If you’re investigating Jesus, the Bible, and faith in God or if you struggle with doubt:
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller (2009)
Many people have found this book helpful when it comes to questions modern people ask about Christianity. The author does a good job at presenting common questions and objections raised by people and then provides possible ways to think through the issues.
If you have questions and you like listening to lecture style audio, check this website out! RZIM has been engaging thoughtful learners for decades and is helping those with intellectual doubts work through their struggles.
If you want to grow more in hearing God:
Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God by Dallas Willard (2012)
This is a foundational book for developing a personal relationship with God through learning to recognize His voice.
One of the greatest online portals for those looking for resources to grow in faith. All of John Piper’s books are free in PDF format!
If you need help with your devotional life:
If you’re dealing with mental illness such as depression, anxiety, or mood disorders:
Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness by Edward T Welch (2011)
Many people we know have read this book and found it relatable, practical, and very helpful. There’s hope if you struggle in these ways!
Qideas: Mental Illness What is the Church’s Role?
This is just an article online, but it is filled with useful links and resources.
If you want to dive into biblical theology:
The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Bartholomew and Goheen (2014)
This book is an introduction to the basic storyline and theology of the Bible. Throughout, the authors suggest, God is revealed through the story and calls us to participate in His drama.
The Bible Project
Short, fun, and high quality animated videos summarizing each book of the Bible.
If you're interested in engaging global issues:
Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World by Bob Roberts Jr. (2009)
Bob is a close friend of Trinity Life and has taught us how to engage the local community around us and the global issues around the world. Bob explains that globalization isn’t just effecting the economy, but also how the Kingdom of God is coming.
Glocalnet is the online blog of Bob Roberts and provides additional resources on how to engage globally and how to build relationships with people of various backgrounds around the world.
If church planting seems interesting to you:
Kingdom First by Jeff Christopherson (2015)
Jeff is also a close friend of Trinity Life. This is one of the best books describing how to plant churches by putting the Kingdom of God first - not worship gatherings. This book is practical and can be read by anyone not just pastors, church planters, or ministry leaders.
Toronto Church Planting
TCP is a church planting network for those interested in helping to start churches in the GTA. There are great resources here for learning about church planting, but also actual work that’s happening in the GTA.
If you'd like to learn more about how we're multiplying our Body Life Groups:
Community: Where God Dwells
This book is not only a groundbreaking lesson from the church in the East, but also a life-altering lesson in what the Spirit of God actually wants to do in our midst.
If you’d like to grow as a leader in the workplace or in the church:
The Making Of A Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development by Robert Clinton (2012)
This is a seminal leadership text that recognizes that there are different stages of leadership throughout the life of the leader. It will help you recognize where you are and how to get where God wants you to go.
If you’re looking to sharpen your parenting skills:
God, Marriage, And Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation by Andreas J. Kostenberger (2010)
This book lays a solid foundation for the Christian understanding of marriage and family and how that should impact the way we live in society.