Resources


Wholeness

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
by Pete Scazerro

Emotional health is something we have been intuitively pursuing as a community for years. EHS has opened up this journey for us in profound ways, and speaks into the reality that “It’s impossible to be spiritually mature, while remaining emotionally immature.”

1000 Gifts
by Ann Voskamp

This book has been around in our family for many years, and has deeply spoken to us about the power of thanksgiving. “Thanksgiving…always precedes the miracle.”

Brené Brown 

Brené Brown has spent over a decade researching shame, and the power of vulnerability. Her books and resources are changing the world and have impacted our community! Check out her website below for inspiring videos, courses, books and more.
www.brenebrown.com


Creativity

Walking on Water
by Madeleine L'Engle

A classic on the creative process, Walking on Water explores the relationship between faith and art. This is a great book for anyone exploring creativity.

The Artisan Soul
by Erwin McManus

What if we were to look at our entire life as a work of art? And God as the master artisan? Artisan Soul is a “manifesto for human creativity”, not just for the works of our hands, but also for the spiritual work and process of becoming who we most truly are.

Windows of the Soul: Experiencing God in New Ways, BY Ken Gire

God's deepest desire is to connect with humanity, and the human soul was created for connection with the Eternal.  This amazing book has inspired us to deepen our friendship with Him through seeing His heart in every part of our lives – through the many “windows” of the soul – whether through art, stories, scripture, tears or dreams, He is waiting to be found and help us find more of who we are.  


Leadership

The Emotionally Healthy Leader, by Pete Scazzero

In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, “Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more.” http://www.emotionallyhealthy.org

Creativity, Inc. 
by Ed Catmull

Creativity, Inc. connects the beauty and wonder of creativity with the direction and intentionality of leadership and management.  This book opens the door for sustaining a creative culture and avoiding the forces that oppose creativity.

In the Name of Jesus
by Henri Nouwen

This is not your average leadership book on how to become bigger and better in the world and church. This is a call to follow Jesus, and conquer the temptations that he faced when he was tempted by the devil in the wilderness: to be relevant, spectacular, and powerful. Nouwen offers three disciplines to help followers of Jesus lead as he led.


Marriage, Sexuality, and Parenting

Moral Revolution
by Kris Vallotton

Moral Revolution is a powerful book on the topic of sexuality. This subject is one we desperately need to talk about and celebrate in our generation in order to live powerfully and champion the value of purity, virginity, covenant, and joy! 
www.moralrevolution.com

Keep Your Love On, by Danny Silk

Keep Your Love On is all about Communication, Connection, and Boundaries in relationships. Danny teaches on the goal of communication, communication styles, and keys for having healthy relationships in your life.
lovingonpurpose.com

Love and War, by John and Stasi Eldredge 

When you realize you have been born into a war, the way you approach life changes. And the real enemy is not the one you said your vows you! This amazing book dives deep into the beauty and the struggles of marriage, and will make laugh, cry, and be thankful that the Eldredge’s lived it and wrote it.
www.ransomedheart.com

Defining the Relationship
by Danny Silk 

This course talks about the process of finding and choosing “the one” you will marry. It is hilarious, in classic Danny Silk style, and super helpful and enlightening! A great resource whether you are single, dating or engaged. 
lovingonpurpose.com

Sheet Music
by Dr. Kevin Leman

Sheet Music is a book that talks about the gift of sex openly and unashamedly! This is a great resource if you are engaged or married. 

The gifts of imperfect parenting
by Brené Brown

In this audiobook, Brené opens a conversation about parenting without shaming our children. Drawing from her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, Brené presents ten guideposts to creating what she describes as "wholehearted" families where each of us can continually learn and grow to reach our full potential. This is also a great leadership resource.
Buy on iTunes


men

Fathered By God
by John Eldredge 

Boys enter into manhood through the process of initiation.  Fathered by God explores the various seasons of every man’s life and invites you on journey to let the Heavenly Father initiate you.
www.ransomedheart.com

 

Becoming Good Soil (Blog), by Morgan Snyder

This is an amazing resource for the heart of men. Morgan Snyder (of John Eldredge’s Ransomed Heart Ministry) offers raw and honest wisdom about exploring God and becoming stronger as men.  You can find podcasts, teachings and events here.
www.becomegoodsoil.com

 

Women

Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
by John & Stasi Eldredge

This beautiful book offers a refreshing look into the heart and kind intentions of the Father when He made woman as the "crown of His Creation." Written from honesty, vulnerability and stunning testimony, it is recommended as inspiration and encouragement to any woman who desires to know her identity as His beloved daughter and dares to journey into His heart to find the wholeness for which she longs.

The Emotionally Healthy Woman, by Gerri Scazerro

The Emotionally Healthy Woman was written to provide a way for women out of “an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This book is for every woman who thinks, ‘I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!’” www.emotionallyhealthy.org

 

Devotional

My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers

This is a classic daily devotional that Jonathan’s father Ken has read for the past 40+ years. Our students spend time in our schools with Ken studying the Word alongside this book.

The Return of the Prodigal Son
by Henri Nouwen

Henri Nouwen was deeply impacted on his journey by Rembrandt’s painting, “The Return of the Prodigal Son.” This book contains his powerful reflections on the Father’s heart of unconditional love and forgiveness.

The Furious Longing of God, by Brennan Manning

Brennan Manning has written many books that we could recommend, this one in particular impacted our community several years ago when it came out. It was much of the inspiration behind Jonathan’s song, “Abba.”

Sit, Walk, Stand
by Watchman Nee

Sit, Walk, Stand is a study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, regarding our posture in Christ as believers in this world.