I love to read, so here are some books that have really got me thinking lately. I think it is incredibly important for Christians to continue learning and stretching their minds with Biblically relevant and challenging books. Click on the books to find them at Amazon. And don’t forget the Bible. Although it is great to read books about Christ, let’s read the book by Christ.
Join in with your comments and let me know what you are reading as well. Any suggestions for what I should read next?
I’m currently reading Todd Shaw’s first book, Out of the Box. Todd is a great guy that I have gotten to know through our church. He travels around the country ministering to the World Karting Association. This book is about the need for the church to get out the four walls and start ministering to people where they are. A great and entertaining read.
Simple Church is a great book that I have already blogged about. Good info for those who struggle with the “why” question. Why do we do what we do in church. Since I am a problem solver, I like books that tackle these questions. I want teens (and adults) to move beyond simply going to church and to start becoming true disciples of Christ.
Mark Driscoll has written an incredibly fun book about the growth of Mars Hill in Seattle. In Confessions of A Reformission Rev, he doesn’t play word games and he is honest about what he writes. I found myself laughing out loud just reading some of the chapter titles. Reading about the struggles and triumphs of other churches has been encouraging to me.
Breakout churches is another book by Thom Ranier that I really enjoyed. Although it is a research book, it has a wealth of information about what it really means to be a leader. In the book, he looks at churches who are declining and then break out and start doing incredible things for God.
Max Lucado has written another excellent book. He creates such imagery in your mind. I can really relax and unwind and just focus on God when I read his books. This is a perfect book to read while chillin’ in Starbucks.