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We may as well confess here and now: we LOVE books.  Especially books that help us on our spiritual walk.  While there are many to choose from, what we'll do here is recommend a few specific books we have found particularly helpful.  Of course, God may lead you to other books. 

Feel free to explore what's available on ChristianBooks or Amazon.  You can perform a book search here.  And don't forget your Bible

Just click on a book's title for more information or to buy it. 

Any purchases you make from this web site, even using the search boxes, help to support this ministry (Thank you very much!) 





         The 11 Day Path--
         Overcoming Stumbling Blocks to Belief
     by Joe Vigliano

        Turn stumbling blocks to belief into 
        stepping stones to deeper, stronger faith.
        Available now!


 6582442: Is That Really You, God? Hearing the Voice of God

            Is That Really You, God? 
            By Loren Cunningham

            The founder of Youth With a Mission gives
            insight into what a life of prayer looks like,
            with absolutely amazing stories to back it



 Prayer Books Focus on Prayer Foster

Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
By Richard Foster

A comprehensive overview of many different types of prayer.



 Prayer Focus on Prayer Yancy


Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?
By Philip Yancey

Anything by Yancy is great. This is one of the best overall books on prayer out there. 

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Boyd Seeing


Seeing is Believing
By Gregory A. Boyd

A guide to prayer that encounters Jesus.


 Prayer Focus on Prayer Pennington


Centering Prayer
By M. Basil Pennington

A comprehensive guide to meditative prayer.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Merton


Contemplative Prayer
By Thomas Merton

A classic in the field of meditative prayer.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Murray


With Christ in the School of Prayer, Revised Edition
By Andrew Murray

Another classic, with 30 lessons on prayer.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Wardle


Healing Care, Healing Prayer: Helping the Broken Find Wholeness in Christ
By Terry Wardle

Wardle's "Formative Prayer" is THE model for healing prayer.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Gardner


Healing the Wounded Heart: Removing Obstacles to Intimacy with God
By Thom Gardner

A great place to start your personal healing journey with Christ.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Boyd Matrix


Escaping the Matrix
By Gregory A. Boyd & Al Larson

Gives a scientific grounding to healing prayer using a great metaphor.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Manning


The Ragamuffin Gospel
By Brennan Manning

We could easily recommend everything Manning has written; this is our personal favorite.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Miller


Searching for God Knows What: Reflections on the Gospel of Jesus
By Donald Miller

One of the few books out there we can call truly life-changing.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Eldredge


Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive
By John Eldredge

Had a profound effect on our spiritual journey.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Bell


Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
By Rob Bell

Thought-provoking, inspirational, uplifting--we consider this a MUST read.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Willard


Renovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of Christ
By Dallas Willard

Willard's academic style can be a little dense at times, but he is well worth the effort.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Crabb


The Pressure's Off: There's a New Way to Live
By Dr. Larry Crabb

This book as set countless people on the path to freedom in Christ.

 Prayer Focus on Prayer Thomas 


Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul's Path to God
By Gary Thomas

We like everything Thomas has written--this is a good intro to his style and theology. 



 Prayer Books St. Augustine


By Saint Augustine, translated by Henry Chadwick

A compelling story of his conversion to Christianity with lessons for all of us.

     Prayer Books St. Francis


        The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

       This Christian revolutionary has touched the lives of people, as much now as he did while he was alive.

 Prayer Books Thomas a Kempis

The Imitation of Christ
By Thomas a Kempis

A 15th century Christian mystic urges us away from materialism and self-absorption and toward Jesus. 



4182X: My Utmost For His Highest, Classic Edition, Mass Market Paperback

My Utmost For His Highest, Classic Edition, Mass Market Paperback
By Oswald Chambers

This is THE classic daily devotional--for a reason: it helps connect people with God. 



 Prayer Books Sifton

The Serenity Prayer: Faith and Politics in Times of Peace and War
By Elisabeth Sifton

A fascinating account of the actual history of the Serenity Prayer.






This should probably have been first in this section.  The Bible is easily the most important book you can own.  And read.  And study.  Many people have wondered which translation is best.  They all have advantages and disadvantages.  That's why our recommendation is to have more than one!  Click on the link below for as complete a selection as you'll find anywhere.

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