ReThink everything you thought you Knew

VII Christian Living


Especially important
Good introduction
Difficulty: 1 Easiest - 4 Hardest



D. Bonhoeffer, Ethics (Simon & Shuster, 1995 [1949]) 3

G. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Religion (Zondervan, 2010) 2

—- Repenting of Religion: Turning From Judgment to the Love of God (Baker, 2004) 2

L. Camp, Mere Discipleship (Brazos, 2003) 1

R. Foster, Celebration of Discipline (HarperSanFrancisco, 3d ed., 1998) 1

J. Harader, A.O.Green, eds., The Living Alternative: Anabaptist Christianity in a Post-Christendom World (Ettelloc, n.d.) 2

M. Hardin, The Jesus-Driven Life (JDL Press, 2010) 2

S. Hauerwas, Peaceable Kingdom (University of Notre Dame Press, 1983) 2

T. a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ (Dover Thrift, 2003) 2

S. Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing (Feather Trail Press, 2009) 2

W. Shalit, Return to Modesty (Free Press, 2000) 1

D. Soelle, Beyond Mere Obedience (Pilgrim, 1982 [1968]) 2

T. Timmons, Jesus Plus Nothing (Embers, 2012) 1

N.T. Wright, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters (HarperOne, 2012) 1

J. H. Yoder, Radical Christian Discipleship (Herald, 2012) 2

Centrality of Self-Sacrificial Love


L. C. Allen, The Cruciform Church (Abilene Christian University, 1990) 2

G. Boyd, Myth of a Christian Religion (Zondervan, 2006) 2

—- Repenting of Religion: (Baker, 2004) 2

A.R. Brown, The Cross and Human Transformation (Fortress, 1995) 2

M.Gorman, Apostle of the Crucified Lord (Eerdmans, 2004) 3

—- Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross (Eerdmans, 2001) 2

—- Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology (Eerdmans, 2009) 3

S. Kierkegaard, Works of Love (Princeton University Press, 1995) 2

W. Klassen, Love of Enemies (Fortress, 1984) 2

G MacGregor, He Who Lets Us Be: A Theology of Love (Seabury, 1975) 2

T. Savage, Power Through Weakness (Cambridge University Press, 1996) 3

E. C. Vacek, Love, Human and Divine (Georgetown 1994) 2

K. Vanhoozer, Nothing Greater, Nothing Better (Eerdmans, 2001) 2

T. York, The Purple Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom (Herald, 2007) 2

Spiritual Formation/Prayer


P. Balelz. Prayer and Providence (The Seabury Press, 1968) 2

H. U. von Balthasar, Prayer (Paulist Press, 1961) 3

R. H. Barton, Sacred Rhythms (InterVarsity, 2006) 1

P. E. Billheimer, Destined for the Throne (Bethany House Publishers, 1975) 1

G. Boyd, Present Perfect (Zondervan, 2010) 1

—- Seeing Is Believing: Experience Jesus Through Imaginative Prayer (Baker, 2004) 1

G. Boyd. A. Larson, Escaping the Matrix: Setting The Mind Free to Experience Real Life in Christ (Baker, 2004) 2

A.R. Brown, The Cross and Human Transformation (Fortress, 1995) 2

V. Brümmer, What Are We Doing When We Pray? (SCM, 1984) 2

A. Calhoun, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook (InterVarsity, 2005) 2

W. Casey, Toward God: The Ancient Wisdom of Western Prayer (Triumph Books, rev.ed., 1996) 1

J. P. de Caussade, The Sacrament of the Present Moment (HarperCollins, 1989) 3

D. J. Ellwood, Understanding the Will of God (AuthorHouse, 2008) 1

J. Ellul, The Ethics of Freedom (Eerdmans, 1976) 3

—- Prayer and Modern Man (Seabury, 1977) 3

R. Foster, Celebration of Discipline (HarperOne, 2002 ) 1

—- Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home (HarperSanFran, 1992) 1

R. Foster, J. B. Smith, Devotional Classics (HarperSanfrancisco, 1993) 2

D. Henderson, A Model for Making Disciples (Evangel, 1997) 2

St. Ignatius, Spiritual Exercises (Crossroad, 1992) 2

Madame J. Guyon, Experiencing the Depth of Jesus Christ (Christian Books, 1975) 2

B. Jersak, Can You Hear Me: Tuning in to the God Who Speaks? (Fresh Wind Press, 2003) 1

K. W. Kent, The Garden of the Soul (InterVarsity, 2002) 1

C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcholm: Chiefly on Prayer (Mariner, 2002) 1

Brother Lawrence, F. Laubach, Practicing His Presence (SeedSowers, n.d.) 1

H. Nouwen, H. Clowning in Rome: Reflections on Solitude, Celibacy, Prayer, and Contemplation (Doubleday, 2000) 2

Rutba House, eds. School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism (Cascade Books, 2005) 1

F. Stephen, D. Shadel. Vessel of Peace: A Guide for Pilgrims of the Spirit (Abingdon, 2007) 2

C.A.Synder, Following the Footsteps of Christ: The Anabaptist Tradition, Traditions of Spirituality (Orbis, 2004) 2

J. Wakefield, Sacred Listening (Baker, 2006) 1

D. Willard, The Divine Conspiracy (HarperOne, 1998) 2

—- Hearing God (InterVarsity, rev. ed. 1999 [1984]) 1

Renovation of the Heart (NavPress, 2002) 2

—- The Spirit of the Disciplines (HarperSanFran, 1988) 2

Central Role of Imagination in Spiritual Formation

G. Boyd, Seeing Is Believing: Experience Jesus Through Imaginative Prayer (Baker, 2004) 1

G. Boyd, A. Larson, Escaping the Matrix: Setting The Mind Free to Experience Real Life in Christ (Baker, 2004) 2

Esther De Waal, The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious Imagination (Image, rpt. 1999) 1

R. Foster, Celebration of Discipline (HarperOne, 2002 ) 1

St. Ignatius, Spiritual Exercises (Crossroad, 1992) 2

B. Jersak, Can You Hear Me: Tuning in to the God Who Speaks? (Fresh Wind Press, 2003) 1

M. Kelsey, The Other Side of Silence (Paulist Press, 1997) 2

St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life (Doubleday & Co., 1955) 2



D. Babbit, K. Babbitt, Downscaling (Chicago: Moody, 1993) 2

C. Blomberg, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Approach to Material Possessions (Eerdmans, 1999) 2

R. Clapp, ed., The Consuming Passion: Christianity and the Consumer Culture (InterVarsity, 1998) 2

J. Ellul, Money and Power (InterVarsity, 1984) 3

R. Foster, Freedom of Simplicity (Harper & Row, 1981) 2

S. Jethani, The Divine Commodity (Zondervan, 2009) 2

R. Sider, ed. Living More Simply (InterVarsity, 1980) 1



J. Arpin-Ricci, The Cost of Community (InterVarsity, 2011) 2

G. Bilezikian, Community 101 (Zondervan, 1997) 1

D. Bonhoeffer, Life Together (Harper Collins, 1954) 2

S. Boren, Missional Small Groups (Baker, 2010) 1

—- The Relational Way (Touch Publications, 2007) 1

L. Crabb, Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships (Word, 1997) 2

S. Grenz, Created For Community (Baker, 1998) 2

J. Harader, A. O. Green, A Living Alternative (Ellelloc Publishing, 2014) 2

R. Frazee, Making Room For Life (Zondervan, 2002) 1

K. Intrater, Covenant Relationships (Destiny Image, 1989) 2

S. McKnight, A Community Called Atonement (Abingdon, 2007) 2

Rutba House, eds. School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism (Cascade Books, 2005) 1

Freedom From Religion


D. Andrews, Not Religion But Love (Pilgrim, 2001) 1

S. Arterburn, J. Felton, More Jesus, Less Religion (Waterbrook, 2000) 1

G. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Religion (Zondervan, 2009) 2

—- Repenting of Religion (Baker, 2004) 2

L. Camp, Mere Discipleship (Brazos, 2003) 1

B. Cavey, The End of Religion (NavPress, 2007) 1

E. Gungor, Religiously Transmitted Diseases (Nelson, 2006) 1

D. Schmelzer, Not the Religious Type (Tyndale, 2008) 1

Pacifism/ Peacemaking


A. C. Arnold, Seeking Peace (The Plough Publishing House, 1998) 2

M. Battles, Blessed Are The Peacemakers (Mercer, 2004) 2

G. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Religion (Zondervan, 2009) 2

J. V. Bondurant, Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict (Princeton University Press 1988) 3

R. Brimlow, What About Hitler? (Brazos, 2006) 1

D. Brown, Biblical Pacifism (Brethren Press, 1986) 1

J. Dear, The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence (Oribis, 1994) 2

J. W. Douglass, The NonViolent Coming of God (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2006) 3

J. Driver, How Christians Made Peace With War ( Wipf & Stock, 2007) 2

V. Eller, Christian Anarchy (Wipf & Stock, 1999) 2

—- War and Peace (Wipf & Stock, 2003 [1981]) 1

J. Ellul., Violence (Seabury, 1969) 3

A. Fiala, The Just War Myth: The Moral Illusions of War (Rowan and Littlefield, 2007) 3

M. Hornus, It Is Not Lawful for Me to Fight (Herald, 1980) 2

S. Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom (Notre Dame, 1983 ) 3

Performing the Faith (Brazos, 2001) 2

R. Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament (HarperSanFrancisco, 1996) 3

W. Klassen, Love of Enemies: The Way of Peace (Fortress, 1984) 2

K. Kern, In Harm’s Way: A History of Christian Peacemaker Teams (Cascade, 2009) 2

G. J. Mast, D. Weaver, Defenseless Christianity (Cascade/Herald, 2009) 2

M.L, King, Stride Toward Freedom (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1984 [1958]) 2

M. E. Miller, B. N. Gingerich, The Church’s Peace Witness (Eerdmans, 1994) 2

T. Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power (HarpeOne, 2007) 1

—- Being Peace (Parallax, 1987) 1

—- Creating True Peace (Free Press, 2003) 1

—- Peace is Every Step (Bantam, 1992) 1

J. Roth, Choosing Against War (Good Books, 2002) 1

S. Russell, Overcoming Evil God’s Way: The Biblical and Historical Case for Nonresistence (Faith Builders Resource Group, 2008) 2

R. Sider, Christ and Violence (Herald, 1979) 2

—- Nonviolent Action (Brazos, 2015) 2

P. Sprinkle, Fight: A Christian Case for Nonviolence (David C. Cook, 2013) 1

G. Stassen, Just Peacemaking (Pilgrim Press, 1998) 2

M. Steger, N. Lind, Violence and Its Alternatives (St. Martin’s Press, 1999) 2

W. Swartley, Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics (Eerdmans, 2006) 3

—- ed., The Love of Enemy and Nonretaliation in the New Testament (John Knox, 1992) 2

—- ed., Violence Renounced (Pandora, 2000) 3

T. B. Taylor, A Change of Allegiance (Radical Reformation Books, 2008) 1

L. Tolstoy The Kingdom of God is Within You (University of Nebraska, 1984 [1894]) 3

A. Trocmè, Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution (Orbis, 2004) 3

T. Trzyna, Blessed Are The Pacifists (Herald, 2006) 2

R. Schwager, Must There Be Scapegoats? (Harper Collins, 1987) 3

G. A. Vandehaar, Beyond Violence: In the Spirit of the Non-violent Christ (Mystic, CT: Twenty-third Publications)

W. Wink, Engaging the Powers (Fortress, 1992) 3

J. Yoder, The Original Revolution (Herald, 1971) 2

—- The Politics of Jesus (Eerdmans, 2nd ed., 1994) 2

—- Radical Christian Discipleship (Herald, 2012) 2

—- What Would You Do? (Herald, 1992) 2

T. York, J. B. Barringer, eds., A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (Cascade, 2012) 2

J. Young, The Violence of God and the War on Terror (2008) 3

B. Zahn, A Farewell to Mars (D. C. Cook, 2014) 1

Spiritual Warfare


N. T. Anderson, The Bondage Breaker (Harvest House, 1990) 1

C.Arnold, 3 Crucial Questions about Spiritual Warfare (Baker, 1997) 1

J. Beilby, P. R. Eddy, Understanding Spiritual Warfare: Four Views (BakerAcademic, 2012) 2

E. Christenson, Battling the Prince of Darkness (Victor, 1990)I 1

F. Dickason, Demon Possession and the Christian (Moody, 1989) 1

V. Eller, Christian Anarchy: Jesus’ Primacy Over The Powers (Eerdmans, 1987) 2

M. Heiser, The Unseen Realm (Lexham Press, 2015) 2

A. H. van den Heuvel, Those Rebellious Powers (Friendship, 1965) 2

K. Kock, Demonology, Past and Present (Kregel, 1973) 2

Occult Bondage and Deliverance (Kregel, 1970) 2

C. Kraft, Christianity with Power: Your Worldview and Your Experience of the Supernatural (Servant, 1989) 2

C. H. Kraft, M. White, eds. Behind Enemy Lines (Servant, 1994) 1

G. Mallone, Arming for Spiritual Warfare (Nelson, 1992) 1

T. H. McAlpine, Facing the Powers (MARC, 1991) 1

J. W. Montgomery, ed., Demon Possession (Bethany, 1976) 1

J. Penn-Lewis, War on the Saints (Christian Literature Crusade, 1977) 1

J. Sanford, M. Sanford, A Comprehensive Guide to Deliverance and Inner Healing (Chosen, 1981) 2

D. Sherman, Spiritual Warfare for Every Believer (YWAM, 1990) 1

G. Twelftree, Christ Triumphant: Exorcism Then and Now (Hodder & Stoughton, 1985) 2

C. P. Wagner, F. D. Pennoyer, Wrestling With Dark Angels (Regal, 1990) 1

T. White, The Believer’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare (Servant, 1994) 1

W. Wink, Engaging the Powers (Fortress, 1992) 3

Social Justice


M. Alexander, The New Jim Crow (The New Press, 2010) 3

D. Andrews, Christi-Anarchy: Radical Spirituality for a New Millennium (Lion, 1999) 1

G. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Nation (Zondervan, 2007) 2

—- The Myth of a Christian Religion (Zondervan, 2009) 2

S. Corbet, When Helping Hurts (Moody, 2014) 2

R. D. Lupon, Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life (Baker, 2007) 2

J. Perkins, Beyond Charity (Baker, 1993) 2

R. Sider, Completely Pro-Life (InterVarsity, 1987) 1

—- Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger (Nelson, 2005) 2

J. Sobrino, The True Church and the Poor (Oribis, 1984) 2

S. Wells, A Nazareth Manifesto: Being With God (Wiley, 2015) 2

—- M. A. Owen, Living Without Enemies (InterVarsity, 2012) 2

H. Zydek, The Revolution (Relevant, 2006) 2



J. Barndt, Dismanting Racism (Augsburg, 1991) 2

C. Cleveland, Disunity in Christ (InterVarsity, 2013) 2

M. Cromwell, A Biblical Approach to Racism (Xlibris Corp.,1999) 2

C. De Young, M Emerson, G. Yancey, K. Kim, United by Faith (Oxford University Press, 2003) 2

K. L. Edwards, The Elusive Dream (Oxford University Press, 2008 2)

M. Emerson, C. Smith, C. Divided by Faith (Oxford University Press, 2000) 2

E. Gilbreath, Reconciliation Blues (InterVarsity, 2006) 2

S. Hines, P. DeYong, Beyond Rhetoric: Reconciliation as a Way of Life (Judson, 2000) 2

R. Lupton, Theirs is the Kingdom (HarperSan Francisco, 1989) 2

B. S. McNeil, B. Richardson, The Heart of Racial Justice (InterVarsity, 2004) 1

C. Myers, E. Enns, Ambassadors of Reconciliation (Orbis, 2009) 2

D. Sharp, No Partiality (InterVarsity, 2002) 3

E. Smith, The Post-Black and Post-White Church (Jossey-Bass, 2012) 1

M. Volf, Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (Abingdon Press, 1996) 3

S. Wells, M. A. Owen, Living Without Enemies (InterVarsity, 2012) 2

Creation Care


R. Bauckham, The Bible and Ecology (Baylor University Press, 2010) 2

W. Berry,The Unsettling of America (Seirra Club Books, rev. ed. 2001 [1977]). 2

C. Birch & L. Vischer, Living with the Animals: The Community of God’s Creatures (WCC Publications, 1977) 2

S. Bouma-Prediger, For the Beauty of the Earth (BakerAcademic, 2nd ed., 2011) 2

C. C .Camosy, For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action (Franciscan Media, 2013) 2

M. Cromartie, ed., Creation at Risk? (Eerdmans, 1995) 2

C. B. DeWitt, Earthwise: A Guide to Hopeful Creation Care (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 3d ed., 2011) 2

T. Finger, Evangelicals, Eschatology, and the Environment (Evangelical Environmental Network, 1998) 2

T. Grandin, C. Johnson, Animals Make Us Human (Houghton Mifflin, 2009) 3

D. J. Hall, Imaging God: Dominion as Stewardship (Eerdmans, 1986) 2

J. Hart, What Are They Saying About Environmental Theology? (Paulist Press, 2004) 2

W. Jenkins, Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology (Oxford University Press, 2008) 2

A. Linzey, Animal Theology (University of Illinois Press, 1995) 2

—- Christianity and the Rights of Animals (SPCK, 1987) 2

—- Why Animal Suffering Matters (Oxford University Press, rpt.2013) 3

A. Linzey, T. Regan, eds., Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings (Crossroads, 1988) 2

A. Linzey and D. Yamamoto, eds., Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics (University of Illinois Press, 1998) 2

J. Moltmann, God in Creation: An Ecological Doctrine of Creation, trans. M. Kohl (London: SCM, 1985) 3

M. Scully, Dominion (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003) 2

P. K. Tull, Inhabiting Eden: Christians, The Bible, and the Ecological Crisis (John Knox, 2013) 2

F. Van Dyke, D. Mahan, J. Sheldon, R. Brand, Redeeming Creation (InterVarsity, 1996) 2

S. Webb, On God and Dogs (Oxford University Press, 2001) 2

Christians and Homosexuality


A. O. Billis, T. L. Hufford, Science, Scripture and Homosexuality (Pilgrim, 2002) 2

K. DeYoung, What Does The Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? (Crossway, 2015) 2

S. Kadar, Openly Gay Openly Christian (Leyland, 1999) 1

W. Hill, Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, 2010) 1

J. Lee, Torn: Rescuing the Gospel From the Gay-vs.-Christians Debate (Jericho Books, rpt. 2013) 1

A. Marin, Love is an Orientation (InterVarsity, 2009) 1

D. Via, R. Gagnon, Homosexuality and the Bible: Two Views (Fortress, 2003) 2

M. Vines, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relations (Convergent Books, rpt. 2015) 2

W. Webb, Slaves, Women and Homosexuals (InterVarsity, 2001) 3

K. Wilson, A Letter To My Congregation (Spirit Books, 2014) 1

W. Wink, ed., Homosexuality and Christian Faith (Fortress, 1999) 2