Books and Videos

These books and videos are for your personal growth AND helpful tools that will help you facilitate healthy conversations in your Newbreak Church Life Groups. When you can navigate through the list of topics below, you will find both articles and videos as they relate to the subject you and your group may be interested in. These have been approved by Newbreak Church staff and we regularly add more resources as they become available.

Being a disciple is the life-long journey of becoming more like Jesus. The importance of discipleship cannot be overstated. The last thing Jesus told His disciples here on earth was to, “go and make disciples of all nations, …teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” The books and studies below will help your group discuss great topics related to discipleship and help you become more like Christ every day.

  1. Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You (Book)
  2. The Cost of Discipleship (Book)
  3. The Ragamuffin Gospel:Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out (Book)
  4. Celebration of Discipline (Book)
  5. Whisper: How to Hear the Voice of God (Book, Video)
  6. Knowledge of the Holy (Book)
  7. Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Book)
  8. Divine Mentor (Book, Video)
  9. Follow: No Experience Necessary (Study Guide, Video)
  10. Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God (Book, Video)
  11. Transformational Discipleship (Book)
  12. The Gift of Being Yourself: the Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Book)
  13. Desiring God’s Will: Aligning Our Hearts with the Heart of God (Book)
  14. Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality (Book)


We believe that a strong Christ-centered marriage is a picture, a model, of Christ and the church. As Christ loves us enough to have given His life for us, so we too, learn to love our spouses enough to die to self, to put another’s needs and wants before our own. Strong marriages are a picture of the self sacrificing love of Christ for us.  Check out the resources below to help your group grow in their marriages.

  1. The Five Love Languages (Book)
  2. Love and Respect (Book)
  3. The Crazy Cycle (Video)
  4. Men are Like Waffles - Women are Like Spaghetti (Book)
  5. The Meaning of Marriage (Video)
  6. Better Love (Video)
  7. Values of Marriage (Video)
  8. Ready or Knot (Video)
  9. A Life Long Love (Video)
  10. The Good Fight (Video)
  11. Love Talk (Video)
  12. Sacred Marriage (Book)

We might not have had a great earthly example of what being a good parent looks like. Thankfully, God is willing to give us the wisdom and discernment that we need to be great parents. Does this mean our kids will be perfect, always obedient and great listeners?  No, it means that when we are faithful to love and lead these children with God’s wisdom, He will work His will in their lives and in our lives. Check out the below resources to help your group grow in their parenting skills.

  1. Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free (Book, Video)
  2. Lead Your Family Like Jesus: Powerful Parenting Principles From the Creator of Families (Book)
  3. House or Home Parenting Edition (Video)
  4. Never Say No: Raising Big-Picture Kids (Book)
  5. Sacred Parenting (Book, Video)
  6. Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Radically Change Your Family (Book & Video)
  7. Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation (Book)

God created men to be adventurous, risk takers, lead with integrity, and grit. Being a godly man in this world can be challenging. It takes dedication to your faith, endurance, forgiveness, and courage to stand strong. Thankfully, we have the ultimate example of what it means to be a man in the person of Christ. Men also need friendship and accountability to be all that God created us to be. The resources below will help your men’s group grow and mature in their faith while they discuss what’s happening in their lives.

  1. Wild At Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul (Book)
  2. Running with the Giants (Book)
  3. Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (Book)
  4. The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently (Book)
  5. Every Man A Warrior Book 1: Walk with God (Book)
  6. Every Man A Warrior Book 2: Marriage and Raising Children (Book)
  7. Every Man A Warrior Book 3: Money, Sex, Work, Hard Time, Making Your Life Count (Book)

We want to give you resources to help you become the faithful women of God that He has designed you to be. No matter what roles we have here on earth, when we love like Christ and live out our faith, putting Him first in everything we do, we will do everything better. We will be better friends, wives, mothers, employers, employees, coworkers. When our mission is to live for Christ, we naturally become more like Christ. 

  1. The Best Yes (Book)
  2. Women Helping Women (Video)
  3. Forgiving What You Can’t Forget (Book)
  4. Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand (Book)
  5. Get Out of Your Head (Book, Video)
  6. You Matter More Than You Think (Book, Video)
  7. Crossing the Waters (Book, Video)
  8. Women of the Word (Book)

We want you to be prepared to share why you believe what you believe in a logical, reasoned way. 1 Peter 3:5 encourages us to be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to  give the reason for the hope that you have. There are some great resources below to help equip your group to be ready to defend and share their faith.

  1. Mere Christianity (Book)
  2. The Problem of Jesus (Book)
  3. More Than a Carpenter (Book)
  4. Tactics (Book, Video)
  5. So What’s the Difference (Book)
  6. Cold Case Christianity (Book, Video)
  7. The Bedrock of Christianity (Book)
  8. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog (Book)
  9. Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible (Book, Video)

The Old Testament is a collection of exciting history, beautiful poetry, applicable wisdom, mind-bending prophecy, and so much more. The 39 books of the Old Testament tell us the story of God’s love for His creation, mankind's rebellion, and what lengths He took to redeem the fallen world back to Himself. The below resources will aid your group’s understanding and study of the Old Testament.

  1. The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Book)
  2. The Book Of Judges (Video)

The New Testament shows us how God’s redemptive plan that began in the Old Testament culminated in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The New Testament itself is broken up into the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline epistles (letters), the general epistles, and ends with the Book of Revelation. Through studying the New Testament we learn about the birth of the Church, the sending of the Holy Spirit, and the instructions on how to love each other and live as Christ followers. We also learn how to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in our lives, so the rest of the world can see Jesus living in us. Check out the resources below to help your group dive deeper into the New Testament.

  1. In Pursuit of Paul the Apostle (Video, Discussion Questions)
  2. The Book of Ephesians (Video)
  3. The Book of James (Video)
  4. Hebrews (Video)
  5. Life Lessons from Hebrews (Book)
  6. Following the Messiah (Video)
  7. The Gospel of Mark (Video)

We want to make sure we resource you as much as we help you resource your groups. While you pour hours into making sure you're the best possible leader for your group, we want to make it easy for you to find resources that help you be a better you. Read through these resources on your own and watch as God brings life to your own spiritual health. 

  • My Utmost for His Highest (Book)
  • God's Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs (Book)
  • The One Year Experiencing God's Presence Devotional: 365 Daily Encounters to Bring You Closer to Him (Book)