Our top recommended resource is, of course, the Bible. But beyond that, here are some books that have shaped the thinking of Soma’s leadership on some major issues; we heartily recommend these to anyone interested in reading more in these areas!

Exploring Christianity

The Reason for God by Tim Keller

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Understanding the Gospel

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller

What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

Gospel by JD Greear

Unleashed: Being Conformed to the Image of Christ by Eric Mason


Everyday Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Community by Brad House

What is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti Anyabwile

Mission to the City

Total Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

A Meal with Jesus by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis

Evangelism by J. Mack Stiles

Making Sense of God by Tim Keller

Racial Reconciliation

Bloodlines by John Piper

New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Mercy and Justice

Merciful by Randy Nabors

To Change the World by James Hunter

When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Generous Justice by Tim Keller

Communing with God

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Prayer by Tim Keller

Dealing with Sin

Licensed to Kill by Brian Hedges

You Can Change by Tim Chester

How People Change by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp


The Meaning of Marriage by Tim and Kathy Keller

Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas


Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Beginner’s Bible by Karyn Henley

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Ted Tripp

Gospel-Centered Family by Chester and Moll

Gospel-Powered Parenting by Bill Farley

The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski

My First Book of Questions & Answers by Carine MacKenzie