Here’s a list of the titles I ordered today.
I’ll be reading them rather quickly (I hope) – the fall semester starts at Fuller in September, and I’m pretty sure I won’t have much reading time after that (besides what I’ll be reading for class).
Anyway, here’s what’s coming in the mail to me as of today:
- Busted: Exposing Popular Myths about Christianity by Fred von Kamecke
- College Ministry 101: A Guide to Working with 18-25 Year Olds by Chuck Bomar (I REALLY hope this book isn’t a bust – we’re in desperate need of good campus ministry literature! No pressure, Chuck :p)
- The Case for the Real Jesus: A Journalist Investigates Current Attacks on the Identity of Christ by Lee Strobel
- The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? by Frederick Fyvie Bruce
- Lead Like Jesus: Lessons from the Greatest Leadership Role Model of All Time by Ken Blanchard
- On the New Testament (A Book You Will Actually Read) by Mark Driscoll
- On the Old Testament (A Book You’ll Actually Read) by Mark Driscoll
- On Who Is God? (A Book You’ll Actually Read) by Mark Driscoll
- On Church Leadership (A Book You’ll Actually Read) by Mark Driscoll
- Religion Saves: And Nine Other Misconceptions by Mark Driscoll
- Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N.T. Wright
- The Kingdom-Focused Church: A Compelling Image of an Achievable Future for Your Church by Gene Mims
- The Source by John Clayton
I’m looking forward to diggin in to these titles.
Speaking of digging in, I just finished reading It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It by Craig Groeschel.
Zondervan does a great job marketing their products, but they disappointed me with It – I didn’t care for this book. No, I’m not going to right a full review of It, either. Here are a couple of quick thoughts:
It‘s not that It‘s a horrible book or poorly written or anything like that. Good content is there and It‘s readable.
BUT … I just didn’t learn anything new in reading It. Much of It was simply a repeat of material found in Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren – a much better book that I highly recommend church leaders read.
I also got tired of the way Craig used the word It throughout the book. Italicising and highlighting almost every It made for a very annoying read, much like It probably is in this blog post.
It‘s really annoying, isn’t It?
Yes, It is!
Okay … enough of that …
I’m currently reading the daily devotional guide that goes along with Lead Like Jesus, and have also gotten a little ways into Wide Awake by Erwin McManus. They’re both good so far.
By the way – thanks to everyone who contributed to the Apologetics Resource List.
Once I digest these new books and get some faith building studies on paper, I’ll share them with everyone.
Thanks for reading 🙂
Wes, Don’t forget about “The Monkey and The Fish” ! 🙂 Great to see you brother!
Whoops – thanks for the reminder 🙂
Was good to see you too.
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