I’ve had a few conversations recently with folks from our church who are either very interested in intentional community or already pursuing it in some way. My lunch on Sunday was in the home of a family who share there space with five single folks. Last week I spoke with a guy who, along with his wife, is wondering about purchasing a home with some others from the church when we plant a congregation on Chicago’s South Side. On Monday Maggie and I had dinner with a couple who has bought an abandoned home with the vision of renovating the basement and upstairs to host college students who want to experience incarnational neighborhood life. Yesterday afternoon I met with a single guy who is very interested in living in community and learning how to use his financial skills for the good of neglected neighborhoods.
During my conversation yesterday I recommended the following books for this guy’s research into Christian community. These were just a few that I grabbed from my bookshelf.
A Peculiar People by Rodney Clapp.
Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauweras and William Willimon.
The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne.
Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins.
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
What titles and authors would you add to this list?