Best New Books

Yellow and Pink

You’ve probably seen William Stieg’s work before: his hasty, evocative illustrations defined the style of New Yorker covers for decades; he’s also the creative genius behind the movie Shrek. But what few know about Steig is his enduring contribution to children’s literature. Steig, who died in 2003, wrote a range of longer-format children’s picture book …

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The Life and Spirituality of John Newton

The Life and Spirituality of John Newton

The Life and Spirituality of John Newton (1725-1807), is an incredible autobiography about the author the world’s most popular hymn, Amazing Grace. What stands out in Newton’s life is the tremendous amount of humiliation and shame he experienced in his early life which culminated in his conversion. These extreme experiences softened his character and molded his …

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Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller

Every Good Endeavor

Hundreds of books about the intersection of faith and business have been written in recent decades, often with conflicting conclusions. Tim Keller’s recent book, Every Good Endeavor, written in conjunction with a former Silicon Valley CEO, cuts through the cacophony of this literature to ask three simple questions: Why do we need to work in …

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David Fitch

Prodigal Christianity

Another of my favorite books of 2013 is Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier. In this book, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw explore missional theology and encourage Christians to live a gospel-centred life. “Prodigal Christianity offers a down-to-earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God’s mission of redemption in the world, and how followers …

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Youth Ministry Now & Not Yet

Youth Ministry Now and Not Yet

Matt Wilkinson, a well-known Canadian Youth Leader, released his book, Youth Ministry Now and Not Yet, in December 2012. Based on comprehensive survey data from CBOQ churches, this insightful work uncovers the necessary shifts the church can make to engage the next generation. Learn more at

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