Suggested Reading

Read to improve your understanding, prepare yourself for action, gain knowledge and insight, and explore new ideas!  Here are a few of the books that we love:  



* How to Succeed in Ministry by Yvonne Stewart


Have you been a leader in ministry, but feel burned out or unsuccessful? Has God called you to lead in ministry, but you wonder how and where to get started? Do you want to make sure you will succeed, before you even get started? This book will help you! 




* If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg


Consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God.




* Interrupted: An Adventure in Relearning the Essentials of Faith by Jen Hatmaker


What happens when Jesus interrupts the average life? Interrupted encourages believers to ask if their lives bring integrity to the gospel. Follow the faith journey of author and fellow disciplemaker Jen Hatmaker and rediscover Jesus among the least of us.




* Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan


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.




* Wait No More: One Family's Amazing Adoption Journey by Kelly and John Rosati


Wait No More tells Kelly and John Rosati’s story of experiencing God more fully through the great blessings and challenges encountered during their journey to adopt four children from the U.S. foster care system. It is a story of God’s faithfulness to grow a beautiful family, through adoption, from the ashes of child abuse, neglect, and abandonment. 




* The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World by Richard Stearns


Ten years ago, Rich Stearns came face-to-face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. Stearns’ journey there took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering God’s call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of America’s most prestigious corporations—to walk with the poorest of the poor in our world.





From Corn Fields to Ganja Fields: The Journey Between by Linda Botkin


This fascinating story is a work of fiction, but it is based on the facts of one woman's thirty-year odyssey. Kit has learned to rely on her trust in God to face the dangers of her profession, and when she retires years later, she sets off to become a missionary in a small fishing village in Jamaica-only to find the source of the drug trafficking right at her front door.  Written by our friend and the founder of Jesus for Jamaica, Linda Botkin. 


If you have a favorite book please send us a note.  We would love to read it and share it with others.