I just finished up a few books lately…
The Leadership Baton and The Connecting Church (both published by Zondervan). I was surprised: both books delved into both the theoretical importance of their topics (leadership development and authentic community respectively) and the practical elements of several next steps.
In a different realm, I finished Eugene Peterson’s book Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work. Great book. In fact, it was so great, it took me several months to get through, which is normally how I read books. Eugene really pushes me to think in ways I have not thought before and pushes me to explore caverns that I did not even know existed in the realm of ministry.
I have started a new book called Freakonomics, authored by Steven Levitt, an economist from the University of Chicago. Fascinating book, even if you don’t know a thing about economics (like me). It’s an eye-opening paradigm shifting read.
I’m also re-reading Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It’s important to read this book about once a year. It’s the foundational building block of developing a biblically accurate theology of community.
How about you: what books are you currently navigating through at the moment?