“How Not to Make Disciples” – 2 minute video teaching from Francis Chan, former founding pastor of “Cornerstone Community Church”, author, speaker, & founder of both “Eternity Bible College” and “Crazy Love Ministries”; taken from “Verge Network” conference.
“Why Our Spiritual Gifts Might Not Be All That Spiritual: Spiritual gifts have little to do with innate personal strengths and far more to do with a yielded weakness” – by Jeff Christopherson, for “The Exchange with Ed Stetzer”.
BOOKS: This alphabetical list is made up of only books that this site’s founder has actually read and would recommend. Many other books are still waiting to be read, and if recommended – will also be added to this site. Some are listed on the Devotionals page as well.
C.S. Lewis books: “A Grief Observed”, “Mere Christianity”, “Miracles”, “The Abolition of Man: How Education Develops Man’s Sense of Morality”, “The Great Divorce”, “The Joyful Christian”, “The Problem of Pain”, “The Screwtape Letters”.
“Fools Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion” by author and social critic, Os Guinness, “a quiet voice on behalf of faith, freedom, truth, reason and civility”.
“Living God’s Word: Discovering Our Place in the Great Story of Scripture” – by J. Scott Duvall, pastor/author and J. Daniel Hays, former missionary, and both professors for “Ouachita Baptist University”; both also wrote a book on systematic theology (listed on theology page).
“More Than a Carpenter: Certainty in an Uncertain World” – by Josh & Sean McDowell.
“Secrets of the Vine: Breaking Through to Abundance” – by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp; living among vineyards & winemakers really brought this to life.
CELL PHONE BIBLE APPS:
“YouVersion” – cell phone Bible app.
“Back to the Bible” – Bible study, broadcasts, apps, research, etc.
“Bible Gateway” – Bible verse of day, Bible study helps, apps, etc.
“Bible Study Tools” – Bible verse of day, look up Bible passages, Bible study helps, video clip commentaries, apps, etc.
“Crosswalk” – Daily devotionals, Bible study helps, look up Bible passages, commentaries, articles, family support, etc.
“Crossway” – Bible study helps, look up Bible passages, commentaries, articles, tracts, etc.
“In Touch” – website of Dr. Charles Stanley with devotionals, radio & TV shows, articles, etc.
“The Bible Project” – very helpful free downloadable videos with active animated drawings & narrated commentary for every book of the Bible and for major themes of the Bible; can read through the whole Bible in one year and watch related video teachings as you read, download the“Read Scripture” reading plan and watch the intro video clip.