What's On My Shelf: October 2019

Whats's On My Shelf October 2019

We have entered back into life of school routine, and activities! Maybe you are thinking about gathering a list of books for your winter reading ;) ... or maybe not. However, here are some books that passed through my bookshelf over the summer, if you are looking for some recommendations!

Meet Generation Z:Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World by James Emery White

Adjusting to life in Canada, the past few years has meant learning how the culture here has changed, and understanding more about this younger generation. This was a very helpful read, putting in perspective things we do in ministry for the sake of the church, and challenging us to think about the unchurched, with ideas on how to reach them.

Watchfulness:Recovering A Lost Spiritual Discipline by Brian Hedges

This book was on my to-read list for awhile. It was humbling and challenging me to become watchful over my mind and my soul. This means taking a deep look inside ourselves, where those temptations are prone to lie, so that we can become prepared and equipped for the temptations that face us each day. Read my full review here.

Portraits of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us About Our Life With God By Joel Beeke

I really enjoyed this book, as he took a look at different aspects of what it means to have faith, and used the examples of people from Scripture to illuminate that faith. It's 5 chapters with great reflection questions at the end of each, so it would fit well for a small group study.

The Imperfect Disciple: Grace For People Who Can't Get Their Act Together by Jared Wilson

He's a fun writer, with an uncanny ability to communicate important truths to us in a way that really resonates. This book is all about acknowledging our imperfection, desiring more of His glory and how to live our lives in the grace of God, as we live our our faith.

The Good Portion: Scripture: The Doctrine of Scripture for Every Woman by Keri Folmar

This was a great read to develop a solid understanding what we believe about Scripture. If you want to be equipped in your defence of the Bible, here's a good place to start.

J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life by Paul Miller