Suggested Reading

Here are some books recommended by members of the New Creation Christian Community.

The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Shane Claiborne

ISBN-10: 0310266300
ISBN-13: 978-0310266303

This work, subtitled “Living as an Ordinary Radical”, describes and advocates what the author argues to be a truly Christian lifestyle. The author draws on his personal experience, including time spent in Calcutta, India with Mother Teresa, a trip with a Christian Peacemaker Team to Iraq during the 2003 US-led bombing campaign, and life in a communal house, The Simple Way, in Philadelphia, to describe the way he feels Christians ought to be living, the ways in which many currently are not, and the ways in which many are beginning to do so, the Revolution referenced in the title. The lifestyle Claiborne proposes rejects materialism and nationalism and emphasizes living in loving and close community with Christians and non-Christians, a voluntary redistribution of wealth along the lines of Early Christianity, and socially and environmentally conscious consumer choices, all based on love for God and love for all humans.

Claiborne’s writing style relies heavily on personal anecdotes and quotations from Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., theologians and writers such as Walter Wink, John Howard Yoder, Francis of Assisi, and C.S. Lewis, as well as The Bible.

You See Bones, I See An Army: Changing The Way We Do Church

Floyd McClung

ISBN-10: 1576584380
ISBN-13: 978-1576584385

Fire in our Hearts: The story of the Jesus Fellowship

Simon Cooper, Michael Farrant

ISBN 1-900878-05-4

School(s) for Conversion: 12 marks of a New Monasticism

Edited by The Rutba House

ISBN-10: 1597520551
ISBN-13: 978-1597520553

Throughout the history of the church, monastic movements have emerged to explore new ways of life in the abandoned places of society. School(s) for Conversion is a communal attempt to discern the marks of a new monasticism in the inner-cities and forgotten landscapes of the Empire that is called America.

The Hawk and The Dove (series)

Penelope Wilcock

ISBN-10: 1433528479
ISBN-13: 978-1433528477

This series, a warm and gritty tale of monastic life, reflects the timeless human drama of learning to love and to accept God’s grace.

Community And Growth

Jean Vanier

ISBN-10: 0232526974
ISBN-13: 978-0232526974