Here's a small sampling of book recommendations focusing on rural ministry, leadership, pastoral care,  wellness, and discipleship. Click each title to learn more. Check back often for updates.


Canoeing the Mountains 

by Tod Bolsinger

A Failure of Nerve

by Edwin Friedman

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership

by Ronald Heifetz et al

A Work of Heart

by Reggie McNeal

Rural Ministry

The Forgotten Church

by Glenn Daman

The Grasshopper Myth

by Karl Vaters

God’s Country

by Brad Roth

Preaching, Teaching and Care

Christian Social Innovation

by L. Gregory Jones

Divergent Church

by Tim Shapiro with Kara Faris

The Gospel Comes with a House Key

by Rosaria Butterfield

The Mentor's Guide

by Lois J. Zachary


The Pastor as Public Theologian

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan

Recalling Our Own Stories

by Edward Wimberly

Faithful and Fractured

by Rae Jean Proeschold-Bel and Jason Byassee

The State of Pastors

by Barna Research Group