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Dat Summer List Doe

I finally got around to putting together my summer reading list. The last few years I’ve posted my summer list partially to inspire others, but mostly to have some built in accountability for myself. A big part of being spiritually disciplined for me is turning off the TV, putting away the internets and just reading. Contemplating and reading.
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Book Review: Christ of the Indian Road

As I continue my way through the 25 Essentials list, I finally had the joy of reading Christ of the Indian Road over winter break. I owe this privilege to Eric Mingle who hooked me up with a pretty sweet copy. This was my first exposure to E Stanley Jones and his writings and I can tell you it won’t be my last.

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Ahh Yes, the Winter Reading List

Everyone has Christmas Traditions. Mine is a winter reading list. I try and use the winter break to crush out some books. Maybe my rec’s will help spur you on.

Leaders are Readers.

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Book Review: Crazy Busy

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung is a book I’ve long had on my to read list but I’ve never been able to get around to it. Ironic, huh?

Kevin admits that being crazy busy is not something that he’s immune to, and something that he deals with just as much, or more, than the rest of us living specifically in America. Busyness is something I’ve often thought of, but never been able to have the clarity brought to the subject that Kevin brought. I’m glad I read this book.

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Book Review: Bruchko

I had the distinct privilege of reading Bruchko by Bruce Olson and all I can say is

Wow.

As far as I’m concerned, this is a must read. An absolute must read.
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Live Dead: The Journey

Live Dead: The Journey was launched today!

Live Dead: The Journey was launched today!

Go out and get this book!

The Live Dead Journal has been a life changer for me. Phenomenal book that I will read devotionally over and over and over again. I’ve been excited for the Journey come out because it focuses on the Arab world, which is where I feel my heart focusing right now. I can’t recommend this devotional enough for anyone. It’s really well done and will transform your life.

And here’s the kicker, as I write this, it’s only 99 cents on Kindle. Get at it and let me know what you think of it!

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Book Review: Love Does

Wow. What else is there to be said about Love Does. Seriously. Wow about sums it up. I’m honestly thinking about moving it into my top ten list. Yeah, it’s that good.

Funny thing is I couldn’t really tell you much about the book other than the title.

  • I mean I could tell you all of the stories that Bob writes about, but I couldn’t tell you any type of linear thought other than Love Does.

    And shouldn’t that be enough?

    I find myself constantly thinking back about the stories of a man who is so obviously on the journey with Jesus that it’s inspiring. And no, I won’t do all of the things he did or does, but I serve the same God and can go on the journey in a real, tangible way. And that’s exciting.

    It was inspiring. I want to love people and love God more after reading it. Definitely worth every penny of the gift card I used…lol.

    I couldn’t put the book down and would recommend that you don’t either.

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    Book Review: Catalyst Leader

    I got the chance to finish up Brad Lomenick’s Catalyst Leader while I was at AC SICM 13 this past week. I’m a big follower of the Catalyst movement, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read this book.

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    My Summer Reading List

    Things work better with a plan. Well, at least when it comes to a summer reading list. Every May when the students head into finals, I head to the internets to make my plan for summer reading. It helps me to make a plan from the outset so I have something to stick to. Below you’ll find my list, comment and let’s me know if you feel like something should change or something should be added!

    Love Does by Bob Goff
    – I’ve heard a couple of interviews with Bob and have been very impressed. I think this book will spur on to make a big deal of people more than I currently do.

    The Lost World of Genesis One by John Walton
    – This one is required for INCITE, our Northeast Chi Alpha staff development conference. I’m really excited it about it and looking forward to the opportunity to interact with John at Valley Forge.

    The Catalyst Leader by Brad Lomenick
    – This is the one I’m reading now. I enjoy the Catalyst movement, so I jumped at the chance to see a bit behind the scenes.

    Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler
    – In case you didn’t know, I have a bit of a man crush on Matt Chandler. This is his latest offering.

    Engaging God’s World by Cornelius Plantinga
    – This one I bought a couple of years ago and have never read. I think it will be a bit harder and a bit more academic, but I hope to be up to the challenge. I have no idea what the premise of the book is.

    Systematic Theology by Millard Erickson
    – I like to read a Systematic Theology a summer to keep the internship classes fresh in my mind and see if there is anything I would want other teachers to add to their class or see if we would make a change for our textbook in the CMIT program.

    15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
    -This is our staff read for the summer. I haven’t read much of Maxwell, though I’ve read much of those who were directly influenced by Maxwell. Looking forward to it.

    I would love to add a missionary biography, which one would you recommend?

    Anything else you think I need to add?

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    Book Review: Explicit Gospel

    I’ve been in a bit of a Matt Chandler kick recently. I’ve been listening to his podcasts, watching Catalyst talks and reading The Explicit Gospel, which my boy Seth Collins let me borrow.

    You need to get to know Matt Chandler. You need to read The Explicit Gospel. Those are just facts.

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