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Clergy Book List

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

Leading Change in the CongregationGilbert R. Rendle
Simply JesusN.T. Wright
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of NowWalter Brueggemann
Unglued and Made to Craveboth by Lysa Terkeurst
Commentary of ActsYongil Lee
Making Healthcare WholePuchalski and Ferrell
I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)Brene Brown
Dancing with Monsters: Chronic Illness as Creative TransformationKate Wolfe-Jenson
Sabbath/Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight In Our Busy LivesWayne Muller
Spiritual Abuse RecoveryOrlowski
Trauma StewardshipLaura Van Der Noot Lipsky
The Interpretation of MarkWilliam R. Telford
Sabbath as ResistanceWalter Brueggemann
Return to LoveMarianne Wiliamson
Experiencing GodBlackaby
Convictions: How I Learned What Matters MostMarcus J Borg
What Do I Say? Talking with Patients about SpiritualityElizabeth Johnston Taylor
Shift: Helping Congregations Back into the Game of Effective MinistryPhil Maynard
The New ParishPaul Sparks
The Good BookPeter Gomes
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the TalibanMalala Yousafzai
The Path of His PassionBill Crowder
I read only fiction for fun this year–clergy self care
Out the Question… Into the MysteryLeonard Sweet
Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for CongregationsGil Rendle & Alice Mann
Being MortalAtul Gawande
the last book i have read which was excellent was “The Power of Right BelievingJoseph Prince
Call Me Neighbor, Call Me FriendPhilip A. Johnson
The Bible in Palestinian EyesMitre Rehab
Ministry in an Oral Culture: Living with Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie PearlTex Sample
Should We Fire God?Jim Pace
Engage: Creating Life-Transforming Worship ServicesNelsen Searcy
No Argument For God: Going beyond reason in conversations about faithJohn Wilkinson
The BibleGod
Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to AttendAndy Stanley
Soul KeepingJohn Ortberg
Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal ArtsKaethe Schwehn and L. DeAne Lagerquist
A Guide to Understanding the BibleHarry Emerson Fosdick
The Solace of Fierce LandscapesBelden Lane
I Refuse to Lead a Dying ChurchPaul Nixon
Do More Than GiveLeslie Crutchfield, John Kania, and Mark Kramer
Injustice and the care of souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral CareSheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
Christianity After ReligionDiana Butler Bass
Barton StoneD. Newell Williams
Personhood and PresenceEwan Kelly
Trust Me I’m LyingRyan Holiday
Walking In the DarkBarbara Brown Taylor
Hopes and Fears: Everyday Theology for New Parents and Other Tired, Anxious PeopleLee Hull Moses, Bromleigh McCleneghan
The Crowded RoomDavid Pesie
The Living BreadThomas Merton
Christianity After ReligionDiana Butler Bass
Dear Pastor: Ministry Advice from Seasoned PastorsEditor & Author: John R. Cionca
No More Christian Nice GuyPaul Coughlin
Rev. Frank A. ThomasTo continue
Rev. Frank A. ThomasTo continue
Study of Matthew in view of HebrewJang Jae Il
Switch On Your BrainDr. Caroline Leaf
The PastorEugene Peterson
BEYOND WORDSFrederick Buechner
What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? A Guide to What Matters MostMartin Thielen
Leading Change in the CongregationGilbert R. Rendle
Gorman, Michael J.To continue
Let Your Life SpeakParker Palmer
God and SexMichael Coogan
Get Their NameFarr, Anderson, and Kotan
The Purpose of the Church and Its MinistryH. 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 VergeHirsch and Ferguson
The Present FutureReggie McNeal
How to Lead in Church Conflict: Healing Ungrieved LossesKB Lyon and D Moseley
Christ and Human Suffering (1933)E. Stanley Jones
PastrixNadia Boltz Weber
SimplicityRichard Rohr
Invasion of the Dead:Preaching ResurrectionBrian K. Blount
Healthy CongregationsPeter Steinke
New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding OurselvesJohn Newton
Life on MissionTim Harlow
Not a FanKyle Idleman
Starting with SpiritBruce Epperly
Congregational Leadership in Anxious TimesSteinke
Christianity After ReligionDiana Butler Bass
The Spiritual Leader’s Guide To Self-CareRochelle Melander
Learning to Walk in the DarkBarbara Brown Taylor
Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian TasteFrank Burch Brown
A Week in the Life of CorinthBen Witherington
Learning to Walk in DarknessBarbara Brown Taylor
iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social LivesCraig Detweiler
The Sacred Wilderness of Pastoral Ministry: Preparing a People for the Presence of the LordDavid Rohrer
Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy HeartKenneth Haugk
Towards A Better Country
The Bounday Breaking GodDanielle Shroyer
Journey in the WildernessGil Rendle
The CallOriah Mountian Dreamer
The Good BookPeter Gomes
Provisiones Para tu Alforja.(Spanish) Provisions for your saddlebag.Lourdes Lozano.
Creating Mandalas: For Insight, Healing, and Self-ExpressionSusanne F. Fincher
Purpose Driven ChurchRick Warren
Ambassadors of Reconciliation, volume 1 and 2Ched Myers and Elaine Enns
Learning to Walk in the DarkBarbara Brown Taylor
Full Catastrophe LivingJon Kabat-Zinn
A Nun on the BusSister Simone Campbell
New Testament TheologyDonald Guthrie
Who Is Jesus?Leander E Keck
The PastrixNadia Bolz-Weber
Catching Fire, Becoming FlameAlbert Haase, OFM
If The Church Were ChristianPhilip Gulley
We Make the Road by WalkingBrian McLaren
I’m a Piece of WorkCynthia L. Hale
Secrets in the DarkFrederick Buechner
I Am A Church MemberThom Rainer
The Virtues of IgnoranceEd. Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Words to Live ByC.S. Lewis
Purple Fish A Heart for Sharing JesusMark O. Wilson
Living BreadThomas Merton
Making Sense of the BibleAdam Hamilton
In the Grip of GraceMax Lucado
Children’sMinistry in the Way of JesusDavid M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith
Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple WordsBrian D. McLaren
“The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”Mark Batterson
Spirit and Trauma: A theology of remainingDr. Shelly Rambo
Becoming an Anti-Racist ChurchJoseph Barndt
I Am A Church MemberThomas Rainer
A Lesson Before DyingErnest J. Gaines
Robin MeyersTo continue
“Crossing the Threshold of Eternity”Dr. Robert L. Wise
Five Practices of Fruitful CongregationsBishop Robert Senasee
The Life You’ve Always WantedJohn Ortberg
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers: Spiritual InsightsAmy Hollingsworth
Bury the ChainsAdam Hochschild
Sermons of Korean Pastors in ChicagoVarious
PaulE.E. Bruce
Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of TransformationStephanie Spellers


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