Books I Recently Ordered

I recently went through and ordered several books for our student ministry, and for my personal growth. I am looking forward to the reads, and wanted to share them with you!

  1. Twisdom by Matt Lawson– In this book, Matt gives 25 insights for student ministry wisdom.
  2. More than Dodgeball by Joshua Griffin– Josh gives us his insight about student ministry being more than just mere entertainment.
  3. Greater by Steven Furtick– Pastor Steven gives a vision that God has a greater plan and vision for your life than you could draw up for yourself.
  4. Going Social by Terrace Crawford– A practical guide on social media for church leaders.
  5. Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel– Pastor Craig gives us some helpful thoughts on clean living in a contaminated world.
  6. Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian– The title basically says it all! Pastor Tullian shares how the power of the Gospel has made him fall more in love with Jesus, and made Jesus become real to him.
  7. The Explicit Gospel by Matt ChandlerРMatt challenges the church to know and allow the explicit Gospel to become real in their lives and change everything about them.

[Question:] What books are you currently reading that you would recommend?

Published by Josh Evans

Josh is the connections pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students for 10 years. Josh is passionate about empowering church leaders to make a difference. Josh and his wife Abby have two children. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at

10 thoughts on “Books I Recently Ordered

  1. All great books man. Read all of those besides that one from the dodgeball guy. Ha. I just ordered “Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley, “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson, and “Unleash” by Perry Noble.

  2. Great list! I always enjoy checking out names of books I need to read. Once this semester of class work is done I want to read Greater by Furtick. You will enjoy Explicit Gospel, great book! Another book I am reading soon is Unleashed by Perry Noble.

  3. Thats a great list, I love the every day youth ministry series from Simply. Really want to read Greater by Furtick, but wondering how similar it will be to Sun Stand Still. Im going through Doctrine by Driscoll again, andLead Small by Joiner and Shefchunas is a great one I highly recommend.

  4. This is a great list. I have read 3 of them, 2 are on my night stand to begin reading soon. If you have not already read them, for future reading, I would suggest “The Forgotten God” by Francis Chan, “Jesus Centered Youth Ministry” by Rick Lawrence, “The Christian Atheist” by Craig Groeschel, “A Faith of Our Own” by Jonathan Merritt, & “Respectable Sins” by Jerry Bridges. I learned a great deal from each one and will likely read them again. Hope you are doing well my friend, we need to catch up sometime.

  5. I received an advance copy of Greater. It was pretty good. I can’t compare it to Sun Stand Still. The Explicit Gospel is excellent. I listen to a lot of Matt Chandler sermons and you can definitely hear his voice in the text.

    1. The best book that I have read so far this year is Gospel by Greear. If you have not read that book, pick it up asap, and read it. It is one of those books that you do not want to put down.

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