Not From Around Here: What Unites Us, What Divides Us, and How We Can Move Forward (2019)
Americans feel divided by values, with major conflicts between urban and rural populations. As public discourse becomes increasingly contentious, Christians can lead the way in finding common ground and seeking and offering forgiveness. Not From Around Here uses stories and research to inspire empathy and encourage self-reflection that leads to healing.
Demanding Liberty: An Untold Story of American Religious Freedom (2018)
Religious liberty is enshrined in America's founding documents because persecuted religious minorities in insisted on a bill of rights to protect them. Demanding Liberty tells the story of Isaac Backus's lifelong struggle to separate church and state and secure religious freedom for all Americans.
Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk? (2016)
Critics denounce Bible-believing Christians as racist, misogynistic, and homophobic—among other things. The apostle Paul has been charged with these attitudes (and more!), as well. Paul Behaving Badly takes a serious look at the accusations against Paul and assesses them in light of Paul's first-century content.
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible (2012)
The most influential parts of culture are the values and assumptions that "go without being said." What goes without being said for modern Americans is often very different from the unspoken values and assumptions of the first-century Roman world. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes examines nine cultural values that can lead Western readers to misinterpret the Scriptures—and offers a way forward.
The Strategically Small Church: Intimate. Nimble. Authentic. Effective. (2010)
Pastors of small churches often feel they lack the resources they need for effective ministry. The Strategically Small Church identifies the strategic advantages of small churches and encourage pastors to leverage these advantages for Kingdom impact.