So over the last two+ years, I have been pursuing my Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis on church revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Inevitably such a pursuit requires a lot of reading, and because I have a moment of quiet and it is better than Netflix and Chill, I decided to share with you the books I have enjoyed reading for my DMin thus far. There are numerous books I have not appreciated, so I won’t recommend those to you. Now please note most of these are not casual reading books, so unless reading church and theology books are your jam, don’t run out and buy all of these.
Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church, by Gregg Allison
The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love, by Jonathan Leeman
Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches, by Mark Clifton
Our Iceberg is Melting, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber
There’s Hope for Your Church, by Gary McIntosh
Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel, by Richard Owen Roberts
Comeback Churches, by Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson
Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches, by John Hammett
Can These Bones Live? A Practice Guide to Church Revitalization, by Bill Henard
Prayer: Experiencing the Awe and Intimacy with God, by Timothy Keller
Re:Vision: The Key to Transforming Your Church, by Aubrey Malphurs and Gordon Penfold
On Being a Pastor: Understanding Our Call and Work, by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg
We Cannot Be Silent, by Albert Mohler
Preaching with Bold Assurance: A Solid and Enduring Approach to Engaging Exposition, by Hershael York and Bert Decker
What is the Mission of the Church?, by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert
Breakout Churches, by Thom Rainer
I’ve read some other great books during this time as well, but these are the books from my DMin program I enjoyed thus far.
If you pick one of them up I hope you enjoy them too.