These recommendations are in no particular order. When time permits I’ll organize them a bit better, expand the list, and perhaps add an overview of each book. These are books that challenge me to stretch my faith and to grow in Christlikeness. If you are going to read only one book besides the Bible this year, read either Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church, Leper Priest of Moloka’i, or The Barbarian Way.
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church by Dean Merrill; encourages the church to live the love of Christ in practical ways.
Leper Priest of Moloka’i: The Father Damien Story by Richard Stewart; biography of a priest who sacrificed his life serving the Hawaiian leper colony at Molokai. Yes, he was a Catholic priest. Yes, his example is an outstanding one for Protestants.
Hearing God’s Voice by Henry and Richard Blackaby; practical teaching for those seeking to hear God.
A Kingdom of Priests by P. Douglas Small; what the church is called to be.
Ever Increasing Faith by Smith Wigglesworth: elevate your faith. The version I’ve linked to is a free online version. The text is now in the public domain according to the website, so I don’t believe there are any copyright issues. Enjoy!
Preparing Your Son For Everyman’s Battle by Stoeker and Arterburn: for parents of boys approaching puberty; this gets right down to the nitty gritty. Not for wimps.
Intercession by Andrew Murray
The Lost Link by R. G. Spurling; the founding document of the Church of God. The thesis is that the church needs to return to the Law of Love. There is a link to the online version of this book in the Blogroll.