Basic Christianity by John Stott, InterVarsity Press (IVP Classics), 2006. John Stott examines the historical facts of Christianity, what it stands for, and the implications of Jesus Christ’s identity as the risen Son of God.
Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance by Bob Buford, Zondervan, 1997. Bob Buford encourages readers to use the midlife “halftime” period as an opportunity to live out God’s plan in new ways.
Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2002. Written at the request of a friend, Nouwen explains in simple language the lifestyle, theology, and motivation of Christians.
The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity by Philip Jenkins, Oxford University Press, 2002. Jenkins predicts that Christianity will spread exponentially in the next few decades, and expounds on the challenges and consequences that accompany a global Christianity.