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Suggested reading

Here are some books recommended by a few members of the Jesus Fellowship.

Also see: books and scholarly articles exploring the Jesus Fellowship and associated New Creation Christian Community.


Chasing the Dragon: One Woman’s Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong’s Drug Den

Jackie Pullinger, Andrew Quicke

ISBN-10: 0830743820
ISBN-13: 978-0830743827





The Chronicles of Narnia

C.S Lewis

ISBN-10: 0061992887
ISBN-13: 978-0061992889



Community And Growth

Jean Vanier

ISBN-10: 0232526974
ISBN-13: 978-0232526974






The Cross And The Switchblade

David Wilkerson, John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill

ISBN-10: 0515090255
ISBN-13: 978-0515090253






Dysciples: Why I Fall Asleep When I Pray and Twelve Other Discipleship Dysfunctions

Krish Kandiah

ISBN-10: 1850788243
ISBN-13: 978-1850788249

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

ISBN 1-900878-05-4



The General Next to God: The Story of William Booth and the Salvation Army

Richard Collier

ISBN 10: 0006241638
ISBN 13: 9780006241638





The Hawk and The Dove (series)

Penelope Wilcock

ISBN-10: 1433528479
ISBN-13: 978-1433528477

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

Shane Claiborne

ISBN-10: 0310266300
ISBN-13: 978-0310266303

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

Philip Yancey

ISBN-10: 031021923X
ISBN-13: 978-0310219231






Listening to God

Joyce Huggett

ISBN-10: 0340864257
ISBN-13: 978-0340864258






The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi, di Monte Santa Maria Ugolino, Evelyn Underhill

ISBN-10: 048643186X
ISBN-13: 978-0486431864

You can read an online version of The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi for free.





Mere Christianity

C.S Lewis

ISBN-10: 0060652926
ISBN-13: 978-0060652920






The Normal Christian Life

Watchman Nee

ISBN-10: 0854761128
ISBN-13: 978-0854761128






Passion For Jesus: Cultivating extravagant love for God

Mike Bickle

ISBN-10: 1599790602
ISBN-13: 978-1599790602






The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church

Alan Hirsch

ISBN-10: 0470907746
ISBN-13: 978-0470907740





Piercing the Darkness (series)

Frank Peretti

ISBN-10: 1581345275
ISBN-13: 978-1581345278






Restoring the Woven Cord

Michael Mitton

ISBN-10: 1841018007
ISBN-13: 978-1841018003






School(s) for Conversion: 12 marks of a New Monasticism

Edited by The Rutba House

ISBN-10: 1597520551
ISBN-13: 978-1597520553

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.


Simply Christian

Tom Wright

ISBN-10: 0281054819
ISBN-13: 978-0281054817

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 an excerpt.

Read part one and part two of our interview with Tom Wright.


Sit, Walk, Stand

Watchman Nee

ISBN-10: 0875084192
ISBN-13: 978-0875084190






Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul


John Eldredge

ISBN-10: 1470824795
ISBN-13: 978-1470824792





You See Bones, I See An Army: Changing The Way We Do Church

Floyd McClung

ISBN-10: 1576584380
ISBN-13: 978-1576584385

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