I want to give you a reading list of books by category. These are all books that I have enjoyed through my study at Multnomah and internship assignments. There isn’t really any one format that I’m putting these into but they are alphabetical by author (I’m always listing more as I read so check back to see any changes). I’m also providing links to blogs where I have reviewed these materials or used them as references.
Hawthorne, Gerald. Dictionary of Paul and His Letters. InterVarsity Press.
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Jesus Christ by Donald G. Bloesch
God the Almighty: Power, Wisdom, Holiness, Love by Donald G. Bloesch
Journey to the Common Good by Walter Brueggeman
“What About Those Who Have Never Heard?” Edited by Gabriel Fackre, Ronald H. Nash, and John Sanders
The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options by Stanley J. Grenz
Christian Theology: An Introduction (4th Edition) by Alister E. McGrath
“The pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer
Volf, Miroslav, After our likeness: The church as the image of the trinity (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1998.)
Evil and the Justice of God by N.T. Wright
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Ourselves by Brian Fikkert
Jesus in the Margins by Rick McKinley
Justice: Rights and Wrongs; Nicholas Wolterstorff
Darrell Guder, Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations by Kimball, Dan.
Philosophy and Ethics
Eastman, Roger, ed. The Ways of Religion: An Introduction to the Major Traditions. 3rd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Stanley J. Grenz & Roger E. Olsen, 20th Century Theology. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
Barna, George. Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions. Ventura: CA, Regal Books, 2003.
Strudler, Gary. Go Fish: Casting a Ministry That Hooks Kids for Jesus. Self-published, 2002.
Clark, Chap & Kara E. Powell. Sticky Faith. Zondervan. Grand Rapids. 2011.
Shaping the Spiritual Life of Students: A Guide for Youth Workers, Pastors, Teachers & Campus Ministers by Richard R. Dunn
When God Says, “No”- Reshaping Prayer and Learning to Listen, by Thomas R. Hauff.
Ingram, Chip. The Invisible War. Baker (May 2003).
This Beautiful Mess: Practicing the Presence of the Kingdom of God by Rick McKinley
Kingdom Called Desire: Confronted by the Love of a Risen King by McKinley, Rick
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Miller, Donald.
Turn My Mourning into Dancing by Nouwen, Henri J.M.
“Hope for the Brokenhearted: God’s Voice of Comfort in the Midst of Grief and Loss” by John L. Terveen
Whitney, D. S. (1991). Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian life.
Cloud, Henry and John Townsend. How People Grow. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.
Collins, Gary R. Christian Counseling, A Comprehensive Guide 3rd Edition: Revised and Updated. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007.
Scazzero, Peter and Warren Bird. The Emotionally Healthy Church, Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.
Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks
The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer
“The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School” by Neil Postman
Jones, Steven P. & Eric C. Sheffield. Eds. The Role of Religion in 21st-century Public Schools. Peter Lang Publishing. New York. 2009.
Newbigin, Lesslie. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989.
Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness by Dan B. Allender
Walking the Small Group Tightrope by Bill Donahue and Russ Robinson
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath