I won a book, Attention! This Book Will Make You Money!. It’s a book about how to use attention-getting online marketing to increase your revenue, by Jim Kukral. I read it in a couple of hours and it held my attention throughout, which is a really good start for a book on this topic!
I’ve preached through the gospel of John a couple of times in my ministry, and each time, I bought more commentaries. The Book of John is pure profundity wrapped in simplicity. It’s deeply complex and linguistically simple at the same time. Very few commentaries dive deeper than the simplicity of the text itself.
I have well over 1,000 books in my library, but just a handful come to mind when I think of books that are able to define discipleship well. They would include Jim Berg’s Changed Into His Image, Clyde Cranford’s Because We Love Him, and of course, Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. Now, I’m adding another to that short list – Jon Walker’s Costly Grace: A Contemporary View of Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship.
Recently, our small group talked about the subject of spiritual disciplines and we based our discussion on the book The Sacred Journey: The Ancient Practices by Charles Foster. Foster particularly addresses prayer and meditation, but avoids nailing life down to a few prescribed rituals.
About Jesus Manifesto
Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010
As a Pastor, I’m often asked the tough questions. One of the biggest is the title and subject of an excellent book, Why Is God Ignoring Me?: What to Do When It Feels Like He’s Giving You the Silent Treatment. Having read Gary Habermas’ answers, I’m slightly more confident about the next time this question comes before me.
I’ve just finished reading through a “40-day spiritual game plan for men” called Life in the Zone (aff link) written by Kyle Rote and Joe Pettigrew. I thoroughly enjoyed moving through the content and believe we need more books written like this one for men in a world where books seem to be overwhelmingly written and marketed for women’s tastes and personalities.
Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership by Tim Irwin is one of the most frightening books I’ve ever read… and if you’re in leadership, you should buy it and be frightened by it as well!