recommended books

There are certain books that have really influenced the way I understand God, the Bible, the world, and myself. I hope you can benefit from a few of these.

Theology & Bible

  • The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church by Greg Boyd
  • The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder
  • God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship by Kenton L. Sparks
  • Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament by Pete Enns
  • Plowshares & Pruning Hooks: Rethinking the Language of Biblical Prophecy and Apocalyptic by D. Brent Sandy
  • Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony by Stanley Hauerwas and William Henry Willimon
  • The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate by John H. Walton
  • The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan Rah
  • The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses by C.S. Lewis
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  • The World’s Last Night and Other Essays by C.S. Lewis
  • Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology by Roger E. Olson

Christian Spirituality

  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
  • Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey Into Meditative Prayer by Richard Foster
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life in Christ by Peter Scazzero
  • Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day: A 40-Day Journey with the Daily Office by Peter Scazzero
  • Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Enuma Okoro and Shane Claiborne
  • The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer


  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau
  • The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis
  • Facing the Congo by Jeffrey Tayler
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
  • Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival by Yossi Ghinsberg
  • In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
  • Into The Wild by John Krakaur
  • Awol on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller
  • Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father’s Questions about Christianity by Dr. Gregory A. Boyd and Edward Boyd 


  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • Lilith by George MacDonald
  • Phantastes by George MacDonald
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • To Build a Fire by Jack London
  • The Sea-Wolf by Jack London
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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