Here’s the first in another new series of posts for our blog! Each month, we’ll present a short recommended reading list compiled from some of the leaders within our church. We hope this is a resource that will be a blessing to our readers! Do you have your own recommendations? Leave it in a comment below!
Tim McGhee, Elder
Tim says: “Dr. Reid helps breakdown common barriers to our sharing the gospel as part of our everyday lives. It is and excellent resource for anyone who wants to BLESS their friends and neighbors.” Get your copy here.
Ben Spry, Youth Pastor
Ben says: “Ever wonder how the roles of our spiritual disciplines and God’s grace intertwine in our pursuit of holiness? This book answers that question and helps believers clearly understand how the gospel applies to everyday life.” Get your copy here.
Devin Payne, Executive Director of Street Hope TN
Devin says: “This book will break your heart, convict your Spirit and then set your soul on fire for the work of the Lord. It’s real time truth and proof that the Lord still performs miracles today, and He will move mountains to draw people unto Himself. And that, in the midst of persecution, the truth of His gospel and goodness THRIVES. It’s literally one of those books that I have underlined more in than I haven’t because it’s so rich with truth. I don’t know if you’ve read it, but it’s incredible, and I can’t stop going back to read it over and over.” Get your copy here.
Learn more about Street Hope’s work to end domestic minor sex trafficking here.
John Gardner, Worship Pastor
John says: “For all their differences, Barack Obama and George W. Bush share one very important thing in common: both excel at treating people well. The authors of this book served as White House Social Secretary during those two administrations, and here share tips and anecdotes demonstrating how civility can help overcome cultural, economic, and, yes, political differences. Thanks to common grace, this is an area in which believers can learn much from those outside the Church.” Get your copy here.
John says: “I love biographies and history books, and this was definitely one of my favorites in recent memory. It explores the complex relationship between John Wilkes Booth and his older brother Edwin, who was a world famous and extremely influential man both before and after the Civil War. Titone argues compellingly that this sibling rivalry—far more than any other factor—drove John Wilkes to his infamous murder of President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. It’s a truly fascinating account!” Get your copy here.
Todd Randolph, Elder
Todd says: “A great book that explains how to be a church member and what church membership means.” Get your copy here.
Todd says: “Transform your prayer life by praying the words of Scripture.” Get your copy here.
Todd says: “Learn to utilize these disciplines to grow in godliness.” Get your copy here.
Todd says: “A great handbook of Baptist church government.” Get your copy here.
You can find more reviews and recommendations on Todd’s blog here.
Eric Sams, College& Career Ministry Director
Eric says: “This tiny book provides an immense insight into pride and gospel-humility. Keller guides the reader into finding freedom from pride in light of the person and work of Christ.” Get your copy here.
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