Equipping The Saints: Vance’s Recommended Reading

I read all the time as anyone that knows me can attest. On this page I want to share the resources that helped me the most in the areas of theology, Christian case-making, philosophy/deep thought, and spiritual/personal growth. The books range from scholarly to popular level reading. The books come from Christian and secular backgrounds and all have made an impact on my life. (Clicking on the cover takes you to it’s Goodreads page)


Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God Apologetics Study Bible, Brown/Tan LeatherTouch


Christian Case-Making

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus Mere Christianity Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God Lost In Transmission?: What We Can Know About the Words of Jesus Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices Introducing Early Christianity: A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs and Practicies I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist When God Goes to Starbucks: A Guide to Everyday Apologetics Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith Christianity in Crisis in the 21st Century The Big Book of Christian Apologetics: An A to Z Guide

Philosophy/Deep Thought

The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods Your God is Too Small Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World The Art of Worldly Wisdom The Philosophy of Jesus The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Christ Hard Questions, Real Answers Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture The Virus Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics Christian Apologetics Orthodoxy How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical


Spiritual/Personal Growth


The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives A Spirit-Empowered Life: Discover the World-Changing Journey God Has Designed for You The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You S.H.A.P.E.: Finding and Fulfilling Your Unique Purpose for Life The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes Spiritual Discipleship Immediate Obedience: The Adventure of Tuning in to God Discovering You: How to Find Out What Makes You Tick Manwatching: A Field Guide to Human Behaviour Freedom from Fear: Taking Back Control of Your Life and Dissolving Depression Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength  Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ The Gift of Fear: and Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian ConCom: Conflict Communication A New Paradigm in Conscious Communication Product DetailsThe Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin's Path to God How Successful People Lead: Taking Your Influence to the Next Level The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

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