Twenty Influential Books

Here is a short list of some of the books that have recently helped shape my life:

1. The Bible ( I read the KJV, NKJV, NASB, ESV and NIV, as well as the LXX)

2. The Gospel According to Jesus – Marc Carrier (click for downloadable pdf)

3. A Glorious New Passover Exodus – John Dunn (the NEW EXODUS for beginners, click for downloadable pdf)

4. The Kingdom That Turned the World Upside Down – David Bercot

5. Early Church Fathers – Cyril Richardson (click for downloadable pdf)

6. The Gospel of the Kingdom – George Eldon Ladd (foundational basics about the Kingdom of God)

7. The High King of Heaven – Dean Davis (my current favorite End-Times overview)

8. One Journey, One Nation – Dennis Balcombe (the Holy Spirit invading China today)

9. When Heaven Invades Earth – Bill Johnson (controversial for some, but life-changing for me)

10. Mere Discipleship – Lee Camp (some say the best book on discipleship ever written)

11. Resident Aliens – Stanley Hauerwas

12. The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus – Alan Thompson (an amazing commentary on the book of Acts)

13. Paul and the Law – Brian Rosner

14. The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries – Thomas Lindsay ($0.99 for kindle)

15. Debt: The First Five Thousand Years – David Graeber (from ancient Babylon to the 21st century)

16. Economics of Good and Evil – Tomas Sedlacek (again, from ancient Babylon to the 21st century)

17. Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Postman

18. Lead Us Into Temptation: The Triumph of American Materialism – James Twitchell (surrounded by the forbidden fruits at the end of the age)

19. Planet of Slums – Mike Davis (read the book, or click here for the short article that led to the book)

20. The Search for the Twelve Apostles – William McBirnie

Peter Goodgame

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