On Books…

The following are books that have influenced and challenged the church leadership in both personal faith and ministry. First Church may not endorse all that is written in them.



 gods story book iconGod’s Story by Justin Grifford (ebook)resurgence


A Call to Resurgence by Mark Driscoll



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Creature of the Word by Chandler, Patterson, Geiger



Get Their Name by Farr, Anderson, Kotan


church planterJudges-For-You-by-Timothy-KellerJudges for You by Tim Keller



Church Planter by Darrin Patrick


 Quitter by John Acuffpastor dadquitter-jon-acuff



Pastor Dad by Mark Driscoll


the way picsoul print iconThe Way by Adam Hamilton



Soul Print by Mark Batterson                         



good to great picheaven pic               Good to Great in God’s Eyes by Chip Ingram


Heaven by Randy Alcorn


                                                   Desiring God by John Piper


What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Phil Yancey


                                                Crazy Love by Francis Chan


 Future Grace by John Piper


               Battle Cry for a Generation by Ron Luce 



Forgotten God by Francis Chan


     The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren                                           


The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel                                                  


                      Religion Saves…   by M. Driscoll


The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


        7 Practices of Effective Ministry by A. Stanley


Rid of my Disgrace by J. & L. Holcomb


                                               The Journey by A. Hamilton


It by Craig Groeschel                                                            


                                            Turning Points by Mark Noll    


24 Hours that Changed the World by A. Hamilton


                            Confessions of a Reformission Rev. by M. Driscoll

212°: The extra degree by Parker & Anderson



                                                             The Explicit Gospel by Chandler & Wilson


Why Men Hate Going to Church by David Murrow


                                  Axiom by Bill Hybels



Surprised by the Power of the Holy Spirit by J. Deere


Jesus Christ for Today’s World by J. Moltmann

The Crucified God by J. Moltmann



The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey


Not the Way it’s Supposed to Be by C. Plantinga


 Generations by Strauss & Howe



The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell


The 5 Love Language by Gary Chapman



Can We Do That? by Stanley & Young