At Cornerstone we are often asked to recommend books that will help people grow in their understanding of Christianity and their relationship with God. While there is no substitute for reading the Bible, and study versions with explanatory margin notes are particularly helpful, there are a number of other books that explain various aspects of authentic, biblical Christianity in ways that present-day readers can easily relate to and apply in their own lives. We do not have a bookshop at Cornerstone, but we firmly believe in 21st Century followers of Jesus being resourced for life in him. To that end, here are some titles and authors you can find online and might consider adding to your Kindle or bookshelf:

Alpha: Questions Of Life - An Opportunity To Explore The Meaning Of Life, by Nicky Gumbel

Biblical Interpretation 101: Historic Rules For Reading The Bible, by Derek J. Morphew

Breakthrough: Discovering The Kingdom, by Derek J. Morphew

The Case For Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation Of The Evidence For Jesus, by Lee Strobel

The Charismatic Theology Of St Luke, by Roger Stronstad

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed By A Relentless God, by Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski

The Cross Of Christ, by John Stott

Doing Healing: How To Minister God's Kingdom In The Power Of The Spirit, by Alexander Venter

Empowered Evangelicals: Bringing Together The Best Of The Evangelical And Charismatic Worlds, by Rich Nathan & Ken Wilson 

Every Man's Battle: Winning The War On Sexual Temptation One Victory At A Time, by Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker with Mike Yorkey

Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues Of A Godly Wife And Mother, by Carolyn Mahaney

Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit For Today, by Craig S. Keener

God's Lavish Grace, by Terry Virgo

Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look At The Holy Spirit's Work In Our Lives, by R. T. Kendall

How To Read The Bible For All Its Worth, by Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart

Knowing Christianity, by J. I. Packer

Loving Our Kids On Purpose: Making A Heart-To-Heart Connection, by Danny Silk 

The Measure Of A Man: Twenty Attributes Of A Godly Man, by Gene A. Getz

The Message Of Acts, by John Stott

Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples, by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving

No Condemnation: A Theology Of Assurance Of Salvation, by Michael A. Eaton

Passion For Your Name: Resourcing Worship Leaders - Refreshing Worshippers, by Tim Hughes

Paul, The Spirit, And The People Of God, by Gordon D. Fee

People Of The Spirit: Exploring Luke's View Of The Church, by Graham H. Twelftree

Pierced For Our Transgressions: Rediscovering The Glory Of Penal Substitution, by Steve Jeffery, Michael Ovey & Andrew Sach

Power Healing, by John Wimber and Kevin Springer

The Pursuit Of God: The Human Thirst For The Divine, by A. W. Tozer

The Reason For God: Belief In An Age Of Scepticism, by Timothy Keller

The Spirit-Filled Church: Finding Your Place In God's Purpose, by Terry Virgo

Studies In The Sermon Of The Mount, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Supernatural Power Of A Transformed Mind: Access To A Life Of Miracles, by Bill Johnson

Surprised By The Power Of The Spirit: Discovering How God Speaks and Heals Today, by Jack Deere

Systematic Theology: An Introduction To Biblical Doctrine, by Wayne Grudem

Unlocking The Bible: A Unique Overview Of The Whole Bible, by David Pawson

The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back To The Heart Of Worship, by Matt Redman

What's So Amazing About Grace?, by Philip Yancey

When Heaven Invades Earth: A Practical Guide To A Life Of Miracles, by Bill Johnson