What We're Reading
There are many more books published each year, even in the Christian world, than any of us can read or keep up with. The purpose of this list is to let you know some of the books Dave and Wes are reading that you may find helpful or interesting to look at yourself. We’ll try to give you a little blurb on each book by way of recommendation. These books (mostly) still in print and easily obtained through Amazon.
With: Reimaging the Way You Relate to God
by Skye Jethani. Thomas Nelson, 2011. 207 pp.
This is a very clever and readable discussion of five different ways that people chose to relate to God. Filled with excellent insights, this book definitely a keeper! (DGD)
God Soaked Life: Discovering Kingdom Spirituality
by Chris Webb. InterVarsity, 2017. 187pp.
A good overview of the fundamentals of the spiritual life. Webb is a good writer although I enjoyed more his previous book The Fire of the Word. (DGD)
When the Spirit Comes with Power: Signs and Wonders among God’s People
by John White. InterVarsity, 1988. 252 pp.
Christian Psychiatrist John White provides a very thoughtful analysis of the so-called “Third Wave” of the charismatic movement based in part on personal observation and friendship with John Wimber, founder of the Vineyard churches. (DGD)
The Joy of Listening to God,
by Joyce Huggett. InterVarsity, 1986. 227 pp.
Easily read book recounting the author’s journey into a deeper life of “listening prayer.” Helpful in getting us beyond the idea that prayer is simply “talking to God.” (DGD)
Joy Unspeakable: Power and Renewal in the Holy Spirit
by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Harold Shaw, 1984. 280 pp.
Lloyd-Jones was one of the most influential Evangelical preachers of the 20th century. As a younger man he was deeply impacted by the Welsh revival in the early part of the century. In this series of sermons, he discusses the need for a deep work of the Holy Spirit in our individual lives and in the church as a whole. (DGD)
ed. by J.P. Moreland, Stephen Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann Gauger, and Wayne Grudem. Crossway, 2017. 1007 pp.
A collection of essays critiquing (not endorsing) theistic evolution. Not an easy read, but an important book for Christians who want to deal thoughtfully with the Bible-evolution debate. (DGD)
Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare
by David Powlison. Baker, 1995. 160 pp.
A good book to correct some of the craziness in the Christian world about the power and influence of demons. Powlison’s key point is to distinguish between moral evil and situational evil. He argues convincingly (I think) that scripture never instructs us to deal with moral evil by expelling demons. The book is out of print, but there are some used copies on Amazon. (DGD)