The Most Influential Books for Ministry

The Call

What book(s) (aside from The Bible) have been the most influential to your ministry and why?  

This question was prompted by Christianity Today's Seminary Grad School website that posted an article, 16 Books That Are Changing Ministry [].  

You're Invited to Participate

If you'd like to contribute to this resource and dialogue, submit your thoughts using this online form:  

Click ► The book that has most influenced my ministry is... 

*Please note that the authors of the book reviews are responsible for checking their sources and for attributing copyrighted content to the appropriate author.

Featured Contributions

When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church 
by Bob Russell  and Rusty Russell

Submitted by Anonymous
It has the basic information and foundation for us to follow when we're going about our Father's business. It can be used to enhance your own church and improve relationships within the congregation.


 The Reading List

An Introduction to Christian Ethics - Audrey Grant - Spartanburg, SC

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An Introduction to Christian Ethics by Roger H. Crook

Celebration of Discipline - Submitted by Rory Marshall - Chicago, IL

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Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth By Robert Foster

When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church - Submitted by Anonymous

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When God Builds a Church: 10 Principles for Growing a Dynamic Church by Bob Russell  and Rusty Russell

​The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - John Wilson, III - Dallas, TX

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot

2 Books by Lewis Garnett Jordan - Cynthia Cooper (NJ) - August 10, 2015

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On Two Hemispheres: Bits from the Life Story of Lewis G. Jordon, by Lewis Garnett Jordan
Up the Ladder in Foreign Missions by L.G. Jordan, D.D. 

And the Shofar Blew - James Ellis - August 17, 2015

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And the Shofar Blew...a novel, by Francine Rivers