Recommended Reading List

The following books provide additional background and theology for each of the areas covered in
Copernicus 2.0.


Joel Green, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts (IVP Academic) 2011

David Takle, Lamb of God: Rediscovering the Beauty of Atonement (Kingdom Formation Ministries) 2018


Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship (HarperOne) 2009


John Lynch and Bruce McNicol and Bill Thrall, The Cure (TrueFace) 2016 (


David Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself : The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (InterVarsity Press) 2004


David Takle, Transformation by Design: How God Changes Lives (Kingdom Formation Ministries) 2017

Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ (NavPress) 2012


James Sire, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept (IVP Academic) 2015

Dallas Willard, Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge (HarperOne) 1993

N. T. Wright, Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World (HarperOne) 2020

Relationship (with God)

David Benner, Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality (IVP Books) 2015

Mark Buchannan, Your God is Too Safe: Rediscovering the Wonder of a God You Can’t Control (Multnomah) 2001

James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (IVP Books) 2009

Curt Thompson, Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices That Can Transform Your Life and Relationships (SaltRiver) 2010


Gregory Boyd, God At War: The Bible and Spiritual Conflict (IVP Academic) 1997

Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God (HarperCollins) 1998

N. T. Wright, How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels (HarperOne) 2016


Jan Johnson, When the Soul Listens: Finding Rest and Direction in Contemplative Prayer (NavPress) 2017

M. Robert Mulholland Jr., Shaped by the Word: The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation (Upper Room) 2001

David Takle, Forming: A Work of Grace (Kingdom Formation Ministries) 2013

Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives (HarperOne) 1999


Steve Fair, Journey Into the Divided Heart: Facing the Defense Mechanisms That Hinder True Emotional Healing (HigherLife Publishing) 2020

David Takle, The Truth About Lies and Lies About Truth (Kingdom Formation Ministries) 2013