It's Personal by Brian and Amy Bloye

The Church Planting Journey Is Rather Personal

Brandon Books, Church Planting

According to Brian and Amy Bloye, the two toughest jobs in the world are raising kids, and raising a church. And both tasks are deeply personal. I’m a better church planter for having read It’s Personal. It’s now one of the bos I’ll be pushing at every potential church planter. Why? Several reasons. Calling is key, and while many bos talk …


ReWritten: Exchanging Your Story for God’s Story

Brandon Books, Living

A year and a half ago, I met Bruce and Heather Moore. I had somehow caught wind of their story and was so inspired that we invited them out to California to attend Saddleback’s leadership conference. Bruce had served on staff at two different suburban megachurches, but God had called he and Heather into a new ministry venture leading a …

Handle with Prayer by Charles Stanley

14 Great Books on the Subject of Prayer

Brandon Books

I’m wrapping up a message series on the subject of prayer this Sunday, and I’ve grown in my personal prayer walk as a result of preaching it. I’ve learned from some great sources and wanted to pass along a list of my favorites… Handle with Prayer: Unwrap the Source of God’s Strength for Living by Charles Stanley Complete Works of …

Hang Up the Leisure Suit: Get Unstuck

Throw Off the Leisure Suit: Get Unstuck!

Brandon Books, Leadership

Tony Morgan has released some pretty great bos, many of which are available as free ebos (which are actually bos, but with an “e”). He’s just released a new follow-up bo and it’s well worth checking out. Here’s his description: The first eBo in this series, The Leisure Suit Trap: 8 Reasons Your Church Is Stuck, focused on why churches …