When you’re ready to move beyond the basics, here are suggestions for those who want a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christ-follower, growing your faith and putting it into action…becoming a disciple.
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When The Game Is Over It All Goes Back In The Box (John Ortberg)
This book is for those who want to sort out what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s kingdom. It’s the perfect playbook for individuals or groups interested in considering life’s true priorities and arranging their lives with eternal prizes in mind.
Relating the gospel events to the world we live in today and examining the historical context of Jesus’ time on earth, The Jesus I Never Knew gives a moving and refreshing portrait of the central figure of history. With a willingness to tackle difficult questions, Yancey looks at the radical words of this itinerant Jewish carpenter and asks whether we are taking him seriously enough in our own day and age. This bestseller has changed the way millions think about Jesus.
Written during a train trip in the late 1940s, The Pursuit of God shows how God pursues humans to draw them into a relationship with Himself, while humans thirst after the things of God—though they attempt to fill this thirst with things other than worship of their Creator.
The trouble with me and you and the rest of humanity is not a lack of self-confidence but that we have far too much self-importance. True success, as modeled by Jesus, starts with humility, service, sacrifice, and surrender. Are you prepared to allow Jesus to get ALL the glory from your life? Be prepared: this book may uncover hidden pockets of pride in your life.
It’s easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily. But who do you know who lives like that?
Paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action. Bob believes Love…Does. Goff’s storytelling will encourage you to see all of life, especially the seemingly inconsequential, as a means of how God reveals His glory around us.
Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him.
It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not, we all know something’s wrong. Once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
not a fan. (Kyle Idleman)
Consider this a ‘Define the Relationship’ conversation to determine exactly where you stand with Jesus. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn’t ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you’re not into Jesus, period. In any case, don’t take the question—Are you a follower of Jesus?—lightly.
In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals. For over 40 years, 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. Walking through the scriptures, Packer lays out in a thorough, yet easy to understand way, the many attributes of God.
One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus. A compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.
Experiencing God (Henry & Richard Blackaby, Claude King)
A modern classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through us even as we try to fathom His ways, we can begin to clearly know and do His will and discover our lives greatly and gracefully changed.
When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories.
Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent (N.D. Wilson)
N.D. Wilson reminds each of us that to truly live we must recognize that we are dying. We are all authors, creators of our own pasts. We stare at the future or obsess about the present, but only the past has been set in stone, and we are the ones setting it. See the future in light of the now.
Growing Up: How To Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (Robby Gallaty)
Robby Gallaty presents a practical, easy-to-implement system for growing in one’s faith. This guide offers a manual for making disciples, addressing the what, why, where, and how of discipleship.