Reading List

Books by Michael Cassidy


Carlton Booth:

  • On the Mountain Top
  • Know the Joy of leading others to Christ

 David J. Bosch:

  • Transforming Mission
  • Witness to the World: The Christian Mission in Theological Perspective
  • Believing in the Future: Toward a Missiology of Western Culture
  • A Spirituality of the Road

Geoffrey Bromiley:

  • Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (edited by Gerhard Kittel and Gerhard Friedrich)(Bromiley translated into English)
  • Anarchy and Christianity (Author: Jacques Ellul) – (Bromiley translated into English)
  • Systematic Theology (Volume 1 and 2) (Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg) – (Bromiley translated into English)
  • Church Dogmatics (Author: Karl Barthes) (Bromiley and Torrance translated into English)

 Edgar H. Brookes:

  • Three Letters from Africa
  • White Rule in South Africa
  • The Colour Problems of South Africa
  • Civil liberties in South Africa (Co-authored with Jock Macaulay)

Edward John Carnell:

  • The Case for Orthodox Theology
  • An Introduction to Christian Apologetics
  • The Case for Biblical Christianity
  • The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr

Charles (Chuck) Colson:

  • How now shall we live?
  • The Faith
  • Loving God
  • Kingdoms in Conflict

Patrick Duncan:

  • Patrick Duncan: South African and Pan African (C. J. Driver)

Ted W. Engstrom:

  • The Pursuit of Excellence
  • The Fine Art of Mentoring
  • Motivation to Last a Lifetime
  • The Making of a Christian Leader

Leighton Ford:

  • The Attentive Life
  • Transforming Leadership
  • The Power of Story
  • Sandy: A Heart for God

Charles Fuller:

  • The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
  • Give the Winds a Mighty Voice: The Story of Charles E. Fuller (Daniel P. Fuller)

Billy Graham:

  • Peace with God: The Secret Happiness
  • Just as I am: The Autobiography of Billy Graham
  • Hope for the troubled heart: Finding God in the midst of pain
  • How to be born again
  • Angels
  • Billy Graham: Candid conversations with a public man (By David Frost)
  • Nearing Home

Michael Green:

  • Evangelism in the early church
  • “But don’t all religions lead to God?”
  • Evangelism through the local church
  • I believe in the Holy Spirit
  • I believe in Satan’s downfall
  • Adventures of Faith: Reflections on fifty years of Christian service
  • Man Alive
  • Runaway World
  • When God breaks in

Tom Houston:

  • Characters around the cradle
  • Characters around the cross
  • My story with governance (Regnum Resources in Mission)
  • Public and private morality: Reflections on King David for today’s leaders

Don Jacobs:

  • What a life! A memoir

Festo Kivengere:

  • I love Idi Amin: The story of triumph under fire in the midst of suffering and persecution in Uganda
  • Revolutionary love
  • When God moves in revival
  • The authorised biography of Festo Kivengere (By Anne Coomes)
  • Festo Kivengere (By Frank Retief)

 Stephen Neill:

  • A history of Christian missions (The Penguin History of the Church)
  • Anglicanism
  • Colonialism and Christian missions
  • The supremacy of Jesus
  • A genuinely human existence
  • Christian faith and other faiths

Gottfried Osei-Mensah

  • Wanted: Servant leaders (Theological perspectives in Africa)

Clarence Roddy:

  • We prepare and preach: The practice of sermon construction and delivery
  • Things most surely believed
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews: Proclaiming the New Testament

Francis Scheffer:

  • The God who is there
  • He is there and He is not silent
  • Escape from Reason
  • True spirituality
  • How should we then live?
  • Art and the Bible

John Stott:

  • Basic Christianity
  • The Cross of Christ
  • The radical disciple: Some neglected aspects of our calling
  • The Beatitudes: Developing spiritual character
  • Why I am a Christian
  • The Lordship of Christ in South Africa: A challenge to Christians to think and act biblically
  • I believe in preaching
  • Issues facing Christians today
  • The Lordship of Christ in South Africa: A challenge to Christians to think and act biblically

Ralph Winter:

  • Perspectives on the world Christian movement: A reader
  • The Ralph D. Winter story: How one man dared to shake up world missions (By Harold Fickett)
  • The challenge of reaching the unreached peoples

Frank Chikane:

  • Eight days in September: The removal of Thabo Mbeki
  • The things that could not be said
  • No life of my own: An autobiography
  • Beyond the barricades: Popular resistance in South Africa

Archibald Hart:

  • Unmasking male depression: Recognising the root cause to many problem behaviours such as anger, resentment, abusiveness, silence, addictions and sexual compulsiveness
  • Helping children survive divorce
  • Thrilled to death: How the endless pursuit of pleasure is leaving us numb
  • The anxiety cure
  • The digital invasion: How technology is shaping you and your relationships
  • Habits of the mind
  • Coping with depression in the ministry and other helping professions

Gordon MacDonald:

  • Ordering your private world
  • Rebuilding your broken world
  • Building below the waterline: Strengthening the life of a leader
  • When men think private thoughts: Exploring the issues that captivate the minds of men
  • The life God blesses: Weathering the storms of life that threaten the soul
  • Restoring your spiritual passion
  • The resilient life

Eugene Peterson:

  • The Message Bible
  • A long obedience in the same direction: Discipleship in an instant society
  • The Pastor: A memoir
  • Answering God: The Psalms as tools for prayer
  • The contemplative pastor: Returning to the art of spiritual direction

Becky Pippert:

  • Out of the saltshaker and into the world: Evangelism as a way of life
  • Hope has its reasons: The search to satisfy our deepest longings
  • Uncovering the life of Jesus

David Watson:

  • Fear no evil: One man deals with terminal illness
  • Contagious disciple making: Leading others on a journey of discovery
  • Discipleship
  • Called and committed

Dallas Willard:

  • The divine conspiracy: Rediscovering our hidden life in God
  • Hearing God: Developing a conversational relationship with God
  • Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the character of Christ
  • A place for truth: Leading thinkers explore life’s hardest questions

Philip Yancey:

  • What’s so amazing about grace?
  • The Jesus I never knew
  • Prayer: Does it make any difference?
  • Vanishing Grace: What ever happened to the good news?
  • Disappointment with God: Three questions no one asks aloud
  • Where is God when it hurts?
  • Church: Why bother?

Deborah Kirsten:

  • Chai tea and ginger beer

Stephen Lungu:

  • Out of the Black Shadows: The amazing transformation of Stephen Lungu (By Anne Coomes)
  • From a street kid: Stephen Lungu’s incredible life journey (By Tonia Cope Bowley)

Barbara Davies:

  • The Mustard Seed: The story of Bonginkosi

 Anne Coomes:

  • Out of the Black Shadows: The amazing transformation of Stephen Lungu
  • African Harvest: The captivating story of Michael Cassidy and African Enterprise

Robert M’Cheyne:

John Wilson:

  • Exploring Leadership: Reflections from Scripture

John Pollock:

  • The Cambridge Seven: The true story ordinary men used in no ordinary way