Ever feel like you just don’t have time to ready anything? Audiobooks and podcasts make it easy to reclaim those moments easily lost during your commute, walking the dog, or doing mindless paperwork at the Corps. Try an audiobook, or one of our suggested podcasts, and enrich those times (otherwise used for daydreaming) with learning and growing.
Christianaudio.com offers a free audiobook each month for you to try out and see what you think. Titles offered for free download cover a wide variety of topics.
Catalyst Podcast (iTunes)
The hosts of the Catalyst Podcast talk way too much about their personal lives and their shared love for college sports, but the interviews on faith and leadership with such a wide variety of influential thinkers make it worth fast-forwarding through the chit chat! John Piper, David Platt, Lecrae, Francis Chan–you’ll be surprised at how many diverse, and influential folks they interview.
Let My People Think (iTunes)
Dr. Ravi Zacharias is a world renowned speaker and theologian who brings a powerful mixture of deep biblical teaching and relevant Christian apologetics to this 30 minute podcast that covers a wide range of topics. Who said the Church is afraid of intellectualism? Put your thinking caps on!
Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast (iTunes)
Andy Stanley is a prolific author, the senior pastor of North Point Community Church, and is widely regarded as a Church leadership visionary. This podcast features short, concise conversations with Pastor Stanley in which he explores best practices, new and old thoughts on leadership, and the importance of growing in Godly character. Episodes average about 20 minutes in length.
Jesus at 2AM (iTunes)
Presented by Rev. Kirk Winslow, Presbyterian minister and occasional adjunct professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary, Jesus at 2AM is a collection of talks and sermons inspired by late night theological conversations. They are presented in a very laid back manner, and while maintaining a scholarly depth, draw out many oft overlooked truths from Scripture and Church history in an engaging and interesting way. Start with his series on the Gospels–it’ll inspire you to dive into those familiar texts with fresh perspective and wonder.
Backpack Radio (iTunes)
Backpack Radio is about street-level apologetics with unorthodox methods and orthodox theology. It’s a “unique show that covers theology, faith, and culture with a fresh, urban slant.” It also carries a Reformed/Calvinist slant, just a heads up.
General Youth Ministry
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug Fields
If you have found it your calling to reach out to students and see God change their lives, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry uses fundamentals like evangelism, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and worship to create healthy ministry.
Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry by Doug Fields
A sequel to the popular Purpose Driven Youth Ministry, Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry helps youth workers take the first steps in developing a healthy youth ministry. It is a helpful guide if you are new to ministry or want to add a new fire to your current ministry.
The Sacred Way by Tony Jones
Mine the rich history of 16 spiritual disciplines that have flourished throughout the ages and discover practical tips for implementing them in your daily life. Explore these proven approaches to deepening your faith with The Sacred Way.
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, shows its critical importance, for it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline will help motivate Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.