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Welcome to My Bookshelf!

(Updated 2/21)

Recent Reading

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
Arthur Bennett.

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 
Elizabeth Elliot

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.

Heaven: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything the Bible Says About Our Eternal Home (Clear Answers to 44 Real Questions About the Afterlife, Angels, Resurrection, ... and the Kingdom of God) (Alcorn, Randy) by [Randy Alcorn]

Link: Heaven
Randy Alcorn

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.

Timeless Reads

"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
Howard Taylor
Link: Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

Peace Child
Don Richardson
Link: Peace Child

Blog Post: Five Biographies Everyone Should Read.

Bible Interpretation

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus
Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg
Link: Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus


Children's Bibles

The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories
Link: The Beginner's Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whisper's His Name
Sally Lloyd-Jones
Link: The Jesus Storybook Bible

Church Practice 

Intentional Churches 
Doug Parks & Bart Rendel
Link: Intentional Churches

On the Book of Revelation

How to Dodge a Dragon: An UNcommentary on Revelation
Dr. Mark Moore
Link: How to Dodge a Dragoon

Revelation's Rhapsody
Dr. Robert Lowry
(Out of Print - However, is available digitally through


Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom
Frank Viola

Kenotic Politics: The Reconfiguration of Power in Jesus' Political Praxis
Dr. Mark Moore