February 23, 2010

Reading List

Last week, as we finished our conversation through Paul’s letter to the Romans, we discussed Paul’s reference to the Roman community as, “complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another” (15:14). The word complete was often used in the ancient world as a sailing term, whenever the wind would fill (complete) the sail and propel the boat towards the open seas. In the same way, our hope is to become a community where our knowledge propels us to where God is moving in the world. Here are a list of resources that might be helpful in propelling us in mission:


The Story of Christianity
by Justo Gonzalez


An Introduction to the New Testament
by Carson and Moo


The Portable Seminary
by David Horton


Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life
by Robert Rupton


Life Together
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Exiles
by Michael Frost


The Forgotten Ways
by Alan Hirsch


Faith Works
by Jim Wallis


The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
by Lesslie Newbigin


Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger
by Ronald Sider


Resident Aliens
by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon


Mere Discipleship
by Lee Camp


Jesus the Savior
by William Placher

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