Here are a list of books and resources that have helped us and others to grow in our/their faith and living out The Call to Love, Excellence and Truth. We recommend these based on our personal experiences but do note also that suggestions here are not endorsements. We are not endorsing teachers or ministries but rather recommending individual books and resources.

These recommendations are not 100% endorsement of the authors views, or standpoint on all matters. It is rare, even in Christian circles that we will agree with 100% of another believer’s point of view. Yet, deferring points of view, when discussed lovingly, will help us to be sharpened in our faith and practice.

We believe these books to be valuable in part or as a whole, and we hope you find these beneficial in coming to Salvation in Jesus Christ or your maturing as a Disciple of Christ.

The Joshua Code

The Joshua Code is found in Joshua 1:8, "This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success." The 52 chapters in this volume are designed to lead the reader on a yearly journey by spending a week on one particular Scripture, memorizing it and meditating on it, so it becomes a living part of our very being. The outlines in each chapter can also be used by the busy pastor or Bible teacher as a guide to challenge their hearers in a year of Scripture memory and meditation.

More Jesus Less Religion

More Jesus, Less Religion points the way back to the balance of grace and reveals how to escape the pitfalls of repressive religion once and for all. Over a decade ago, Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton exposed the dangers of what they called "toxic faith," helping countless believers to discern between religion and relationship and overcome their spiritual baggage. Drawing upon an additional ten years of observation and personal experience, Steve and Jack offer new insights in the search for lasting joy, fuller freedom, and greater understanding, and a more honest experience of God

Healed Of Cancer

Healed of cancer is an uplifting and inspiring book for those facing health challenges reminding them that there is hope, healing, and a divine presence walking alongside them. The book guides you to walk in faith towards your healing, and it encourages you with how to overcome the odds while expecting your healing.

Gods At War

In this book, Kyle Idleman helps every believer recognize that there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. According to him, idolatry is not an issue; it is the issue. And he reveals which false gods we are allowing on the throne of our lives by asking a number of questions in this book. This book explains that we are all wired for worship, but we often end up valuing and honouring the idols of money, food, romance, success, and many others that keep us from the intimate relationship with God that we desire

Interviewing your daughter’s date

As a dad, you want to protect your daughter, especially from boys with super-charged hormones! Just the thought of it makes you break into a cold sweat. Interviewing Your Daughter's Date will walk you through principles that Dennis Rainey used to help his own daughters navigate the dating years, with their emotions calm and their hearts whole. You'll learn how to protect your daughter, set boundaries in her relationships, and give her guidance as she grows up. Dad - She needs you now more than ever

4 Pillars of a man’s Heart

Addressing key circumstances faced by men of all ages and backgrounds, this book focuses on areas of struggle and opportunity faced by husbands, fathers, and single men of all ages and backgrounds. Stu Weber leads readers in an expanded, in-depth biblical exploration of what it means to be a king, warrior, mentor, and friend.

5 Days to a new self

In this short five-chapter volume, you will find a dynamic chance to change direction in your life. First you will understand yourself and what triggers you in a simple way that produces new insight into old behaviors. Next you will learn to empower yourself to confront negative messages about your identity and safety. This empowerment then gives you the opportunity to develop an easy-to-use map to experience life as your best self. Finally, you step into the process of mindfully practicing these new behaviors in your relationships making a difference in your family and your community. All in five days? Yes. You can do this work to put yourself on a totally new pathway in five days.

Finishing Strong

For the man who wants to climb the character ladder more than the corporate one, this is an essential tool. Steve Farrar has good news for the average man: it doesn't matter if you've had a great start in the Christian life, or a rough one. It doesn't matter if you've stumbled time and again, or even fallen flat on your face. What matters most in this all-important race of life is how you finish. According to Farrar, the man who hangs in there for the long haul with his wife, his kids, and his Lord is an exception these days. Finishing Strong, offers lively use of Scripture, contemporary illustrations, and study questions to equip every reader to be that exception.

The Bait of Satan

This book exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God--offense. This trap restrains countless Christians, severs relationships, and widens the gulfs between us. Jesus said, "It is impossible that no offenses should come” (Luke 17:1). Although you will encounter offense, you can choose how you will react. In this book, John Bevere shows you how to identify the traps ahead of you and escape the victim mentality. With declaration-style prayers and testimonials from people whose lives have been changed by his message, this book will inspire you to stay free from offense and its destructive power

The Business Revival

David Brandon Haire, Vice President of God as CEO in this book draws inspiration from his personal experiences, showing how to lead and pray around your biggest goals, family dreams, professional issues, and team members. You will be inspired by the story of the holistic transformation of a workplace and learn how to impact the people strategically placed around your company as you discover life-changing truths.

Lead like Jesus

With simple yet profound principles from the life of Jesus and dozens of stories and leadership examples from his life experiences, Ken Blanchard guides readers through the process of discovering how to lead like Jesus. He describes it as the process of aligning two internal domains-the heart and the head-and two external domains-the hands and the habits. These four dimensions of leadership form the outline for this very practical and transformational book.

The Treasure Principle

Jesus spent more time talking about money and possessions than about heaven and hell combined. But too often we’ve overlooked or misunderstood his most profound teaching on this topic, from his words in Matthew 6. Jesus offers us life-changing investment advice. He actually wants us to store up treasures for ourselves—just not here on earth. Instead, he urges us to store our treasure in heaven, where they will await us, and last forever. We can’t take it with us—but we can send it on ahead! In The Treasure Principle, you’ll unearth a radical teaching of Jesus—a secret wrapped up in giving. Once you discover this secret, life will never look the same. And you won’t want it to be.

Sacred pace

How do we hear from God and discern His will when it’s time to make big decisions? Terry Looper shares a four-step process for doing just that - a process he has learned and refined over thirty years as a Christian entrepreneur and founder of a multi-billion-dollar company. Sacred Pace is a four-step process that helps Christians in all walks of life learn how to: slow down their decision-making under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, sift through their surface desires and sinful patterns in order to receive clear, peace-filled answers from the Lord, gain the confident assurance that God’s answers are His way of fulfilling the true desires he has placed in their hearts, and grow closer to the One who loves them most and knows them best.

Mission Drift

Mission Drift is a call to personal humility, institutional humility, accountability, and stewardship. It shows practical examples of Institutions which were founded on biblical principles but along the line have drifted on their mission. It also highlights the culture of some institutions and how they have been deliberate to stay true to their mission regardless. The book anchors that even if your organization is Mission True now, it's wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You'll discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and how to protect what matters most. Mission Drift is spine straightening, mind clearing, and courage inspiring. This book is true-north wisdom for leaders--and a gift of hope for the world God loves.


Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.

Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can thrive, and even offers advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another. Without an Integrator, a Visionary is far less likely to succeed long-term, and realize the company’s ultimate goals—likewise, with no Visionary, an Integrator can’t rise to his or her full potential. When these two people come together to share their natural talents and innate skill sets, they have the power to reach new heights for virtually any company or organization. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you

God Owns My Business

This is more than just a book about a successful businessman. God Owns My Business is the chronicle of how an average person can, with God’s guidance and a willing heart, succeed in any endeavour. Stanley Tam’s businesses are large and profitable, giving well over a million dollars to missions annually. May encouragement and renewal come to your own quest for the good and full life as you read God Owns My Business

Bussiness by the book

What would happen if you made your business decisions by THE BOOK – the Bible? This book offers radical principles of business management. This book is a step-by-step presentation of how businesses should be run according to the Creator of all management rules. Find out what God’s Word says on topics such as: Business tithing requirements, Management selection, Pay increases and promotions, Hiring and firing decisions, Employee pay decisions, Borrowing and/or lending decisions, Discounting policies, Forming corporations and partnerships.

God’s Woodshed

This book highlights the power of a cleansed life to a believer. If the heart cry of your life, like the author's, includes having power with God, seeing your prayers answered, meeting everyday problems victoriously, enjoying personal revival and producing fruit through faithful service, then this book is for you. This book represents the pathway many Christians follow. Read it. It could change your life.

Workplace Grace

You can take your faith to work in appropriate, engaging ways. Workplace Grace offers a simple, non-threatening approach to evangelism. Whether your work takes you to a construction site, a cramped cubical or the corner office, every Christian plays a significant role in the Great Commission. Between Sundays, you can be a pipeline for God's grace in the most strategic mission field in the world: your workplace. Workplace Grace is for Christians who are not gifted evangelists, yet they want to make a spiritual difference at work and see their coworkers and friends come to faith in Jesus Christ. After adopting Workplace Grace strategies, Christians who once felt awkward sharing their faith now say, "A load of guilt has been taken off my shoulders." "I never knew sharing my faith could be so simple." "I can do this!"

5 Days to A New Marriage

Whether your marriage needs to be rescued from desperate trouble or simply could improve from good to great, change is possible. The authors share how almost every marital conflict comes from the same place: a pattern of emotional pain buried deep within every husband and wife. When couples recognize this cycle, then learn to replace it with more marriage-affirming patterns, the results are breathtaking. Tired, predictable arguments transform into life-giving interactions. Relationships are changed forever. The authors draw from broad counseling experiences, current mindfulness studies, and recent advances in brain research-along with case examples, practical exercises, and scriptural lessons-to refresh and heal even the most problematic marriages. A better marriage is possible. A lifetime of joy is just five days away.

Values, Inc

In Values Inc., Dina Dwyer-Owens – the Co-chair of the Dwyer Group and the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awardee (for the Southwest Area North), invites a movement to live right and do right in business and in life for a world in need of direction. That direction shouldn't just be framed and hung on a wall. Put those values into action, bring those values to life, take a stand and make a difference because the rewards are too great to ignore.