Disclaimer: The following books comprise a brief list of resources that we have found helpful for our church planters. In endorsing each of these books we are not saying that we agree on every point, but rather find the book as a whole helpful.
The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World
ed. by John Piper, Justin Taylor
Six of today’s leading pastor-theologians—John Piper, Voddie Baucham, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, and David Wells—have joined together to offer Christians a practical, biblical vision of Christ’s supremacy, so they will be better prepared to present the undeniable truth to a searching society. After grounding readers in the important truths of Christ’s deity and the gospel, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World strives to help believers understand how to share these truths in a postmodern society. As readers begin to apply the lessons from this book, they will gain a practical, biblical vision of ministry for the twenty-first century.
The Gagging of God
by DA Carson
Is Jesus the only way to God? This clear, critically-acclaimed, scholarly response to that question affirms the deep need for the gospel’s exclusive message in today’s increasingly pluralistic global community. The Gagging of God offers an in-depth look at the big picture, shows how the many ramifications of pluralism are all parts of a whole, and then provides a systematic Christian response.
Above All Earthly Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World
by David Wells
Wells issues a stinging attack on modern evangelicalism, which he says has succumbed to Western culture’s relativism, individualism, and therapeutic approach to life. His work culminates in a critique of the way churches market themselves as palatable to consumption-oriented postmoderns—at the expense of gospel truth. A prophetic call combining in-depth cultural analysis and serious theology.