Books recommended by Pastor Rick. Great reads, check them out.

Counterfeit Gods

by Timothy Keller 

(Spiritual Wall) 8.25.19

The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters: Success, true love, and the life you live always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time. In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message cements Keller’s reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical.

On Guard

by William Lane Craig

(Mental Wall) 8.18.19

Renowned scholar William Lane Craig offers a readable, rich training manual for defending the Christian faith. This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for God’s existence, defends the historicity of Jesus’ personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesn’t work. Along the way, he shares his story of following God’s call in his own life. This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately, applying straightforward, cool-headed arguments. They will discover not just what they believe, but why they believe—and how being on guard with the truth has the power to change lives forever. 

Extreme Ownership

by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

8-11-19 Mental Wall

An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Since it’s release in October 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. Required reading for many of the most successful organizations, it has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders.

Don’t Grow Weary

by Larry Linkous

Spiritual wall 8-4-19

When God created you, He entrusted you with an assignment that no one else can fulfill. The enemy knows that if you were to realize your destiny in Christ, you would be a devastating force to the kingdom of darkness. Satan will do everything he can to keep you weary, distracted, and defeated, to hold you among the ranks of unfulfilled assignments and unrealized potential. The keys within these pages will unlock the chains that have kept you in bondage. Learn to use them. Break free from the weight that has been holding you back, and embark on the path to fulfilling your destiny. Do not despise the small beginnings. You are on your way. Don’t Grow Weary.