Humility CJ Mahaney

This is a book I read every year. Not only because it is a great book but I am realising that I need to be humbled more and more. Two great thing about this book are:

  1. It grounds humility in the gospel
  2. It is extremely practical

This is a book I am reading with all the guys I am training. If you haven’t read it buy a copy and read it.

How to Read the Bible for all its Worth by Fee and Stuart

This is a great book on how to read the Bible. I wish that I had read it when I was a teenager. It goes through how we should read the different genres of the Bible so that we would be better readers of the Bible. This is a book I will be reading with trainees in the future.  It is a book that pastors would do well to read with keen people in their congregation.

Four obsessions of an extraordinary Executive Lencioni

Lencioni is one author that you will never waste your time reading. He is always stimulating and engaging. This book is really about culture and about getting the right culture in your organisation. So if you aren’t after a book on working at your culture this is not the book for you. But if you are wise and you realise that culture is more important than almost anything else you will get this book, devour it and apply it.

Jesus and the eyewitnesses Richard Bauckham

This is the best book on the historical reliability of the gospels by far. Yes it is that good! Bauckham argues very persuasively that the gospel accounts were based on eyewitness testimony and that we can trust that these testimonies were transmitted faithfully. This is a technical book to be sure but it is a book which is well worth your time in reading it!

I want to read 50 books this year. So far I have read 12 and I have got 38 to go!

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