Recommended Reading

In the course of our studies, a number of books have been recommended for further information or study.

  • Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community

Paperback May 26, 2009  by Dietrich Bonhoeffer  (Author)

ISBN: 0060608528

In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, renowned Christian minister, professor, and author of The Cost of Discipleship recounts his unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. Giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups, Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.

  • Sanctified Living: More than Grace and Forgiveness

Paperback – April 1, 2008 by Frank G. Honeycutt  (Author)

ISBN: 9780806680118

Lutherans have a well-developed understanding of justification by grace through faith apart from works. It is the hallmark of their common history and the key doctrine by which the gospel stands or falls. All this is fine and good, Honeycutt maintains, but because of this emphasis upon grace and forgiveness, Lutherans tend to be a bit nervous with conversation about holy living, perhaps fearing that this treads too closely to works righteousness.

  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

 Paperback – January 1, 2015 by Gary Chapman  (Author)

ISBN: 080241270X

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

  • Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition 

Paperback – Animated, September 9, 2011 by Kerry Patterson  (Author), Joseph Grenny  (Author), Ron McMillan (Author), Al Switzler (Author)

ISBN: 0071771328

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

      • Prepare for high-stakes situations
      • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
      • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
      • Be persuasive, not abrasive

 

  • Appealing to Scripture in Moral Debate: Five Hermeneutical Rules

Paperback July 1, 2002 by Mr. Charles H. Cosgrove (Author)

ISBN: 0802849423

Arguing from scripture is one of the ways that Christians test their moral judgments. But are all methods of appealing to the Bible equally valid and effective? In this book Charles Cosgrove looks at the churchs long tradition of moral debate and analyzes five important hermeneutical rules that guide contemporary use of scripture in ethical argument.

After introducing the nature of moral arguments generally, Cosgrove devotes one chapter to each of the five rules of biblical interpretation that make ethical appeals to scripture persuasive. He sets forth each rule’s rationale, provides examples of its operation, and subjects it to critique.

Based not only on the work of biblical scholars and Christian ethicists but also on Cosgrove’s own experience with debates in classrooms, churches, and other Christian contexts, this volume is a valuable aid to readers who employ moral reasoning in real-life settings.