Recommended Reading

“The King is in the kingdom, and the kingdom is among us here and how – for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. The King is present in the mess and chaos of everyday life on earth, bringing healing, sight, perception, liberation, wholeness, wholesomeness, movement, health, fullness, nourishment, sanity, and balance. The incursion of the kingdom of God has begun. We are under a gentle, compassionate assault by a kingdom of peace and healing and forgiveness and life.” The Secret Message of Jesus, p60

We read extensively and would heartily recommend the following:

Anything by Tom Wright especially his commentaries For Everyone

Anything by Brian McLaren, especially:
The Secret Message of Jesus (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2006)
Or, the amazing story trilogy: A New Kind of Christian:
A New Kind of Christian (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001), The Story We Find Ourselves In (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003), The Last Word and the Word After That (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005)

Anything by John Eldredge, especially:
The Sacred Romance (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999)
Journey of Desire (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2000)
Wild at Heart (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001)
Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003)

Anything by John Ortberg, especially:
Love Beyond Reason (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1998)
The Life You’ve Always Wanted (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997)

Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House: 2006)
Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005)
William P. Young, The Shack (Newbury Park: Windblown Media, 2007)
Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997)
Larry Crabb, Finding God (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993)
Gilbert Bilezikian, Community 101: Reclaiming the Local Church as Community of Oneness (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997)
Melody Green, No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green (Reading: Word Publishing, 1989)
Edith Schaeffer, L’Abri (Guildford: Billing & Sons Ltd., 1969)
Stuart Murray, Church After Christendom (Bletchley: Paternoster Press, 2004)