On My Shelf: Life and Books with Sam Allberry

Matt Smethurst | December 29, 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 Sam Allbery—pastor, global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, editor for TGC, and author of Is God Anti-Gay?James for You, and Why Bother with Church?—about what’s on his nightstand, books he re-reads, books that have shaped his view of ministry, and more. 


What's on your nightstand right now?

​Right now I’m reading a fairly typical mix for me: ​
  • I’m about to start Joseph Ellis’s The Quartet. I first visited the United States about 12 years ago and was given a tour of the Capitol in Washington. Initial confusion that it wasn’t the White House gave way to the realization that the founders really had a blank piece of paper and a…

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