My stack of “to read” books is getting bigger and bigger. Sadly, this year has proved to be a very difficult year for reading and self-feeding, but I’m working on that, beginning with my upcoming time off. I wrestled with what books to take with me this year. A lengthy theological treatise? Moving biography? Leisure reading?
I decided to go with four thin books that that I anticipate to be both personally nourishing and ministerially challenging. I chose thin books, too, because they are easy to pack and carry to the beach.
Here they are:
1. A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission Around the Table by Tim Chester (144 pages)
2. Church Planting Is for Wimps: How God Uses Messed Up People to Plant Ordinary Churches That Do Extraordinary Things by Mike McKinley (128 pages)
3. Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God by David Platt (196 pages)
4. Marks of the Messenger: Knowing, Living and Speaking the Gospel by J. Mack Stiles (128 pages)