Here are some books recommended by a few members of the Jesus Army.
Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Den
Jackie Pullinger, Andrew Quicke
The Chronicles of Narnia
Community And Growth
The Cross And The Switchblade
David Wilkerson, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
Dysciples: Why I Fall Asleep When I Pray and Twelve Other Discipleship Dysfunctions
Each chapter of this book is a bridge between where we feel we are, our personal 'dysfunctions', and where Jesus calls us to be. Based on examples in Matthew’s gospel Kandiah explores the kind of transformation that Jesus can bring.
Read our interview with Krish Kandiah.
Read an excerpt from the book Chapter 1 - Dysfunction 1: Dissatisfied.
Fire in our Hearts: The story of the Jesus Fellowship
Simon Cooper, Michael Farrant
The General Next to God: The Story of William Booth and the Salvation Army
ISBN 10: 0006241638
ISBN 13: 9780006241638
The Hawk and The Dove (series)
This series, a warm and gritty tale of monastic life, reflects the timeless human drama of learning to love and to accept God's grace.
Read our interview with the Hawk and the Dove author.
The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
This work, subtitled "Living as an Ordinary Radical", describes and advocates what the author argues to be a truly Christian lifestyle. The author draws on his personal experience, including time spent in Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa, a trip with a Christian Peacemaker Team to Iraq during the 2003 US-led bombing campaign, and life in a communal house, The Simple Way, in Philadelphia, to describe the way he feels Christians ought to be living, the ways in which many currently are not, and the ways in which many are beginning to do so, the Revolution referenced in the title. The lifestyle Claiborne proposes rejects materialism and nationalism and emphasizes living in loving and close community with Christians and non-Christians, a voluntary redistribution of wealth along the lines of Early Christianity, and socially and environmentally conscious consumer choices, all based on love for God and love for all humans.
Claiborne's writing style relies heavily on personal anecdotes and quotations from Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., theologians and writers such as Walter Wink, John Howard Yoder, Francis of Assisi, and C.S. Lewis, as well as The Bible.
Read our interview with Shane Claiborne.
The Jesus I Never Knew
Listening to God
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis of Assisi, di Monte Santa Maria Ugolino, Evelyn Underhill
You can read an online version of The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi for free.
The Normal Christian Life
Passion For Jesus: Cultivating extravagant love for God
The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church
Piercing the Darkness (series)
Restoring the Woven Cord
School(s) for Conversion: 12 marks of a New Monasticism
Edited by The Rutba House
Throughout the history of the church, monastic movements have emerged to explore new ways of life in the abandoned places of society. School(s) for Conversion is a communal attempt to discern the marks of a new monasticism in the inner-cities and forgotten landscapes of the Empire that is called America.
Tom Wright is widely recognised as one of the world's leading New Testament scholars as well as a masterful communicator. In this book he gives a lively and eye-opening introduction to Christian faith. This is a good book to read if your faith needs freshening up with some new insights, or to put into the hands of a thoughtful enquirer into Christianity.
Read an excerpt from the book Believing and Belonging or read the whole book.
Read part one and part two of our interview with Tom Wright.
Sit, Walk, Stand
Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
You See Bones, I See An Army: Changing The Way We Do Church