Suggested

Suggested

      Apologetics

•    Allen, Diogenes. Christian Belief in a Postmodern World: The Full Wealth of Conviction. Westminster John Knox, 1989. (238 pages)
•    Beckwith, Francis J. and Gregory Koukl. Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1998.
•    Chang, Curtis. Engaging Unbelief: A Captivating Strategy from Agustine & Aquinas. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. (184 pages)
•    Groothius, Douglas R. Truth Decay: Defending Christianity against the Challenges of Postmodernism. InterVarsity Press, 2000.
•    Hoekema, Neil and Bobby Fong, ed. Christianity and Culture in the Crossfire. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1997.
•    Loscalzo, Craig A. Apologetic Preaching: Proclaiming Christ to a Postmodern World. InterVarsity Press, 2000.
•    McCallum, Dennis, ed. The Death of Truth: What's Wrong with Multiculturalism, the Rejection of Reason and the New Postmodern Diversity? Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 1996.
•    McDowell, Josh. The New Tolerance: How a Cultural Movement Threatens to Destroy You, Your Faith, and Your Children. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1998.
•    Middleton, J. Richard and Brian J. Walsh. Truth Is Stranger than It Used To Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age. InterVarsity Press, 1995. (250 pages)
•    Newbigin, Lesslie and Wilbert R. Shenk. Truth and Authority in Modernity. Trinity Publishing International, 1996. (85 pages)
•    Phillips, Timothy R. and Dennis L. Okholm, eds. Christian Apologetics in a Postmodern World. InterVarsity Press, 1995. (238 pages)
•    Sire, James W. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog. 3rd ed. InterVarsity Press, 197. (264 pages)
•    ________. Why Should Anyone Believe Anything At All? InterVarsity Press, 1994. (239 pages)
•    Sweet, Leonard. Quantum Spirituality: A Postmodern Apologetic. United Theological Seminary, 1991.
•    Wells, David F. Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.
•    Zacharias, Ravi K. Deliver Us from Evil: Restoring the Soul in a Disintegrating Culture. Word, 1998.
•    ________. Jesus among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message. Word, 2000. (195 pages)

 
        Communication & Evangelism

•    Allen, Ronald J., et al. Theology of Preaching: Authority, Truth and the Knowledge of God in a Postmodern Ethos. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1997.
•    Bauknight, William. The Authoritative Word: Preaching Truth in a Skeptical Age. Abingdon, 2001.
•    Carson, D.A., ed. Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000. (406 pages)
•    Downs, Tim. Finding Common Ground: How to Communicate with Those Outside the Christian Community...While We Still Can. Chicago: Moody, 1999. (200 pages)
•    Duduit, Michael, ed. Communicate with Power: Insights from America's Top Communicators. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1996. (240 pages)
•    Henderson, David W. Culture Shift: Communicating God's Truth in our Changing World. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1996. (235 pages)
•    Hunter, III, George G. The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West...Again. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2000. (137 pages)
•    ________. Church for the Unchurched. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. (188 pages)
•    Kramp, John. Out of Their Faces and Into Their Shoes: How to Understand Spiritually Lost People and Give Them Directions to God. Broadman & Holman, 1997. (200 pages)
•    Long, Jimmy. Generating Hope: A Strategy for Reaching the Postmodern Generation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997 (235 pages)
•    Mittelberg, Mark. Building a Contagious Church: Revolutionizing the Way We View and Do Evangelism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. (404 pages)
•    Newbigin, Lesslie. Truth to Tell: The Gospel as Public Truth. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1991. (90 pages)
•    Nieman, James R. and Thomas G. Rogers. Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies. Fortress Press.
•    Poe, Harry L. Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Nashville: Abingdon, 2001. (176 pages)
•    Richardson, Richard C. Evangelism Outside the Box: New Ways to Help People Experience the Good News. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2000. (192 pages)
•    Schultze, Quentin J. Communicating for Life: Christian Stewardship in Community and Media. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000. (191 pages)
•    Scifres, Mary J. Searching for Seekers: Ministry with a New Generation of the Unchurched. Abingdon Press,
•    Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelism for a Postmodern World. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1999. (240 pages)


         Generation X & Y

•    Beaudoin, Tom. Virtual Faith: The Irreverent Spiritual Quest of Generation X. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1998. (191 pages)
•    Ford, Kevin Graham, et al. Jesus for a New Generation: Putting the Gospel in the Language of Xers. InterVarsity Press, 1995. (259 pages)
•    Howe, Neil and William Strauss. Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Vintage, 2000. (304 pages)
•    ________. Generations: A 21st Century Strategy. KnowledgeBuilders.com, 2000. CDROM.
•    ________. The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy. Broadway Books, 1998. (400 pages)
•    ________, et al. 13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail. Vintage,1993. (229 pages)
•    Rabey, Steve. In Search of Authentic Faith: How Emerging Generations are Transforming the Church. Waterbrook, 2001 (218 pages)
•    Whitesel, Bob and Kent R. Hunter. A House Divided: Bridging the Generation Gaps in Your Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001.
•    Zustiak, Gery B. The Next Generation: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Generation X. College Press Publishing Company, 1996.


         Leadership & Change Management

•    Bandy, Thomas. Coaching Change: Breaking Down Resistance, Building Up Hope. Abingdon, 2000. (256 pages)
•    ________. Christian Chaos: Revolutionizing the Congregation. Abingdon, 1999. (336 pages)
•    ________. Moving Off the Map: A Field Guide to Changing the Congregation. Abingdon, 1999. (352 pages)
•    Basden, Paul. The Worship Maze : Finding a Style to Fit Your Church. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1999. (168 pages)
•    William Bergquist, The Postmodern Organization: Mastering the Art of Irreversible Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.
•    Easum, Bill. Leadership on the Other Side: No Rules, Just Clues. Abingdon, 2000. (144 pages)
•    Gibbs, Eddie. ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000 (249 pages)
•    Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Little, Brown & Co., 2000. (279 pages)
•    Kew, Richard. Brave New Church: What the Future Holds. Morehouse, 2001. (160 pages)
•    Long, Thomas G. Beyond Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship. Alban Institute, 2001.
•    Mundey, Paul. Unlocking Church Doors: Ten Keys to Positive Change. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1997.
•    Mead, Loren B. Transforming Congregations for the Future. Bethesda, MD: The Alban Institute, 1994.
•    McLaren, Brian D. The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000. (227 pages)
•    Nelson, Alan, et al. How to Change Your Church Without Killing It. Word, 2001. (353 pages)
•    Payne, Bishop Claude E. Reclaiming the Great Commission: A Practical Model for Transforming Denominations and Congregations. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (240 pages)
•    Regele, Mike. Death of the Church: The Church Has A Choice--To Die as a Result of Its Resistance to Change or to Die in Order to Live. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996.
•    Roxburgh, Alan J. and Mike Regele. Crossing the Bridge: Church Leadership in a Time of Change. Percept Group, Inc., 2000. (172 pages)
•    ________. Reaching a New Generation: Strategies for Tomorrow's Church. Regent College, 1993. (140 pages)
•    Schaller, Lyle E. What We Have Learned: The Best Thinking on Congregational Life. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001. (224 pages)
•    ________. Discontinuity and Hope: Radical Change and the Path to the Future. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999. (232 pages)
•    ________. The Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998. (160 pages)
•    ________. Spiritual Entrepreneurs: Six Principles for Risking Renewal. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996.
•    ________. Innovations in Ministry: Models for the 21st Century. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. (156 pages)
•    Strommen, Merton P. The Innovative Church: Seven Steps to Positive Change in Your Congregation. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1997. (128 pages)

 

           Postmodernity

•    Anderson, Walt. Reality Isn't What It Used to Be. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1990.
•    Dockery, David S. ed. The Challenge of Postmodernism: An Evangelical Engagement. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1997 (406 pages)
•    Eagleton, Terry. The Illusions of Postmodernism. Blackwell, 1996. Eberle, Gary. Geography of Nowhere: Finding Oneself in the Postmodern World. Kansas
            City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1994.
•    Erickson, Millard J. Postmodernizing the Faith: Evangelical Responses to the Challenge of Postmodernism. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1998.
•    Fowler, James W. Faithful Change: The Personal and Public Challenges of Postmodern Life. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996.
•    Grenz, Stanley J. A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B.
            Eerdmans,1996. (211 pages)
•    Lakeland, Paul. Postmodernity: Christian Identity in a Fragmented Age. Fortress Press, 1997. (128 pages)
•    Lyon, David. Jesus in Disneyland: Religion in Postmodern Times. Polity Press, 2000. (224 pages)
•    Oden, Thomas C. Two Worlds: Notes on the Death of Modernity in America and Russia. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
•    Poe, Harry L. Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. Nashville: Abgindon
            Press, 2001.
•    Powell, James N. Postmodernism for Beginners. Writers & Readers, 1998. (176 pages)
•    Rorty, Richard. Objectivity, Relativism and Truth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
•    Smith, Jr. Chuck. The End of the World as We Know It: Clear Direction for Bold and Innovative Ministry in a Postmodern World. Waterbrook, 2001. (272 pages)
•    Sweet, Leonard. Postmodern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the 21st Century Church. Broadman & Holman, 2000. (224 pages)
•    ________. SoulTsunami. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999. (443 pages)
•    ________. Aquachurch: Essential Leadership Arts for Piloting Your Church in Today's Fluid Culture. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing, 1999. (269 pages)
•    ________. Faithquakes. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.
•    Veith, Gene Edward, Jr. Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture. Crossway Books, 1994. (256 pages)


           Spirituality & Discipleship

•    Frazee, Randy. The Connecting Church: Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. (256 pages)
•    Gallup, George, Jr. The Next American Spirituality: Finding God in the Twenty-First Century. Colorado Springs, CO: Victor, 2000. (191 pages)
•    Langteaux, James Alexander. God.Com: Extreme Intimacy with an Interactive God. Multnomah, 2000.
•    McLaren, Brian D. A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey. John Wiley & Sons, 2001. (192 pages)
•    McNeal, Reggie, ed. Revolution in Leadership: Training Apostles for Tomorrow's Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press.
•    Newbigin, Lesslie. Proper Confidence: Faith, Doubt, and Certainty in Christian Discipleship. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1995. (105 pages)
•    Parks, Sharon Daloz. Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose and Faith. 2001. (288 pages)
•    Slaughter, Michael. Real Followers: Beyond Virtual Christianity. Abingdon, 1999. (160 pages)
•    Sweet, Leonard. SoulSalsa. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000. (224 pages) Veith, Gene Edward, Jr. Christians in a .Com World: Getting Connected Without Being Consumed. Crossway Books, 2000. (190 pages)
•    White, James Emery. A Search for the Spiritual: Exploring Real Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1998.

 

            Technology & Ministry

•    Brasher, Brenda. Give Me That Online Religion. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. (208 pages)
•    Careaga, Andrew. eMinistry: Connecting with the Net Generation, Kregel Publications, 2001. (176 pages)
•    ________. E-Vangelism: Sharing the Gospel in Cyberspace, Vital Issues Press, 1999. (172 pages)
•    Fields, Doug. Videos That Teach. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. (176 pages) Kim, Amy Jo. Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities. Peachpit Press, 2000. (380 pages)
•    Sample, Tex. The Spectacle of Worship in a Wired World: Electronic Culture and the Gathered People of God. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998. (122 pages)
•    Slaughter, Michael, ed. Out on the Edge : A Wake-Up Call for Church Leaders on the Edge of the Media Reformation. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998. (160 pages)
•    Wilson, Len, The Wired Church : Making Media Ministry. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. (176 pages)
•    Wilson, Walter. The Internet Church, Word Books, 2000. (240 pages)


             The Church

•    Angrosino, Michael. Talking About Cultural Diversity in Your Church. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2000.
•    Bandy, Thomas G. Facing Reality: A Tool for Congregational Mission Assessment. Abingdon Press, 2001.
•    Clapp, Rodney. A Peculiar People: The Church as Culture in a Post-Christian Society. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1996.
•    Clegg, Tom and Warren Bird. Lost in America: How You and Your Church Can Impact the World Next Door. Group, 2001 (176 pages)
•    Frazee, Randy. Connecting the Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001. (240 pages)
•    Guder, Darrell L. The Continuing Conversion of the Church (The Gospel & Our Culture Series). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000. (222 pages)
•    ________. The Incarnation of the Church's Witness: Christian Mission and Modern Culture. Trinity Press International, 2000.
•    ________. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (The Gospel and Our Culture Series). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998. (288 pages)
•    Hunsberger, George R., Craig Van Gelder, eds. The Church Between Gospel and Culture: The Emerging Mission in North America. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1996.
•    Merrill, Dean. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church: Finding a Better Way to Influence Our Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.
•    Miller, Donald. Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium. Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 1997.
•    Nash, Robert N. and Loren Mead. An 8-Track Church in a CD World: The Modern Church in a Postmodern World. Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 1997.
•    Nesson, Craig L. Beyond Maintenance to Mission: A Theology of the Congregation. (160 pages)
•    Newbigin, Lesslie. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1995. (192 pages)
•    ________. The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989.
•    ________. Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986. (160 pages)
•    Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins, 1986.
•    Payne, Bishop Claude E. and Hamilton Beazley. Reclaiming the Great Commission: A Practical Model for Transforming Denominations and Congregations. 2001. (288 pages)
•    Roxburgh, Alan J. The Missionary Congregation: Leadership and Liminality. Trinity Press International, 1997. (64 pages)
•    Schaller, Lyle. What Have We Learned? The Best Thinking on Congregational Life. Abingdon Press, 2001.
•    ________ The New Reformation: Tomorrow Arrived Yesterday. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1996.
•    Van Gelder, Craig. The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 2000 (207 pages)
•    ________. , ed. Confident Witness--Changing World: Rediscovering the Gospel in North America. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999. (313 pages)
•    Yoder, John H. Authentic Transformation: A New Vision for Christ and Culture. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1996.


            Theology

•    Adam, A.K.M. What Is Postmodern Biblical Criticism? Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1995.
•    ________, ed. Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation. Chalice Press.
•    Allen, Diogenes. Postmodern Theology: Christian Faith in a Pluralist World. San
Francisco: HarperSanFranscisco, 1989.
•    Breech, James. Jesus and Postmodernism. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1989.
•    Carson, D.A. The Gagging of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1996. (640 pages)
•    Grenz, Stanley J. Renewing the Center: Evangelical Theology in a Post-Theological Era. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2000. (366 pages)
•    ________ and John R. Franke. Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context. Westminster John Knox, 2000. (298 pages)
•    Griffin, David Ray, et al. Varieties of Postmodern Theology. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1989.
•    Knight, III, Henry H. A Future for Truth: Evangelical Theology in a Postmodern World. Abingdon, 1997. (192 pages)
•    Lundin, Roger. The Culture of Interpretation: Christian Faith and the Postmodern World. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993.
•    Oden, Thomas C. After Modernity....What? Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992. (224 pages)
•    McKnight, Edgar V. Postmodern Use of the Bible: The Emergence of Reader-Oriented Criticism. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1988.
•    Osborne, Kenan B. Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World: A Theology for the Third Millennium. Paulist Press.
•    Rieger, Joerg. God and the Excluded: Visions and Blindspots in Contemporary Theology. Fortress Press.
•    Sampson, Philip, Vinay Samuel, and Chris Sugden, eds. Faith and Modernity. Oxford, U.K.: Regnum Books International, 1994.
•    Thiselton, Anthony C. Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self: On Meaning, Manipulation, and Promise. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1995.
•    Tilley, Terrance W. Postmodern Theologies: The Challenge of Religious Diversity. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995.
•    Watson, Francis. Text, Church and World: Biblical Interpretation in Theological Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1994.