Book List

imagesI am currently reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  I have greatly been encouraged (and convicted) by it.  Francis is a very honest speaker/writer and I really appreciate the way he is living out his faith in his writing and pastoring.

Over the last few months I have asked the question of other youth pastors/leaders for the names of some of their favorite resources they are using in Youth Ministry.  This book was suggested more than once, therefore I picked it up and am reading it.  So the question I have for you, my faithful reading audience…

What book needs to be on my list?  

I am not a fast reader and I don’t read a ton, but I really do enjoy reading books others suggest for me.  So, what  do I need to read next and why?

Don’t only list a book, go and buy Francis’ book and read it!



4 thoughts on “Book List

  1. This question will take some thought. I have read a lot of great books over the years. One of my favorites is “Key to Your Child’s Heart”. However, I’ll give it some thought I’m reading one right now that’s good called “Come to Papa” (Encounter the father that Jesus knew.) Good stuff, of course the bible is always the best book. Anyways, let me think on it…

  2. I’ve been reading a ton about the perceptions that others have of Christians lately. All things being unequal there are some great books that have made me think.

    “They Like Jesus but Not the Church” by Dan Kimball

    “Jim and Casper go to Church”

    “unChristian” has take a lot of time but has been worth it

  3. Crazy Love is a great book. The latest book I read is “In a pit with a lion on a snowy day” by Mark Batterson. It’s based on a verse in 2 Samuel 23:20-21 about one of David’s might men, Beniah and it focuses on looking for those moments in life that are a big problem or fear but seeing those as God ordained moments.

    The other book I’m reading right now is “Falling in Love with God’s Word” by Keith Ferrin. It’s about internalizing scripture and really having a passion for the Word.

  4. Finally Alive by John Piper…very good.

    Also just purchased “How the Mighty Fall, and Why Some Companies Never Give In” by Jim Collins (author of “Good to Great”).

    Still working through 1 chapter a night of Arnold Dalimore’s 2 Volume Biography of George Whitefield, one of the most amazing life stories I’ve ever read.

    And I can’t recommend “Getting Things Done” by David Allen highly enough.

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