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

Ephesians, by Peter T. O’Brien (Pillar Commentary Series)

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

Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman

Gaining by Losing, by J.D. Greear

A Resilient Life, by Gordan MacDonald

Rhythms: Spiritual Rhythms of Multiplying Disciples, by Lance Crowell et. Al


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

Welcoming the Stranger, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang

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

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

A History of Christianity, by Kenneth Scott Latourette

Breaking the Missional Code, by Ed Stetzer


Books on Serving the Poor

On Almsgiving, by St. John Chrysostom

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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