What Are You Reading At The Moment?

Went to Borders the other day. Love going there. Never really get to fully appreciate it when the girls are with me but I did get the opportunity to browse and checked out a few books that look interesting even alllowing for the pile I still have left over from last year!

Leaders are readers. You want to gain some knowledge then you need to be reading and I don’t mean just general fiction. You need to read stuff that will challenge you, inspire you, stretch you, teach you something. Start small. Don’t be intimidated by how much others read – have your own plan, set your own goal and go for it!

This is the last 10 books I have read – what do you think?
Vintage Jesus
Chazown
Turning Points
Starving Jesus
Wake Up Dead Man
Sticky Church
Moving in the Spirit
Meatball Sundae
Holy Discontent
IT

After any good recommendations. Come July I will be switching my emphasis from reading my Bible in BIG CHUNKS to reading from an ever increasing pile of books.

Let me know – WHAT ARE YOU READING? WHY WOULD I ENJOY IT?

Book Review: Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears

97815813497572This book is a must read for any Christian, wherever you are in life. You don’t need to be a Pastor or leader to read this. Why? It will load you up with answers to questions that people actually ask and that is incredibly important.

Thank God for Christian leaders who can communicate answers to those questions in a way that the people listening can understand. Who know their stuff. Who are not afraid to sometimes just tell it like it is. That is real, honest Christianity. That makes it accessible for anyone.

As a Pastor, I am always feeling that my theology is a little light at times. I study, I read, I chew over stuff and meditate. This book is more than a good read but a whacking great big toolbox, full of reference, full of insight and full of truth. Very much timeless answers to timely questions.

Get your copy here and get some knowledge that can help you reach the people around you. No more do you need to say that you don’t have the answers.

Anyone else read this? Care to leave a review?

Heroes and Villains

Whilst reading Vintage Jesus by Mark Driscoll something that he wrote just got me thinking…

…as religious people often do, they read the Bible looking for ways to be the hero of their own life rather than reading it to see themselves as villains and Jesus as their hero.

Its an incredible reminder to me that I must allow God to be God. He is the hero. The only reason I can have victory is because of the victory Jesus won for me.