N. T. Wright: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
Gold! This book is full of wonderful, life-affirming truth that is at the heart of the gospel; that God has a plan for the future of our world that is full of hope and promise. I read it slowly and prayerfully and loved every moment.
Dallas Willard: The Spirit of the Disciplines - Reissue : Understanding How God Changes Lives
An absolute classic. Argues persuasively and pastorally for the necessity of a disciplined inward life on the road to spritual wholeness. This book changed my life.
Tim Winton: Cloudstreet
Uniquely Australian. Funny, magical, heart-wrenching and deeply insightful - Cloudstreet takes the reader over a roller-coaster of emotions as it recounts the story of one family and its struggles to overcome.
Donald Miller: Blue Like Jazz
Full of whimsical prose, Blue Like Jazz reads just like a book should when its pages have been formed in coffee-shop coversations. Miller shares vignettes, conversations, inward musings from a life searching after God.
Mike Yaconelli: Messy Spirituality : Christianity for the Rest of Us
If you ever thought that the spiritual life was only for those with super-human levels of discipline, patience and self-control, then read this book. As the title suggests, real spirituality is lived out in the messy ordinariness of our everyday lives. Life-giving in every way.