So as not to make this post a "filler" post to pad my numbers, I'll actually include some substance. Here's a list of what I'm reading(and have read recently):
- The Furious Longing of God (Brennan Manning) - In classic Manning style, God's love for us is explained through story, insight, and numerous quotable blocks of awesomeness.
- You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith (David Kinnaman) - 18-29 year-olds are the leaving the church (and sometimes the faith) faster than any other age group. Kinnaman's book explores how why people are leaving (and why he categorizes them on a spectrum of exiles, nomads, and prodigals).
- The Most Misused Verses in the Bible: Surprising Ways God's Word is Misunderstood (Eric J. Bargerhuff) I enjoyed almost every chapter in this book. His chapter on Acts 2:38 was an embarrassing exercise in begging the question (in this case, he assumed Calvinism; therefore, any hint of the individual's faith that isn't caused by God is horrific).
- Shock and Awe (Episode #1) (Celebrity Pastor) - I laughed hard several times while reading this satirical look at what it means to be a pastor at a new church and how to effect change in the local congregation. He gives 7 principles to his leadership style; "Principle #5: Be Awesome First, Apologize Later" is a good example.