I have a really bad habit of reading multiple books at a time so it takes me longer to get through some. However I have given myself permission recently to quit on books before finishing that are mediocre or have weak content. (there’s no sense in wasting more time). Between my desk in my office and the nightstand beside my bed I have several books I’m working through.
I thought I’d share what I’ve found edifying right now. In parentheses is an uber-brief review comment. There is another stack of books by my bed which make up the waiting list. I won’t mention those! Books I am reading right now…
On my desk sits When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch (excellent), Pagan Christianity by George Barna & Frank Viola (weak arguments- making me angry), What Jesus Demands of the World by John Piper (breathtaking), and IVP Commentary on Nehemiah by Derek Kidner (very helpful for an upcoming sermon series).
On my nightstand at home sits God is the Gospel by John Piper (refreshing), Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God: What Every Husband Needs to Know by C.J. Mahaney (really convicting), and Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace by Gary & Betsy Ricucci (one of the best three marriage books I’ve ever read).
Some books I just put on the shelves after finishing that I’d recommend include, Turning the Ship: Exploring the Age-Integrated Church by my friend Dustin Guidry, Dominion & Dynasty by Stephen Dempster, Total Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis. All of these books mentioned above should be available at CBD or Amazon. So what are you reading?