Gary Singleton's Bookshelf

Books . Movies . Music . More
Gary Singleton's Bookshelf
Gary Singleton's Bookshelf
Books . Movies . Music . More

Gary Singleton

Senior 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
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All
by Jim Collins,Morten T. Hansen

My Essentials

My all-time favorite books, movies and music
God & Government
God & Government
by Charles W. Colson
WHY I LIKE IT
This book was the first time I really saw that God had established three great institutions – the family, the church, and the state – and that some of His laws relate to family, and others to the church, and others to the state. The Bible can say “thou shalt not kill” to the individual, while commanding the state to kill in order to defend the nation.
How Now Shall We Live?
How Now Shall We Live?
by Charles Colson,Nancy Pearcey
WHY I LIKE IT
This book explores world views – where we came from, the fall, and how we shall live as followers of Jesus.
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 is a classic work on spiritual disciplines.
Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View
Decision Making and the Will of God: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional View
by Garry Friesen,J. Robin Maxson
WHY I LIKE IT
I first read this book while in seminary, and it helped me to think through how we know the will of God in the decisions we make.
Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions (Re:Lit:Vintage Jesus)
Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions (Re:Lit:Vintage Jesus)
by Mark Driscoll,Gerry Breshears
WHY I LIKE IT
Mark Driscoll helps us to understand who Jesus is and what He accomplished on the cross.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)
by John C. Maxwell
WHY I LIKE IT
Maxwell is excellent on communicating leadership principles.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
by Jim Collins
WHY I LIKE IT
Jim Collins helps us to understand the principles that lead to the success of organizations.
Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament
Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament
by David Murray
WHY I LIKE IT
All of scripture from the start to the finish is about Jesus. David Murray helps the reader to see and understand this reality.
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
Andy Stanley understands church, and why God created the gathering, and how God intends to use His church in our world.
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
by N. T. Wright
WHY I LIKE IT
N.T. Wright gives helpful perspectives on the second coming of Jesus.
The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was & Is
The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was & Is
by N. T. Wright
WHY I LIKE IT
N.T. Wright gives critical insight into the way the disciples saw Jesus.
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
by Dallas Willard
WHY I LIKE IT
Dallas Willard provides great insight into the beatitudes.