Readers are Leaders
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Top 10
CV Staff recommendations:
|Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
|The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson
|City Reaching by Jack Dennison
|The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
|Megatrends 2010 by Patricia Aburdene
|The American church in crisis
|The Power of People by Verna Cornelia Price
|A New Religious America by Diana Eck
|The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George Hunter III
|Geeks and Geezers by Warren Bennis and Robert Thomas
City Reaching/City Transformation Topics:
Body Matters: A Guide to Partnership in Christian Mission by Ernie Addicott, 2005.
Breaking Strongholds in Your City edited by C. Peter Wagner, 1993.
Building Strategic Relationships by Daniel Rickett, 2000.
The Church of Irresistible Influence by Robert Lewis with Bob Wilkins, 2001.
City Impact: How to Unify, Empower and Mobilze GodŐs People to Transform Their Communities by Daniel Bernard, 2004.
CityView Report-Twin Cities 2006 by John A. Mayer
City Reaching: On the Road To Community Transformation by Jack Dennison, 1999.
City-Wide Prayer Movements: One Church, Many Congregations by Tom White, 2001.
Crossing Rivers Taking Cities by Frank Damazio, 1999.
Discovering Your City: Bringing Light to the Task of Community Transformation by Bob Waymire and Carl Townsend, 2000.
The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson, 2004.
Gaining Ground: Prayer Strategies for Transforming Your Community by Martin Scott, 2001.
The Harvest video, 1998.
Informed Intercession by George Otis, Jr., 1999.
Kingdom Partnerships for Synergy in Missions edited by William Taylor, 1994.
Let the Sea Resound video/DVD by Sentinel Group, 2004.
Loving Your City Into the Kingdom: City-Reaching Strategies For a 21st-Century Revival, edited by Ted Haggard and Jack Hayford, 1997.
Making Your Partnership Work by Daniel Rickett, 2002.
Partners in the Gospel: The Strategic Role of Partnership in World Evangelization edited by James Kraakevik and Dotsey Welliver.
The Power of a City at Prayer: What Happens When Churches Unite for Renewal by Mac Pier and Katie Sweeting, 2002.
The Power of Partnership in the Church by John Maxwell, 1999.
Prayer Evangelism by Ed Silvoso, 2000.
Prayer-Walking: Praying On Site With Insight by Steve Hawthorne and Graham Kendrick, 1993.
Principles of War: A Handbook On Strategic Evangelism by Jim Wilson, 1991.
The Quickening video/DVD by Sentinel Group, 2003.
Taking Our Cities For God by John Dawson, 2001.
That None Should Perish: How to Reach Entire Cities for Christ Through Prayer Evangelism by Ed Silvoso, 1994.
Transformations video/DVD by Sentinel Group, 1999.
Transformations II video/DVD by Sentinel Group, 2000.
Transformed! People, Cities, Nations: 10 Principles for Sustaining Genuine Revival by Alistair Petrie, 2003.
Unity in the Spirit by Ruth Ruibal, 2002.
Church Planting Topics:
Church Planting at the End of the Twentieth Century by Charles Chaney, 1991.
Church Planting Movements by David Garrison, 1999.
44 Questions for Church Planters by Lyle Schaller, 1991.
Making a Church From Scratch by Troy Benitone, 1998.
Planting Churches in Muslim Cities by Greg Liningstone, 1993.
Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age by Ed Stetzer, 2003.
Starting A New Church by Ralph Moore, 2002.
Church Growth Topics:
Advance Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs, 1999.
An Unstoppable Force: Daring to Become the Church God Had in Mind by Erwin Raphael McManus, 2001.
Becoming A Healthy Church by Stephen Macchia, 1999.
The Book of Church Growth: History, Theology, and Principles by Thom Rainer, 1993.
Breakout Churches by Thom Rainer, 2005.
The Church Comes Home by Robert and Julia Banks, 1998.
Church Personality Matters by Herb Miller, 1999.
Create and Celebrate Your Church's Uniqueness by Harold Westing, 1993.
Dining with the Devil: The Megachurch Movement Flirts with Modernity by Os Guiness, 1993.
Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views edited by Paul Engle and Gary McIntosh, 2004.
The Everychurch Guide to Growth: How Any Plateaued Church Can Grow by Elmer Towns, C. Peter Wagner, and Thom Rainer, 1998.
From Meetinghouse to Megachurch by Anne Loveland and Otis Wheeler, 2003.
Growing A Healthy Church by Dann Sapder and Gary Mayes, 1991.
How to Break Growth Barriers by Carl George with Warren Bird, 1993.
How to Start a New Service by Charles Arn, 1997.
The Innovative Church by Merton Strommen, 1997.
The Lay Driven Church by Melvin Steinbron, 1997.
Leading and Managing a Growing Church by George Hunter III, 2000.
Leading Trunaround Churches by Gene Wood, 2001.
Natural Church Development by Christian Schwarz, 1996.
The Nomadic Church: Growing Your Congregation Without Owning the Building by Bill Easum and Pete Theodore, 2005.
One Church, Many Congregations: the Key Church Strategy by J. Timothy Ahlen and JV Thomas, 1999.
One Size Doesn't Fit All by Gary McIntosh, 1999.
The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren, 1995.
Staff Your Church for Growth by Gary McIntosh, 2000.
To Dream Again: How to Help Your Church Come Alive by Robert Dale, 1981.
Understanding Church Growth by Donald McGavran, 1970.
The Very Large Church by Lyle Schaller, 2000.
When Not to Build by Ray Bowman and Eddy Hall, 2000.
Ethnic and Immigrant Outreach Topics and World Religions:
A Beginner's Guide to Crossing Cultures by Patty Lane, 2002.
A Light Shines in Central Asia: A Journey into the Tibetan Buddhist World by Thomas Hale, 2000.
A New Religious America: How A "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation by Diana Eck, 2001.
Beyond Culture by Edward Hall, 1976.
Bittersweet Freedom by Hassanain Hirji-Walji, 1981.
Buddhism, Taoism, and Other Far Eastern Religions by J. Isamu Yamamoto, 1998.
Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam by Fouad Ellas Accad, 1997.
The Compact Guide to World Religions edited by Dean Halverson, 1996.
The Changing Face of Islam in America by Larry Poston with Carol Ellis, Jr., 2000.
Chinese America: The Untold Story of America's Oldest New Community by Peter Kwong and Dusanka Miscevic, 2005.
Christianity in Culture by Charles Kraft, 1979.
Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally by David Hesselgrave, 1978.
Communicating Christ in Animistic Contexts by Gailyn Van Rheenen, 1991.
Cross-Cultural Connections by Duane Elmer, 2002.
The Dance of Life: the Other Dimension of Time by Edward Hall, 1983.
Daughters of Islam: Building Bridges with Muslim Women by Miriam Adeney, 2002.
Discipling Your Mainland Chinese Neighbors by Douglas Vavrosky, 2002.
Diverse Worship: African-American, Caribbean, and Hispanic Perspectives by pedrito Maynard-Reid, 2000.
Eternity in Their Hearts by Don Richardson, 1984.
Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration edited by R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. Wittner, 1998.
The Global God: Multicultural Evangelical Views of God edited by Aida Besancon Spencer and William David Spencer, 1998.
The Gospel for Islam: Reaching Muslims in North America edited by Roy Oksnevad and Dotsey Welliver, 2001.
The Hidden Dimension by Edward Hall, 1966.
Hinduism, TM, and Hare Krishna by J. Isamu Yamamoto, 1998.
Hmong: History of a People by Kieth Quincy, 1995.
The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church by Manuel Ortiz, 1993.
I Dared To Call Him Father by Bilquis Sheikh with Richard Schneider, 1978.
Inside Islam by Reza Safa, 1996.
Isa in the Quaran and the Bible by Fellowship of Isa, 1999.
Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power by David Aikman, 2003.
Jihad Vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy by Benjamin Barber, 1995.
Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore by Ho-Youn Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, and R. Stephen Warner, 2001.
The Last of the Giants: Lifting the Veil on Islam and the End Times by George Otis, Jr., 1991.
Let the Nations Be Glad! By John Piper, 1993.
Lifting the Veil: The World of Muslim Women by Phil and Julie Parshall, 2002.
The Middle of Everywhere by Mary Pipher, 2002
Ministering Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships by Sherwood Lingenfelter and Marvin Mayers, 1986.
Muslims and Christians at the Table by Bruce McDowell and Anees Zaka, 1999.
Muslims Next Door: Uncovering Myths and Creating Friendships by Shirin Taber, 2004.
One Church Many Tribes by Richard Twiss, 2000.
Planting Churches Cross-Culturally: A Guide for Home and Foreign Missions by David Hesselgrave, 1980.
Pursuing the Pearl: A Comprehensive Resources for Multi-Asian Ministry by Ken Uyeda Fong, 1999.
Reaching the World in Our Own Backyard by Rajendra Pillai, 2003.
The Religions Next Door by Marvin Olasky, 2004.
Sharing Christ in the Tibetan Buddhist World by Marku Tsering, 1997.
Sharing Your Faith with a Buddhist by Madasamy Thirumalai, 2003.
Sharing Your Faith with a Hindu by Madasamy Thirumalai, 2002.
The Silent Language by Edward Hall, 1959.
Teaching Cross-Culturally by Judith Lingenfelter and Sherwood Lingenfelter, 2003.
Unveiling Islam by Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner, 2002.
The World At Your Door: Reaching International Students in Your Home, Church, and School by Tom Phillips and Bob Norsworthy with Terry Whalin, 1997.
Voices Behind the Veil edited by Ergun Mehmet Caner, 2003.
Why I Am Not A Muslim by Ibn Warraq, 1995.
A Heart for the City: Effective Ministries to the Urban Community edited by John Fuder, 1999.
The American City and the Evangelical Church: A Historical Overview by Harvie Conn, 1994.
Center City Churches: The New Urban Frontier by Lyle Schaller, 1993.
Cities: Missions' New Frontier by Roger Greenway and Timothy Monsma, 2000.
Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith, 2000.
Edge City: Life on the New Frontier by Joel Garreau, 1991.
How Churches Grow in an Urban World by Francis DuBose, 1978.
The Old Nieghborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999 by Ray Suarez, 1999.
One New People: Models for Developing a Multiethnic Church by Manuel Ortiz, 1996.
Planting and Growing Urban Churches edited by Harvie Conn, 1997.
Resurrectiong Hope: Powerful Stories of How God is Moving to Reach Our Cities by John Perkins with Jo Kadlecek, 1995.
Return Flight: Community Development Through Reneighboring Our Cities by Robert Lupton, 1993.
Seek the Peace of the City: Reflections on Urban Ministry by Eldin Villafane, 1995.
United by Faith: The Multicultural Congregation As An Answer to the Problem of Race by Curtiss DeYoung, Michael Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim, 2003.
The Urban Christian by Ray Bakke with Jim Hart, 1987.
Urban Ministry by Harvie Conn and Manuel Ortiz, 2001.
Urban Ministry by David Claerbaut, 1983.
Where the Nations Meet: The Church in a Multicultural World by Stephen Rhodes, 1998.
Building A Contagious Church by Mark Mittelberg, 2000.
The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George Hunter III, 2000.
Church for the Unchurched by George Hunter III, 1996.
The Church on the Other Side by Brian Mclaren, 2000.
Divine Appointments by Bob Jacks and Matthew Jacks with Pam Mellskog, 2002.
Effective Evangelistic Churches by Thom Rainer, 1996.
Evangelism as a Lifestyle by Jim Petersen, 1980.
Evangelism Outside the Box by Rick Richardson, 2000.
Finding Common Ground by Tim Downs, 1999.
Have You Heard the Good News: The Simplicity of Sharing the Gospel Effectively by Nick Kinn, 2004.
How to Give Away Your Faith by Paul Little, 1966.
Know What You Believe by Paul Little, 1970.
Know Why You Believe by Paul Little, 1968.
Life-Style Evangelism by Joseph Aldrich, 1981.
Out of the Salt Shaker and into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley Pippert, 1979.
Tell it Often-Tell it Well by Mark McCloskey, 1985.
That's Just Your Interpretation by Paul Copan, 2001.
True for You But Not for Me by Paul Copan, 1998.
A Work of Heart: Understanding How God Shapes Spiritual Leaders by Reggie McNeal, 2000.
Boundaries Face to Face by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, 2003.
Breakthrough: Stories and Strategies of Radical Innovation by Mark Stefik and Barbara Stefik, 2004.
Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, 1994.
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker, 1996.
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen Covey, 2004.
The 80/20 Individual by Richard Koch, 2003.
The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch, 1998.
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan, 2002.
Good to Great by Jim Collins, 2001.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker, 1985.
In Their Time: The Great Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century by Anthony Mayo and Nitin Nohria, 2005.
Leaders: Strategies for Taking Charge by Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, 1997.
Leadership is an Art by Max DePree, 1989.
Leadership That Works by Leith Anderson, 1999.
The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness by C. Clinton Sidle, 2005.
Leading Change by John Kotter, 1996.
Leading Strategic Change by J Stewart Black and Hal Gregersen, 2002.
Managing the Non-Profit Organization by Peter Drucker, 1990.
The Making of A Leader by J. Robert Clinton, 1988.
Nobodies to Somebodies: How 100 Great Careers Got their Start by Peter Han, 2005.
Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration by Warren Bennis and Patrica Ward Biederman, 1997.
Overcoming the Darkside of Leadership: The Paradox of Personal Dysfunction by Gary McIntosh and Samuel Rima, Sr., 1997.
Revolution in Leadership by Reggie McNeal, 1998.
6 Essential Secrets for Thinking on a New Level: Making Decisions and Getting Results by Christopher Hoenig, 2000.
Secrets of Special Ops Leadership by William Cohen, 2006.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, 1989.
Systems-Sensitive Leadership by Michael Armour and Don Browning, 2000.
The Unity Factor: Developing a Healthy Church Leadership Team by Larry Osborne, 1989.
The Culting of America by Ron Rhodes, 1994.
Cults, New Religious Movements, and Your Family by Richard Abanes, 1998.
Exposing and Confronting Satan and Associates by Wendell Amstutz and Steve Lansing with Terry Hayward, Holly Hector, and Rich Noe, 1996.
Fast Facts on False Teachings by Ron Carlson and Ed Decker, 1994.
Goddess Worship: Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism by Craig Hawkins, 1998.
Have You Witnessed To a Mormon Lately? by James Spencer, 1986.
Jehovah's Witnesses by Robert Bowman, Jr., 1995.
Masonic Lodge by George Mather and Larry Nichols, 1995.
Mormon America by Richard and Joan Ostling, 1999.
Mormonism by Kurt Van Gorden, 1995.
New Age Movement by Ron Rhodes, 1995.
Out of the Cults and into the Church: Understanding and Encouraging Ex-Cultists by Janis Hutchinson, 1994.
Protecting Your Teen From Today's Witchcraft by Steve Russo, 2005.
The Religious Fringe: A History of Alternative Religions in America by Richard Kyle, 1993.
Running Against the Wind: The Transformation of a New Age Medium and His Warning to the Church by Brian Flynn, 2005.
Satanism by Bob and Gretchen Pasantino, 1995.
Twisted Scriptures by Mary Alice Chrnalogar, 1997.
Unification Church by J. Isamu Yamamoto, 1995.
Unitarian Universalism by Alan Gomes, 1998.
What the Cults Believe by Irvine Robertson, 1991.
What's the Deal with Wicca? A Deeper Look into the Dark Side of TodayŐs Witchcraft by Steve Russo, 2005.
Wicca's Charm by Catherine Edwards Sanders, 2005.
Witchcraft Goes Mainstream: Uncovering It's Alarming Impact on You and Your Family by Brooks Alexander, 2004.
World Religions and Cults 101: A Guide to Spiritual Beliefs by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz, 2002.
A Church for the 21st Century by Leith Anderson, 1992.
American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon by Stephen Prothero, 2003.
Boards that Deliver by Ram Charan, 2005.
Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries, 1988.
Dying for Change by Lieth Anderson, 1990.
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude King, 1994.
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making by Sam Kaner with Lenny Lind, Cathering Toldi, Sarah Fisk, and Duane Berger, 1996.
Margin by Richard Swenson, 1992.
Megatrends 2010 by Patricia Aburdene, 2005.
Out of the Comfort Zone by George Verwer, 2000.
The Overload Syndrome by Richard Swenson, 1998.
Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future by Joel Arthur Barker, 1992.
The Prospering Parachurch by Wesley Willmer, J. David Schmidt with Martyn Smith, 1998.
Revolution by George Barna, 2005.
The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida, 2002.
The Sacred Romance by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge, 1997.
Seizing Your Divine Moment by Erwin Raphael McManus, 2002.
Shopping for Faith: American Religion in the New Millennium by Richard Cimino and Don Lattin, 1998.
Starting A Nonprofit at Your Church by Joy Skjegstad, 2002.
Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith by Richard Foster, 1998.
Why Nonprofits Fail by Stephen Block, 2004.
Anything by C. S. Lewis but especially Mere Christianity.
Anything by Francis Schaeffer.