How’s your summer reading coming along? Hopefully it’s been better than mine! I was able to make quite a bit of progress with some of my selections for June. Others, not so much.
Here’s what I read:
Schooling at Home While Working at Home by Misty Bailey – I got to read this book at the perfect time! My days of homeschooling and working from home have become more and more jumbled lately and this book was exactly what I needed. I wrote about my take-aways from it in Working at Home While Homeschooling.
Messy Church by Ross Parsley – As a Christian and the wife of a minister, church and ministry are always on my mind. Hubby and I talk ministry in the car, around the table, and all sorts of random places. We’re passionate about helping to connect others to God and His plan for abundant life. That’s why I’m often reading books like Messy Church.
I’m not an expert on church models and I don’t claim to be, but Messy Church makes so much sense to me. In our fourteen years of ministry together, Hubby and I have seen what happens when churches focus on reaching and keeping one group and only that one group. While those in the specific group are happy enough, an “it’s all about me” mindset in a church is a dangerous thing. Reaching out to non-believers often becomes nonexistent and growth and discipleship just become churchy words.
If you serve in church ministry, Messy Church is a must read!
What I’m still working on:
And what I didn’t read:
Us by Daniel Tocchini – not sure why this didn’t work for me, but I couldn’t make it past the first chapter. I’ll give it another chance down the road, but I shelved it for now. I replaced it with Ted Cunnigham’s Fun Loving You. I loved Cunnigham’s Trophy Child book and am happy to have his work back on my reading list.
Here are the others I’m working on as I finish The Tipping Point:
What are you reading this month?