You may be familiar with Rick Warren or John Piper, but digging a little deeper here are a few names of people with less followers and less books with a lot to say!
You may be familiar with Rick Warren or John Piper. Many will also know of and appreciate Tony Evans, Tim Keller, Andy Stanley, Carey Nieuwhof and Matt Chandler. All are wonderful voices with amazing resources speaking into culture today. However, digging a little deeper I want to share a few names of people who have a few less followers, a few less books, and yet pack an enormous amount of value into all they do.
This is not an exhaustive list, but rather a list of people I have recently been reading and been pushed by in good ways to love Jesus more deeply. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:1, follow me as I follow Christ. I see each of the following people doing that. I would encourage you in your pursuit of an abundant life in Christ to follow the following examples.
Mark Clark: www.pastormarkclark.com I find him engaging for how he answers the questions our culture is asking. He is a pastor in the highly secular city of Vancouver, BC, who planted a fast growing church in the city.
Sam Allberry: www.twitter.com/samallberry Sam is a pastor based at St. Mary's Church in Maidenhead UK. He is a speaker and author. His personal story, passion for the gospel, biblical insight and humor are all reasons to follow him on Twitter.
Kim Scott: https://www.radicalcandor.com/ Kim is an excellent leadership coach. In addition to Patrick Lencioni who infuses his faith into his leadership, Kim has been very helpful for me to learn practical lessons from one who has worked in some of today's largest companies.
John Mark Comer: www.johnmarkcomer.com I am challenged to love those in my city well, to actually “be” a disciple of Jesus and to really think about how Jesus sees and cares for our world.
Chris Wright: He is a British theologian who writes on a wide variety of topics and I am yet to read something I haven't walked away from with a deeper desire to love and pursue Jesus.
If I have the chance to say so in person, I will thank them for their influence in my life and ask a few questions of them myself!