Read One - Recommeded Reading



Not a Fan
by Kyle Iderman
Are you fan of Jesus or a follower of Jesus?
If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan-or perhaps someone who doesn't even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life. Through biblical teaching, anecdotes, and humor, Kyle Idleman explores what it means to truly be a follower of Christ. He also shares several powerful Not a Fan stories--testimonies from fellow followers who turned to Jesus. Don't miss this wake up call to radical discipleship! 





Orphanology
In recent years, an organic movement has begun in pockets of the evangelical community to live out James 1:27. All over America, people and churches are discovering opportunities to care for the fatherless in very creative and practical ways. God is awakening a spirit in the contemporary evangelical church to live out the Gospel through the care of orphans.

Orphanology is a practical response to God’s command to care for the fatherless told through the stories of families and ministries who are responding. Orphanology extends the call to minister to the nearly 150 million orphans in the world with real-world ideas and illustrations for engaging in orphan ministry. Containing concrete ideas for how Christians, their churches, and groups of churches can respond tangibly to God’s call to care for the fatherless, Orphanology demonstrates how adoption, foster care, and other forms of orphan ministry are accessible to every believer and every church and introduces innovative approaches to orphan ministry including orphan hosting.
You will be empowered and find direction for approaching the task of ministering to the fatherless at home and around the world.



Adopted for Life
by Russell Moore

The gospel of Christ calls our families and churches to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Adopted for Life shows that as we become more attuned to the gospel, we'll have a greater burden for orphans. As we become more adoption-friendly, we'll better understand the gospel.






Radical 
by David Platt

WHAT IS JESUS WORTH TO YOU?

It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...

BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU?

In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus.

Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment -- a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came



Praying the Lord’s Prayer


By J. L. Packer





In his book Praying the Lord’s Prayer, an excerpt from Growing in Christ, J. I. Packer presents a powerful truth: prayer is a natural activity between the Heavenly Father and his children. As Packer works through each phrase of Christ’s pattern of prayer, readers will begin to grasp the basic principles and guidelines of prayer. As readers apply the truths of this book to their prayer lives, they will experience intimate communication with God and will strengthen their own conversations with their Father in heaven







How To Be A World Class Christian
by Paul Borthwick

In Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren cites Paul’s books A Mind For Missions and How To Be A World-Class Christian as resources that “should be read by every Christian.”

How To Be A World-Class Christian opens the window to global Christianity for any person who desires to be part of what God is doing in the world. Building on the foundations of information, prayer, experience and investigation, How To Be A World-Class Christian shows the reader how to expand in understanding Scripture, increase in global praying and intensify cross-cultural outreach—beginning right at home. Using practical tools and observations from everyday life, this book invites every reader to stretch his or her knowledge of the purposes of God in the world and then to take the steps necessary to start responding to the opportunities we face. Patrick Johnstone said, “There is a YOU-shaped hole in God’s Kingdom—find it and fill it.” Finding and filling the place in the world that God has designed for you is what How to Be a World-Class Christian is designed to do.



Crazy Love 
By Francis Chan

The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before.



Building a Discipling Culture 

Mike Breen


There is a discipleship crisis in the Western church. Many Christians may come to a worship service, join a small group or even tithe, but few have the kind of transformed lives we read about in Scripture. If we made disciples like Jesus made them, we wouldn't have a problem finding leaders or seeing new people come to faith. Building a Discipling Culture is the product of 25+ years of hands-on discipleship practice — developed in a post-Christian context, tackling how to make the types of missional disciples Jesus spoke of.

http://www.amazon.com/Building-a-Discipling-Culture-ebook/dp/B005HQDUK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329244741&sr=8-1#reader_B005HQDUK4




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