- 07. Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Fancis Chan
- 06. The Search For God and Guinness by Stephen Mansfield
- 05. Your Jesus Is Too Safe: Outgrowing a Drive-Thru, Feel-Good Savior by Jared Wilson.
- 04. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters by Tim Keller
- 03. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller
- 01. Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional by Jim Belcher
- 01. The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity by Skye Jethani
Chan skillfully approaches a topic many of us avoid: the third Person of the Trinity. With a pastor’s heart, he guides the reader through the cliffs of extremism in search of a deeper faith.
Mansfield succeeds in giving us a practical lesson in what history books should be like. Much more than a dry recitation of facts, figures, dates and events, The Search For God and Guinness shows us the faith behind one of the most successful beers in the world.
Wilson presents a clear consideration of how consumerism has affected our faith and yet he also presents a way out; reminding us of the great, dangerous Jesus who saves us to live for Him.
With pastoral precision, Keller goes right for the heart and challenges us to examine what has captured ours.
I’ll be honest and say that I’ve often liked the idea of Donald Miller better than I’ve actually liked his books. Until this one.
IT’S A TIE! You can say it’s cheating to have two books tie for book of the year, but get your own list.
Belcher winsomely navigates troubled waters, showing us that the pursuit of historic Christianity is always “relevant.”
There are many books about the the consumerism mindset of American Christianity. But few of them are so pastoral and none of them so successfully interweave the art of Van Gogh.