Joe Sanchez's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Joe Sanchez's Bookshelf
Joe Sanchez's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Joe Sanchez

Executive Pastor

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family
Exploring Grace Together: 40 Devotionals for the Family
by Jessica Thompson
WHY I LIKE IT
Finally, something Christ-centered that my 10 year old and 5 year old could engage with – and enjoy – together! This little devotional is a series of forty short stories of kids in specific situations, such as “Tim” not wanting to share Legos. Each day illustrates how the Gospel applies to real life in ways that are just as helpful for you as a parent.
Let The Morning Come
Let The Morning Come
 
WHY I LIKE IT
This is a great hymns CD. The team did a phenomenal job pulling this disc together.
Telling the Gospel Through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More
Telling the Gospel Through Story: Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More
by Christine Dillon
WHY I LIKE IT
Really cool book written by a career field missionary. Does a nice job of laying out how to share the Gospel in cultures and contexts where the Bible is not known or available. Has me thinking through application to our increasingly ‘post-Christian’ culture.
Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God
Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God
by Scott Thomas,Tom Wood
WHY I LIKE IT
Working through this now to sharpen my skills in leading staff effectively. A refreshing Gospel-centered approach to coaching leaders.
Church Locality: New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisite, Church Planting, and Giga-Church World
Church Locality: New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisite, Church Planting, and Giga-Church World
by Jim Tomberlin,Tim Cool
WHY I LIKE IT
This is a quick read and helpful summary of current and emerging trends in local ministry and facilities.

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change (Resources for Changing Lives)
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change (Resources for Changing Lives)
by Paul David Tripp
WHY I LIKE IT
If you know me much at all, you know this is my favorite book. The subheading says it all: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change.
Love Walked Among Us: Learning To Love Like Jesus
Love Walked Among Us: Learning To Love Like Jesus
by Paul E. Miller
WHY I LIKE IT
Paul Miller’s insights into how Christ interacted with other while on earth are captivating. Makes this my favorite read related to the life of Christ.
A Praying Life:  Connecting With God In A Distracting World
A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World
by Paul E. Miller
WHY I LIKE IT
This book turned my pray life upside down, in a great way! I challenge you to read it and not grow in dependence on God.
The ESV Study Bible
The ESV Study Bible
by ESV Bibles by Crossway
WHY I LIKE IT
An excellent study resource.
Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God
Long Story Short: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God
by Marty Machowski
WHY I LIKE IT
A 52-week walk through the Old Testament, devotional style. So, basically, 260 family devotions. Has good tips in the front for using with different age kids. Great way to learn and grow as a parent as well.
Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God
Old Story New: Ten-Minute Devotions to Draw Your Family to God
by Marty Machowski,Foreward by Dr. Tedd Tripp
WHY I LIKE IT
A 52-week walk through the New Testament, devotional style. So, basically, 260 family devotions. Has good tips in the front for using with different age kids. Great way to learn and grow as a parent as well.
The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin
The Enemy Within: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin
by Kris Lundgaard
WHY I LIKE IT
Want to really understand your sin nature and wrestle with heart issues? I have used this in my counsel with those struggling with anger or control issues, but it applies to all sin equally. For those familiar with John Owen, this book is best described as ‘John Owen for Dummies’, and that is high praise!
Enter the Worship Circle
Enter the Worship Circle
 
WHY I LIKE IT
I remember when this came out as an indie album in the late 90’s. I had been a Christian for about five years, and this simple, worshipful, and real CD played a role in my learning how to worship in song. Just a bunch of super talented people composing songs out of the Psalms and recording them in their living room. It’s never grown tired.
Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness
Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness
by Edward T. Welch
WHY I LIKE IT
Not just for the depressed. I recommend this for it’s chapters on anger, fear, guilt, shame, and dashed hopes as well. This helpful book connects the dots well for many in seek of healing.
Bringing the Gospel Home: Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well
Bringing the Gospel Home: Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well
by Randy Newman
WHY I LIKE IT
A practical evangelism book for people who love the Lord, grieve for their lost family and friends, but don’t know where to start and aren’t pretending to have a clue. It has spurred me on to good conversations.
Mistakes Leaders Make (Re: Lit Books)
Mistakes Leaders Make (Re: Lit Books)
by Dave Kraft
WHY I LIKE IT
We’ve gone through this with the team, and Kraft covers most of the major mistakes we can make in ministry leadership. Short, to the point, and on-target.
Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda, Revised and Expanded
Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda, Revised and Expanded
by Henry T. Blackaby,Richard Blackaby
WHY I LIKE IT
So many takes on spiritual leadership have been written before and after this one. This is a favorite that I go back to from time to time.
Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith
Bible Doctrine: Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith
by Wayne Grudem
WHY I LIKE IT
An excellent one-volume systematic theology resource.
Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults
Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults
by Tim Elmore
WHY I LIKE IT
This book delivers on it’s promise of equipping adults to “help kids meet the challenges of becoming authentic adults.” Eye-opening and challenging.
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith,Mark Reiter
WHY I LIKE IT
While the author is an overt secular-humanist, his coaching on the twenty habits that hold leaders back extremely practical and helpful.