Books, books, books

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.

Challenging, insightful.

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.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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