Jeremy Pellum's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Jeremy Pellum's Bookshelf
Jeremy Pellum's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Jeremy Pellum

South Campus Pastor

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
by Timothy Keller
WHY I LIKE IT
I use this in Pre-Marriage Counseling. Refreshingly counter-cultural and biblical.
Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)
Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches)
by Jonathan Leeman
WHY I LIKE IT
I am thankful for Jonathan Leeman and 9Marks for helping me and many others regain a biblical perspective on church membership. I would recommend this book to every believer.
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival - Volume I
George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival - Volume I
by Arnold A. Dallimore
WHY I LIKE IT
Both George Whitfield and Henry Ward Beecher were wildly "successful" and influential preachers. One had integrity; one did not.
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
by Debby Applegate
WHY I LIKE IT
Both George Whitfield and Henry Ward Beecher were wildly "successful" and influential preachers. One had integrity; one did not.
Shakespeare's First Folio - 35 Plays
Shakespeare's First Folio - 35 Plays
by William Shakespeare
WHY I LIKE IT
Tempest / Merchant of Venice / Taming of the Shrew -- When I need to relax or want to read for entertainment, I pick up Shakespeare's plays. Dramatic, entertaining, great for conversation, and insightful. There also short, like 70 pages (give or take).

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
WHY I LIKE IT
Life Together is pure inspiration. The people of God find community in war, not on a comfortable cot. This little book is a must read.
Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity
by C. S. Lewis
WHY I LIKE IT
Mere Christianity was originally broadcasted by BBC as a series of radio talks between 1942-44 (during WW2). Since that time, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide. Lewis not only provides an introduction to several basic Christian truths (and virtues), he also offers Christian guidance to war-torn Britain (and the world) as questions about war and evil and pain are raised.
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
by Wayne Grudem
WHY I LIKE IT
The brilliance of Grudem's Systematic Theology is that it is so clear and accessible to a wide readership. I also appreciate how he offers hymns at the end of each chapter. Grudem explains why he does this: "Systematic theology at its best will result in praise." The reason why I prefer both Packer and Grudem is that they offer an intelligent faith, but not a faith that is stuffy and heartless.
Knowing God
Knowing God
by J. I. Packer
WHY I LIKE IT
Knowing God is devotional theology – instructive, inspiring, convicting, and accessible. It's well-deserving of the title "contemporary classic."
Words to Winners of Souls
Words to Winners of Souls
by Horatius Bonar
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is read best on one's knees or on mission. But earnest readers beware: you may become disenchanted with superficial Christianity.
A Simple Way to Pray
A Simple Way to Pray
by Martin,Luther
WHY I LIKE IT
Luther originally wrote A Simple Way to Pray for his barber, and yet this book has been a source of encouragement and guidance for thousands.
The Pursuit of God
The Pursuit of God
by A. W. Tozer
WHY I LIKE IT
My mother gave The Pursuit of God to me in 2001 at a significant point in my spiritual life: the early college days. Similar to Packer's Knowing God, Tozer blends the life of the mind with the passions of the heart. The Pursuit of God is an annual read.
The Gospel According to Jesus: What Is Authentic Faith?
The Gospel According to Jesus: What Is Authentic Faith?
by John MacArthur
WHY I LIKE IT
MacArthur does not mince his words as he argues for "lordship salvation." This book changed the way that I understood salvation. Again, readers beware: MacArthur takes no prisoners and offers no quarter.
A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers
A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers
by D. A. Carson
WHY I LIKE IT
Carson takes aim at superficial spirituality, and points his reader to a better alternative in the cross-shaped spiritual devotion of the Apostle Paul. Tolle lege.
Weight of Glory (ISBN: 0060653205 / 0-06-065320-5)
Weight of Glory (ISBN: 0060653205 / 0-06-065320-5)
by C. S. Lewis
WHY I LIKE IT
The Weight of Glory is a collection of extraordinary addresses (loosely, "sermons"), which Lewis delivered "during the late war and the years that immediately followed it." Lewis offers paradigm-shaping insights re: faith and joy and beauty and glory.