Book Rec’s

Books I dig…

Green Revolution: Let’s face it – as Christians we don’t have a fantastic track-record in caring for creation…the green movement was for hippies and those into the new age stuff.  But as Christians we ARE called to care for creation and Ben Lowe calls the present generation to come together and care for the earth in a way that recent generations have not.

Together In Prayer: This book is ridiculously practical and accessible.  From the back cover, “Andrew R. Wheeler lays the groundwork for establishing a responsible, meaningful prayer ministry in your small group. Here you’ll find guidelines for praying in groups, common pitfalls of communal prayer and suggestions for spurring your group onward.”

I Once Was Lost: One of the best books I’ve read on evangelism along with Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World.  “Everts and Schaupp describe the factors that influence how people shift in their perspectives and become open to the Gospel. They provide practical tools to help people enter the kingdom, as well as guidelines for how new believers can live out their Christian faith.”

Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: A powerful, God-centered book on the power of prayer.  Jim Cymbala illustrates how his church, Brooklyn Tabernacle was transformed and renewed through prayer.

God on Campus: Reading this almost made me wish I could go through college all over again…almost.  Trent Sheppard walks his readers through instance after instance of God doing something remarkable with the lives of students who are open to His work and ends each chapter with thought-provoking questions on how God might work similarly today.  He traces a remarkable legacy of spiritual awakening that stretches from the founding of the earliest colleges in the United States to a global movement of nonstop student prayer spreading across campuses now.  It should be on the reading list of every college freshman.


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