Book Recommendations

Reading is essential to challenging our ideas and helping us stretch and grow. 

Here are some books that will encourage you to know WHY we believe WHAT we believe. 

  • This is a MUST READ for Christians and non-Christians alike. The authors note that biological, astronomical design, and objective moral truth all point to a DESIGNER. It is then demonstrated that the Creator has chosen to communicate to people made in His image examining why the Bible's claims can be trusted. The authors argue that it takes more faith to be an atheist than it does to follow the evidence that God is the uncaused first cause of all life.

  • Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity.

  • Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new member primers all but ignored.