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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Reading List

Well, it is that time of year again! Time for summer! And, time for Pastor Bob's recommended reading list! These are books I hope will challenge you and help you grow in your faith.

Books on Evangelism

Looking to brush up on sharing your faith. These books will help you build confidence and clarify your message.

  • Craig A. Parton, "The Defense Never Rests"
  • Mark Driscoll, “The Radical Reformission”
  • Robert Kolb, "Speaking the Gospel Today"

Books on Faith

Want to know study what you believe more deeply and discuss why you believe it? Check out these dandies!

  • CS Lewis, "The Great Divorce"
  • Harold Sankbeil, “Dying to Live: The Power of Forgiveness"
  • Gene Edward Veith, “God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life"
  • Eugene Peterson, "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction"
  • Timothy Keller, "The Prodigal God"

Bible Helps

Perhaps you are looking to strengthen your reading of the Scriptures. These books will help you understand more richly the story of God in history!

  • Christopher JH Wright, "Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament"
  • David E. Holwerda, "Jesus and Israel: One Covenant or Two?"
  • Richard Bauckham, "God Crucified"
  • Robert H. Stein, "Jesus the Messiah: A Survey of the Life of Christ"

Fiction

Perhaps you just want a good novel to make you think with a Gospel overtone. These are stories with a meaning!

  • Bo Giertz, “The Hammer of God”
  • CS Lewis, “The Chronicles of Narnia”
  • CS Lewis, “The Space Trilogy”

And, of course, read your Bible! In fact, make it a point this summer to read from your Bible every day! I’d love to hear what you think of these books or if you are reading something fantastic, let me know, I am always looking for a good read! Happy reading!

Pastor Bob

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