Welcome to My Bookshelf!
These are books that I am currently reading or have recently read. Some of them are one and done, others I will read again. Some of them may even end up on the "Timeless Reads" below. Not everything I read lands here, these are just books I recommend.
Link: Valley of Vision
A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions. Excerpt:
"Grant me never to lose sight of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, the exceeding righteousness of salvation, the exceeding glory of Christ, the exceeding beauty of holiness, the exceeding wonder if grace."
Link: Through the Gates of Splendor
Five men took the Gospel to the unreached people group of Auca tribe. The book includes various quotes from the men's journals. It is story about surrender and the cost of following Jesus.
An exhaustive study on the afterlife. Randy Alcorn answers many questions people have about Heaven and what it will be like when we get there. He points out that much of Christ's teaching is about the afterlife, and yet so many people get their understanding from pop culture rather than scripture.
"There is nothing new under the sun." As people we deal with a lot of the same garbage, have a lot of the questions, and long for many of the same things. I find myself handing out or recommending the same books. Some of these books are here because they have stood the test of time. Others are here because I know the author has devoted his or her life to understanding the subject matter. These books have shaped my life.
Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Link: Not in God's Name
Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
Link: Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret
Link: Peace Child
Blog Post: Five Biographies Everyone Should Read.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg
Link: Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories
Link: The Beginner's Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whisper's His Name
Link: The Jesus Storybook Bible
On the Book of Revelation
How to Dodge a Dragon: An UNcommentary on Revelation
Dr. Mark Moore
Link: How to Dodge a Dragoon
Dr. Robert Lowry
(Out of Print - However, is available digitally through Logos.com)
Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom
Kenotic Politics: The Reconfiguration of Power in Jesus' Political Praxis
Dr. Mark Moore