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Welcome to My Bookshelf!

(Updated 11/2020)

Recent Reading

These are books that I 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.

If you read one book this year it should be this one. This is the story of Don Richardson and how he brought the Gospel to the Sawi People of Netherlands New Guinea.

As you read the Bible it is important to understand the world that Jesus lived. It is important to understand the context of his teaching and actions. This book is an excellent introduction to the historical context in which Jesus lived. I will start incorporating it into the "How to Read Your Bible" classes I teach.

Gary Paulsen tells his story of how he got started on dog sledding and eventually ran in the Iditarod. I couldn't put this book down; it was hilarious!

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.


Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Eric Metaxas

God's Smuggler
Brother Andrew

Children's Bibles

The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories

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

Church Practice 

Intentional Churches 
Doug Parks & Bart Rendel



Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom
Frank Viola

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


On the Book of Revelation

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

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


Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks