Resource Recommendations

If you'd like to expand your knowledge — of Scripture or theology or the history of the church — but don't know where to start, you're in the right place.


Part of "Becoming Like Christ for the Sake of __________" is growing and expanding our minds.

Our ministers have compiled a list of books and other resources for you.

Here's what we've been reading lately.


Books I Recommend

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The Jesus Way

By Eugene Peterson

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Eat This Book

By Eugene Peterson

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Open Secrets

By Richard Lischer

“An engaging memoir that reminds us why we love all the crazy people we go to church with.”

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The God I Never Knew 

By Robert Morris

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The Life Recovery Journey

By Stephen Arterburn & David Stoop

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Searching for the Pattern

By John Mark Hicks

My Journey in Interpreting the Bible

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A Violent Grace 

By Michael Card

"Seeing the cross for what it is. On the one hand, the scene of the violent execution of the Son of God and, on the other, the source of His limitless grace."

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Celebrating the Wrath of God

By Jim McGuiggan

Reflections on the Agony and the Ecstasy of His Relentless Love

3 Classics (Must-Reads)

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Life Together

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Working the Angles

By Eugene Peterson

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The Screwtape Letters

By C.S. Lewis​


“You will see yourself in every chapter; you will laugh and cry and shake your head in amazement at humanity's foolishness and God's great grace.”

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Life Together

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Mere Christianity

By C.S. Lewis

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The Christian System

By Alexander Campbell

The Last Book I Read

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Discipleship in Community

By Mark Powell

"An insightful description of who Churches of Christ have been and a vision for what we can be in the future."

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Life Together

By Stephen Arterburn & David Stoop

"A spiritual 12-step recovery study."

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Lost Faith

By Seth Bouchelle

A Practical Theology for Post-Christendom Ministry

What I'm Currently Reading

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Myths America Lives By

By Richard Hughes

2nd Edition 


"When I first read this in seminary, this book opened my eyes and shaped me to seek out and value the viewpoints of those who are different from me. This updated edition considers all that has happened in the United States related to race and justice from 2003 through 2018.

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For the Glory

By Duncan Hamilton

The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire