The Calvary Reading List


Whether it's a book, a video series, movie, or some other resource, the goal is the same for each selection: that we would have the opportunity to engage with it over the course of a month and be able to come together for a time of sharing and reflection.


We will have a limited amount of each selection to loan out. We also highly recommend using the local resources of the Kent District Library to borrow any books if possible! If you would like to get a discounted rate for buying one yourself, or you want to participate and need help getting a book, please do not hesitate to ask John Quist.


Want to share reflections or thoughts on a particular resource we've read? Been encouraged by a particular idea or thought from one of the resources? We'd love to hear from you!


View the PDF of past reading list opportunities here:

Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2021/2022, Spring 2022Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023, August Film Series 2023

JANUARY 2024

The January Series

Calvin University


Listen. Learn. Discern. Check out the many FREE opportunities during three weeks of presentations in person or online beginning January 15th. www.calvin.edu/january


We Will Feast: Rethinking Dinner, Worship, and the Community of God

Kendall Vanderslice


Kendall is a speaker on day two of the January Series and has written a couple books on community and meals that I think speak a little to the moment we're in at Calvary now.

MARCH 2024

A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World Will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders.

Mark Sayers


Watch this talk from John Mark Comer (a friend of Mark Sayers and pastor) about becoming the kind of people who are a non-anxious presence to the world.