Thoughts from Canaan…

"The whole land of Canaan, where you now reside as a foreigner, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God." – Genesis 17:8

2015 Reading List

2015 One-Word Reviews:

1. Sticky Church / Larry Osborne / Useful & Encouraging
2. Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Circumstances / John Kotter & Holger Rathgeber / Thought-Provoking
3. Leaving Behind Left Behind / Omar Rikabi / Great
4. The Mystery of the Shemitah / Jonathan Cahn / A Novelty
5. T. S. Eliot / Joachim Seyppel / Scattershot
6. The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor / Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga / Like-the-show
7. Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything / Robert R. Reilly / Excellent & Needed
8. Star Wars: Tarkin / James Luceno / Good
9. Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper / John Mark Hicks / Excellent
10. What Have They Done With Jesus? / Ben Witherington III / Fantastic!
11. Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt / Edited by Gordon Hutner / Interesting
12. The Celtic Way of Evangelism / George G. Hunter III / Practical
13. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable / Patrick Lencioni / Practical
14. The Silent Transformation / Julie Belding, Christoph Schalk and Daniel Catalano / Inspiring
15. The Top Ten Leadership Commandments / Hans Finzel / Good
16. A Little Exercise for Young Theologians / Helmut Thielicke / So-So
17. The Missional Leader:Equipping Your Church to Reach a Changing World / Alan Roxburgh & Fred Romanuk / Thought-Provoking
18. Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church / William T. Cavanaugh / Thought-Provoking
19. The Worship Architect / Constance Cherry / Phenomenal
20. The Worship Plot / Dan Boone / Interesting
21. Emerging Worship / Dan Kimball / Thought-Provoking
22. What Saint Paul Really Said / N. T. Wright / Thought-Provoking
23. The Dangerous Act of Worship / Mark Labberton / Excellent
24. Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven / Rory Noland / Practical & Needed
25. Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church / Laurence Hull Stookey / Fantastic!
26. Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year / Robert Webber / Doubly-Fantastic!
27. To Share in the Body: A Theology of Martyrdom for Today’s Church / Craig Hovey & Samuel Wells / Average
28. Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God / Greg Ogden / Good
29. The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World / Daniel M. Bell Jr. / Challenging
30. Church is a Team Sport / Jim Putman / Superficial But Good
31. Theology and Sexuality / Susannah Cornwall / Obnoxious
32. Simple Church / Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger / Practical & Thought-Provoking
33. Making Vision Stick / Andy Stanley / Good & Concise
34. Love Wins / Rob Bell / Weakly-Argued
35. The Power of Team Leadership / George Barna / So-So
36. Christians at the Border / M. Daniel Carroll R. / Thought-Provoking
37. Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration / Kristin E. Heyer / Thought-Provoking
38. Welcoming the Stranger / Matthew Soerens & Jenny Hwang / Well Researched & Argued

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