True King – Readings and Resources

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This winter, we invite you to continue (or begin) personal spiritual practices by spending fifteen minutes a day with God in scripture, prayer, and solitude. Use this guide for your daily reading and enrich your time with recommended music and books.


  1. Listen to a song from the playlist.
  2. Read a scripture passage from this week’s selections
  3. Spend 3-5 minutes in silence
  4. Write down something that you sense God would want you to believe in or do today.

True King Playlist

In this 2020 holiday season, when so much is different and uncertain, we turn to the familiar comfort and timeless truths found in these classic Christmas carols. These songs sing of God’s deep love for us found in the gift of his Son. We invite you to use this playlist throughout the Advent season, remembering that true hope, peace, joy and love are found in our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is Emmanuel, God With Us, and our True King, who rules and reigns over all.

O Come O Come Emmanuel – Lauren Daigle
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus – Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Fernando Ortega
Hark – Hillsong Worship
Angels We Have Heard on High – Phil Wickham
Do You Hear What I Hear? – Joseph Pfeifer, Madison Cunningham
O Come All Ye Faithful (His Name Shall Be) – Passion, Melodie Malone
O Holy Night – Tasha Cobbs Leonard
What Child is This? – Chris Tomlin, All Sons & Daughters
Little Drummer Boy – Leslie Odom Jr, Mzansi Youth Choir
In the Bleak Midwinter – Rend Collective
Silent Night (Holding Us Now) – Christy Nockels
Away in a Manger (Forever Amen) – Phil Wickham
Joy to the World/Joyful, Joyful – Tori Kelly
We Three Kings (We’re Not Lost) – Rend Collective
Go Tell it on the Mountain – Zach Williams

Book Recommendations

Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard
The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Here and Now, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Life of the Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen
More, Greg L. Hawkins
The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner
Surrender to Love, David Benner
Desiring God’s Will, David Benner
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
Messy Spirituality, Mike Yaconelli
Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman
Open Mind, Open Heart, Thomas Keating
In Search of Guidance, Dallas Willard
Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning
The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen
The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, Howard G Hendricks & William D Hendricks
Draw the Circle: The 40 day prayer challenge, Mark Batterson
Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, Ruth Haley Barton
Soul Keeping: Caring for The Most Important Part of You, John Ortberg
Living Christ’s Presence, Dallas Willard


  1. JEANNE SHUPALA : November 29, 2020 at 9:52 am


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