On My Shelf: Life and Books with Anthony Moore

Matt Smethurst | October 20, 2016

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers.

I spoke with Anthony Moore—campus pastor of The Village Church in Fort Worth, Texas—about what’s on his nightstand, what book he wishes every evangelical Christian would read, and more. 

What’s on your nightstand right now? 

I don’t keep books on a nightstand, but I’ve got a good bit on my desk. I’m slowly working through a series of books on race as I try to make sense of everything happening in America. These include: Mark A. Noll’s God and Race in American Politics, J. Daniel Hays’s From Every People and Nation, and Willie James Jennings’s The Christian Imagination.

I’m also reading Sinclair Ferguson’s The Whole Christ as slowly as possible—almost a paragraph at a time—because the book is so rich and helpful for considering grace, law, and assurance of salvation. Finally, Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns provides a lot of low-hanging fruit from history that continues to stir, encourage, and challenge my soul.   

What are your top books related to the local church?

Charles Bridges’s The Christian Ministry for sure. If you’re a pastor and haven’t read this book, order…

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