Top twenty books

TOP TWENTY BOOKS

* Not in order of priority

1) “Master Plan of Evangelism” – by Dr Robert Coleman
MOST TRANSFORMING “LIFESTYLE” BOOK OF PLAYING OUT THE GREAT COMMISSION IN PRINT; WHAT WAS JESUS DOING WITH THE TWELVE

2) “Daws: the story of Dawson Trotman” – by Betty Lee Skinner
CRAZY COMMITMENT BIO and depiction of a disciple maker

3) All books on prayer by EM Bounds:
Power Through Prayer
Prayer and Praying Men
Purpose in Prayer
The Essentials of Prayer
The Necessity of Prayer
The Possibilities of Prayer
The Reality of Prayer
The Weapon of Prayer
MASTERPIECES ON PRAYER

4) “George Mueller of Bristol”- by Arthur Pierson
* This is the best, however, long version. Any bio’s of him striking – changed my life as practically as any book I have ever read.
PURE RADICAL FAITH STORY

5) “Rees Howells, Intercessor” – by Norman Grubb
HUGE FOR SURRENDER TO HOLY SPIRIT DESCRIPTION

6) “CT Studd: Cricketer and Pioneer” – by Norman Grubb
INSANE COMMITMENT

7) “Hudson Taylor: deep in the heart of China” – by Geoff Benge and Janet Benge
DEEP SEEDS OF FAITH

8) “The Heavenly Man: The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun” – by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaw
PRICELESS STORY OF COMMITMENT

9) “Once caught, no escape” – Norman Grubb
CAN’T GO WRONG WITH THIS MISSIONS BOOK

10) “Shadow of the Almighty” – by Elisabeth Elliot
LEGENDARY COMMITMENT OF YOUNG MARTYRS

11) “Oswald Chambers: abandoned to God” – by David McCasland
FASCINATING LIFE STORY OF LEGENDARY DEVOTIONAL WRITER

12) “Brother Andrew: God’s secret agent” – by Geoff Benge and Janet Benge
VISION AND FAITH

13) “Prayer Shield: How to Intercede for Pastors and Christian Leaders” – C. Peter Wagner
FANTASTIC ON WHY TO COVER LEADERS (AND OTHERS) IN PRAYER

14) “God guides” – by Mary Geegh    –              from the website – http://www.god-guides.com/
BEST I’VE SEEN ON PRACTICAL HEARING GOD’S VOICE

15) “Deliver us from evil” – by Don Basham
BEST BIOGRAPHY FOR DEPICTION TO ACQUAINT SOMEONE WITH BEGINNING STEPS OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE REALITY AND FAITH JOURNEY THROUGH IT

16) “The handbook on athletic perfection” – by Wes Neal
CHANGED MY LIFE – HOW TO INTEGRATE SPORT AND FAITH

17) “A Lifestyle of Observation” – by John Wooden
ANCIENT WISDOM FROM A MODERN ERA GENIUS AND COACH

18) “The Insanity of God” – by Nik Ripken
OUTSIDE THE BOX CHALLENGE; A MODERN MISSIONARY STORY

19) “Radical: taking back your faith from the American dream” – by David Platt
FASCINATING BOOK TO RECALIBRATE ONES COMMITMENT

20) “David and Goliath” – by Malcolm Gladwel
FASCINATING STORIES AND DEPICTIONS THAT PROMOTE VISION IN HOW PEOPLE ARE BUILT THROUGH ADVERSITY

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OTHERS ON SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Doctrine of generational sins and how they work – “Free at Last” by Larry Huch
On generational blessings – “Relentless Generational Blessings” by Arthur A. Burk
Binding and loosing as a doctrinal position – Binding & Loosing: Exercising Authority Over the Dark Powers by K. Neill Foster and H. Robert Cowles

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DRC / CONGO – main recommendations (EXCELLENT)

King Leopold’s Ghost (Adam Hochschild- history of pre-colonial rule)
Blood River (Tim Butcher – trip down Congo river – very recent)
All things must fight to live (Bryan Mealer – excellent depiction of years 200-2004, eastern Congo and Kinshasa chaos)
Facing the Congo (Jeffrey Tayler – trip down Congo river – very recent)
In the footsteps of Mr. Kurtz (on Mobutu’s rule – Michela Wrong)
Chief of station: Congo (Larry Devlin – CIA directors memoirs)

TWO OTHERS – very good on African issues:
“We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families” (Philip Gourevitch – Rwanda genocide)
A long way gone (Ishmael Beah – child soldiers story from Sierra Leone)

OTHER CONGO RELATED BOOKS (not priorities – fictional re-creations):
Bend in the river
Heart of darkness (Joseph Conrad)
The poisonwood Bible

OTHER AFRICA RELATED:
African friends and money matters (David Maranz – excellent – African mindset on money issues)
Scramble for Africa (African colonialism described)
Tippu tip (Leda Farrant – biography of most famous Arab slaver)
The trouble with Africa (aid issues)
White man walking (Ward Brehm)

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