We’d love everyone at All Saints’ to have a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus. These resources have been selected by our Vicar to enable us to grow and sustain our faith every day of the week through different chapters of life. If you have any specific topics you are thinking about — or if you exhaust the list! — please feel free to contact us for further recommendations.

Bible Overviews & Reading the Bible

www.thebibleproject.com — Excellent videos that summarise each book of the Bible and explain its major themes too.

 ‘God’s Big Picture: Tracing the storyline of the Bible’ — Vaughan Roberts (Inter-Varsity Press, 2009).

‘The Drama of Scripture: Finding our place in the Biblical story’ — Craig Bartholomew & Michael Goheen (SPCK, 2006).

‘How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth’ – Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart (Zondervan 2014).

Bible Guides & Commentaries

www.bibleinoneyear.org — A reading plan for the whole Bible with helpful explanations for each passage.

‘How to Read the Bible Book by Book’ – Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart (Zondervan 2014).

‘New Testament For Everyone’ series — Tom Wright (SPCK).

‘Old Testament For Everyone’ series — John Goldingay (SPCK).

‘God’s Word For You’ series — Series editor Tim Keller (The Good Book Company).

‘The Bible Speaks Today’ series — Series editors John Stott & Alec Motyer (Inter-Varsity Press).

Christian Classics

‘What’s So Amazing About Grace?’ — Philip Yancey (Zondervan, 2002).

‘Chasing the Dragon’ — Jackie Pullinger (Hodder & Stoughton, 2006).

‘God’s Smuggler’ — Brother Andrew (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008).

‘The Heavenly Man’ — Brother Yun & Paul Hattaway (Monarch Books, 2002).

CS Lewis Signature Classics — (HarperOne, 2017).

Theology Books

‘Cafe Theology’ — Michael Lloyd (Alpha International, 2009).

‘How God Became King’ — Tom Wright (SPCK, 2012).

‘Prodigal God’ — Tim Keller (Hodder & Stoughton, 2010).

‘Knowing God’ — JI Packer (Hodder & Stoughton, 2005).

‘The Cross of Christ’ – John Stott (IVP, 2011).

Life topics

‘Dirty Glory: Go where your best prayers take you’ — Pete Greig (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016).

‘You Can Change: God’s transforming power for sinful behaviours and negative emotions’ — Tim Chester (Crossway Books, 2010).

‘Parenting Children for a Life of Faith: Helping children meet and know God’ — Rachel Turner (BRF, 2010).

’The Marriage Book: How to build a lasting relationship’ — Nicky & Sila Lee (Alpha International, 2009)

‘The Plausibility Problem’ – Ed Shaw (IVP 2015)

‘A Better Story: God, Sex and Human Flourishing’ – Glynn Harrison (IVP,2017)

 

Big Questions

‘Why Trust the Bible: Answers to 10 relevant questions’ — Amy Orr-Ewing (Inter-Varsity Press, 2005).

‘The Case for Christ: A journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence of Jesus’ — Lee Strobel (Zondervan, 1998).

‘The Reason for God: Belief in an age of scepticism’ — Tim Keller (Hodder & Stoughton , 2008).

‘Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Sceptical’ – Tim Keller (Hodder & Stoughton, 2016).

‘Why Suffering: Finding meaning and comfort when life doesn’t make sense’ — Ravi Zacharias & Vince Vitale (FaithWords, 2014).

‘God on Mute: Engaging the silence of unanswered prayer’ — Pete Greig (Baker Books, 2012).

‘Jesus among secular Gods: The countercultural claims of Christ’ — Ravi Zacharias & Vince Vitale (Faithwords, 2017).

‘Why: Looking at God, evil & personal suffering’ – Sharon Dirckx (IVP 2013).