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Extra Reading and Podcasts for the Alpha Course

Podcast Episodes

Deeper Reading

Is there more to life?

What’s So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming - Henri J. M. Nouwen

Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good? - Nicky Gumbel

Who is Jesus?


Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis

The Case for Christ - Lee Strobel

Orthodoxy - G. K. Chesterton

Jesus Is - Judah Smith

Why did Jesus die?

The Cross of Christ - John Stott

Why Does God Allow Suffering? - Nicky Gumbel

Unreachable - Darrell Tunningley

Mud, Sweat and Tears - Bear Grylls

Why Jesus? - Nicky Gumbel

The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom


How can I have faith?

The Reason for God - Tim Keller

Is Faith Irrational? - Nicky Gumbel

One Step Beyond: One Man’s Journey From Near Death to New Life - Gram Seed


Why and how do I pray?

How to pray - Pete Greig

God on mute – Pete Grieg

What About Other Religions? - Nicky Gumbel

Why and how should I read the Bible?

Why Trust the Bible? - Amy Orr-Ewing

30 Days - Nicky Gumbel

The Bible (The Message is an acceptable paraphrase)

NIV Alpha Bible in One Year

How does God guide us?


Chasing the Dragon - Jackie Pullinger

The Holy Spirit?

Come, creator spirit – Raniero Cantalamessa

The mystery of Pentecost – Raniero Cantalamessa

Sober Intoxication of the Spirit: Filled with the fullness of God – Raniero Cantalamessa

The Jesus lifestyle – Nicky Gumbel

Life in Christ – Raniero Cantalamessa

How can I resist evil?


The Screwtape Letters - C. S. Lewis

Café Theology - Michael Lloyd

Why and how should I tell others?

The Case Against Christ - John Young

Searching Issues - Nicky Gumbel

Does God heal today?

Dancer Off Her Feet- Julie Sheldon

Power Evangelism- John Wimber

What about church?


Questions of Life - Nicky Gumbel

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