For years I’ve made the commitment to not start another book until I finish the one I’m currently reading. This year, I broke my commitment and have 10 books that I’m half way through. Whoops! Anyways, here’s a list of the books I found myself benefitting from tremendously throughout 2018. What a grace it is to read.
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren
Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate by Michelle Lee-Barnewall
A Theology of the Ordinary by Julie Canlis (I think I’ve read this short book 4 times now. It’s wonderful.)
A Crazy, Holy Grace: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory by Frederick Buechner
Unless You Become Like This Child by Hans Urs von Balthasar
The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in Ministerial Life by M. Craig Barnes
Becoming a Pastor Theologian: New Possibilities for Church Leadership by Gerald Heistand & Todd Wilson, eds.
Beauty, Order, and Mystery: A Christian Vision of Sexuality by Gerald Heistand & Todd Wilson, eds.
Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work by Eugene Peterson
Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why It Matters Today by Joseph H. Hellerman
Reading Your Life’s Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Mentoring by Keith R. Anderson
Prophets and Lovers: In Search of the Holy Spirit by Brennan Manning
Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon
Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World by James Emery White
Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ's Message to the Modern Church by Charles Quarles
Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy by Larry Crabb
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership by Henri Nouwen
The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus by Brennan Manning
Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World by Michael Horton
H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle by Brad Lomenick