recommended reading

true life adventures & missions
the vigorous life
communication
sex and chivalry
business and the poor



Four Souls by Matt Kronberg, Jedd Medefind, Mike Peterson, and Trey Sklar

"Life is a journey, though we often forget it. So there's nothing like a real journey for discovering and proving God. Four Souls restores the venture to faith and the epic to life. A fascinating read."
- Os Guinness

 

true life adventures & missions


Heavenly Man
by Brother Yun & Paul Hattaway
A true-life story of believers in China.


Under the Overpass by fellow Westmontster Mike Yankowski
This gritty page-turner inspired me to want to make a difference in the streets of America. Check out Yankowski's website here.


Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

 

the vigorous life
"The way to life--to God!-is vigorous and requires total attention."
Matthew 7:14, the Message Bible


Leap Over A Wall by Eugene Peterson:A fantastic life-giving work in the middle of an insipid age. This book about David is a book about real and bold living. A great encouragement and a call to live the Kingdom life now... today. One of the most significant books I have ever read, this belongs alongside the Narnia Chronicles and Robinson Crusoe as a standard bearer book for living bold and free in God's realm." - Trey Sklar


Gulag Archepelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn


Orthodoxy
by G.K. Chesterton: "The Romance Of Faith. Like any real romance, this book about faith can be peeled back in each reading to reveal a deeper and richer truth. With witty voice (I know it's not an audio book -- but you can almost hear him) Chesterton shows us that God doesn't fit into anyone's box -- and that true faith is the most exciting & perilous thing of all. To truly believe leads us to truly live. For years this has been my favorite book -- and one which shows the richness and jolly goodness of faith.

"One caveat -- must smoke a pipe while reading in order to fully appreciate book. - Trey Sklar



The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard

 

 

communication


The Revolutionary Communicator by Jedd Medefind and Erik Lokkesmoe (Jedd is co-author of Four Souls)

The Gospels make it clear that huge crowds listened to Jesus with rapt attention. Jesus was a communicator without equal. Medefind and Lokkesmoe insightfully explain the principles at the heart of Jesus' skill in a practical way. At the same time they remind the reader of his redemptive spirituality that goes far beyond mere technique."
--Charles Colson, author and speaker, founder of Prison Fellowship

 

 

sex and chivalry


A Return To Modesty by Wendy Shalit: "Shalit's witty writing uncovers the excitement which comes with a God-honoring understanding of attraction & sex. I found this to be a page-turner - with each chapter unveiling more of the mystery and excitement which come from unencumbered sex, love, and romance. She gives the subject justice and proclaims a series of revolutionary [but quite old] thoughts in a way that subtly shouts their truth. The best book I've read in a long time and a stimulating read." - Trey Sklar

 

 

business and the poor


The Mystery Of Capital by Hernando de Soto

 


The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C.K. Prahalad

 

 

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