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Gospels

John 21:17

The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."

Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."

Ministry books


Life together

Introverts in the Church
by Adam McHugh
Not all of us are suited to be the gregarious, hospitality-offering, super-friendly people usually credited with helping churches to grow and retain members. Some of us have other gifts, which are just as important, although often overlooked and underrated. 9/11


Church dysfunction

Stumbling toward Faith
by Reneé Altson
How one woman survived both horrific sexual and mental abuse inflicted by her father and the various church leaders who only made the situation worse—and amazingly pieced together a semblance of faith in the end. 9/11


Rightly dividing Scripture

The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture
by N.T. Wright
N.T. Wright's take on what the Bible has to say and why we should pay attention to it. As the title promises, he declines to participate in the prevailing arguing over authority. 11/11


Spiritual health for leaders

Sabbath
by Dan Allender
Not particularly good or helpful in developing a practice of Sabbath, just accusatory. 11/11


The nature of the Church

Knowing Christ: A Guide for Today's Disciples
by Dallas Willard
A rare misstep for the widely respected Christian intellectual; still, there is much to glean. 11/11

At the Corner of East and Now: A Modern Life in Ancient Christian Orthodoxy
by Frederica Mathewes-Green
More insight into life within Eastern Orthodoxy by the author of Facing East. Be sure to read that one first. 11/11