Here are some books recommended by a few members of the Jesus Fellowship.
Jackie Pullinger, Andrew Quicke
David Wilkerson, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill
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.
Simon Cooper, Michael Farrant
ISBN 10: 0006241638
ISBN 13: 9780006241638
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.
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.
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.
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.