Alpha Reading List

Alpha Reading List


Session 1: Is There More to Life than This
What’s so Amazing About Grace? by Phillip Yancey
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J. M. Nouwen
Does Religion Do More Harm than Good? By Nicky Gumbel

Session 2: Who is Jesus
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
Jesus Is by Judah Smith

Session 3: Why Did Jesus Die
The Cross of Christ by John Stott
Why Does God Allow Suffering by? By Nicky Gumbel
Unreachable by Darrell Tunningley
Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylis
Why Jesus? By Nicky Gumbel
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Session 4: How Can I Have Faith
The Reason for God by Tim Keller
Is Faith Irrational? By Nicky Gumbel
One Step Beyond: One Man’s Journey from Near Death to New Life by Gram Seed

Session 5: Why and How do I Pray
God on Mute by Pete Greig
What About Other Religions? By Nicky Gumbel

Session 6: Why and How Should I Read the Bible
Why Trust the Bible? Amy Orr-Ewing
30 Days by Nicky Gumbel
The Bible (The Message is an acceptable paraphrase)
NIV Alpha Bible in One Year

Session 7: How Does God Guide Us
Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger

Session 8: How Can I resist Evil
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

Session 9: Why and How Should I Tell Others
The Case Against Christ by John Young
Searching Issues by Nicky Gumbel

Session 10: Does God Heal Today
Dancer Off Her Feet by Julie Sheldon
Power Evangelism by John Wimber

Session 11: What About the Church
Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel