Reading List

Here is the recommended reading list for year 1 and year 2 of Essence.

If you would like to purchase any of the books from the recommended reading list using the Amazon Associates links on this page, any proceeds will go towards a missions trip bursary.


The Lost Art of Practicing His Presence by James W Goll

Do What Jesus Did by Robby Dawkins

The Collected Works of John G Lake (Kindle Edition)

The World’s Greatest Revivals by Fred & Sharon Wright

Britain’s Spiritual Inheritance by Diana Chapman

The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit by Craig Van Gelder

The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective by R Paul Stevens

Practicing God’s Presence 24/7 by Dennis and Dr Jen Clark

Thirsty for God: A Brief History of Christian Spirituality by Bradley P Holt

Holy Available by Gary Thomas

Do What Jesus Did by Robby Dawkins

Children Can You Hear Me? by Brad Jersak


God’s Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts

I Am Your Father by Mark Stibbe

Hosting the Presence by Bill Johnson

Wide Awake by Erwin Raphael McManus

Unleashed by Erwin Raphael McManus

How To Hear God’s Voice by Mark & Patti Virkler

Church That Works by David Oliver & James Thwaites

The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard

Essence by Roger Ellis

God is Closer than you Think by John Ortberg

The Shaping of Things to Come by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch

Borderland Churches by Gary Nelson

Walking With the Poor by Bryant Myers

Good News and Good Works by Ronald J Sider

My Father’s Names by Elmer L Towns

12 1/2 Steps to Spiritual Health by Howard Astin

Emerging Hope by Jimmy Long

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

The Lion Handbook to the Bible by Pat Alexander & David Alexander

Speaking of Love by Fred & Anna Kendall

Boundaries by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr John Townsend

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