John Alan Turner

Speaker, Author, Mentor, Coach, Facilitator

Reading List Part 1

I've recently submitted a reading list to some churches I work with. This list is designed to be suggested resources for small groups to use together as they seek to grow in three targeted areas:

1. Intimacy with God

2. Community with Other Believers

3. Influence with Those Outside Our Faith

I've settled on 10 books per category, beginning with more basic and progressing to more and more challenging material. I tried not to include books simply because I liked them but only those that I really believe will help the widest range of people possible. Let me know what you think I'm missing.

A Place for Skeptics: A Spiritual Journey for Those Who May Have Given Up on Church But Not on God by Scott Larson and Chris Mitchell

No Wonder They Call Him the Savior by Max Lucado

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg

The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey

Your God Is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan

Sacred Pathways: Discovering Your Soul's Path to God by Gary L. Thomas

The Jesus Creed by Scot McKnight

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God by Dallas Willard

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard