Posted by: gcarkner | May 29, 2019

Key Titles to Move Your World


GCU Reading List: Quest to Inform, Empower and Inspire

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Articulation Can Move Your World

Twelve Books to Change Your Life, and Shape Your Outlook

  • David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God.
  • Jim Wallis, The (Un)Common Good.
  • Gordon Carkner, The Great Escape from Nihilism.
  • Jens Zimmermann, Incarnational Humanism.
  • Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection.
  • James Sire, The Universe Next Door.
  • David Brooks, The Road to Character.
  • Jonathan Sacks, Not in God’s Name.
  • Miraslov Volf, Flourishing.
  • Mark McMinn, The Science of Virtue.
  • James K. A. Smith, You Are What You Love. 
  • Charles Taylor, A Secular Age; The Language Animal

More Great Reads

Tom McLeish, The Music and Poetry of Science: comparing creativity in science and art. Oxford, 2019.

Keesmat, Sylvia & Brian Walsh (2018) Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice. Brazos Press.

Conway Morris, Simon (1998) The Crucible of Creation: the Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals. Oxford University Press; Life’s Solution.

Gore, Al (2013) The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Random House.

Hallesby, Odd (1950) Conscience. Inter-Varsity Fellowship.

Harris, Peter (2008) Kingfisher’s Fire: a Story of Hope for God’s Earth. Monarch Books

Hindmarsh, Bruce (2018) The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World. Oxford University Press

Pattengale, Jerry and Ream, Todd (editors) (2018). The State of the Evangelical Mind: Reflections on the Past, Prospects for the Future. IVP Academic.

Houston, James (2006) Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things. IVP Books

Houston, James and Zimmerman, Jens (editors) (2018) Sources of the Christian Self: a Cultural History of Christian Identity. William B. Eerdmans.

Lewis, C.S. (1944) The Abolition of Man. (Harper One Edition, 2001)

McLeish, Tom (2014) Faith and Wisdom in Science. Oxford University Press

Polanyi, Michael (1958) Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy. Harper Torchbooks.

Zimmerman, Jens (2019) Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christian Humanism. Oxford University Press.

Makoto Fujimura, (2014) Culture Care: Reconnecting with beauty for our common life.

Walter Bruggemann, A Gospel of Hope.

Jerry L. Wallis and Trent Dougherty (eds.), Two Dozen Arguments for God.

David O. Taylor & Taylor Worley (eds.), Contemporary Art and the Church: a conversation between two worlds.

Bob Goff, Everybody Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People.

James K.A. Smith, Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology.

Brian J. Walsh, Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination.

Frances E. Jensen, MD, The Teenage Brain: a neuroscientist’s survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults.

Rowan Williams, Christ the Heart of Creation.

Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom, Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia.

James Davison Hunter, Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality.

Luci Shaw, Eye of the Beholder: Poems.

Jason Byassee, Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading the Bible in Communion with the Saints. 

Bradley P. Holt, Thirsty for God.

David Brooks, The Road to CharacterThe Second Mountain: Quest for the Moral Life.


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