Recommended Books

I love good books! Below are some (not all) of my most favorite books that have shaped, challenged and inspired me. I share them with you in case you are looking for some new books to read. More to come!

Wesleyan Theology
John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life – Charles Yrigoyen
Convent Discipleship: Christian Formation Through Mutual Accountability – David Lowes Watson
The Character of a Methodist – John Wesley

Worship, Prayer and Preaching
Prayers for a Privileged People – Walter Brueggemann
Emergent Worship – Dan Kimball
When You Pray – Rueben P. Job
The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann
50 Ways to Pray – Teresa Blythe
Downtime: Helping Teenagers Pray – Mark Yaconelli

The Inward Practice of Spirituality
On Our Way: Christian Practices for Living a Whole Life – Dorothy Bass and Susan Briehl
Soul Feast – Marjorie Thompson
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life – Tish Harrison Warren

Theology
Did Kid God Kill Jesus – Tony Jones
Speaking Christian – Marcus Borg
Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry – William Willimon
Sabbath as Resistance – Walter Brueggemann

Practical Ministry
Almost Christian – Kenda Creasy Dean
Tending to the Holy – Bruce and Katherine Epperly
This Odd and Wondrous Calling – Lillian Daniel and Martin Copenhagen
Missional Youth Ministry – Brian Kirk  and Jacob Thorne
Contemplative Youth Ministry – Mark Yaconelli
Growing Souls: Practices in Contemplative Youth Ministry – Mark Yaconelli
Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture – Berard, Penner, & Bartlett

Dreaming of New Ways for the Church
Missional. Monastic. Mainline. – Elaine Heath and Larry Duggins
Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community – Elaine Heath and Scott Kisker
The Study of Evangelism: Exploring a Missional Practice of the Church – Edited by Paul Chilcote, Laceye Warner

Living Our Faith
Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices – Julie Clawson
March – John Lewis
A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent – Walter Brueggemann

Sharing the Stories of Others
Behind the Kitchen Door – Saru Jayaraman
Waiting to Be Heard – The Students at San Fransisco’s Thurgood Marshall Academy High School

Comic Books
Planet Hulk & World War Hulk – both by Greg Pak
Who Is The Black Panther – Reginald Hudlin
Avengers vs. X-Men – Various Artists
Thor: The God Butcher & The Godbomb – Jason Aaron
Thor: Goddess of Thunder – Jason Aaron
Red Hulk vs. Green Hulk – Jeph Loeb
Amazing. Fantastic. Incredible – Stan Lee
Doctor Strange – The Way of the Weird – Jason Aaron
The Flash – New 52 Series – Francis Manapul

Novels and Other Books
Incorporation – Will Willimon
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins