Shadrach Book List
Shadrach Youth Discipleship Ministry “Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” —Philippians 3:17 (emphasis added)
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son...” —Proverbs 10:5
One of the great ways of learning and growing in the kingdom of God is to “mark them which walk” with God. These books by and about saints of God, both past and present, have been chosen to do just that. Our hope and desire for you is that, as you read these wonderfully anointed and challenging stories, you will receive the same spirit of wholehearted devotion and surrender to our Lord Jesus that these saints possessed. May you “gather” the spiritual nuggets from these saints in order that you might be built up in Christ to become the pillars of faith for this and coming generations. Shadrach Book List To attend the Shadrach Retreat, read three books per year off of the list, one book from each category: one from Practical Books, one from Biographies, and one from Deeper Walk. Consult the yearly assignment sheet for further requirements. There may be specific books assigned for each year. Books are available through your Christian bookstore unless otherwise noted. Practical Books Quest for Love by Elisabeth Eliot – This book contains wonderful stories of how God brought men and women together with true love and commitment. To Train up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl – It’s not too soon to start thinking about how you will train your children. Enjoy the Pearl’s humor and forthrightness as you read this book. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry: $5.00 It’s a Lifestyle by Nathan and Jim Ryun – This book is not just about “not dating.” The Ryun brothers take you on a journey of total surrender in every area of your life. One of the better books on the topic. Ages 15 and up. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry: $8.00 Measure Your Life by Wesley Duewel – Using a Scriptural basis, Bro. Duewell predicts what God will be looking for in our lives at the day of Judgment. How will God be able to reward us? This is a great book for this day and age when so many think it doesn’t matter how we live. Best Price is from Duewell Literature Trust. 1-317-881-6751, Ext. 361 His Chosen Bride by Jennifer L. Lamp – A five star book on purity and single-mindedness for single girls. This book doesn't go overboard, but it also doesn't give you an inch of room for carnality! Enjoyable read.
The Godly Home Tape Series by Denny Kenaston – If you're approaching the age of marriage, then this is a must-have series. The messages are anointed and filled with the best balance of discipline and love without compromise that I have ever heard. (Twelve tapes) Charity Gospel Tape Ministry: 1-800-227-7902 Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman – Confused about what to eat? This book is full of good research and lots of interesting stories and facts on what fruits and vegetables can do for your health and healing (yes, healing!). Plus, how to eat healthily if you really want to have meat. Learn how to avoid eating unhealthily even when you’re vegetarian. This doctor has helped many people lose weight, find deliverance from diseases, and just plain feel better! Order through Amazon.com To Judge or Not to Judge by Edwin & Lillian Harvey – Is it ever your duty to judge? Where does discernment and rebuke come in? This is a wonderful guide, using a solid scriptural basis. Order through Harvey Publishing: 1910-694-1016 Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy McDonald – This book is designed for mothers and daughters to go through together, but it would be excellent reading for any young lady! Etiquette, contentedness, attitudes, personal grooming, feminine desires are just some of the topics covered. Effects of Music on Life (2 audio tape set) by Andrew Pudewa – An excellent, non-threatening essay on music. Pudewa uses excerpts of music to teach what is harmful and what isn’t. Order through Inst. Of Excellence in Writing: 1-800-856-5815 Let God Guide You Daily by Wesley Duewel – Replete with Scripture, Bro. Duewell encourages the reader to believe that one of God’s greatest desires is to guide His children daily, step by step. Best Price is from Duewell Literature Trust. 1-317-881-6751, Ext. 361 Boyhood and Beyond by Bob Schultz – This is guy stuff…and boy is it practical! ☺ Even if you’re not an avid reader, you will likely enjoy Bob’s laid back style that really lays out the basic principles in life that we need to succeed as men of God on the day-to-day level. Order through Amazon.com The Soul Winners Secret by Samuel Logan Brengle – In character with Brengle's practical and direct style, this volume will fire you up for soul-winning and teach you the tools you’ll need to do so. Salvation Army Purchasing Department: 1-847-294-2012
2 The Public Undressing of America by Jeff Pollard – I was amazed at how we have been slowly desensitized to nudity as described in this book. Especially helpful for women to read. Order through Vision Forum: 1-800-440-0022 Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Eliot – Mrs. Elliot intertwines the story of how God brought her and Jim together with wonderful truths on purity, loneliness, and discerning God’s will in a direct but gentle way, as only she can do.
Remarkable Miracles by G.C. Bevington – These are truly remarkable stories of how God worked through the evangelist, G. C. Bevington. His tenacious prayer life and amazing boldness are a great inspiration. Souls are saved, bodies healed and carnal Christians transformed through Bevington’s life of obedience and prayer.
God’s Way to Handle Money by Crown Financial Ministries – This is a workbook for teens. Learn through Scripture what God’s plan is for finances on a level that you can use now!
*A Voice in the Wilderness by Loran W. Helm – I have read and re-read this autobiography more than any other book. The layers of truth just get deeper and deeper. By using his own by-faith life story, Bro. Helm will teach you how to walk with God, hear His voice, discern burdens and many other spiritual truths. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry.
Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Elizabeth Elliot – Some of the topics covered are God, sin, marriage and family, priorities and emotions. Excellent material. This comes as a video, CD or on Cassette.
George Muller: The Guard of Bristol Orphans – This man’s faith is renowned as he trusted in God to provide bread for his orphans as well as huge buildings to house them in. Our God is able!!
Tozer on Worship and Entertainment by A.W. Tozer – How do we discern what is pleasing to God in worship and entertainment and what isn’t? There is a way! This well known preacher and author from the 1900’s gives timeless wisdom in these areas. Refreshing.
Missiles Over Cuba by Tom White – White, now the director of Voice of the Martyrs, tells of his adventures spreading the gospel in Cuba. Interesting reading. Order from Voice of the Martyrs: 1-918-337-8015
The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ by Jerry Ross – Ross skillfully takes Scriptures about Jesus’ youth and expounds on their relevancy to all young people who are followers of Christ. Good overview of discipleship. The Disciplined Life by Richard Shelley Taylor – As the cover of this book says, “If you are tired of the sloppiness and low productivity level of your personal life, wade in! This is the book for you!” The Answers Book by Don Batten, Ken Ham, Jonathan Sarfati, Carl Wieland – This updated book addresses the 20 most common questions that Christians and nonChristians alike ask regarding creation/evolution and Genesis. Order through www.answersingenesis.com
I Will Die Free – by Noble Alexander – Alexander spent many years in a Cuban prison. He tells of how the Lord helped him to remain faithful despite much persecution. Order from Voice of the Martyrs: 1-918-337-8015 A Passion for Souls by Lyle Dorsett - A well-done biography of D.L. Moody. This soul-winner started out on a very low economic and academic level which made things rough in the beginning, but he pressed on through God’s refining to become one of the leading American evangelists and educators. This is written in a very interesting style which makes the length of the book enjoyable, and making you wish it would not end, even after over 300 pages.
The Battle for Truth by David Noebel – This book is about world views. It is about what deceptions are floating about in our culture. A great read for those who want to be sharp on the issues. Over 300 pages.
Rees Howells, Intercessor by Norman Grubb – In my opinion, this is a must-read for all youth and adults. Read how God dealt very directly and practically with this saint of God. Learn how to pray effectively, and also learn how God answered the prayers of this intercessor to affect WWII.
Household Foes by Lillian G. Harvey – Does Christianity ever cause division with those you love? This book, with Biblical examples, and lots of wisdom, will help clarify what it means when Jesus said our foes shall be of our own household. Order through Harvey Christian Publishers: 1-910-694-1016
Against the Tide by Angus Kinnear – This is the biography of Watchman Nee, the China man who established solid doctrine for the Chinese church before the Communist takeover. This is an excellent story about a life of perseverance in the midst of opposition as well as a lesson in recent Chinese history.
A Pastor’s Wife by Sabina Wurmbrand – You will be amazed and inspired by the faith of this woman who was often behind the scenes. The wife of Richard Wurmbrand. Order from Voice of the Martyrs: 1-918-337-8015
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom – A poignant story of bare survival during the Holocaust. But, more importantly, a picture of how one can respond when Christ is within us. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret by Dr. & Mrs. Howard Taylor – A tremendous example of complete faith. Through founding the China Inland Mission, Taylor reached millions for Christ.
A Chance to Die by Elizabeth Elliot – A biography of Amy Carmichael, the missionary to India. She ministered to many orphans and street children in her children’s home. Trials and misunderstandings were common, but faithfulness to God’s call in God’s way carried her through to an excellent finish.
3 Tortured for Christ by Richard Wurmbrand – Read of Great Faith in the midst of a Communist prison. Excellent! Written by the founder of The Voice of the Martyrs, Richard Wurmbrand: 1-918-337-8015 God’s Smuggler – The autobiography of Brother Andrew. This book is another adventure book of a Bible smuggler behind the Iron Curtain. Great reading…don’t miss the lessons of faith! Madam Guyon (autobiography) – Thrown in prison for many years because of her simple faith, Madam Guyon learned much through suffering. Few people learn the depths of humility and submission to Christ as this lady did. God can help you through her example! By Searching by Isobel Kuhn – An autobiography of Mrs. Kuhn’s earlier life. Tells of her spiritual journey before she goes as a missionary to China. The Lord delivers her during this time of attachments she has to the world and to people she loves. Praying Hyde edited by E.G. Carre’ – A truly fascinating person to read after. Hyde was a missionary to India who had a vision for prayer. The Lord would give him a certain number of souls each day. Tremendous. Available through amazon.com Heroes of the Holy Life by Wesley Duewel – Once again, Duewell writes under the anointing, sharing about men/women of God of the past who were heroes in the Kingdom. All of these leaders experienced a sanctifying work and have lessons for us to learn. Order from Duewell Literature Trust. 1-317-881-6751, Ext. 361 Biographies or Autobiographies on Finney, Wesley, Slessor or Studd would also be acceptable. The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun and Paul Hattaway – A tremendous story of modern day persecution in China. Brother Yun is a Chinese pastor who has experienced torture and imprisonment. You will be challenged by his focus – not on his sufferings – but on the beauty of Jesus. From the Plough Handle to the Pulpit by A.E. Humbard – This is an action packed book. If I didn’t know better, I would say this man was a descendent of John T. Hatfield! Humbard is an evangelist who lives and travels by faith. You will learn lessons of waiting on God, prayer, enduring opposition with a Christlike spirit and much more in this book. Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose – This is the inspiring story of a woman’s miraculous faith in the jungles of WWII. Mrs. Rose was a missionary to New Guinea and spent 4 years in a Japanese war camp. Oswald Chambers: Abandoned to God by David McFarland – This is the life story of the author of the devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. Read this stirring account of the life behind the deep spiritual truths. The Pursuit of God: The Life of A.W. Tozer by James L. Snyder – Reading the behind the scenes stories in this biography will inspire you to want to read more books that Tozer has written. Tozer is often called a ‘prophet’ and ‘the conscience of evangelicalism’. Interesting reading.
Deeper Walk – listed from lightest reading to heaviest Shadrach Discipleship Manual – This manual is the heart of the Shadrach Youth Ministry. Put together by various pastors and wives, it lays down a basic foundation for Christian living. Written specifically for youth and their needs. Required reading before attending a retreat. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry: $15.00 “Steps to Faith” by Karin Litchfield – This Bible Study will take you through the gospel of John with an emphasis on prayer. If done daily, it will take about a month to go through. Written especially with youth in mind in a practical way. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry: $5.00 Kneeling We Triumph, Book One or Two by Edwin and Lillian Harvey – Set up in a devotional style of writing, the Harveys share the power of prayer in bite-sized pieces. Very inspiring! Order from Harvey Christian Publishers: 1-910-694-1016 The Road to Reality by K.P. Yohannan – In this book, Yohannan gives his honest and shocking assessment of the American church in relation to missions. Learn of the true needs the lost have in other parts of the world. Don’t read this unless you want to be challenged to change! Let Go by Fenelon – Easy to read book with powerful messages about yielding to the Lord in every situation of life. Full of wonderful insights. One of Tozer’s favorite authors. Discipline, the Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot – Mrs. Elliot has a way of using personal stories and Bible illustrations that make the unadulterated truth she is giving quite palatable. Learn how discipline and letting Christ have complete control will help every area of your life. Surrender: the Heart God Controls by Nancy Leigh DeMoss – Are you surrendered to the Lord….or just committed? Take the challenge to take a closer look at what true surrender really means. This book is not long, but it is very pure in the truth presented…not watered down! Read it carefully. Living Sacrifice; Living Faith; Living Holiness; or Living Fellowship by Helen Roseveare – Helen was a missionary doctor in the Congo during the Simba uprisings in the 1960’s. Each of these four books weaves the fascinating accounts of those events with powerful lessons the Lord taught her through it all. Outstanding material! Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan - This is a timeless classic. A allegory given by divine revelation to John Bunyan describing the spiritual walk we go through using incidents we can all relate to. Lots to learn from in this book. (An abridged version would make easier reading.) Invasion of Wales by the Spirit through Evan Roberts by James Stewart– A wonderful account of the Wales Revival. Read how the Lord prepared for it, the stirrings during the revival and read sermons that Evan Roberts preached. available through Revival Literature 1-8280371
4 Helps to Holiness by Samuel Logan Brengle – This Salvation Army man knew what true holiness and sanctification were all about. No one who reads this can go away without feeling challenged to holiness. Any other books by Brengle would qualify as well. Salvation Army Purchasing Department: 1-847-294-2012 A Cry in the Wilderness by Keith Green – Twelve bold messages about uncompromising faith. This challenging book is excellent discipleship material. Power of Prevailing Prayer by Wesley Duewell – Need some inspiration in your prayer life? This will stir you to pray and encourage you in the many ways that we pray as well as the many ways God answers. A tremendous, anointed book. Order from Duewell Literature Trust. 1317-881-6751, Ext. 361 Royal Insignia by Edwin and Lillian Harvey – Ninety-eight readings on the believer’s ‘credentials’ – humility, brokenness, nothingness, destitution, lowliness, etc. If you’ve read any of the Harvey’s books, you know they are wonderful. Humility by Andrew Murray – This contains important lessons for all of us. Murray discusses: humility and sin, humility in Jesus’ life, humility in the disciple’s life and the lack of pride when humility and holiness are combined.
Other Recommended Resources: Out of Print Books You may be able to find this book from used book distributors. Well worth the hunt! Thirty-three Years a Live Wire by John T. Hatfield – Like excitement? This book has it all! Hatfield was a fiery Methodist evangelist in the 1800’s. Amazing how God used him in the salvation of souls, whether through preaching them to the altar or physically wrestling them to the altar! Very challenging book on holiness and prayer, as well.
Bible Studies/Study Guides Great for group or individual use “Steps to Faith” by Karin Litchfield – This Bible Study will take you through the book of John with an emphasis on prayer. If done daily, it will take you about a month to go through. Written especially with youth in mind in a practical way. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry: $5.00 Shadrach Manual – For use in group or individual study. This manual is the heart of the Shadrach Youth Ministry. Put together by various pastors and wives, it lays down a basic foundation for Christian living. Written specifically for youth and their needs on issues such as sibling relationships, prayer, witnessing, dating, music, fasting, etc.. Order through Shadrach Youth Ministry: $15.00
The Power of Prayer by R.A. Torrey – If your prayer life needs a boost, this is a book for you. I attended a Bible study using this book and Kneeling We Triumph, and my prayer life hasn’t been the same since. How to pray? What interferes with prayer? These questions and more will be answered.
The Study Guides can be ordered from Shadrach Youth Ministry for $5.00 a piece.
The Counselor by A.W. Tozer – Excellent material on what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Steps to Faith can also be downloaded from the web at no cost to you at:
Radical Cross by A.W. Tozer – Only Christ who knows our nature so well would ask us that to deny ourselves in order to save ourselves. A Plain Account of Christian Perfection by John Wesley – The title and the author are pretty much self-explanatory. If you enjoy a good, meaty book on perfection, this is the one! www.christianbook.com My All for Him by Basilea Schlink – I have never read another book like this one. The focus is on loving Christ so intimately and in such a beautiful way that complete surrender is the only natural response. *The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee – This book isn’t for the faint-hearted or shallow thinker, but we include it because it is a brilliant description of what it means to be a normal Christian. Completely covers what Christ did for us at Calvary and at the resurrection, and what power that gives us to overcome. Books by Tozer, Finney or Ravenhill are also acceptable. *Study Guides Available for these books
The Normal Christian Life Study Guide by Karin Litchfield A Voice in the Wilderness Study Guide by Karin Litchfield
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