I’ve been trying to keep up with some reading this summer and wanted to pass on a few awesome new books to you. What I really enjoyed about reading each of them is the common theme I discovered. Each book is wrestling with the question of how we can be people of God’s kingdom right now. Not a question that is easy to answer, but one that we need to ask. Each of them are good reads, but they are really great for small group settings. Take some time to look at a few of the reviews. Find a book you like and ask a few friends to read along with you! Ask me more if you are interested in more information about any of them- or if you want to borrow one!
The Money Experiment, Ryan Pugh. Challenging us to think about how we spend, save, and sue our money for God’s kingdom. I think it would be a pretty awesome book for a family with middle school or high school students to go through together.
Public Jesus, Tim Suttle. What I really liked about this book was how it presents dialog and not argument. Fantastic read for anyone who is interested in taking seriously what it means to live as a follower of Jesus in the world.
The Samaritan Project, Rob Fringer & Jeff Lane. Random story: I met Rob on a plane to Manchester, UK. And now that I’ve read his book, I’m excited to tell you about it. Fringer and Lane challenge readers to think about what it really means to “love our neighbor” in this world, at this time.
Thin Places, Jon Hutckins & Rob Yackley. This is a book you just need to check out for yourself. The words “community” and “missional” have been used a lot in the last few years, but these guys are really trying to help us explore what they mean.