Monday, January 3, 2011

The Last 5 Books I Read...

There are some really good books out there right now.  Here are the last 5 I have read:

Sun Stand Still:  What Happens When You Dare To Ask God for the Impossible by Steven Furtick - this book is all about audacious faith  - I especially love his Page 23 Vision.  Furtick has one of the fastest growing churches in America in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In only 4 years, they are over 6,000 strong (seeing 5,000 saved and baptized in their existence). 

The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living as if He doesn't Exist by Craig Groeschel - I know tons of people like this - been there myself at one time.  There are people in between non-Christian and Christian - Christian atheists.

Plan B:  What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?  by Pete Wilson - You can't control what life throws at you sometimes, but God can work in the midst of your breakdowns.  Living God's will for our lives is essential to staying inside His plan for our lives instead of our own.

Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan - Chan just resigned from his church and word is he is moving to an unknown country is Asia to get out of the limelight for a while.  I hope he still writes and teaches in conferences while on sabbatical.  Chan describes how the western church has treated the Holy Spirit like He has been in retirement.  Great book on the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Church That Never Sleeps: The Amazing Story That Will Change Your View of Church Forever by Matthew Barnett - not a new book (2000) but a great story of the Dream Center (Los Angeles), an abandoned 400,000 sq foot building Matthew Barnett took over and now uses to house hundreds, feed thousands, train thousands in the workforce and ministry and impact downtown Los Angeles.  I've been there (2000).  It was amazing then and has grown tremendously since.

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