|Christianity For The Rest of Us|
A vitally important study of the vibrant faith that yet remains in the Protestant church in America. I adore the way Diana Butler-Bass writes. As an academically trained sociologist, I also was keenly interested in her methodology as the framework for her participant observation. Frankly, I hope what she chronicles in this book is contagious and infects the Protestatnt church everywhere. The book is written such that it can be enjoyed by all audiences. This is a "journey story," not an antiseptic, academic journal type book. A book written for everyone. Enjoy it! It is definitely the Best Book About American Protestantism I have read in 2006...This is truly a work of art. It will resonate with folks outside the U.S. as well. You go Diana!!!
|Wonder What by Rob Woodrum|
A really great story...a story not told about thousands, if not millions of folks. A talented illustrator. I really enjoyed this tale. Read it. Check out Rob at www.robwoodrum.com.
I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson (Thank you...the timing was impeccable). I was ill and spent a few days in bed. This book was the only sustenance that I could take in. This book hopefully evidences the ongoing transformation of Erwin Raphael McManus. Although he admittedly writes under the influence of too much caffeine for me (particularly about the issue of "purpose", I was immensely blessed by this book and would wholeheartedly recommend it for persons of any faith persuasion. This book should have much broader audience appeal than some of Erwin's previous books (clearly designed and edited that way....GREAT job Thomas Nelson!!!). In my opinion, unequivocally the best work yet from Erwin Raphael McManus. Again, my sincere thanks. Yearn for God? Buy it! One of My Top 5 for 2006.
|Jesus of Suburbia|
I confess...I was privileged to listen to Mike for several years...not only listen, but watch him live what he preaches. A truly authentic guy. A desperately needed book. Our hope is that there will be many more to come. Buy This Book! You will be blessed. Than you VERY much Mike! We still love you man!
Definitely in my Top 5 for 2006. You're invited to stay at my place Jim and hang out for a while. Whatever you do between now and January 1, 2007...read this book!!! Believe me, it will bless you tremendously. I rate Jim as The Best New Voice for the Emerging Church in 2006. Thank you Jim! In my Top 2 for 2006.
|The Genesee Diary|
Difficult to put into words. An experience you don't want to miss.
|Eat This Book|
Renew your appetite for the written word.
A must read.
|In Search of Belief|
An absolute treasure! It's rare for me to identify a book to read every 24 months. This is one of them.
The Adventure of Childlike Faith
"Curiosity requires courage. You must be willing to ask questionseven when they threaten everyone around you. Faith is more than believing: it is an act of courage, a bold grasping of God's truth. Faith is a wrestling match with God, an intense struggle with truth in an attempt to squeeze every bit of knowledge out of it. Curiosity is the shape of our hunger for God." p. 45.
Yaconelli's book is a treasure. It will make you lift-off, float and fly.
Soar with this book.
|Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli|
God's Annoying Love For Imperfect People
"Is there a spirituality for the rest of us who are not secluded in a monastery, who don't have it all together and probably never will?" p. 12
I kept saying "Yeah! Yeah!" whilst reading this book. Get it!
|So I Go Now|
Jeff Jacobson is now one of my favorites. This book is pure poetry. Ride with Jeff and Jesus on a Harley through life. Nobody can characterize the love, grace and mercy of Christ the way Jeff does, unless they live it. You will be enlightened by Jeff's "rubber-meets-the-road" characterizations of the reality of living with Jesus in today's world. I couldn't put this book down. One of My Top 5 for 2006.
I'm going to meet this guy some day and laugh as loud with him as I did when I read his book. Yet, it's almost satire. Penetrating, poignant and schizophrenic. I loved it.
|The Secret Message Of Jesus|
|A Heretic's Guide to Eternity|
Newsflash! Luther’s church at Wittenberg has a back door! Spencer Burke and Barry Taylor have found it and removed it from its’ hinges. The old church has now been flooded with sorely needed illumination and a refreshing, life-giving breeze. Yet, there’s more. The door Burke and Taylor have blown through is a passageway that leads us outside, beyond the building, to the bountiverse, a new dimension for living Christian spirituality that is transforming, rejuvenating and ripe for living…now. Read this book! Live this life! Trust me. This isn’t just a great book. It’s a sincere, deep, heartfelt invitation to journey beyond wherever you’re at, embracing the God of More. Thank you Spencer! One of my Top 5 for 2006.
|The Day I Died|
For all audiences...engaging
Written by one of the few guys who "gets it." He also "lives it" and is dedicated to infecting those around him with the same. Read this book. I heard a guy holler at a conference with several hundred people present "THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE!" I've never witnessed that before. One of My Top 5 in 2006.
Invigorating insights into an issue nobody really understands.
The first real glimpse at what's going on outside the aquarium(s).
|More Ready Than You Realize|
|Seeing God In The Ordinary - A Theology of the Everyday|
Poignantly Porpoiseful. Pick it up.
|The Shaping of Things to Come|
"Holy shock and awe Lieutenant. George Barna has come out of his foxhole. He’s leading a new offensive!" A Category Five disciple of Jesus Christ??? It sounds like a gathering storm. Could this be the one that is sure to change the face of the landscape of Christendom in the U.S.? Once again, listen to George Barna for the forecast you can count on. This one is certain to have eternal consequences for all concerned. One of my Top Five in 2006.