Pastor’s Reading List

Top 10 from My Library

1. On Wealth and Poverty, by St. John Chrysostom

2. Confessions, by St. Augustine

3. Time Peace, by Ellen Vaughn

4. The Reason for God, by Timothy Keller

5. For the Life of the World, by Alexander Schmemann

6. Mere Christianity, by CS Lewis

7. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, by Jim Cymbala

8. Basic Christianity, by John Stott

9. Disunity in Christ, by Christena Cleveland

10. Radical, by David Platt

Read and Enjoyed Recently

The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon, Douglas Moo

The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, by Mark Noll

White Awake, by Daniel Hill

The Spirit of the Disciplines, by Dallas Willard

Jesus is the Question, by Martin B. Copenhaver

Ancient Texts You Must See

The Didache

City of God, St. Augustine

The Book of Kells

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Pia Desideria by Philip Jakob Spener

The Parables of Kierkegaard, edited by Thomas C. Oden

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.), by Philip Schaff

Books on Missions

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, various

Transforming Mission, by David Bosch

The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity, by Soong-Chan Rah

A History of Christianity, by Kenneth Scott Latourette

Breaking the Missional Code, by Ed Stetzer

Books on Serving the Needy and Welcoming Others

On Almsgiving, by St. John Chrysostom

Welcoming the Stranger (revised edition July 2018), by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang

Seeking Refuge, by Stephen Bauman, Matthew Soerens, Issam Smeir

You Welcomed Me, by Kent Annan

Same Kind of Different As Me, by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Toxic Charity, by Bob Lupton

Harbor for the Poor, by Eric Costanzo

Most Used Commentary Series

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

The Anchor Bible Dictionary

Old Testament – JPS Torah Commentary, Ancient Christian Commentary, NICOT

New Testament – BGAD, TDNT, Pillar NTC, Ancient Christian Commentary, G. Campbell Morgan, ECNT (Baker)


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