Books that Pastor Patterson finds particularly helpful as Christian Living resources:
Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion - by Gary Chapman
Description: A book that helps individuals, families and churches learn how to process anger and resolve interpersonal conflict in a healthy and God pleasing way.
New Morning Mercies - by Paul David Tripp
Description: A one year daily devotional that will keep a Christian rooted in God's grace and truth.
Jesus + Nothing = Everything - by Tullian Tchividjian
Description: A great chapter book to guide the Christian into cleansing their life of the many idols that crowd Jesus out of their hearts. This book will totally remake your perspective on Christian peace and hope.
videos THAT Pastor Patterson recommends for spiritual growth:
Road to Emmaus - available through Northwestern Publishinghouse.
Description: A 30 minute film depicting Jesus' famous description of the meaning of his own life to two disciples on a walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus on the first Easter. Based on Luke 24:13-35
My Son, My Savior - available through Northwestern Publishinghouse.
Description: A 30 minute film showing the meaning of Christ's life through the eyes of his mother, Mary. It is for outreach to Latinos and anyone else seeking to know more about Jesus.
Martin Luther: An Idea that Changed the World. - A full length version of the film will be shown on PBS in 2017. This film will be released in 2017.
End of the Spear - a 2005 docudrama
Description: A film that recounts the story of Operation Auca, in which five American Christian missionaries attempted to evangelize the Huaorani (Waodani) people of the tropical rain forest of Eastern Ecuador. Based on actual events from 1956 in which five male missionaries were speared by a group of the Waodani tribe, the movie tells the story from the perspective of Steve Saint (the son of Nate Saint, one of the missionaries killed in the encounter), and Mincayani, one of the tribesmen who took part in the attach. The two eventually form a bond that continues to this day.