Books

This is a section devoted to helping you find some really good books for yourself, for your Life Group, or for your friends or family. We anticipate that you will find some really good reads on this page. We will continue to update this page when we come across new books that excite us, so keep checking back for more. Happy reading!

The Divine Conspiracy

The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard

The Divine Conspiracy is a moving and penetrating exploration of human existance and human nature. It considers in a fresh way the abiding truths of judgement and grace and what Willard memorably calls theologies of sin management. All this is set against a backdrop of modern materialism.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith

The Good and Beautiful God focuses on the character of God and how we can move into a life of intimacy with him. Each chapter uncovers the narratives by which Jesus lived, and includes a ‘soul-training’ exercise to help embed this narrative into our minds, bodies and souls. Each chapter also includes questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith

The Good and Beautiful Life introduces the reader to the kingdom of God and focuses on our inward character, dealing specifically with some of the most problematic vices: anger, lust, lying, worry, judging others and so on. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this book looks at the narratives behind these character flaws and replaces them with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God. Each chapter includes a ‘soul-training’ exercise to help embed Jesus’ narratives into our minds, bodies and souls, along with questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion

The Good and Beautiful Community

The Good and Beautiful Community by James Bryan Smith

The Good and Beautiful Community focuses on helping us learn how to live as apprentices of Jesus in our ordinary, everyday lives. How do we live out Jesus’ kingdom vision in our families? What impact will our lives with God have on our lives at work? In what ways can we change the world we live in? Each chapter includes a ‘soul-training’ exercise to help embed Jesus’ narratives into our minds, bodies and souls, along with questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.