Dave’s Sabbatical Reading List -Urban Subversive Fulfilment

So, as promised here’s my reading list linked to the Urban subversive  Fulfilment project.  Some of these I’ve read already and to be honest I’m not sure if I’ll get through everything here but going to give it a good try! Thanks to people like @Litabny and Mark Pickett for their recommendations.

Theological and Missiological Perspectives

Bavinck, J.H. An Introduction to the Science of Missions. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbytarian and Reformed, 1960.

Bavinck, J. H. The Church between Temple and Mosque. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1966.

Bakke, Ray. The Urban Christian: Effective Ministry in Today’s Urban World. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 1987.

Bosch, David J. Transforming Mission. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2016.

Chester, Tim. Unreached: Growing Churches in Working Class and Deprived Areas. Nottingham: Inter-Varsity, 2012.

Keller, Timothy. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2012.

Piper, John. Bloodlines: Race, Cross And The Christian. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2011.

Smith, David. Seeking a City with Foundations: Theology for an Urban World. Nottingham, Inter-Varsity, 2011.

Strange, Daniel. ‘For their Rock Is Not as Our Rock.’ An Evangelical Theology of Religions. Nottingham, Apollos, 2014.


Sociological and Political Perspectives        

Burdett, Ricky, and Deyan Sudjic, eds. The Endless City. London: Phaidon, 2008.

Carswell, Douglas. Rebel: How to overthrow the emerging oligarchy. London: Head of Zeus, 2017.

Davis, Mike. Planet of Slums. London: Verso, 2006.

Eames, Edwin, and Judith Goode. Anthropology of the City. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1977.

Jones, Owen. Chavs: The Demonization of the Working class. Verso, 2016.

Savage, Mike. Social Class in the 21st Century: Penguin, 2015.


Forbes, Duncan. Council Estate Christianity. http://duncanf.blogspot.co.uk/

Kneale, Stephen. Building Jerusalem. https://stephenkneale.com/

Various. The 20 Schemes Blog. https://20schemes.com/uk/blog/