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“God appeals to us through other good people, through good sermons, or through the reading of good books.” – Teresa of Avila

In no way is this list exhaustive but it gathers many of the most influential appeals in my life and walk with God.

Good People:

Lisa Kotarski

Aaron Clum

Joel Rash

The guys in South Bay Bessie

Dave and Christy Flowers

Chuck and Nina Flowers

Phil Hearn

Lynn Pratt

Brent Adams

John and Bonnie Whaite

Charly and Christina Sommers

Good Sermons/Preachers:

Dave Flowers (pretty much everything, but especially his early series on Spiritual Reality)

Rob Bell

Andy Stanley (Best Question Ever)

That guy at the Alpha Conference a few years ago

Unknown Priest at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England

Steven Furtick (From the Promise to the Payoff @ Catalyst 2008)

Good Books:

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

If You Wanna Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell

Praise Habit by David Crowder

Wild at Heart by John Eldridge

Saving God’s Green Earth by Tri Robinson

The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

New Neighbor by Leroy Barber


Relevant Magazine and Podcast

Catalyst Podcast

What does your list look like?

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