What are you reading?

I think I have read more book over the past year than the past 5 combined.  Now that I have gotten a Kindle Touch for my birthday, I think it’s only going to get easier for me to read.  So far, since 2011 I have read/in the process of reading:

  • “The Camel Club”  for leisure – I needed a good mystery, thriller type book with some good old fashion conspiracy theories behind it.
  • “Onward” by Howards Shultz.  I am fascinated with great companies and what they do.  So to see Shultz turn his company around was fascinating to me.
  • “His Truth” by Jack Cottrell  This is a book the New Life Staff is going over about the basic doctrine we should all know.  It’s a great basis for doctrine we should all know.
  • “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis  Honestly, I never read it before last year.  Classic that everyone has to read.  Book 4, Chapter 9 spoke volumes to me that I used in a few sermons last year.
  • “When God builds a Church”  by Bob Russell.  Great insights from a guy I’ve never met but I hear about all the time (thanks to my Lead Pastor who knows him).  Reading that gave me some new ideas and fresh perspectives.
  • “Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ” by Russell Moore.  Great book for Pastors to read on withstanding temptations.  I read this with 2 other friends and it was great to process this with them.
  • “God and His People” by James Garlow. Good book looking at the history of Christianity.
  • “What’s so Great about Christianity” by Dinesh D’Souza.  Great book dealing with atheism.
  • “Poke the Box” by Seth Godin.  A quick read but a great one about coming up with new ideas and thought.
TAKE A MINUTE and post some of what you are reading and at least 1 thing you have gotten out of it so far so that we can all benefit.



What books have you read this year that you could recommend for summer reading?

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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