Our leadership team has put together a list of books, podcasts, YouVersion studies, and more to provide you with resources to help you gain a deeper understanding of the Gospel.
The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus - Lee Strobel
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity.
A Praying Life – Paul E. Miller
A Praying Life has encouraged thousands of Christians to pursue a vibrant prayer life full of joy and power. A life of prayer invites you to a life of connection to God. When Jesus describes the intimacy that He seeks with us, He talks about joining us for dinner (Revelation 3:20). This book reminds readers that prayer is simply making conversation with God a rhythm of life.
All In: You are One Decision Away from a Totally Different Life - Mark Batterson
The Gospel costs nothing. You can't earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift, which is compliments of God's grace. It doesn't cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go "all in," putting all that we have into God's hands. So, let's step out of spiritual no man's land and kneel at the foot of the cross of Christ and surrender to his lordship. It's time to dethrone yourself and enthrone Christ as king, and Pastor Mark Batterson is here to show you how.
Every Good Endeavor - Timothy Keller with Katherine Leary Alsdorf
With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.
Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God - Henry Blackaby
Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives.
Find Your Place: Locating Your Calling Through Your Gifts, Passions and Story - Rob Wegner and Brian Phibbs
Every person has been designed by God for one-of-a-kind Masterpiece Mission. We need a simple way to discover that calling. Find Your Place will help followers of Jesus locate three signals that will help discern their personal calling through your Gifts, Passions, and Story, and help you to take meaningful next steps to engage that calling.
Foundations: 12 Biblical Truths to Shape a Family - Ruth Chou Simons and Troy
Bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons, along with her husband, Troy, are gratefully raising six boys on a firm foundation of God’s Word by preaching that truth to themselves and their family daily. In this book, they invite you to join them in the holy work of training children to know and love God for a lifetime.
Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit - Philip Kenneson
Many books--many fine books--have been published on the fruits of the Spirit. But none are quite like Life on the Vine. Philip Kenneson combines in this book rich, theologically grounded reflection on Christian life and practice with stunning analysis of contemporary culture.
Living the Cross Centered Life - C.J. Mahaney
Return to the very essence of your faith—the cross of Christ. Here, the deepest truths of Calvary will stir your passion for Him into an unquenchable fire. This book is packed with powerful truth that will grip your heart, clear your mind, and invigorate your soul with chapters including “Breaking the Rules of Legalism,” “The Cross Centered Day,” and “Assurance and Joy.”
Revival Starts Here - Dave Clayton
Revival Starts Here is a short and pointed conversation about the way in which biblical prayer and fasting can prepare the way for fresh revival in our churches, our cities, our nation—and beyond. In this book, Dave Clayton lights a signal fire as he calls the 21st-century church to return to the Lord through prayer and fasting. If you long to experience revival, then this conversation is for you.
Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters - N.T. Wright
In Simply Jesus, bestselling author and leading Bible scholar N.T. Wright summarizes 200 years of modern Biblical scholarship and models how Christians can best retell the story of Jesus today. In a style similar to C.S. Lewis’s popular works, Wright breaks down the barriers that prevent Christians from fully engaging with the story of Jesus.
The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus - John R. Cross
Cross chronologically binds together the entire text into one great universal drama, looking at events from the perspective of those who experienced history in the making. The results are sometimes comical, sometimes frightening—but always true to the intent of the text.
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? – Rick Warren
Before you were born, God knew what your life had in store for you. His hope for you is to discover the life he created just for you - both here on Earth, and forever in eternity. Let Rick Warren guide you as you learn to live out your true purpose.
When People are Big and God is Small - Edward T. Welch
However you put it, the fear of man can be summarized this way: We replace God with people. Instead of a biblically guided fear of the Lord, we fear others. When we are in our teens, it is called “peer pressure.” When we are older, it is called “people-pleasing.” With these labels in mind, we can spot the fear of man everywhere. Diagnosis is fairly straightforward, as is the solution. We must learn to know that our God is more loving and more powerful than we ever imagined.
The Bible Project Podcast
SE Christian - Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY Podcast