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Currently Reading

  • Selected by Renovare editors Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle and Richard Rohr: 25 Books Every Christian Should Read
  • Rowan Williams: Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
  • Mark Labberton (President of Fuller Seminary): Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today
  • Andrew Walker and Robin Parry: Deep Church Rising: The 3rd Schism and The Recovery of Christian Orthodoxy
  • Mark Noll: From Every Tribe and Nation: A Historian's Discovery of The Global Christian Story
  • Thomas Bergler (a follow up to his great book The Juvenilization of American Christianity: From Here to Maturity: Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity
  • ed Donald Lewis and Richard Pierard, with essays by Mark Noll, Rene Padilla, Scott Sunquist, Sarah Williams, Wilbert Shenk and others: Global Evangelicalism: Theology, History and Culture in Regional Perspective
  • Scott Cairns (one of the best poets living): Idiot Psalms: New Poems
  • Michael Goheen: Introducing Christian Mission
  • edited by Richard Burnett with a contribution from myself and many others of greater reputation and import: Introducing The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth (newly published by WJKP)
  • Scot McKnight: Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
  • Marilynne Robinson (author of Gilead, Home and When I was a Child I Read Books): Lila: A Novel
  • Eric Metaxas: Miracles: What They are, Why They Happen, How They Can Change Your Life
  • Notes by Kent Dobson from Mars Hill Church Grand Rapids, MI: NIV First Century Study Bible: Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context
  • Michael Horton: Ordinary:Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World
  • Tim Keller: Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
  • Os Guinness: Renaissaance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times
  • Bruce Cockburn (one of the finest singer-songwriters and one of the great Canadian exports to the world): Rumours of Glory: A Memoir
  • Bill Hybels: Simplify: 10 Practices to Unclutter Your Soul
  • NT Wright: Simply Good News: Why The Gospel is News and What Makes it Good
  • C Christopher Smith and John Pattison: Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
  • Anne Lamott: Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
  • John Ortberg: SoulKeeping
  • Susan Stinson: Spider in a Tree (a novel written within the context of The Great Awakening)
  • Charles Marsh: Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (an excellent companion to Eric Metaxas's bio)
  • Leonard Sweet: The Well Payed Life: Why Pleasing God Doesn't Work Have to be Such Hard Work
  • John Jobling: U2: The Definitive Biography
  • Philip Yancey: Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?
  • D Michael Lindsay (President of Gordon College): View from The Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World
  • Steve Garber: Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good

Currently Listening

  • Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac): 24 Karat Gold Songs from the Vault
  • Nico and Vinz: Black Star Elephant
  • Ella Henderson (Break out artist from the UK...Many comparing her to Adele): Chapter One
  • Vance Joy: Dream Your Life Away
  • Vance Joy: God Loves You When You're Dancing (Great new artist from Australia)
  • Colbie Caillat: Gypsy Heart
  • Hozier: Hozier (self-titled debut)
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye
  • Ben Howard: I Forget Where We Are
  • Delta Spirit: Into the Wide
  • Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by T Bone Burnett: Lost on The River: The New Basement Tapes
  • Robert Plant: Lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar
  • Damien Rice: My Favoriet Faded Fantasy
  • Alternate Routes: Nothing More
  • Brian Moss: Prayerbook #1 and #2 New Songs Inspired by The Psalms 1-30 (I cannot recommend these more highly!!!)
  • Bob Seger: Ride On (deluxe edition)
  • Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland
  • U2: Songs of Innocence (itunes and just released deluxe edition on cd format))
  • Eric Clapton and others: The Breeze: A Tribute to JJ Cale
  • Pink Floyd: The Endless River
  • The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World