Sunday, April 19, 2009

Books I'm Reading

Here's a look at what I'm reading now...

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
A classic and one that I've been wanting to read for a long time. Fortunately for me, Hector just happened to have a copy sitting in his room so it's now my go-to book in between calls at work. It's such a great storyline that it's hard to stop reading every time I get a new call. Maybe I need to start reading that one outside of work...

Faith of My Fathers: Conversations with Three Generations of Pastors about Church, Ministry, and Culture by Chris Seay
I wouldn't be totally honest if I didn't admit the two reasons I purchased this book were that it was heavily discounted and also that the author happens to be the the brother of Robbie Seay of the Robbie Seay Band. But Chris Seay has actually managed to document an extremely important and insightful collection of perspectives on church ministry in this book. Reading these conversations between different generations has given me a lot of perspective on the whole progression of Christian ministry in the United States over time and I think these are important lessons for all those involved in church ministry.

So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore by Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman
Having just finished with Francis Chan's Crazy Love, this is the new book the Thrive college-age group at Enid First Assembly is reading for our Sunday morning discussion group. Today was our first time discussing the book and it sparked more conversation than many previous meetings. It's a nice fictional piece about an associate pastor struggling with the tiring work and politics of church ministry. The format is especially good at addressing Christians relating to the protagonist of the story, a burned out ministry leader, something I can easily relate to and apparently many this morning could as well.

Well that's what's on my reading plate. Any opinions? What are you reading?

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