Books, Blogs, & Resources for Church Leaders – February 5, 2016

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Books to Take Note Of

Screenshot 2016-02-05 14.10.39Rebuild: Reset Your Life. Renew Your Church. Reshape Your World., by Tommy Kyllonen

Rebuilding is way harder than building. But sometimes God calls you to this stretching work rather than starting something new. Pastor and hip-hop artist Tommy Kyllonen faced this journey when God led him to an abandoned Toys “R” Us building in inner city Tampa and said, “Rebuild this into a church.” How do we rebuild in a healthy way despite living in a world of brokenness? Drawing on Nehemiah’s example as the rebuilder of Jerusalem’s walls, Kyllonen reveals the struggles and joys that he, his family and his young urban, multiethnic church experienced as they pursued a seemingly impossible dream of restoration. Their story will encourage and inspire you to pursue God’s rebuilding work in your own life, church and world.

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OpenChurch: A Global Influence Platform for the Whole Church

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Only 10% of Christian believers live in America, but 80% of global influencers are Americans. Imagine for a moment if the portions of the church that are richest in resources could pool those resources and create a global platform for communicating about ideas and sharing resources globally. Apparently, just 500 partners investing $31 per day could pull it off.

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Web Design Tips from Leonardo da Vinci? Absolutely

The online reading habits of a designer often consists of inspirational design galleries, how-to articles, and free downloads. Occasionally, however, an article rises above them all and connects the ancient with the modern, the sophisticated with the simple. Such is the case with Design Pepper’s recent article, 6 Web Design Tips from Leonardo da Vinci. This is the kind of article that really inspires me. Check it out. (by the way, this was referred by @Minervity)

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Speed Reading: Read a Book Per Day, a Blog Per Minute

I’m an avid reader, online and off. I love great blogs and I love good books even more. I may never own a Kindle because I still like to open a book with a spine. There’s a problem with reading though – it takes time, and there are way to many books and articles to read to be wasting so much time reading. What’s the solution? Speed reading.

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