Recommended Reading

If you’re after further resources to equip you to live faith in real life, here are some suggestions. These books are favourites among the Glenridge Leadership Team and are resources that inspire and complement our preaches and teachings.


Knowing God - JI Packer

J. I. Packer's Knowing God has become a well-known classic. It not only gives us information about God with clarity and grace, but aids us in actually knowing him and in building our relationship with him. It helps draw us closer to him in love and worship. 


The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story
Michael Goheen

This book takes the narrative quality of Scripture and brings it to life, enabling even the beginner to grasp the sense of Scripture as a single great story--a drama in which we are all invited to play a part. 


The Mission of God’s People
Christopher Wright 

God’s big-picture plan of relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself directs the purpose of God’s people, the church, in this book in a way that will enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world.


The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Tim Keller

This book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible...a glorious, often misunderstood and mysterious, relationship and partnership


Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience by Mark Sayers

How do we make disciples who stay the course? Full of real stories and actionable insights, this book is a guide for disciple-making in a highly secularized society.


Living at the Cross Roads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview by Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew 

How do I faithfully live out the truth of Scripture in this postmodern world?  This book gives you an analysis of how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories, exploring the important implications in key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church.


The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer

One of the greatest books ever written, this book will confront those who have become conditioned by tradition to accept standards of mediocrity, formality, and worldliness in their walk with Christ and create in the reader a deep hunger and thirst for God that leads to a closer walk with Him. 


The Church Struggle in South Africa by John W. de Gruchy

In an authoritative account of Christian complicity with and then resistance to one of the world's most notoriously repressive regimes, this book holds indispensable lessons and "dangerous memories" for all concerned about evil, justice, and racial reconciliation.


Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by NT Wright

What really happens when I die? Your answer to this question is most likely wrong. You will be surprised by hope when you rethink your Biblical understanding of life after death and the life that is still to come when you read this mind-blowing book.


How God became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels by NT Wright

We have been misreading the Gospels for centuries. This book will help you understand the Gospels’ message in a way that will not only inform your intellect but also transform your life.


When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. This book provides proven strategies for effective poverty alleviation, catalyzing the idea that sustainable change comes not from the outside in, but from the inside out.


Doing Healing: How to Minister God's Kingdom in the Power of the Spirit by Alexander Venter

In a beautiful mix of biblical theology and practical tools, your heart and your hands will be more than equipped to operate in God’s supernatural healing power that is still available and poured out for us today to receive and administer healing in all aspects of life on earth.