Life is full of seasons.

Back in July I posted some thoughts about how life was changing. [You can read it here] I had just finished reading the Bible through from cover to cover. I have now begun that journey again. Praying that God will reveal some truths to me as I pass through. I don’t want the familiarity of certain passages to cause me to miss something new.

Back on to early morning prayer times today [6th]. Expecting some miracle breakthroughs this year. It is the year of explosive growth – for me, my family, into the destiny God is moving me into, Xcel Church – all venues!! Plus the Xcel Centre will be completed. Check the progress here.

My list of books did not get read. Those completed are shown in italics on the previous post, others are part way through. I was not disappointed though.

The Pastoring of Xcel Darlington is a challenge that I continue to grow in. I am no expert, always learning. Preaching more often has meant more time reading the Word, studying and developing those disciplines which before I played at but now have become of greater importance. Having said that, I am learning to do both. Probably never complete the list though because I keep adding to it….

No Perfect People Allowed by John Burke
Can We Do That? by Andy Stanley & Ed Young
Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll
Boundaries by Henry Cloud
They Like Jesus But Not The Church by Dan Kimball
Preaching the Cross by Dever, Duncan, Mohler & Mahaney
Quiet Leadership by David Rock
Axiom by Bill Hybels
Today Matters by John Maxwell
UnChristian by David Kinnaman
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson
The Reason for God by Timothy Keller
Mere Christianity by C S Lewis
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch
Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in the Church by Paul Louis Metzger
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by The Rt Rev N. T. Wright
The Attentive Life: Discerning God’s Presence in All Things by Leighton Ford
Life with God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation by Richard Foster
Tribes by Seth Godin
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick M. Lencioni
Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision, Capture Culture, and Create Movement by Will Mancini

The Life Coaching Course is complete. Just waiting for final assessment grade. A great discipline, it certainly helps the confidence in establishing the Coaching business. I really enjoy the opportunity of helping people achieve more, reach their potential, overcome barriers. It’s been great to see the difference it can make! For more information please contact me.

What changes are you making at the start of the year?

2 thoughts on “A Change of Season…Reviewed

  1. That’s a serious list. I just don’t like reading that much.

    I do work my way through some books to keep the discipline but audio is the way for me. A breath of fresh air for the unenthusiastic reader in me.

    Just started on the Message [paper copy]hope to get through it by the summer!

  2. Wow! That is a serious list!

    It’s inspired me though – I do alot of reading but I have a bad habit of dipping in and out of books. I think making my own list would help develop a more disciplined reading pattern.

    Chezz, I’m going through The Message too except I’m listening to an Audio version. It’s available on iTunes for a really reasonable price and it’s fantastic!

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