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Other 'Christian' Books

These books are listed in alphabetical order of title. Many of these books have been recommended by members of the St George's & St Giles' congregations.

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in print Book cover: 90 Minutes in Heaven 90 Minutes in Heaven - A true story of death and life
Don Piper: Published 2005 by Kingsway, 208 pages, paperback
Don Piper, a Baptist minister, is driving home from a conference when his car collides with a lorry. He is killed instantly and for 90 minutes he experiences heaven, which is described in two chapters of this book. In heaven he is reunited with friends and family, he hears beautiful music and experiences a great sense of peace and happiness. Meanwhile, back at the crash scene, another minister prays for Piper even though he knows that he is dead. Piper comes back to life. The rest of the book describes his depression during a long and painful recovery from his injuries. This is a true story illustrating an individual's faith being severely tested, but it will assure you that God is faithful and will bring you through all of life's circumstances - RB2
in print Back to Jerusalem - Three Chinese House Church Leaders Share Their Vision to Complete the Great Commission
Paul Hattaway: Published 2003 by Gabriel Publishing, 196 pages, paperback
Intense persecution has created a church [in China] that is passionate about spreading the Gospel, even if it means dying for it. Their vision is to take the Gospel to the 50 least evangelised countries and they're all located between China and Jerusalem. This vision is called Back to Jerusalem and a book of the same name tells all about it. It's exciting and challenging. Right now there are already hundreds of Chinese missionaries working outside China and thousands more in training. Our Chinese brothers and sisters need our support particularly in prayer - RB
in print Book cover: Boundaries Boundaries
Henry Cloud, John Townsend: Published 2004 by Zondervan, 304 pages, paperback
Most people have little real understanding of boundaries in relationships and their value. Even fewer of us realise that boundaries or setting limits are a God-given gift to help us thrive rather than simply survive in life. Reading this book could change your life and relationships for the better and is specifically designed for those of us who have allowed ourselves to be buried in the inability to say "no!" It's eminently readable and practical and if you don't find yourself saying "yes that's me" in every chapter then you are probably one of the blessed few who already know when to say yes and when to say no and how to take control of your life. The rest of us need to read this book - trust me! - SC
in print Book cover: Celebration of Discipline Celebration of Discipline
Richard Foster: Published 1999 by Hodder & Stoughton, 276 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: The Christian Travelers Guide to Great Britain The Christian Travelers Guide to Great Britain
Irving Hexham: Published 2001 by Zondervan, 245 pages, paperback
See also Christian Travelers Guide to Britain's own site
in print Book cover: Cracking Da Vinci's Code Cracking Da Vinci's CodeYou've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
James L. Garlow, Peter Jones: Published 2005 by Kingsway, 256 pages, paperback
If you have read Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' you could have been left with a number of questions that may have troubled you. 'Cracking Da Vinci's Code' is a book filled with background detail and information. These two Christian writers have given us a well-researched insight into the false propositions to discredit Jesus and the Christian faith, which are the theme of this story. This is an excellent book which both challenged and reassured me. I recommend it to anyone who has read The Da Vinci Code - AW
in print Book cover: Cracking Da Vinci's Code Cracking Da Vinci's Code - You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
James L. Garlow, Peter Jones: Published 2005 by Victor, 108 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: The Cross and the Switchblade The Cross and the Switchblade
David Wilkerson: Published 1984 by Baker Book House, 226 pages, paperback
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Book cover: Entertaining Angels, by Mary MacDermott Entertaining Angels

"Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:1-2 NIV

The Parish of Ashtead: Published 2001 by The Parish of Ashtead, 156 pages, paperback
in print God and the Biologist - Personal Exploration of Science and Faith
R.J. Berry: Published 1996 by Apollos, 160 pages, paperback
This new book is an engaging account of how a leading biologist and geneticist has encountered science and faith in his own life. It is a guided journey through the momentous issues of evolution, the genetic revolution and environmental ethics. There need be no barriers, Professor Berry believes, between real science and real faith. For some of us simpler souls who are not scientifically minded it is an encouraging and helpful book. - PO
in print Book cover: God Chasers The God Chasers - My Soul Follows Hard After Thee
Tommy Tenney: Published 1999 by Word Entertainment, 152 pages, paperback
Provocative and challenging book about being real about what God is doing in the community. It emphasises that we need to actively seek God. - PM2

If you want a book to rouse or infuriate you then this could be it. It has some good messages but in their explanation and amplification the book can seem repetitive at times. The book looks at whether we are content with our experience of God, whether we want to see His hand at work more, or whether we want to look at his face. Do we want to be closer to God's hand (for what he can do for us) or his face (that we might reflect his glory). The book may be full of gems, such as

  • …the last time I read it, Psalm 103:1 still said, "Bless the Lord, O my soul" - but we often practice, "O my Lord, bless my soul"
  • …we have satiated our hunger for Him by reading old love letters from Him to the churches in the Epistles… but we never have intimacy with him.
  • The most apparent difference between liturgical worship and "charismatic" worship is that one has a printed program and the other is memorized.
But it's done its job only if, after reading it, we want to chase after God and have him meet with us and change us like he did Moses, David, John and Paul - AC
in print Book cover: The Good Life The Good Life - Where Morality and Spirituality Converge
Richard M. Gula: Published 1999 by Paulist Press, 144 pages, paperback
I have just read a fascinating guide, The Good Life. It explains how, from buying coffee to getting a pension, the way we spend our money can change people's lives in the Third World. I imagine that you too may be concerned about workers and communities behind the products we buy every day - BW
in print Book cover: A Gospel of Wild Flowers A Gospel of Wild Flowers
Anthony Foottit (Author), Pat Albeck (Illustrator): Published 2006 by David & Charles, 128 pages, hardback
in print Book cover: The Healing Light The Healing Light
Agnes Sanford: Published 1981 by Arthur James, 188 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: Hearing God Hearing God
Dallas Willard: Published 1999 by Harpercollins/STL, 241 pages
Covers everything you need to know about being close to God, communicating with Him, telling Him what's on your heart in prayer, and understanding what He's saying to you. Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and someone who has written an excellent book on prayer himself says, "This is the best book on guidance I've ever read." Bill Hybels author of Too Busy not to pray, says "Few books have challenged me like this one." It's quite wordy because he covers so many aspects of hearing God, but it's incredibly helpful. I thoroughly recommend it. - RB
in print Book cover: The Heart of Success The Heart of Success
Rob Parsons: Published 2002 by Hodder & Stoughton, 238 pages, paperback
Very easy to read book which is aimed at businessmen (and women to a lesser extent) on how to succeed whilst keeping life in perspective and retaining balance, especially with family life. Based around a (fictional) MBA student having weekly evening lessons with a wise retired lecturer. - PM2
in print Book cover: The Heavenly Man The Heavenly Man - The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
Paul Hattaway: Published 2003 by Monarch Publications, 352 pages
I've been enormously encouraged and deeply challenged - I was unable to put the book down until I had finished it, and have not stopped thinking about it since. - RB
Napoleon once said, "When China is moved it will change the face of the globe" Today these words are becoming a reality through the powerful vision of the Chinese church. Great persecution has caused the church to grow in numbers and strength. If you haven't read The Heavenly Man the story of how God took a young half starved boy and used him mightily to preach the Gospel, despite horrific opposition, you are missing a profound experience which is challenging, encouraging and inspirational - RB
in print Book cover: The Hiding Place The Hiding Place
Corrie Ten Boom, John & Elizabeth Sherrill: Published 1976 by Hodder & Stoughton Religious, 221 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: The Jesus I Never Knew The Jesus I Never Knew - Participants Guide
Philip Yancy: Published 1999 by Zondervan, paperback
Looks at Jesus public ministry in the context of the 30 years he spent with his family growing up and preparing for his ministry. Gives some excellent insights into the character of Jesus. - PM2
in print Book cover: Killing Fields, Living Fields Killing Fields, Living Fields
Don Cormack, Peter Lewis: Published 2000 by Monarch Publications, 464 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: The Miracle Maker The Miracle Maker - The Greatest Story Ever Told
Murray Watts: Published 2000 by Hodder & Stoughton General, 302 pages, paperback
See also list of Other Items of Merit for audio cassette, DVD and video versions of the book
See also The Miracle Maker's own site
in print Book cover: Nobody's Child Nobody's Child - The Stirring True Story of an Unwanted Boy Who Found Hope
John Robinson: Published 2003 by Monarch Publications, 160 pages
A stirring true story of an unwanted boy born in this country, who eventually found hope through the love of God's people. John Robinson had the worst possible start in life and yet now he's bring hope to others. - RB
in print Book cover: The Prayer of Jabez The Prayer of Jabez - Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
Bruce Wilkinson: Published 2000 by Multnomah Books, 96 pages, paperback
He brings to life a powerful little prayer squashed between an endless list of genealogies. He encourages us to take the spirit of this prayer and pray it daily. It's certainly not meant to be prayed as a mantra, but prayed with faith from the heart it can have remarkable results. - RB
in print Book cover: The Prayer of Jabez Bible Study The Prayer of Jabez Bible Study
Bruce Wilkinson: Published 2001 by Multnomah Books, 64 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: The Prayer of Jabez Devotional The Prayer of Jabez Devotional
Bruce Wilkinson: Published 2001 by Multnomah Books, 125 pages, hardback
in print Book cover: Reaching for the Invisible God Reaching for the Invisible God - what can we expect to find?
Philip Yancey: Published 2000 by Zondervan, paperback; and also published by Harper Collins and Walker & Company
From the author of What's so amazing about Grace? Comes and equally brilliant book - and already another best-seller. Yancey tackles head on some of the awkward aspects of our faith: unmet expectations, doubt and our more general struggle sometimes to connect with God. This book doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but it helps us to live with some of the uncertainties and imponderables - and to keep going. It is readable, honest, meaty and totally liberating. - AC2
in print Book cover: Reaching Out Reaching Out
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Gerard Hughes: Published 1998 by Fount, 160 pages, paperback
In this classic work, Henri Nouwen responds to the question "what does it mean to live a life in the spirit of Jesus" he explores three movements of the spiritual life: reaching out to our innermost self from mere loneliness to Creative solitude, reaching out to our fellow human beings from arid independence to self-giving and finally reaching out to God who "calls us from the darkness of our illusions into the light of his glory". - SS
Saint Giles
F. Brittain: Published 1928 by W. Heffer & Sons
in print Book cover: Secrets of the Vine Secrets of the Vine - Breaking Through to Abundance
Bruce Wilkinson: Published 2001 by Multnomah Publishers, 126 pages, hardback
Those who enjoyed the Walkthru the Old Testament seminar will recognise Bruce Wilkinson's name. His book Secrets of the Vine is a little book with some big insights. It is based on John 15 and is the heart of Jesus' final message to his disciples on the night he was betrayed. "I am the vine; you are the branches…" is well known and yet I discovered new truths as I read it with the help of this book. I thoroughly recommend it. - RB
in print Book cover: Son of God Son of God
Angela Tilby: Published 2002 by Hodder & Stoughton, 208 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: Soul Survivor Soul Survivor - How my Faith Survived the Church
Philip Yancey: Published 2001 by Hodder & Stoughton General, 313 pages, paperback
in print Surprised by the Voice of God
Jack Deere: Published 1996 by Kingsway Publications, paperback
'This book is a good read…' At least that is what my brother wrote on the inside of my recent birthday present. There is nothing to beat a good book to launch oneself into a new year. Mark Twain once said, "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them" For a good ripping yarn I have a particular passion for books by Dick Francis or Robert Goddard. Good racy stories (forgive the pun for those who know Francis books) without anything offensive. What about a good spiritual book to set the scene for 1997? My suggestion would be Surprised by the Voice of God by Jack Deere Written by the same author as Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, which is a very helpful coverage of charismatic theology, this new book is a balanced and refreshing look at how God speaks to us today. Deere covers the means of God communicating with us through the bible, experience, supernatural means and natural means. He also looks at how to learn the language of the Spirit and avoid the obstacles. David Pytches on the cover of the book is quoted "Those who 'covet to prophesy', or to understand more about prophecy, will want to sell their beds to buy this book." I think what he means is that this book is a 'good read'. How about making hearing God better a goal for 1997 and using this book to that end? Perhaps use this verse as a prayer for l997 as well:

"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better." Ephesians 1:17 NIV

Have a good read! - JP
in print Too Busy Not to Pray
Bill Hybels: Published 1998 by Inter-Varsity Press, 192 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: What's so Amazing About Grace? What's so Amazing About Grace?
Philip Yancey: Published by Zondervan, paperback
Looks at the concept of forgiveness and "unforgiveness" in the context of God's grace. It is an easy to read book which is immensely challenging in examining our views regarding others. It reminds us that God's grace is infinite and can not be earned. A Christian classic which will not quickly fade away. - PM2

See also review on Reaching for the Invisible God

in print Book cover: Who You Are When No One's Looking Who You Are (When No One's Looking) - Choosing Consistency, Resisting Compromise
Bill Hybels: Published 1987 by Intervarsity Press, 113 pages, paperback
US flagUS edition of Who Are You (When No One's Looking)?
Who Are You (When No One's Looking)?
Bill Hybels: Published 1993 by Kingsway Communications, paperback
Have you ever said, "I want 'who I am' to be visible on the outside". To people this often appears to be the ultimate goal. This book gives us as the reader ten short chapters (whole book is 111 pages) detailing our need of character and our need of 'tough love' especially. This book is short enough to be read during a fortnight, but its outpourings challenging enough to help change our lives. To have a character like Christ's, or integrity which is transparent, or discipline that's contagious to name but three. It will inspire you to make the ultimate goal, true transparency, a realistic expectation, I recommend it. - AP
UK flagUK edition of Who You Are (When No One's Looking)
in print Book cover: Who Moved the Stone? Who Moved the Stone?
Frank Morison: Published 1958 by Faber and Faber, 192 pages, paperback
in print Book cover: Who Moved the Stone? Who Moved the Stone?
Frank Morison: Published by Paternoster Press, paperback
in print Book cover: Whose Promised Land? Whose Promised Land? - The Continuing Crisis Over Israel and Palestine
Colin Chapman: Published 2002 by Lion Publishing, 347 pages, paperback
Book cover: Windows of the Soul Windows of the Soul
Ken Gire: Published by Zondervan, paperback
For anyone who wants to see and experience God in new ways this book is an absolute must. It makes both easy and compelling reading as it describes in a refreshing and exhilarating way how God is revealing something of Himself through everyone and everything, everywhere at anytime if we have eyes to see. The author begins by explaining how we can recognise and embrace these 'God moments' which fuel and feed the deep spiritual longings inside each of us. He suggests these windows of opportunity are to be found in our work, literature, art nature, dreams, films, music and even the moods we go through. He uses beautiful and powerful prayers and poems to unpack each theme which leave you wanting more - more of God. This book is not just for those who know God already but for those who are searching. - SC
in print Book cover: Window on the World Window on the World - When we pray God works
Daphne Spragett, Jill Johnstone: Published 2002 by Paternoster Press, 211 pages, hardback
in print Wonderful Revelation to the World
Motovilov: Published 1993 by Saint Nectarios Press, paperback
It tells of how to seek God's grace. - PM2
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