Prayer and scripture resouces

Daily Prayer Websites

Pray as You Go for a time of music, Scripture, and daily meditation

Methodist Prayer for an order of morning and evening prayer

The Upper Room for a short devotional

Bible Gateway to read or listen to the Bible in a variety of translations

Books for Understanding and Studying the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton

We Make the Path By Walking by Brian McLaren

Getting Involved With God by Ellen Davis

A Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard Hayes

The Art of Reading Scripture by Ellen Davis and Richard Hayes

from the pastor's bookshelf: recommended reading

Children and Youth Ministry

Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children Into the Joy of Worship by Robbie F. Castleman

Almost Christian by Kendall Creasy Dean

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Sticky Faith by Kara E. Powell

Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith

Christian Life

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

Breathing Space by Heidi Newmark

The Wounded Healer by Henri Nouwen

Soul Keeping, Caring for the Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

A Nazareth Manifesto: Being With God by Sam Wells

Church History

Was America Founded As A Christian Nation: An Introduction by John Fea

A History of Christian Theology: An Introduction by William C. Placher

Church Vitality and Leadership

Vital: Churches Changing Communities and the World by Jorge Acevedo

The Passionate Church: Ignite Your Church and Change the World by Mike Slaughter

Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement With a Wounded World by William T. Cavanaugh


The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Catch by Debi Nixon, Adam Hamilton


The Red Tent by Anita Diamont

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Shack by William T. Young

Financial Faithfulness

Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire by William T. Cavenaugh

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation by Charles Lane


Wesley and the People Called Methodists by Richard Heitzenrater

The Wesleyan Way by Scott T. Jones

The Radical Wesley by Howard A.Snyder

The Class Meeting by Kevin Watson


Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault

Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote

Teach Me To Pray by W. E. Sangster

Daily Office by Peter Scazzero

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young


When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert


Living Our Beliefs the United Methodist Way by Ken Carder

What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith by Thomas Long

The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers


The Call by Oz Guiness