Recommended Reading

We recommend the following books to assist you in further understanding our mission and values as a church. While we may not agree with every point in every book, nor recommend everything each individual author has ever written, we think these books will help you understand why we do things the way we do.

Gospel-Centeredness

Tim Keller: The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
Jerry Bridges: The Transforming Power of the Gospel
Bob Thune and Will Walker: The Gospel-Centered Life
Jared C. Wilson: Gospel Wakefulness
World Harvest Mission: Sonship

Missional Living

Tim Keller: Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just
Tim Keller: Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Tim Keller: Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett: When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself
James Davidson Hunter: To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World

Family/Community

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
Tim Chester and Steve Timmis: Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community
Bob Thune and Will Walker: The Gospel-Centered Community
Jerry Bridges: True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia
Joseph Hellerman: When the Church Was a Family: Recapturing Jesus’ Vision for Authentic Christian Community

Discipleship/Evangelism

Tim Chester: You Can Change: God’s Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions
Jerram Barrs: The Heart of Evangelism
Robert Coleman: The Master Plan of Evangelism
Jerry Bridges: The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in our Holiness
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship

Multiplication

Bob Roberts: The Multiplying Church: The New Math for Starting New Churches
Neil Cole: Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens
Francis Chan: Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples
Ralph Moore: How to Multiply Your Church: The Most Effective Way to Grow God’s Kingdom
Matt Chandler, Eric Geiger, and Josh Patterson: Creature of the Word: The Jesus-Centered Church

God’s Glory

John Piper: Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
John Piper: God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards
Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson, ed.: The Glory of God (Theology in Community)
James Hamilton: God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology
Bruce Ware: God’s Greater Glory: The Exulted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith