V 15: Resources … books and websites


Note: It is strongly suggested that you print off  a complete section for reading

through at a later date than trying to read the content of this  website directly off

the computer  screen.


These pages are given to highlight further issues of building Christian community

around the world. Jesus Christ needs to be at the centre of all efforts to building

that community. Then there needs to be a wholistic emphasis on the inner person

(our spirit), middle person (our soul of mind, will and emotions) and our outer

persons (our physical body), as being necessary for building effective community.

There are several categories here as part this Resources page:

        • Websites …… the linked websites in the left hand column of

                                 this website

        • CDs and DVDs ….. still under construction
        • Recommended Books ….. still under construction
        • Past E-mail Broadcasts …… the linked websites in the left

hand column of this website


These websites have been grouped initially into two broad sections then four finer

categories in the

last section of four categories based on the ideas below:

  • Look at the website by my friend Ian Thomson. He addresses these issues

   in a way I never could. In http://ianthomsonian.org/ he addresses topics such as:

2. INNER PERSON (our spirit):

See the Blog Site: http://2innerpersonourspirit.blogspot.com/


3. MIDDLE PERSON (our soul of mind, will and emotions): See the Blog Site: http://3middlepersonoursoulofmind.blogspot.com/

4. OUTER PERSON (physical body) Practical application of our Christian Worldview

And The Outer Created Order ….. how did we get here? ….. through Evolution or

a Special Creation?). See the Blog Site:http://4outerperson.blogspot.com/


Recommended Books: …..Book Depository in the United Kingdom ….. millions

of books available . Delivery around the world is included in the price of the



Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis, by Michael Denton

Publisher Descriptions

More than thirty years after his landmark book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (1985), biologist

Michael Denton  revisits his earlier thesis about the inability of Darwinian evolution to

explain the history of life. He argues that there remains “an irresistible consilience of

evidence for rejecting Darwinian cumulative selection as the major driving force of

evolution.” From the origin of life to the origin of human language, the great divisions

in the natural order are still as profound as ever, and they are still unsupported by the series

of adaptive transitional forms predicted by Darwin.

In addition, Denton makes a provocative new argument about the pervasiveness of

nonadaptive order throughout biology, order that cannot be explained by the Darwinian



The Heavenly Man, Brother Yun by Hattaway Paul.

Publisher Descriptions

The true story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan

Province, China, and  used him to preach the gospel despite intense persecution.


The Heavenly Man is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young,

 half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to 

preach the gospel despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China’s house

 church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged

torture and imprisonment for his faith. His account challenges any complacency

about the situation in China, where international economic investment ignores

the brutal fact  that religious persecution is still a daily reality for millions.Instead

of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun

prefers to emphasize the character and beauty of Jesus. This astonishing book

will form a watershed in your spiritual life.

Publisher Descriptions

A leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic  appeal for

our times: faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor,bombarded by

national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels, taxed by a government

that spends billions of dollars on war – where do we find hope? In this revised and

updated edition of his classic, Jim Wallis insightfully critiques contemporary culture

and politics,inspiring us with stories to convert our way of thinking and point to a

solution to our current  social and political dilemmas.


Call To Conversion, The (Revised and Updated 2005) …

(Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private) Wallis Jim (Author of the New 

York Times bestselling God’s Politics)  Paperback

Publisher Descriptions

Put Your Faith into Action!  A leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics

offers a prophetic appeal for our times: faced with a growing gap between the rich

and poor, bombarded by national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels,

taxed by a government that spends billions of dollars on war – where do  we find

hope? In  this revised and updated edition of his classic, Jim Wallis insightfully

critiques  contemporary culture and politics, inspiring us with stories to convert our

way of thinking and point to a solution to our current social and political dilemmas.

– Publisher

God’s Politics

Wallis Jim (Author of the New York Times bestselling God’s Politics)
Publisher Descriptions

Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war,

pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a

progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care,and

educational  opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?

While the Right in America has hijacked the language of faith to prop up its political

agenda – an  agenda not all people of faith support – the Left hasn’t done much better,

largely ignoring faith and continually separating moral discourse and personal ethics

from  public policy. While the Right argues that God’s way is their way, the Left

pursues an unrealistic separation of religious values from morally grounded political


The consequence is a  false choice between ideological religion and  soulless politics.

The effect of this dilemma was made clear in the 2004 presidential  election.The

Democrats’ miscalculations have left them despairing and searching  for a way

forward. It has become clear that someone must challenge the Republicans

claim that they speak for God, or that they hold a monopoly on moral values in the

nation’s public life.

Wallis argues that America’s separation of church and state does not require

banishing  moral and religious values from the public square. In fact, the very

Survival of America’s social fabric depends on such values and vision to shape.

Our politics – a dependence the nation’s founders recognized.

God’s Politics offers a clarion call to make both our religious communities and our

 government more accountable to key values of the prophetic religious tradition –

that is, make them pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality,

pro-consistent ethic of life (beyond single issue voting), and pro-family (without

making scapegoats of single mothers or gays and lesbians).Our biblical faith and

religious traditions simply do not allow us as a nation  to continue to ignore the

poor and marginalized, deny racial justice, tolerate the ravages of war, or turn away

from the human rights of those made in the  image of God.

These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and  community that Jesus 

taught and that are at the core of what many of us believe, Christian or not. In the

 tradition of prophets such as Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, and Desmond Tutu,

Wallis inspires us to hold our political leaders  and policies accountable by integrating

 our deepest moral convictions into our nation’s public life.


Velvet Elvis … Repainting the Christian Faith Rob Bell.

Publisher Descriptions

“Somewhere in my basement sits a Velvet Elvis – a painting of the King himself, 

air-brushed onto black velvet in a wooden frame. What if the painter of my Velvet

Elvis  announced there was no more need to paint, that he had painted the ultimate


We would think he had lost his mind because of our instinctive  understanding that

art is  never done – it’s the endless process of learning,exploring, shaping and forming.

And it’s no different with faith. The Christian faith will never be complete. We will always

be exploring and discovering what it means to live in harmony with  God and each other.

If we don’t, our faith may end up in the basement. This book is about the endless need

to keep painting . . . Rob Bell.”– Publisher.

Irresistible Revolution, The
Claiborne Shane
Publisher Descriptions

Living as an Ordinary Radical, using unconventional examples from his own life,

Shane Claiborne stirs up questions about the church and  the world, and challenges

readers to truly live out their Christian faith.Many of us find ourselves caught  

somewhere between unbelieving activists and inactive believers. We can write a

cheque to feed starving children or  hold signs in the streets and feel like we’ve

made a difference without ever encountering the faces of the suffering masses.

In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action,

and love, inviting  us into  a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us

and extends into a broken world.

Shane’s faith led him:

        • to dress the wounds of lepers with Mother Teresa
        • visit families in Iraq amidst bombings
        • dump $10,000 in coins and bills on Wall Street to

                             redistribute wealth.

Shane lives out this revolution each day in his local neighbourhood, an

impoverished community in North Philadelphia, by living among the homeless,

helping local kids with homework, and “practicing resurrection” in the forgotten

places of our world.

Shane’s message will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable but will

also  invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals

ready to  change the world  with little acts of love.


Simply Christian by Tom Wright

Simply Christian is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals

of Christianity or is intrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty and love in our

daily lives. Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, this

book describes the exciting relevance of the Bible and the Christian story for the contemporary

world. Not since C. S. Lewis. Mere Christianity has there been such a thrilling attempt to

re-express the heart of the Christian faith and the transformation it offers to every area of

personal and social life.

SIMPLY CHRISTIAN is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real

fundamentals of Christianity or is intrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty

and love in our daily lives.Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid

scholarship, this book describes the exciting relevance of the Bible and the Christian story

for the contemporary world.It is laid out helpfully in three sections. The first opens with the

frustrated longings of humanity for justice,spirituality, relationships and beauty: why are

things like this, do they have to be so and can life be lived differently? Tom Wright then sets

out the central Christian belief about God and his creation, and explores the biblical analysis

of whats wrong with the world. He explains Gods plan for its renewal, and the central

importance of Jesus.In the final section, he explores what it means to follow Jesus, to be

energized by the Holy Spirit and to advance Gods plan for our world. Brilliant Bishop

Wright is one of Gods best gifts to our decaying Western church, and would-be learners and

teachers of the faith will gain hugely from these fascinating pages.

J.I. PACKER, professor of theology,  Regent College.



No God But One: Allah Or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi:

Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is only one God, and so many people see

them as similar and overlapping. Bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi takes readers on

a compelling journey that compares the two faiths in detail, revealing their radically

different natures. On account of the superficial points of agreement between Islam and

Christianity, any don’t see how tremendously deep the divides between them really are,

and fewer still have considered the evidence for each faith. How is Jihad different from

the Crusades? Can we know the life of Jesus as well as the life of Muhammad? What

reason is there to believe in one faith over the other, and what difference can the

Gospel really make? In No God But One, New York Times bestselling author

Nabeel Qureshi takes readers on a global, historical, yet deeply personal

journey to the heart of the world’s two largest religions. He explores the claims

that each faith makes upon believers’ intellects and lives, critically examining the evidence

in support of their distinctive beliefs. Fleshed out with stories from the annals of both

religions, No God But One unveils the fundamental, enduring conflict between Islam

and Christianity-directly addressing controversial topics like Jihad, the Crusades, Sharia,

the Trinity, and more. Readers of Qureshi’s first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus,

will appreciate his careful and respectful comparison of Islam  and Christianity. Both

religions teach that there is No God But One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah or


– Publisher

See the  book  in the Christian bookshop in Koorong in Australia


Books on the New Spirituality Movement:

There are two religious spiritualities vying for the modern mind:

  1. A Spirituality from Jesus Christ …. there is a great need to  equip the Church

to answer, in the power of the gospel, the questions emerging in a culture dominated

by planetary paganism, for the sake of her evangelism and her intentional Christian living.

There is a further need:

  • To train a new generation of scholars and leaders to understand

        and inform the Church of the challenge of global paganism.

  • To understand the richness of the Christian gospel and the Bible’s worldview

         in light  of the post-modern pagan option.

  • To instruct members of Christ’s Church around the world about the

        implications of living in and witnessing to a pagan world.

  • To give an understanding of the counter-cultural character of the Christian

Worldview to the next generation of Christians, born into a paganized culture  that

claims to be just and normative,  and dismisses Christianity as mere bigoted

“traditionalism,” by giving Christian  youth an understanding of the timeless character

of the Christian/pagan antithesis.

The New Spirituality: This spirituality is quite different to the Spirituality from Jesus

Christ as described  in  the page Spirituality from Jesus Christ …. where they

are coming from.  Each is vying for the modern mind.


See the website at: http://www.truthxchange.com  Dr. Peter Jones has written and

he Has many books which are available in the Online Store section of the website.

See the section for viewing his online books at http://www.truthxchange.com/store/  

See the section for viewing his online books at http://www.truthxchange.com/store/

Two of his excellent books are:

  • ‘Gnostic Empire Strikes Back’ by Peter Jones …. Gnostic Empire Strikes

 Back  sounds the alarm of the New Age threat, comparing it to the ancient

Christian heresy of Gnosticism.

  • Spirit Wars by Peter Jones …. Spirit Wars demonstrates that at the dawn
  • of a  new millennium, two world views (the only two) collide: pagan monism
  • and theism  the earth goddess or the God who made heaven and earth. At
  • the heart of our culture wars are Spirit Wars.
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Robert Bell Books, DVDs and Videos:

Robert Holmes Bell Jr. (born August 23, 1970) is a best-selling author, Christian

speaker, and the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church located in

 Grandville, Michigan. He is also the featured speaker in the first series of

spiritual short films called NOOMA, and has been tagged by some in the press

as “the next Billy Graham.”[1] Bell and his wife, Kristen, have two boys and live in

Grand Rapids, Michigan. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Bell See a

different website on Rob Bells Church: http://www.marshill.org/

When you put Rob Bell into a search engine like Google, you find

many listings for Rob Bell.


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Email broadcasts to lighten up your day …. bring some fun, laughter and a

different perspective on life.From a Christian Spirituality: Proverbs 15:13-15

A merry heart maketh a Cheerful  countenance: but by sorrow of the heart

the spirit is broken. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh

knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.  All the days of

the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

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