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Resources For Leaders

Some recommended books and studies to help you lead.

Some recommended books and studies to use between Small Group cycles:

Books

We always recommend for groups to base their studies in the Bible, but if you're wanting to read a book on a specific topic to deepen your faith, here are some titles we recommend (in no particular order):


Basic Christianity - John Stott (theology)


The King Jesus Gospel - Scot McKnight (theology)


Surprised by Hope - N. T. Wright (theology)


A Community Called Atonement - Scot McKnight (theology, ecclesiology, mission)


The Prodigal God - Timothy Keller (theology)


Every Good Endeavor - Timothy Keller (vocation, theology, mission)


Invitation to a Journey - Robert Mulholland Jr. (spiritual formation)


The Spirit of the Disciplines - Dallas Willard (spiritual formation)


Celebration of Discipline - Richard Foster (spiritual formation)


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality - Peter Scazzero (spiritual formation)


The Voice of Jesus - Gordon T. Smith (discernment, spiritual formation)


Life Together - Dietrich Bonhoeffer (spiritual formation)


God in my Everything - Ken Shigematsu (spiritual formation)


The Meaning of Marriage - Timothy Keller (marriage)


You and Me Forever - Francis Chan (marriage)


How to Pray; A Simple Guide for Normal People - Peter Grieg (prayer)


Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire - Jim Cymbala (prayer)


Prayer - Richard Foster (prayer)


Authority to Heal - Ken Blue (healing)


Discipleship on the Edge - Darrell Johnson (eschatology, study on Revelation)


God's Smuggler - Brother Andrew (biography)


Risen Motherhood; Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments - Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler (parenting)


Bible Studies and Commentaries:

Studying through a book of the Bible is always a great choice for Small Groups. See the BIBLE STUDY PLAYBOOK for tips on how to lead groups into deep engagement with the Word of God.



STUDY GUIDES:



BIBLE COMMENTARIES:

Here are some Bible commentaries series' that provide an accessible and insightful complement for a book-of-the-Bible study:


  • The Old Testament for Everyone (OTE) commentary series, John Goldingay (Description)
  • The New Testament for Everyone (NTE) commentary series, N. T. Wright (Description)
  • The Daily Study Bible (DSB), William Barclay (NT only)



ONLINE STUDY TOOLS:


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