Clergy Book List

By February 17, 2015 March 21st, 2015 One Comment

This is a list of what our clergy have been reading in the last year. We all need to continue to grow and learn. Here are some suggestions.

Title Author
FASTING JentezenFranklin
Leading Change in the Congregation Gilbert R. Rendle
Simply Jesus N.T. Wright
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now Walter Brueggemann
Unglued and Made to Crave both by Lysa Terkeurst
Commentary of Acts Yongil Lee
Making Healthcare Whole Puchalski and Ferrell
I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) Brene Brown
Dancing with Monsters: Chronic Illness as Creative Transformation Kate Wolfe-Jenson
Sabbath/Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight In Our Busy Lives Wayne Muller
Spiritual Abuse Recovery Orlowski
Trauma Stewardship Laura Van Der Noot Lipsky
The Interpretation of Mark William R. Telford
Sabbath as Resistance Walter Brueggemann
Return to Love Marianne Wiliamson
Experiencing God Blackaby
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most Marcus J Borg
What Do I Say? Talking with Patients about Spirituality Elizabeth Johnston Taylor
Shift: Helping Congregations Back into the Game of Effective Ministry Phil Maynard
The New Parish Paul Sparks
The Good Book Peter Gomes
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Malala Yousafzai
The Path of His Passion Bill Crowder
I read only fiction for fun this year–clergy self care
Out the Question… Into the Mystery Leonard Sweet
Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations Gil Rendle & Alice Mann
Being Mortal Atul Gawande
the last book i have read which was excellent was “The Power of Right Believing Joseph Prince
Call Me Neighbor, Call Me Friend Philip A. Johnson
The Bible in Palestinian Eyes Mitre Rehab
Ministry in an Oral Culture: Living with Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl Tex Sample
Should We Fire God? Jim Pace
Engage: Creating Life-Transforming Worship Services Nelsen Searcy
No Argument For God: Going beyond reason in conversations about faith John Wilkinson
The Bible God
Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend Andy Stanley
Soul Keeping John Ortberg
Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts Kaethe Schwehn and L. DeAne Lagerquist
A Guide to Understanding the Bible Harry Emerson Fosdick
The Solace of Fierce Landscapes Belden Lane
I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church Paul Nixon
Do More Than Give Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania, and Mark Kramer
Injustice and the care of souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
Christianity After Religion Diana Butler Bass
Barton Stone D. Newell Williams
Personhood and Presence Ewan Kelly
Trust Me I’m Lying Ryan Holiday
Walking In the Dark Barbara Brown Taylor
Hopes and Fears: Everyday Theology for New Parents and Other Tired, Anxious People Lee Hull Moses, Bromleigh McCleneghan
The Crowded Room David Pesie
The Living Bread Thomas Merton
Christianity After Religion Diana Butler Bass
Dear Pastor: Ministry Advice from Seasoned Pastors Editor & Author: John R. Cionca
No More Christian Nice Guy Paul Coughlin
Rev. Frank A. Thomas To continue
Rev. Frank A. Thomas To continue
Study of Matthew in view of Hebrew Jang Jae Il
Switch On Your Brain Dr. Caroline Leaf
The Pastor Eugene Peterson
BEYOND WORDS Frederick Buechner
What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? A Guide to What Matters Most Martin Thielen
Leading Change in the Congregation Gilbert R. Rendle
Gorman, Michael J. To continue
Let Your Life Speak Parker Palmer
God and Sex Michael Coogan
Get Their Name Farr, Anderson, and Kotan
The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry H. R. Niebuhr
“Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church: Four Acts of Love That Will Make Your Church Irresistable” Thom and Joani Schultz
On the Verge Hirsch and Ferguson
The Present Future Reggie McNeal
How to Lead in Church Conflict: Healing Ungrieved Losses KB Lyon and D Moseley
Christ and Human Suffering (1933) E. Stanley Jones
Pastrix Nadia Boltz Weber
Simplicity Richard Rohr
Invasion of the Dead:Preaching Resurrection Brian K. Blount
Healthy Congregations Peter Steinke
New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding Ourselves John Newton
Life on Mission Tim Harlow
Not a Fan Kyle Idleman
Starting with Spirit Bruce Epperly
Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times Steinke
Christianity After Religion Diana Butler Bass
The Spiritual Leader’s Guide To Self-Care Rochelle Melander
Learning to Walk in the Dark Barbara Brown Taylor
Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste Frank Burch Brown
A Week in the Life of Corinth Ben Witherington
Learning to Walk in Darkness Barbara Brown Taylor
iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives Craig Detweiler
The Sacred Wilderness of Pastoral Ministry: Preparing a People for the Presence of the Lord David Rohrer
Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart Kenneth Haugk
Towards A Better Country
The Bounday Breaking God Danielle Shroyer
Journey in the Wilderness Gil Rendle
The Call Oriah Mountian Dreamer
The Good Book Peter Gomes
Provisiones Para tu Alforja.(Spanish) Provisions for your saddlebag. Lourdes Lozano.
Creating Mandalas: For Insight, Healing, and Self-Expression Susanne F. Fincher
Purpose Driven Church Rick Warren
Ambassadors of Reconciliation, volume 1 and 2 Ched Myers and Elaine Enns
Learning to Walk in the Dark Barbara Brown Taylor
Full Catastrophe Living Jon Kabat-Zinn
A Nun on the Bus Sister Simone Campbell
New Testament Theology Donald Guthrie
Who Is Jesus? Leander E Keck
The Pastrix Nadia Bolz-Weber
Catching Fire, Becoming Flame Albert Haase, OFM
If The Church Were Christian Philip Gulley
We Make the Road by Walking Brian McLaren
I’m a Piece of Work Cynthia L. Hale
Secrets in the Dark Frederick Buechner
I Am A Church Member Thom Rainer
The Virtues of Ignorance Ed. Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Words to Live By C.S. Lewis
Purple Fish A Heart for Sharing Jesus Mark O. Wilson
Living Bread Thomas Merton
Making Sense of the Bible Adam Hamilton
In the Grip of Grace Max Lucado
Children’sMinistry in the Way of Jesus David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith
Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words Brian D. McLaren
“The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears” Mark Batterson
Spirit and Trauma: A theology of remaining Dr. Shelly Rambo
Becoming an Anti-Racist Church Joseph Barndt
I Am A Church Member Thomas Rainer
A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines
Robin Meyers To continue
“Crossing the Threshold of Eternity” Dr. Robert L. Wise
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Bishop Robert Senasee
The Life You’ve Always Wanted John Ortberg
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: Spiritual Insights Amy Hollingsworth
Bury the Chains Adam Hochschild
Sermons of Korean Pastors in Chicago Various
Paul E.E. Bruce
Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation Stephanie Spellers


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