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Survey the Staff: Books!



Survey the Staff: Books!

Jan 29, 2023

Survey the Staff: Books!

Jan 29, 2023

Looking for a good read?

When it comes to growing in faith and learning something specific for your life, the best resource for this is obviously the Bible. However, it might be beneficial to add in some additional materials that can deepen your understanding in certain and specific areas.

We thought it might be helpful to survey our staff and find out what books they recommend. Some suggestions are related to their ministry, while others are books that had a significant impact on their spiritual journey and drew them closer to Jesus. Check them out below!

Cynthia Fluker – Kids Director

Natalie Moore – High School Ministry Director

Teri Goodwin – Director of Creative Services

Brian Wurzell – Executive Pastor, Weekend Experience and Creative

  • “Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity” by Ronald Rolheiser: As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke suggests, “Live the questions now.” In Sacred Fire, Rolheiser’s deeply affecting prose urges us on in pursuit of the most holy of all passions—a deep and lasting intimacy with God. He shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity.

  • “The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer: Tozer calls the reader out of the spiritual apathy or religious intellectualism hindering them, and leads them out into a wild adventure with the God who calls Himself a consuming fire. All those whose hearts cry out, “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Psalm 42:2) will find in this classic work a clear path to the real, intimate relationship with the Father that their soul is craving.

Jimmy Higgins – Student Ministries Pastor

  • “The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives” by Dallas Willard: Willard presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest.

  • “Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth” by Richard Foster: The book explores the ‘classic disciplines’ of Christian faith: the inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study; the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission and service and the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance and celebration.

Ron Nottingham – Executive Director of Operations

  • “My Utmost For His Highest” Devotional by Oswald Chambers: One of the most popular religious books of all time, this devotional will encourage and move you to think more deeply about your relationship with the Lord.