Books We Recommend

The following recommendations provide a broad sample of books that have been influential in our church. While we don't necessarily agree with every statement of every book, we think it's important to read broadly and reflectively. We hope this list helps give you an insight into the thoughts that have helped form our community.


The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Craig Bartholomew & Michael Goheen)


Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation (Ruth Haley Barton)


The Myth of a Christian Nation (Greg Boyd)


The Practice of the Presence of God (Brother Lawrence)


Eldership and the Mission of God (J.R. Briggs & Bob Hyatt)


Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro)


An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest (Alan Fadling)


A Celebration of Discipline (Richard Foster)


The Creed: What Christians Believe and Why it Matters (Luke Timothy Johnson)


Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name (Sally Lloyd-Jones)


The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Scot McKnight)


The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith (Stuart Murray)


In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership (Henri Nouwen)


The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (James Bryan Smith)


Heaven on Earth: Experiencing the Kingdom of God in the Here and Now (Alan Streett)


The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God (Dallas Willard)


How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels (N.T. Wright)


Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church (N.T. Wright)