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Whether you’re looking to grow personally, share your faith, or need help in caring for loved ones, this site is a great place to get biblical advice for every day life.

Devotionals ( – An online meta-site, Crosswalk  is an excellent resource for devotionals, speakers, seminars, etc.  It has a collection of sites tailored for any level or life stage…visit it to pick out  your favorites.  Here are two possible sites to start with:

Bible Pathway Ministries ( )
An online daily devotional that helps you read through the entire Bible in just one year…it only takes 15 minutes a day!

Today God Is First (
An online daily devotional for those in the professional world…you’ll find the devotions timely and apropos to your life/career.

In Touch Ministries ( )
In Touch Ministries publishes a monthly devotional magazine that features a monthly theme, articles, and daily  devotions.  It’s one of the best resources out there!

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers ( )
This devotional is a classic and should be read somewhere along your faith journey.


The Charles Stanley Life Principles Bible (NKJV or NIV)
The Life Principles Bible is overflowing with practical articles, notes, and sidebars that help readers understand what the Bible has to say about life’s most important questions.  Features include: 30 Life Principles with articles throughout the Bible; Life Lessons verse notes; Life Examples from the people of the Bible; Answers to Life's Difficult Questions; and What the Bible Says About God's Promises for Life.

The Study Bible (NIV)
The NIV Study Bible is the #1 bestselling study Bible in the world's most popular modern English Bible translation.  The in-depth notes are coded to highlight notes of special interest in the areas of character study, archaeology, and personal application.  Full-color photos, maps, and illustrations make this study Bible accessible and friendly.  

The Recovery Devotional Bible (NIV)
The Recovery Devotional Bible, New International Version, is a life-building, user-friendly resource to help you through each day. Connecting Scripture and the Twelve Steps, this Bible provides day-by-day encouragement and help for the person in recovery, whatever the addiction or dependency. Helpful features include: 365 daily meditations, Life Connections relating Bible portions to the life of recovery, Step Markers indicating sections of the Bible that apply to particular steps, and a 'Where to Turn' section for help when you're hurting. The Recovery Devotional Bible will give you the power and support you need as you draw closer to God, the source of your recovery.

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31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers
Christians who long to experience God in a fresh, deep way will treasure this powerful, personal praise guide. Every day for just one month, a Scripture-based devotion cultivates the "heart habit" of praise and worship. Readers will be gently inspired to appreciate and adore the Lord in all things -- yes, even in the midst of pain, disappointment, and heartache. A deeper intimacy with God -- and a greater love for Him -- is the sure result.

31 Days of Prayer by Ruth Myers
It takes but a few weeks to form a habit. Readers of 31 Days of Prayer can form a prayer habit that lasts a lifetime with this beautiful and practical devotional. Authors Ruth and Warren Myers show readers how to grow in prayer, even if the amount of time set aside seems small at first. The book guides believers through prayer for thirty-one days, allowing for personalized prayer that reflects individual circumstances and areas for spiritual growth. 31 Days of Prayer leads readers, step-by-step, into praying about what is close to their hearts and God's.

Beyond Self-Help by Rev. Jason K. Pankau, Lisa Leach and John Donovan

Jason Pankau engages us with a most comprehensive process of Christian discipleship.  Being ‘trained in righteousness’ is not a ‘sometimes’ thing, but rather an exercise that emerges from intentionality, undergirded with a theology that touches the ground, all the while squeezing every bit of goodness out of the lives God gave us.  For anyone searching for credibility, relevance, and impact in their Christian witness, this roadmap for personal growth and spiritual maturity is a must read.


Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, When To Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual.  

Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
John & Stasi Eldredge’s bestselling book, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul, encourages women to connect with their deepest feminine desires and learn to see God as their ultimate lover and hero. Not just for women, this book also helps men to appreciate and delight in the strength and beauty of women.

Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

John Eldredge revises and updates his best-selling, renowned Christian classic, Wild at Heart, and in it invites men to recover their masculine heart, defined in the image of a passionate God. And he invites women to discover the secret of a man’s soul and to delight in the strength and wildness men were created to offer.  John Eldredge is the director of Ransomed Heart

First the Gospel, Then Politics by John C. Rankin
First the Gospel, Then Politics is based on a fundamentalist understanding of the Bible, but the author has been active in promoting the ideas of this book in his Mars Hill Forums--venues that few biblicist Evangelicals or Fundamentalists are willing or able to address, ie. Smith College, and equally hostile audiences for any conservative Christian apologetic exchanges. The creation order argument that John Rankin employs might well be adopted to any theology.

God Will Make a Way by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
In this best-selling book, Drs. Cloud and Townsend introduce eight persuasive principles that demonstrate how God enters both the heart-breaking situation and the life looking for more. These principles are applied to readers' lives so that their relationships will be better, they'll have more control over their lives, and their spiritual hunger will be satisfied.

How People Grow by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
All growth is spiritual growth. Authors Drs. Cloud and Townsend unlock age-old keys to growth from Scripture to help people resolve issues of relationships, maturity, emotional problems, and overall spiritual growth. They shatter popular misconceptions about how God operates and show that growth is not about self-actualization, but about God's sanctification.

Life’s Healing Choices by John Baker
Life happens.  Happiness and Healing are yours for the choosing.  Life's Healing Choices offers freedom from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits through eight healing choices that promise true happiness and life transformation. Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, Senior Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church and John Baker, who is also a pastor at Saddleback, developed the eight choices shared in this book.

The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson

Neil Anderson ultimately helps people break negative thought patterns, control irrational feelings, and break out of the bondage of sinful behavior. Those struggling will discover how to embrace the promise of Jesus to win the spiritual battles that confront them.


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, is one of the very few sets of books that should be read three times: in childhood, early adulthood, and late in life. In brief, four children travel repeatedly to a world in which they are far more than mere children and everything is far more than it seems. Richly told, populated with fascinating characters, perfectly realized in detail of world and pacing of plot, the story is infused throughout with the timeless issues of good and evil, faith and hope.


The Courtship of God by Jim & Shelvy Wyatt

You are being pursued by the Creator of the universe!  Not as a servant, follower, or even a friend.  God wants an intimate relationship with you as the Lover of your soul.  Through this book, you will recognize that you are living in one of the most incredible love stories of all time.  Uniquely threaded through each chapter are the heartwarming testimonies of people that have been transformed forever by God’s love.


The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason

Mike Mason goes on a poetic search to understand the wondrous dynamics of committed love. In highly readable, first-person style, Mason’s writing stimulates readers’ thoughts and prayers and propels couples to deeper intimacy. “A marriage is not a joining of two worlds,” says the author, “but an abandoning of two worlds in order that one new one might be formed.” Rich chapters on “Otherness,” “Vows,” “Intimacy,” “Sex,” “Submission,” and “Oneness”, lift readers to view the eternal, spiritual nature of this faith-filled, “impossible,” wild—yet wonderful—frontier.


The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, one of America's largest and best-known churches, shows you how to lead a Purpose-Driven Life. This book will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you--both here and now, and for eternity.


The Transformation of the Inner Man by John & Paula Sandford

We all desire wholeness. We see our need for inner healing. All too often, however, we find it is an elusive goal. Veteran counselors, John and Paula Sandford, show the reader how to experience transformation step-by-step.


Other Online Resources

  • Anglican TV Ministries — This link provides important news and commentary for the 77 million Anglican Christians worldwide; educates and trains church laypersons in video and Internet technology; and builds up the Body of Christ through the creation, distribution, and promotion of multimedia content.
  • The All Saints Center for Theology — If you want to focus on the critical issues facing the Anglican Church in North America, this is the site to visit.
  • Anglicans for Life — St. Paul's Darien has registered as a Life Affirming church.
  • St. Aidan's Institute — This institute offers lay certificate courses in an online, collaborative environment as well as preparation for the priesthood. 
  •  --- Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition.  In this fractured world, we desire to be a global center for Christian formation, producing outstanding leaders who can plant, renew, and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.

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