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Recommended Reading Resources

Good resources can help us grow in our faith in so many ways, but in a world full of voices and opinions, it can be hard to know who to listen to. These resources were put together by Pastors, Directors, and ministry leaders at Providence to help you wherever you may be in your faith journey. They are divided into categories to help you identify the resources that will be most helpful for you. 

Hospitality

  • Becoming a Welcoming Church – Thom Rainer
  • Gospel Comes with a Housekey – Rosaria Butterfield 
  • People Are The Mission – Danny Franks
  • The Art of Neighboring – Pathak & Runyon

 

Cultural Engagement/Apologetics

  • Strange Days – Mark Sayers
  • A Non-Anxious Presence – Mark Sayers
  • The Great Dechurching – Davis & Graham
  • The Nones – Ryan Burge
  • Recapturing the Wonder – Mike Cosper
  • Cultural Apologetics – Paul Gould
  • The Reason for God – Tim Keller
  • I Once Was Lost – Everts & Schaupp
  • Five Lies Of Our Anti-Christian – Rosaria Butterfield
  • The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel
  • Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

 

Work

  • Garden City – John Mark Comer
  • Every Good Endeavor – Tim Keller
  • Faith Driven Entrepreneur- Kaestner, Greear, Ingram

 

Christian Leadership/Calling 

  • Dangerous Calling – Paul David Tripp
  • Peacemaking Pastor – Sande
  • Pastoral Theology – Akin & Pace
  • The Shepherd Leader – Witmer
  • The Path to Being a Pastor – Jamieson
  • Am I Called? – Dave Harvey

 

Spiritual Disciplines

  • Practicing the Way – John Mark Comer
  • The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry – John Mark Comer
  • Habits of Grace – Mathis
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life – Don Whitney
  • Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster

 

Lifestyle 

  • Crazy Busy – Kevin DeYoung
  • The Hole in Our Holiness – Kevin DeYoung
  • Just Do Something – Kevin DeYoung
  • The Call – Os Guinness 
  • You’re Only Human – Kelly Kapic 
  • The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness – Tim Keller
  • Don’t Waste Your Life – Piper
  • Chasing Contentment – Erik Raymond 
  • Crazy Love – Francis Chan
  • Life Together – Bonhoeffer
  • When People Are Big and God is Small – Welch
  • 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You – Tony Reinke
  • Reset – David Murray
  • Counterfeit Gods – Tim Keller
  • Hunger For God – John Piper

 

Biblical Literacy

  • Taking God at His Word – Kevin DeYoung
  • God’s Big Picture – Vaughn Roberts
  • How to Read and Understand the Prophets – Peter Gentry
  • One-to-One Bible Reading – David Helm

 

Discipleship

  • Gospel-Centered Discipleship – Dodson
  • Deep Discipleship – JT English
  • Growing Up – Robby Gallaty
  • Rediscovering Discipleship – Robby Gallaty
  • Saturate – Jeff Vanderstelt
  • The Master Plan of Evangelism – Robert Coleman

Biblical Counseling

  • CrossTalk – Michael Emlet 
  • How People Change – Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp
  • Instruments in the Hands of the Redeemer – Paul David Tripp

 

Evangelism/Reach

  • Evangelism in a Skeptical World – Sam Chan
  • BLESS – Dave Ferguson
  • How to Talk About Jesus – Sam Chan
  • Questioning Evangelism – Randy Newman
  • Honest Evangelism – Rico Tice
  • Gospel Fluency – Jeff Vanderstelt
  • Evangelism & The Sovereignty Of God – J. I. Packer

 

Church Life

  • Rediscover Church – Hansen & Leeman

 

Theology

  • Knowing God – Packer
  • The Pursuit of God – Tozer
  • None Like Him – Jen Wilken
  • Holier Than Thou – Jackie Hill Perry
  • Worthy – Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher
  • Essential Christianity – J. D. Greear
  • Christian Beliefs – Wayne Grudem

 

Missions

  • Radical – Platt
  • The Insanity of God – Ripken
  • Let The Nations Be Glad – John Piper
  • Something Needs To Change – David Platt

 

Relationships

  • Single, Dating, Engaged, Married – Ben Stuart
  • Meaning of Marriage – Keller
  • This Momentary Marriage – John Piper
  • Peacemaking for Families – Ken Sande
  • Marriage – Paul Tripp
  • Parenting – Paul Tripp

 

Church History

  • The Story of Christianity I – Justo Gonzalez 
  • The Story of Christianity II – Justo Gonzalez 
  • Church History in Plain Language – Bruce Shelley 
  • On the Road with Saint Augustine- James KA Smith

 

Bible Study

  • Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary Series
  • The Bible Speaks Today Commentary Series 

 

Other 

  • Jesus Through the Eyes of Women – McLaughlin 
  • In the Name of Jesus – Henri Nouwen
  • The Way of the Heart – Henri Nouwen
  • The Wounded Healer – Henri Nouwen
  • Gentle and Lowly – Dane Orland
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – Paul David Tripp
  • Christ Formed in You – Brian Hedges
  • You Are What You Love – James KA Smith
  • A Gospel Primer for Christians – Milton Vincent
  • Every Moment Holy Volumes 1-3 – McKelvey
  • What is the Gospel – Greg Gilbert
  • Suffering – Paul Tripp
  • Do You Believe – Paul Tripp
  • The Cross of Christ – John Stott

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