Below you will find info about some of the books, music, and movies that have been referenced in services, as well as those recommended by your fellow Journeyers. If you follow the link to Amazon and purchase one of them, Journey receives a percentage of the sale.

Sigh No More

Mumford & Sons

Four young men from West London in their early twenties, they have fire in their bellies, romance in their hearts, and rapture in their masterful, melancholy voices.  From this album, the songs "Sigh No More" and "Awake My Soul" were featured during Journey worship.


Derek Webb

Mockingbird is a provocative collection of songs that ask intelligent questions to broaden and deepen our views on what Christ has to say about the concerns of our lives including social justice, poverty, war and politics. Not one to offer pat easy answers, this band driven record offers deep probing questions wrapped in accessible melodies to stimulate our thinking and crystallize our personal theologies.  The song "Rich Young Ruler" was featured during Journey worship.

New Blood

Beth Wood

Beth is the complete package: a thoughtful creative songwriter, a talented multi-instrument musician, a gifted and well-trained voice, a work ethic learned early in life, and an unassuming charm and humility that defines charisma. Beth has been embraced by both pop and folk critics and fans. Her writing has a diverse range of influences, but her lyrical and melodic hooks give her songs a real pop element.

A Generous Orthodoxy

Brian D. McLaren
Good Reads

Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed- yet hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian. A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement.

The Gifts of Imperfection

Brené Brown
Good Reads

In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.  Journey watched part of Brown's Ted Talk on vulnerability during worship.  Listen to the full Ted Talk by Brené Brown here.

Blue Like Jazz

Donald Miller
Good Reads

In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.   *Update* Blue Like Jazz is now a movie, too!

Jalal ad-din Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Good Reads

Rumi was a poet and mystic of the highest attainment, but he was first and foremost a spiritual teacher.  If you are interested in his other works, there are several ways "Jalal ad-din" can be translated and spelled.  If in doubt, you can just search for "Rumi." Several readings of Rumi have been featured during Journey worship.

Simon Birch

Mark Steven Johnson/John Irving

Based on John Irving's novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany," "Simon Birch" tells the story of Joe and Simon, best friends and outcasts in their small New England town.  Simon was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason, and is sure his moment of greatness is on its way. Together, Joe and Simon's friendship must face bullying from friends and religion and just the way things go ... Or is there a purpose after all? It's very funny, very heart-warming, very deep, and very challenging. It's a story that will stay with you.

Women, War & Peace

PBS mini-series

Women, War & Peace is a bold new PBS mini-series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men s domain. The series places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security and reframes our understanding of modern warfare.

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