Books that Changed My Life

Below is a list of books that really changed my perspective on God, His church, and where we, His children, fit into the grand epic called Creation. Some of these titles I must warn about, read at your own risk. Also, just because I promote these doesn’t mean I always agree 100% with the authors views.

This list is by no means exhaustive. In fact, there’s a lot of books I could add to this list. Maybe soon, I’ll expand this list. To learn more and/or order, click the title of the book (underlined), and that link will take you to either the book’s website, or an Amazon ordering page.

(I do not receive any royalties or any other financial gain from promoting the following title.)

The Pursuit of God -A. W. Tozer

 

 A. W. Tozer’s classic on what it means to pursue God, and reveals some of the things that can get in the way of that pursuit.

 

 

 

The Butterfly in You-Milt Rodriguez

Milt is a wonder servant of God. A church planter with the humility like that of Jesus. In The Butterfly in You he gives a great parable-like description of our actual identity in Christ.

 

 

 

 

Reimagining Church-Frank Viola

 

How does the New Testament describe how to “do” church? In this one, Viola describes in very practical ways a house church can function with Scripture as its guiding force.

 

 

 

Pagan Christianity?-George Barna and Frank Viola


 Read at your own risk! Where do we get our modern church practices? Well, in Pagan Viola and George Barna trace our modern practices–and the roots of them may surprise you.

 

 

 

The Spirit of Christ-Andrew Murray


 

 

 

  

 

 

From Eternity to Here– Frank Viola

 

What is God’s Grand Mission? It goes beyond simple redemption. In this one, Viola shows what was God’s reason for creating, what He had planned before the fall…and how you and me fit into that wonderful eternal purpose.

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  1. Hi Michael.. I’m always on the lookout for a good new book to chew on. Tozer is good but difficult. Of your listed books here I’ve only read Viola’s. From Eternity to Here was a game changer for me. One of the best books I read last year for sure.

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        1. Yeah, I’ve been known to do up to 4 at once though I usually stay at 2 lol.
          Here’s my list:

          “Life Together” (speaking of living in Church life) Bonhoeffer

          “A Million Ways to Die” (about the cross and dying to self for the intent of a greater revelation of Life) Rick James

          “Hearing God” Peter Lord

          “The Normal Christian Life” (of course lol) Watchmen Nee

          “The Misunderstood God” Darin Hufford (this is one I’m currently reading)

          “Nudge” (speaking of a new perspective on evangelism. But I found the main point to be fellowshiping with Jesus through our 5 senses) Leonard Sweet

          “Wild at Heart” John Eldredge (about becoming a man. I don’t agree with it all, but still a good read for any male)

          You can probably find most, if not all of these books on Frank Viola’s website. He has a suggested reading section.
          I don’t agree with every word in all of these books but they do offer amazing new perspectives. Some of these are considered “yearly reads” for me. Have you read any of these?

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  2. “Life Together” was one of the better books I read this year. It’s one that I want to read again. I really want to read Nudge and The Normal Christian Life. I also have The Christian Church Life by Nee in my queue to read soon. A Million Ways To Die sounds interesting too.

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  3. You can probably find most, if not all of these books on Frank Viola’s website. He has a suggested reading section.
    I don’t agree with every word in all of these books but they do offer amazing new perspectives. Some of these are considered “yearly reads” for me.

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