The following list of books is given to you as a resource. Axiom Church doesn't endorse every page of every resource. Rather, we hope these books will help refine your faith, connect you closer to Jesus and take you deeper into His Kingdom. All books listed are either "beginner" or "intermediate" level reading.

START HERE: BOOKS FOR FORMATION, MISSION AND CELEBRATION ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN 

 

FORMATION

Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ’s Pattern for Spiritual Transformation by Dallas Willard and Donald Simpson

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God by Dallas Willard

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Wilson-Hartgrove, Claiborne, and Okoro

The Spiritual Journey Trilogy by David Benner

·      The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self Discovery

·      Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

·      Desiring Gods Will: Aligning Our Hearts With Gods Will

Invitation to the Jesus Life: Experiments in Christlikeness by Jan Johnson

The Reasons for God by Tim Keller

Letters from a Skeptic by Greg Boyd

 

MISSION

AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church by Hugh Halter

Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love

Thin Places: 6 Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community by Jon Huckins

A Farwell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace by brian zhand

Fight: A Christian Case for Nonviolence

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

 Barefoot Church: Serving there Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker

One Thousand Risks: fighting fear for an awesome, awkward life with Jesus by chad johnson


CELEBRATION

Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality by Richard Beck

Holy Merriment: Etiquette and Advice on Holy Merriment by Hugh Halter

The Meal Jesus Gave Us by NT Wright

Streams Of Living Water by Richard Foster

Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson

Worship: The Reason We Were Created by A.W. Tozer

 

OTHER

Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading by Eugene Peterson

The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith by Stuart Murray 

Jesus For President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

Surprised By Scripture by NT Wright 

The Way of the Dragon Or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that has Abandoned it by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

All Right Now: Finding Consensus on Ethical Questions by Tim Geddert

The Myth of a Christian Nation by Greg Boyd

 

DEVOTIONALS: 

Meeting God in Scripture by Jan Johnson (Lectio Divina) 

My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Gift and Task by Walter Brueggemann

We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren

The Supplied Life by Bill Freeman 

Seeking the Kingdom by Richard Foster

 The Devotional Classics

The Practice of the Presence of God