While at times I what to say “Amen” to Ecclesiastes 12:12
My son, beware of anything beyond these. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. (ESV)
Reading is one way to grow.
My parents modeled a passion for reading and growing, but for much of my life, because I have dyslexia, I didn’t do much reading. Now I firmly agree with one of my seminar profs,
Leaders are readers, and readers are leaders.
So, I want to pass on my list of recently read books that I would recommend to you. (Not all the books I read would I recommend. As a matter of fact, it took me a number of years after seminar to learn that I don’t have to finish a book. There are times I will start, what looks to be a good book, only to be disappointed. Now I just stop and move on to something else.)
I will do this in several posts to try to highlight books in different categories.
First, 3 books related to Spiritual Formation
Bruce Demarest, Satisfy Your Soul, NavPress. 1999.
Interesting, challenging, insightful and in a few places controversial
Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp, How people change. New Growth Press. 2006
Great concepts, not the smoothest reading.
J. P. Moreland, Loving God with all Your Mind. NavPress, 1997.
And one book, though more about the church than Spiritual Formation, there is a close relationship.
Erwin R. McManus, An Unstoppable Force, Group Publishing. 2001
Very motivational. What the church can be.