books & media

Some stories grab your attention. Some songs capture our hearts.

Here are just a few suggestions of some of the books and other media that we have found inspiring in our journey to know Christ more.

sacred marriage
gary thomas

Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply.  What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy... but holy?

courageous leadership
bill hybels

Leaders such as you have the potential to be the most influential forces on planet Earth. Yours is the staggering responsibility and the matchless privilege of rallying believers and mobilizing their spiritual gifts in order to help people who are far from God become fully devoted followers of Christ.

too small to ignore: why children are the next big thing
wess stafford

The time has come, argues Dr. Wess Stafford, for a major paradigm shift: Children are too important and too intensely loved by God to be left behind or left to chance. Children belong to all of us and we are compelled to intervene on their behalf. We must invest in children–all across the world. 

where is god when it hurts?
philip yancey

If there is a loving God, then why is it that … ? You’ve heard that question, perhaps asked it yourself. No matter how you complete it, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order our suffering? 

rhe darkness and the dawn
charles swindoll

Why did it please God that His Son was brutalized? Why does a loving God allow us to hurt so deeply? What made Jesus' death any different from thousands who died just as He did?

winning with people
john maxwell

Relationships are at the heart of every positive human experience. Maxwell, a master communicator and relational expert, makes learning about relationships accessible to everyone. The most sophisticated leaders and salespeople will pick up on skills that will make them even better, and relational novices will learn skills that can transform them into relational dynamos.

the purpose driven life
rick warren

The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it is a guide to a spiritual journey. Once you take this journey, you’ll never be the same again.

trusting god even when life hurts
jerry bridges

Why is it easier to obey God than to trust Him? Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don’t want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us. But the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. 

knowing god 
j. i. packer

J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God.

the life you've always wanted
john ortberg

You can live a deeper, more spiritual life right where you are. The heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.

the good book
deron spoo

The Good Book offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas. A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible.

the ripple effect
dr. clay waters

No one sits down and plans on failing in life. It happens, though-usually one decision at a time. Neither do we drift toward success. We move toward success and growth by intentionally making good decisions. The Ripple Effect can help you identify the seven most important decisions of each day.

 

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