Our book list has a mix of genres that we encourage you to explore and find what might help you grow most in your faith.
This book takes us through the whole narrative of the bible, as if it were a chapter book. Reading this helps us understand the big picture of the bible and what it is teaching us today.
A critique of the culture of hurry and a guide to practices from the life of Jesus that aid us in our formation.
A great practical guide to prayer.
Skye Jethani gives us a framework for understanding how different people commonly relate to God and explains why many are unhealthy and not fully Christian. This is highly recommended.
Wisdom concerning the boundaries God places in our lives so we can operate healthily and love others well.
Tish Harrison Warren teaches us to make every moment holy as we pursue intimacy with Jesus in our ordinary lives.
A great book on loving our neighbors and the effect of well planned and wholistic mission work.
A deeply beneficial work linking our spiritual growth to emotional health and contemplative rhythms. We highly recommend this for all those desiring to grow in their discipleship!
In this perspective-shifting book, Latasha Morrison shows how you can participate in this incredible work and replicate it in your own community. With conviction and grace, she examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration.
We recommend any N.T. Wright book, but this is one of his most well known and is a exploration into the Christian understanding of the Resurrection and it's implications. Another recommended title is Simply Christian.
Tristen and Jonathan Collins give us a phycological and biblical perspective on our emotions, why they are important, and how to becoming an emotionally healthy person can help us in our discipleship to Jesus.
Lewis first guides us in a discussion of reasons for the Christian God and faith. Next he guides us into a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. This is a classic worth reading at least once!
Evelyn Underhill suggests the spiritual life has to do with adoration of God, living the abundant life, and giving equal attention to the seen and the unseen. Once our spiritual senses are put on alert, we can see small miracles happening all around us.
Matthew Sleeth gives us a down to earth understanding and guide to Sabbath, a forgotten Christian practice.
A fable exploring resolving conflict well. The core is learning to have a heart of peace amidst disagreements.
This is a must read for any Christian desiring to grow in their faith. Dr. Mulholland walks the reader through the basics of Spiritual formation, the journey of becoming like Jesus.
A helpful exploration of the soul and relationships.
A helpful examination of the early Methodist discipleship classes, which can aid our pursuit of holiness.
Too often situations, relationships or jobs continue long past the time they should. Dr. Henry Cloud shows us why ending are necessary, how they can open new opportunities, and how to do them well.
Want to know the Methodist view on baptism? This direct book gives you the official understanding of baptism in the Methodist denomination.
Dr. Richter gives us a deep understanding and overview of the old testament. Highly recommended. We have a video series of her lectures on this in our library also!
A helpful exploration into sharing our faith, by a Methodist pastor!
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This is a good guide to all who are interested in knowing more about the bible and desiring to have a deeper walk with Jesus Christ.
A guide to basic theology of the church from the President of Asbury Theological Seminary.
A classic devotional from a renown 15th century Christian leader.
Bonhoeffer's great work on Christian Community. The first chapter is incredible!
Henri Nouwen's classic on learning to allow God to love you and living in the truth about what he says of us.
Richard Foster explores the spiritual practice of simplicity (not needing material things or money to be happy) in scripture and in our daily lives.
Another well loved devotional. Getting an updated language version may be helpful.
An overview of the life of John Wesley, for the advanced reader.
The temptation to spend now and think later (or never!) is ever-present, but with good intentions and prayerful hearts, we can slow down and reflect on what we earn, how we spend it, who is affected by it, and who we can share it with.
A more in depth study of Wesleyan theology; for advanced readers.
Sometimes mission efforts actually bring more damage than benefit to those being served. This book explores the value of short term missions and helps us think through best practices for such work.
A great guide for beginners and seasoned readers of the bible alike.
A book to help the reader understand the differences between Calvinism and classical Wesleyan theology.
"My prayer is that all who use this workbook will not only learn something new about prayer, but more than anything else, will be inspired to pray," writes Dunnam. Take up this personal journey to grow closer to God through the mystery and power of prayer.
Always practical, always biblical, Joyce Huggett shows us how we can quiet ourselves and prepare to hear God speak in his multicolored ways. Here is a book for those who want to be introduced to a fresh way of invigorating their walk with God.
Dr. Kinlaw's simple theology book about understanding who God is.
A classic of the Christian faith.
A great devotional by a wonderful follower of Jesus, Eugene Peterson.
A good guide to breaking from the culture of more and wealth from UM Pastor Tom Berlin.
This is a short, yet power-packed book that can jumpstart your walk with the Lord by renown Pastor A. W. Tozer.