When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert, and forward by David Platt. No book has ever come this highly recommended to me, so naturally I’m reading it 2 years after its initial publication. It is excellent, well-written, and extremely challenging. I also wrote a bit about it in this post.
TOP 5 BOOKS I RECOMMEND:
Don’t have time to read it? You can also check out the audio sermon series, see dates 09/06/08 – 10/25/08. It will change everything.
This is possibly the most influential book I read in college. I always enjoy reading biographies, but none have challenged me like reading Jim Elliot’s. If you have only heard him quoted, I highly recommend getting the context into his fascinating life.
This last one is not just a book, it is a class. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement. I took this class at a local church last Spring, after my best friend strongly encouraged me to look into it. (This friend is now preparing to move to Bangkok, Thailand to work among those unreached with the gospel) I learned more during this 15-week class than in all my years of studying missions in youth group and college combined.
I also am always up for taking recommendations!