Christian Living

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert

Recommended by Tim Challies.

What might seem counter-intuitive to the Christian - that helping the poor can hurt both the poor and the person helping - is presented persuasively, with much compassion.

A New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren

Not recommended by Tim Challies.

McLaren's quest to redefine Christianity from tip to toe leads to a chilling conclusion.

Wired for Intimacy by William Struthers

Recommended by Tim Challies.

An investigation of the brain's role in pornography addiction without the "my brain made me do it" defense.

Knowing Christ Today by Dallas Willard

Not recommended by Trevin Wax.

Though he starts well enough, Willard takes progressively more baffling turns as the book draws to an end.

The Heart of Addiction by Mark E. Shaw

Recommended by Bob Kellemen.

An increasingly rare book—one that addresses a specific life issue in a biblical, deep, practical, wise way. Shaw combines the sufficiency of Scripture (theology for life) with the relevancy of Scripture (principles of progressive sanctification) in a way that offers hope and help to those experiencing habitual sin problems.

Testimony by Thomas G. Long

Recommended by Chad Vandervalk.

A helpful and inspiring book on the spiritual discipline of "God talk."

Surprised by Suffering by R.C. Sproul

Recommended by Tim Challies.

Stirs the heart and proffers hope - to the suffering and dying, as well as the hale and healthy, all of whom will eventually face death.

Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle by Kent Annan

Recommended by Mark Tubbs.

Brings the poverty and scarcity of the Western hemisphere's poorest nation front and center. Warning: some shocking material.

The Masculine Mandate by Richard Phillips

Recommended by John Bird.

Despite the proliferation of books on Christian manhood, this one is a stand-out.

Introverts in the Church by Adam McHugh

Recommended by Trevin Wax.

An imperfect but necessary book which blazes an untrodden trail in contemporary church life.