QUESTION: 'Keith, what is the best book on Arminianism that I can give to a thinking lay person in my church--one that explains the views in an intelligent way but is written for a non-theologian?
ANSWER: I'd say (and Chris Bounds agrees) right now it is Why I am not a Calvinist by Asbury's Jerry Walls.
Though the title sounds argumentative it is not as argumentative as it sounds... (there is another int he series but a Calvinist "Why I am not an Arminian") I wish I had written this book! But I couldn't do it as good as Jerry walls did.
I've done some smaller writing too--not as good as Jerry's but cheaper.... here are a few links:
John Wesley--the Calvinist
"Triumph of Arminianism (and its dangers)
My open letter to Calvinist friends
A review of Jerry Walls' book
Where are the Calvinists when you need 'em
Interview with Calvin, Wesley and modern Wesleyan ;-)
Also, my son David Drury got tossed into the deep end of Calvinism At Gordon-Conwell and also wrote these two item on what he took and left from Calvinism:
What he took:
and the flip side...what he tossed out