Ashlee Cobb's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Ashlee Cobb's Bookshelf
Ashlee Cobb's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Ashlee Cobb

Associate Serve Minister

My Current Favorites

Five books, movies, or songs influencing me now
The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence
by Gary A. Haugen,Victor Boutros
WHY I LIKE IT
I have just started reading the Locus Effect but it is a compelling account of the effects violence has played in the on humanity and a commentary on how this has dramatically effected the state of poverty that exists through our the world today.
Take the World, but Give Me Jesus
Take the World, but Give Me Jesus
 
WHY I LIKE IT
This CD is rich in doctrinal truths. I love this version of Be Thou My Vision, which is my favorite hymn. It always focuses me. Also, I love the surrender that Oh Love that Will Not Let Me Go describes. This song highlights a yielding to God, which is always a good reminder for me. But, the song that is on constant repeat is, Love of God. It paints a picture of God’s great and enduring love.
In The Living Room
In The Living Room
 
WHY I LIKE IT
There are two songs on this album that I keep playing over and over again. Dwell, which is basically Psalms 91. It is a beautiful reminder of the refuge of Christ and His faithfulness. Also, Sovereign Over Us because leads me to surrender my attempts to control.
Killing Jesus
Killing Jesus
by Bill O'Reilly,Martin Dugard
WHY I LIKE IT
I haven’t started reading Killing Jesus yet. But it is next on my reading list. I have heard great things about this book and am eager to read it.
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary
by Rev. J. Alec Motyer D.D.
WHY I LIKE IT
This is a commentary on the book of Isaiah. I have always been intimidated by Isaiah and have struggled to understand it. Coupling this resource as an aid while studying is helping me to see the rich depths of God’s message.

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth
by Richard. J. Foster
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is a tool that has and is continuing to help me experience my relationship with Christ in ways I never had before. It helps me to practice different ways to abide in Him and the time spent is showing more and more of his goodness. It has been foundational to growth recently.
Deep and   Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend
by Andy Stanley
WHY I LIKE IT
Deep and Wide challenges the methods and priorities of the Church. It was insightful for me because it gave practical ways to increase and grow faith both personally and congregationally. This book ignited great conversation for our staff as we considered the Churches responsibility to create effective atmospheres where God could grow faith of The Heights.
The The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
The The Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? The Answer That Changed My Life and Might Just Change the World
by Richard Stearns
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is an awesome read that will challenge how you see those you serve. It is a call to action for the Church, the hope of the world.
How Good Is Good Enough?: 6-Pack, Easter
How Good Is Good Enough?: 6-Pack, Easter
by Andy Stanley
WHY I LIKE IT
This short, pocket size book is an awesome resource to share with others who do not yet know Christ. It challenges the common idea that, “good people go to heaven”. Has been very practical for me to use in conversations with others.
The Cost of Discipleship
The Cost of Discipleship
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is hard. Its principles are hard to live and its call to a sacrificial life is hard to grow grasp. These principles invoke vulnerability and honesty with yourself and others as you together dissect how yourself. But the refinement that happens when you live like Bonhoeffer describes creates the type of person I want to be. I have a LONG way to go, but this is book has been instrumental in that pursuit for me.
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
by David Platt
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is intensely convicting and challenges me to scrutinize my daily thoughts, attitudes and expectations so that they are brought in line with the purposes of Christ and the Gospel. It challenges me to reexamine the very purpose of why we are created and invites me to be passionately involved in the global mission of spreading the love of Christ to all.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself
by Steve Corbett,Brian Fikkert
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is the best resource I have read on how to effectively share the Gospel with a broken world. It challenges me to rethink how and why I serve, and it gives practical strategies of how to transition from transactional ministry to transformational ministry.
The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
by Brennan Manning
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is a raw look at ourselves and our society. It looks at our perspective on grace and has caused me to reevaluate how I really apply grace day to day. It has forever altered my perspective. It is a must read!
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together
by Ron Hall,Denver Moore
WHY I LIKE IT
I love this book because it gives an example of how ordinary people can engage our community, by individual, one on one, relational connections and how these relationships, when nurtured can forever change our view of God’s call on how we serve and whom we serve. It was impactful for me.
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
by Henri J. M. Nouwen
WHY I LIKE IT
This book illustrates the contemplations experienced through an encounter with Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son as well as the parable found in Luke 15. It dissects each character and describes how we, at times, reflect the spiteful independence of the younger son and the resentful jealousy of the older son. But it concludes with a call to become like the Father, who shows compassion, joy and forgiveness. It rocked me.
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
by Dave Ramsey
WHY I LIKE IT
This book is a constant guide for me as I am learning to be disciplined in my finances. It gives practical advice coupled with biblical principals that are helping me to submit my spending and saving habits to God so that they will be used in service of His glory.
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
by Sally Lloyd-Jones
WHY I LIKE IT
This children’s Bible is amazing! With its beautiful illustrations and it’s simple descriptions it paints the picture of our Rescuer, Jesus Christ, throughout the entirety of the Bible. It will be a rich experience to read as a family- both for the kids and the adults.
The Pursuit of God (The Definitive Classic)
The Pursuit of God (The Definitive Classic)
by A. W. Tozer
WHY I LIKE IT
One of my favorite lines from this book is, “The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His presence.” The Pursuit of God has made me aware of how I can be a hindrance to my growth in Christ but it rallies me to a maturing and continuous faith.
Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian
Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian
by Gary A. Haugen
WHY I LIKE IT
The Just Church is written by the President of the International Justice Mission, an organization that fights to restore the injustices that have been done to the poor throughout the world. This book is a call to action for the Church to join God in the call that is on all our lives, to bring hope. Makes me want to be a part of this endeavor!
The Help
The Help
 
WHY I LIKE IT
I love this book and movie because it stirs a fight for justice in me. You see the effects that the fight has but the determination to see peace and restoration of all, which is what drives the main character. Love it!