Suggested Reading List

Many of these are Episcopal, some are Ecumenical, and some are not religious in nature at all! 

  • Accidental Saints: Finding God in all the Wrong People Nadia Bolz-Weber
  • Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People Jenifer Gamber & Sharon Ely Pearson
  • Conflict without Casualties: A field guide for leading with compassionate accountability Nate Regier
  • Contemplative Youth Ministry: Practicing the Presence of Jesus Mark Yaconelli
  • Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus Michael Curry
  • Dangerous Wonder: The Adventure of Childlike Faith Michael Yaconelli
  • Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them Shakil Choudhury
  • Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People Bob Goff
  • Find Your Way Home: Words from the Streets, Wisdom from the Heart by the Women of Magdalene with Becca Stevens
  • God of My Heart: A Prayer Book for Youth C W. Ruhlman & S. F. Kelly
  • Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry Mark Yaconelli
  • Growing Young: 6 Essential Strategies to help young people discover and love your church Powell, Mulder & Griffin
  • Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers Anne Lamott
  • Life Together Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community Farnham, Gill, McLean & Ward
  • Love Does Bob Goff
  • Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived Rob Bell
  • Searching for Sunday Rachel Held Evans
  • Strengths Finder 2.0 Tom Rath
  • The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age Dwight J. Zscheile
  • The Bush was Blazing But was not Consumed Eric Law
  • What is the Bible? How an ancient library of poems, letters, and stories can transform the way you think and feel about everything by Rob Bell
  • Your Faith, Your Life Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis

Many of these authors have YouTube interviews or TED talks that are also worth the investment of time to explore.


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