A personal record

I submitted my continuing education form this weekend. For years I’ve included a list of the books I’ve read within the year, too. My list this year included 37 books. I’m pretty sure that’s a personal record.

Reading was difficult for me for a long time, and I still struggle with it some. But I’ve learned to read better and faster. And I’m hopeful this is an encouragement to keep up your reading. The choice was to write this or make you listen to me sing the theme song to Reading Rainbow!

Here’s a list of the books:

• Tickle, Phyllis. Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters
• Beck, Michael Adam; Acevedo, Jorge. A Field Guide to Methodist Fresh Expressions
• Darwin, Marva; Peterson, Eugene. The Unnecessary Pastor
• Kreider, Alan. The Patient Ferment of the Early Church
• Schroder, Glenn. Never Trust a Leader Without a Limp
• Leeman, Jonathan. How the Nations Rage
• Hudson, Trevor. Beyond Loneliness
• Callahan, Kennon L. Small, Strong Congregations
• Jethani, Skye. What if Jesus Was Serious?
• Jethani, Skye. With: Reimaging the Way You Relate to God
• Slaughter, Mike. Shiny Gods: Finding Freedom From Things That Distract Us
• Hamilton, Adam. Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It
• Rainer, Thom S. Autopsy of a Deceased Church
• Farr, Bobb; Anderson, Doug; Kotan, Kay. Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships
• Epperly, Bruce G; Hollinger, Daryl From a Mustard Seed: Enlivening Worship and Music in the Small Church
• Frost, Michael. Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People
• Kane, Brendan. Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second World
• Turkle, Sherry. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
• Dikkers, Scott. How to Write Funny
• Martin, Steve. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life
• Handey, Jack. Stench of Honolulu
• Richter, Sandra L. The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
• Epstein, David. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
• Peterson, Eugene. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society
• Holloway, Sally. The Serious Guide to Joke Writing
• Kruse, Kevin M. One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
• Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success
• McKeown, Greg. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
• Doig, Andrew. This Mortal Coil: A History of Death
• Adair, John; Svigel, Michael. Urban Legends of Church History
• MacLeod, Chris. The Social Skills Guidebook
• Nayeri, Daniel. Everything Sad is Untrue
• Peterson, Andrew. Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling and the Mystery of Making
• Berry, Wendell. Jayber Crow: A Novel
• Willard, Dallas. Hearing God
• Zahnd, Brian. Postcards From Babylon: The Church in American Exile
• Brazzeal, David. Pray Like a Gourmet

Stay blessed…john

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