“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.”

G.K. Chesterton


Sometimes it can prove difficult when we are trying to find a certain book for a certain need but don’t know where to look.
We have compiled a small list from a vast pool of some of the books that have proved very helpful over the years at different stages of spiritual growth, family life, ministry and leadership to just sign post some helpful reads.
Whilst appreciating that we all have favourite authors and even theological preferences, this list is purely a ’hungry man telling another hungry man where to get food’.

We aim to keep updating this list bimonthly.



The Purpose Driven Church

Rick Warren

Live, Love Lead

Brian Houston

Leadership for New Life

David Pytches

Crossing Over

Paul Scanlon

Sun Stand Still

Steven Furtick

Soul Survivor

Philip Yancey

Help! I’m a Pastor (Practical Wisdom for Church Leaders)

Steve Backlund

Simplify (Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul)

Bill Hybels

Conspiracy of Kindness (Sharing the Love of Jesus with Others)

Steve Sjogren

You See Bones, I See An Army

Floyd McClung


Karl Martin

The Emotionally Healthy Leader

Peter Scazzero

The Emotionally Healthy Church –

Peter Scazzero

The Forgotten Ways (Reactivating the Missional Church)

Alan Hirsch

The Wounded Healer (In Our Own Woundedness We Can Become a Source Of Life For Others)

Henri J.M Nouwen


Act Like Men: 40 Days to Biblical Manhood

James MacDonald

I Am Not My Father

Paul Scanlon

God’s Man in the Family

Floyd McClung

Why Men Hate Going to Church

David Murrow



John & Stasi Eldredge

The Hidden Power of a Woman

Bonnie & Mahesh Chavda

Girls with Swords

Lisa Bevere

Powerful and Free (Confronting the Glass Ceiling for Women in the Church)

Danny Silk

Beautiful in God’s Eyes

Elizabeth George

Beautiful in God’s Eyes (Growth and Study Guide)

Elizabeth George

Fashioned to Reign (Empowering Women to Fulfill their Destiny)

Kris Vallotton

The Power of a Praying Woman

Stormie Omartian

The Emotionally Healthy Woman

Geri Scazzero


You and Me Forever

Francis Chan

The Love Dare (Practicing Unconditional Love)

From the hit movie Fireproof

The Five Love Languages

Gary Chapman

Love is a Verb (Stories of What Happens When Love Comes Alive)

Gary Chapman

Boundaries in Marriage

Dr Henry Cloud & John Townsend


The Power Of Hope

Dutch Sheets

You’ll Get Through This

Max Lucado

Second Chance

Max Lucado

The Heavenly Man (The True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun)

Paul Hattaway

Anxious for Nothing

Max Lucado

Unshakable Hope

Max Lucado

You Are Never Alone

Max Lucado

Encountering The Goodness of God (90 Days Devotion)

Bill Johnson

The Quotable Oswald Chambers

Compiled by David McCasland

The Mind Connection

Joyce Meyer

Kisses from a Good God (A Journey Through Cancer)

Paul Manwaring

Destined to Win (How to Embrace Your God Given Destiny and Release Your Kingdom Purpose)

Kris Vallotton

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Peter Scazzero

The Last Arrow (Save Nothing for the Next Life)

Erwin McManus

Hinds Feet On High Places

Hannah Hubbard


The Worship Driven Life

A.W. Tozer

10,000 Reasons (Stories of Faith, Hope and Thankfulness Inspired by the Worship Anthem)

Matt Redman & Craig Borlase

The Reset (Returning to the Heart of Worship and a Life of Undivided Devotion)

Jeremy Riddle


Surprised by the Voice of God

Jack Deere

Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit

Jack Deere

Holy Fire

R.T Kendall

Spirit Rising

Jim Cymbala

Culture of Honour

Danny Silk

Healing Unplugged

Bill Johnson & Randy Clark

There is More (Reclaiming the Power of Impartation)

Randy Clark

Developing a Supernatural Lifestyle

Kris Vallotton

Empowered by God (Anointed for Action)

Bobby Conner

Strengthen Yourself in the Lord

Bill Johnson

Hosting the Presence

Bill Johnson

My Utmost for His Highest (Daily Devotional)

Oswald Chambers

The Practice Of the Presence Of God with Spiritual Maxims (Spiritual Secrets of a Humble Brother who Employed Closeness with God)

Brother Lawrence

Through the Psalms

Derick Prince

The Bait of Satan 20th Anniversary Edition with Prayers & Study Guide (Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense)

John Bevere


Red Moon Rising (The story of 24/7 Prayer)

Pete Greig & Dave Roberts

The Happy Intercessor

Beni Johnson

The Joy of Intercession (A 40 Day Encounter)

Beni Johnson

Dirty Glory (Go Where Your Best Prayers Take You)

Pete Greig

The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children

Stormie Omartian

How To Pray A Simple Guide for Normal People

Pete Greig


Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

Jim Cymbala

The God Catchers

Tommy Tenney

When Heaven Invades Earth

Bill Johnson

The Surprising Work of God

Jonathan Edwards

Interceding for Revival

Andrew Baguley

Lighting Fires

Randy Clark

“I am the product of so many more books than I could ever name.”

Calvin Miller


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