The Christmas Season is a great opportunity to do some reading and ACL staff will also be looking to do this over the coming month during our shut down period (the office is closed from Monday the 24th of December to Friday the 11th of January). We’ve put together this list of books that we’re currently reading or have read and can recommend. This list is no way exhaustive and by recommending it here we’re not endorsing its content.



If you’re still looking for ideas you can also check out The Australian’s Summer Reading Guide or look at Mercatornet’s 101 books Gen Ys must read before they die and Favourite books of 2012.



We’re interested to hear your book suggestions as well – let us know in the comments section below.



 



  • Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas


  • A Practical View of Christianity by William Wilberforce


  • Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Gregory Douthat


  • Building a Discipleship Culture by Mike Breen and Steve Cockram


  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas


  • Christ and Culture by Richard Niebuhr


  • Church and state: Australia's Imaginary Wall by Tom Frame


  • City of God by Augustine


  • City of Man: Religion & Politics in a New Era by Michael Gerson & Peter Wehner


  • Coming Apart, the State of White America by Charles Murray


  • Cross of Christ by John Stott


  • Defending Constantine by Peter J. Leithart


  • Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God’s Plan for the World by Tim Keller


  • Henry VIII: King and Court by Alison Weird


  • Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin


  • In the Beginning by Alistair McGrath


  • Lazarus Rising by John Howard


  • Maybe ‘I do’ by Kevin Andrews


  • Mere Christianity by CS Lewis


  • Ministries of Mercy by Timothy Keller


  • Naming the Elephant by James Sire


  • On the right track by Cory Bernardi


  • Pensées by Blaise Pascal


  • Phantastes by George MacDonald


  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan


  • Render Unto Caesar, Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life by Charles J Chaput


  • Sex & the iWorld by Dale Keuhne


  • Silent Legacy by Paul Henderson and John Fox


  • Spirit of a Nation by Stuart Piggin


  • Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald


  • The Confessions by Augustine


  • The Dark Night of the Soul by St John of the Cross


  • The Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin


  • The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer


  • The Next Christian by Gabe Lyons


  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer


  • The Roots of the Righteous by A.W. Tozer


  • The Space Trilogy by C S Lewis


  • The Theology of Engagement by Ian Markham


  • The Way of the Modern World by Craig Gay


  • The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society by Brad S. Gregory


  • To Change the World by James Davison Hunter


  • Tree and Leaf by JRR Tolkein


  • Vertical Church by James McDonald


  • Who is this Man? By John Ortberg, Jim’s recommendation