Books for Christians interested in the gospel and cities

A Listmania! list by Eric Marsh (Long Beach, CA)
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The Externally Focused Church
1.  The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw
The list author says:
  "This book is helpful in two ways: it provides an overview of biblical mercy and justice, and wonderful examples of what God is doing through his church."
$16.57   Used & New from: $1.92
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
2.  Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road by Timothy Keller
The list author says:
  "My favorite. Excellent beginning primer on mercy and the church. Very clear with good examples, MoM is the first book I recommend. Keller is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian in NYC."
$9.87   Used & New from: $0.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

A Prayer for the City
3.  A Prayer for the City by Buzz Bissinger
The list author says:
  "A mis-leading title (not a Christian book), my favorite book on understangin how big cities work, and break down. Bissinger (also wrote Friday Night Lights) followed the Ed Rendell for a year while he was Philadelphia mayor in the early '90s."
$10.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Race Matters
4.  Race Matters by Cornel West
The list author says:
  "This book, more than any other, keeps reminding me of the complexity of the city. A must for anyone who lived in LA in 1992."
$15.83   Used & New from: $3.98
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
5.  In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri J. M. Nouwen
The list author says:
  "Using Christís desert temptation as his text, Nouwen produces a gem on prayer and ministry. I first read Nouwen and his 80-page sermon while in college. I reread it  to remember my role as a leader."
$12.41   Used & New from: $7.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

A Theology as Big as the City
6.  A Theology as Big as the City by Raymond J. Bakke
The list author says:
  "Bakke, the current dean of Christian community transformation, establishes a solid urban theology by examining Godís redemptive work in cities throughout the scriptures."
$14.55   Used & New from: $2.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World
7.  To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World by James Davison Hunter
The list author says:
  "Hunter offers a compelling vision for changing the world by being faithfully present; like Nouwen, simple yet profound."
$23.14   Used & New from: $13.85
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

The City: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles)
8.  The City: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles) by Joel Kotkin
The list author says:
  "Kotkin takes 125 pages to summarize the essential components of all cities, past and present."
$10.12   Used & New from: $1.68
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
9.  Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions (New Studies in Biblical Theology) by Craig Blomberg
The list author says:
  "An excellent biblical theology of wealth. An accessible book on a difficult topic by a premier theologian. Like Tim Keller, Blomberg's life radically shifted after researching/writing this book."
$19.17   Used & New from: $13.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City
10.  To Transform a City: Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole City by Eric Swanson
The list author says:
  "Another gem by Swanson (and his good friend, Sam Williams), this book is the best summary of the gospel and it's impact the whole city I've read."
$16.23   Used & New from: $7.89
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
11.  Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins
The list author says:
  "Read it (even if you distrust business books)."
$9.36   Used & New from: $4.33
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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