Summaries of useful books

Recent posts:

Eleanor Parker: Winters in the World - A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year
Williams & Chittister: For all that Has Been, Thanks - Growing a Sense of Gratitude
Nicholas Orme: Going to Church in Medieval England

The Spiritual Life, now and then

  Giuseppe Amorth: An Exorcist's Story
  Neil Anderson: The Bondage Breaker
  Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Psalms - The Prayer Book of the Bible
  DA Carson: How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil
  John Dalrymple: Simple Prayer
  Jack Deere: The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy
  Jack Deere: Surprised by the Voice of God
  Gordon Fee: Paul, The Spirit and the People of God
  Janet Fife & Gilo (eds): Letters to a Broken Church
  Richard Foster: Life with God - A Transforming New Approach to Bible Reading
  JD Greear: Jesus, Continued - Why the Spirit inside you is better than Jesus beside you
  Liz Hoare: Twelve Great Spiritual Writers
  Laura Reece Hogan: I Live, No Longer I - Paul's spirituality of suffering, transformation & joy
  Selwyn Hughes : Discovering your Spiritual Gifts
  Denise Inge: A Tour of Bones - facing fear and looking for life
  RT Kendall : Total Forgiveness - Achieving God's greatest challenge
  Thomas Long: What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering and the Crisis of Faith
  Francis McNutt: Deliverance from Evil Spirits - A Practical Manual
  Francis McNutt: Healing
  Alison Morgan : The Wild Gospel - Bringing Truth to Life
  Alison Morgan : What Happens When We Die?
  Henri Nouwen: A Letter of Consolation
  Henri Nouwen: The Wounded Healer - Ministry in Contemporary Society
  Nicholas Orme: Going to Church in Medieval England
  George Otis: The Twilight Labyrinth - Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where it Does?
  John Owen: The Spiritual Gifts
  Eleanor Parker: Winters in the World - A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year
  Leanne Payne: Listening Prayer 
  Leanne Payne: Restoring the Christian Soul through Healing Prayer
  Eugene Peterson: The Jesus Way - A Conversation in Following Jesus
  Simon Ponsonby : God Inside Out - An In-depth Study of the Holy Spirit
  David Pytches: Come Holy Spirit - Learning How to Minister in Power
  David Pytches: Prophecy in the Local Church
  Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI): The Yes of Jesus Christ - Spiritual exercises in Faith, Hope and Love
  Christina Rees: The Divine Embrace - Discovering the Reality of God's Love
  Richard Rohr : Falling Upward - A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
  Mark Stibbe: Know Your Spiritual Gifts
  John V Taylor: A Matter of Life and Death
  John V Taylor: The Go-Between God
  Angela Tilby : The Seven Deadly Sins - Their Origin in the Teaching of Evagrius the Hermit
  W H Vanstone: The Stature of Waiting
  Williams & Chittister: For all that Has Been, Thanks - Growing a Sense of Gratitude
  John Wimber: Power Healing
  Michael Yaconelli: Dangerous Wonder The Adventure of Childlike Faith
  Philip Yancey : Prayer - Does It Make Any Difference?
  D Zohar & I Marshall : Spiritual Intelligence 


Nature & the Environment

  Jacquetta Hawkes : A Land
  Morris Marples : Shanks's Pony - A Study of Walking
  George Monbiot : Feral - Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life
  Oliver Rackham : A History of the Countryside
  Rebecca Solnit : Wanderlust - A History of Walking
  Isabella Tree: Wilding - The Return of Nature to a British Farm


Science and Faith


  Alain De Botton: Religion for atheists
  G K Chesterton: Orthodoxy
  Francis Collins: The Language of God – a scientist presents evidence for belief
  Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion
  Owen Gingerich: God's Universe
  John Lennox: Gunning for God - why the New Atheists are missing the target
  John Lennox: God's Undertaker - has science buried God?
  Alister McGrath: The Twilight of Atheism
  Alister McGrath: Why God won't go away
  Mary Midgley : Are you an Illusion?
  Alison Morgan : The Word on the Wind - Renewing Confidence in the Gospel
  Lesslie Newbigin: Proper Confidence - faith, doubt and certainty in Christian discipleship
  Adam Rutherford: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
  Roger Scruton: The Soul of the World
  Nick Spencer: Darwin and God
  Nick Spencer & Denis Alexander: Rescuing Darwin - God and evolution in Britain today
  Francis Spufford : Unapologetic - Why, despite everything, Christianity can still make surprising emotional sense
  John Toland:Christianity not mysterious


Church and culture in the West

sagrada familia

  Roland Allen : Missionary Methods - St Paul's or Ours?
  C Bartholomew and T Moritz: Christ and Consumerism - Critical Reflections on the Spirit of our Age
  David Bosch: Believing in the Future
  Paul Bayes and Tim Sledge : Mission-Shaped parish - Traditional Church in a Changing Context
  Walter Brueggemann: Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism
  Walter Brueggemann: Finally Comes the Poet - Daring Speech for Proclamation
  Walter Brueggemann: Texts under Negotiation - The Bible and Postmodern Imagination
  Frederick Buechner : Telling the Truth - The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale
  D A Carson: Becoming Conversant With the Emerging Church
  Neil Cole : Organic Church - Growing Faith Where Life Happens
  Charles Colson & Nancy Pearcey : How Now Shall We Live?
  Graham Cray: Mission-Shaped Church - Church Planting and Fresh Expressions of Church
  Steven Croft (ed): Mission-Shaped Questions - Defining Issues for Today's Church
  Steven Croft: Transforming Communities
  Alain de Botton : Religion for Atheists - A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
  Alain de Botton : The News - A User's Manual
  John Drane: Faith in a Changing Culture - Creating Churches for the Next Century
  John Drane: The McDonaldization of the Church - spirituality, creativity and the future of the church
  John Drane: After McDonaldization
  John Finney : Emerging Evangelism
  Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch : The Shaping of Things to Come - Innovation & Mission for the C21st Church
  Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch : ReJesus - A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church
  Michael Frost : Exiles - Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture
  Sally Gaze : Mission-Shaped and Rural - Growing Churches in the Countryside
  Eddie Gibbs & I Coffey: Church Next 
  Eddie Gibbs & Ryan Bolger : Emerging Churches - Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures
  David Goodhew: Church Growth in Britain 1980 to the Present
  Mark Greene: Fruitfulness on the Frontline - Making a Difference Where You Are
  Os Guinness: Finding the Truth - Living Free in a World of Lies, Hype and Spin
  Os Guinness: Prophetic Untimeliness - a challenge to the idol of relevance
  Stanley Hauerwas & William H Willimon : Resident Aliens
  Michael Henderson: A Model for Making Disciples - John Wesley's class meeting
  Alan Hirsch: The Forgotten Ways
  Alan Hirsch & Dave Ferguson:On the Verge - A Journey into the Apostolic Future of the Church
  Susan Hope : Mission-Shaped Spirituality - The Transforming Power of Mission
  Neil Hudson : Imagine Church - Releasing Whole-Life Disciples
  Neil Hudson : Scattered & Gathered - Equippping Disciples for the Frontline
  John Hull : Mission-shaped Church - A Theological Response
  Bob Jackson : What Makes Churches Grow?
  Bob Jackson : Hope for the Church - Contemporary Strategies for Growth
  Oliver James: Affluenza - How to be Successful and Stay Sane
  Alan Jamieson : A Churchless Faith - Faith Journeys Beyond the Churches
  Philip Jenkins: The Next Christendom - The Coming of Global Christianity
  Gerard Kelly: Getting a Grip on the Future Without Losing Your Hold on the Past
  Mary Jo Leddy: Radical Gratitude
  Robert Lewis : The Church of Irresistible Influence
  Gary Macy : The Hidden History of Women's Ordination
  Brian McLaren : Everything Must Change
  Brian McLaren : A Generous Orthodoxy
  John Marriott : A Recipe for Disaster - 4 ways churches & parents prepare individuals to lose their faith
  Alison Morgan : The Word on the Wind - Renewing Confidence in the Gospel
  Michael Moynagh : emergingchurch.intro
  Stuart Murray : Church after Christendom
  Lesslie Newbigin: Foolishness to the Greeks - The Gospel and Western Culture
  Lesslie Newbigin: The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
  JI Packer & Gary Parrett: Grounded in the Gospel - Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way
  Laurence Singlehurst: The Gospel Message Today - Language that Connects in Communicating the Gospel
  David W Smith: Stumbling Toward Zion: Recovering the Biblical Tradition of Lament
  James Thwaites : The Church Beyond the Congregation
  Leo Tolstoy : Resurrection
  Frank Viola: Finding Organic Church
  Miroslav Volf : Free of Charge - Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace
  Simon Walker : The Undefended Leader - Leading out of who you are
  Roger Walton : Disciples Together
  Roger Walton : The Reflective Disciple
  Andrew Watson : Confidence in the Living God - David & Goliath revisited
  Michael J Wilkins: Following the Master - A Biblical Theology of Discipleship
  Rowan Williams: Lost Icons - Reflections on Cultural Bereavement
  Tom Wright : Simply Christian

Gospel and culture in Africa

  Anthony Poggo : Come Let us Rebuild - Lessons from Nehemiah
  Basil Davidson : The Africans - An Entry to Cultural History
  Vincent Donovan : Christianity Rediscovered - An Epistle from the Masai
  Ben Freeth : Mugabe and the White African
  Gerald Hanley : Warriors: Life and death among the Somalis
  Mary Kingsley : Travels in West Africa, 1897
  Matthew Parris: As an atheist, I truly believe Africa needs God(a Times article)
  Tepilit ole Saitoti :The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior



Renewal and mission  

  William Abraham: The Logic of Renewal
  Josephine Bax: The Good Wine - Spiritual Renewal in the Church of England
  Raniero Cantalamessa : Come, Creator Spirit
  Raniero Cantalamessa : The Mystery of God's Word
  Mark Cartledge : Encountering the Spirit - The Charismatic Tradition
  Mike Chew & Mark Ireland : Mission Action Planning - A Vision-Centred Approach
  Jose Comblin : The Holy Spirit and Liberation
  Tracy Cotterell & Neil Hudson : Leading a Whole-Life Disciple-Making Church
  John Finney: Fading Splendour? A New Model of Renewal
  Brian Hathaway : Beyond Renewal - The Kingdom of God
  Walter Kaiser : Revive Us Again - Biblical Insights for Encouraging Spiritual Renewal
  William Kay: Personality and Renewal
  Alison Morgan : Following Jesus - The Plural of Disciple is Church
  Alison Morgan : Renewal - what is it, and what is it for?
  Simon Ponsonby : More
  Tom Smail et al: Charismatic Renewal - The Search for a Theology
  Howard A Snyder : Radical Renewal - The Problem of Wineskins Today
  Jean-Jacques Suurmond: Word and Spirit at Play

Tom Wright : Surprised by Hope


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