The right resources are like having the proper tools in your toolbox. Through the years I’ve turned to the following writings to provide encouragement, guidance, and practical insights. Below, you’ll find the books I’m currently reading plus a list of my favorites arranged according to topic.

Clicking on the titles (or the image) will take you straight to Amazon where you’ll conveniently be able to skim over a sample of the material and view the chapter titles. If any of these books has been especially helpful to you, I’d love to hear from you!

Currently Reading

How Not to Be Secular

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor

by James K. A. Smith

How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls “your hitchhiker’s guide to the present” — it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor’s monumental work A Secular Age and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times.


Discipleship in the Present Tense

Discipleship in the Present Tense: Reflections on Faith and Culture

by James K. A. Smith

“What do we do now?” This is the question every generation of Jesus followers must ask. “How are we to be the people of God in the world today? What does it look like in our culture and our time to follow the crucified and resurrected Messiah?” This is discipleship that follows Christ into the particular, concrete, and embodied realities of our everyday life.

What’s Next?

The Divine Conspiracy Continued

The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth

In The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard critiqued the church’s obsession with “sin management” and revolutionized our understanding of true Christian discipleship. In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, Willard lays out the next stage in God’s plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change.

Library By Topic

Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer

Devotional Classics by Richard Foster

Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by H. & G. Taylor

Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard

Fire Within by Thomas Dubay

Prayer by Richard Foster

A Year With C.S. Lewis

Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas

Freedom of Simplicity by Richard Foster

Mansions of the Heart by Thomas Ashbrook

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by John Gottmann

The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted by Gary Chapman

The Peacemaker by Ken Sande

How We Love by Milan and Kay Yerkovich

Love And Respect by Emerson Eggerichs

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott

The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky

Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

The Baby Book by William and Martha Sears

The Discipline Book by Martha and William Sears

Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Kurcinka

Playful Parenting by Lawrence Cohen

Growing Strong Daughters by Lisa Graham McMinn

Restoring The Christian Soul by Leanne Payne

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazerro

Healing by Francis MacNutt

Unlocking Your Family Patterns by Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Dave Carder, and Earl Hemslin

The Peacemaker by Ken Sande

The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen

The Journey to Wholeness by Signa Bodishbaugh

The Cry of the Soul by Dan Allender

Changes That Heal by Henry Cloud

Where the Conflict Really Lies by Alvin Platinga

The Secular Age by Charles Taylor

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin

Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslac Volf

The Reason for God by Tim Keller

The Hauerwas Reader by Stanley Hauerwas

The Christian Witness to the State by John Howard Yoder

To Change the World by James Davidson Hunter

The Next Christendom by Phillip Jenkins

Church Unique by Will Mancini

Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen

Souls in Transition by Christian Smith Patricia Snell

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