religion. 978-0385517201
  20. The Road To Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis. Paul
    Sabatier and Jon M. Sweeney. Paraclete Press. 978-1557254016

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