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Inklings

I'm addicted to books. According to Umberto Eco I am building an anti-library, meaning I own way more books than I have read. I love good fiction, literature, theology, Biblical studies, philosophy, children's books, and lots more.

Currently reading

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Danae Yankoski, Francis Chan
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
N.T. Wright
The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace
Kenneth J. Collins
Progress: 244/331 pages
House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski
Progress: 50/662 pages
The Hound of the Baskervilles (with Illustrations by Sidney Paget)
Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle
Progress: 35 %
The Dead Zone
Stephen King
Progress: 52/402 pages
Holiness
J.C. Ryle
Help! I'm a Small Church Youth Worker: Achieving Big-Time Success in a Non-Mega Ministry
Rich Grassel
Progress: 57/115 pages
How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels
N.T. Wright
Progress: 69 %
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Trellis and the Vine

The Trellis And The Vine - Colin Marshall, Tony J. Payne Some books you read really stretch you. I can't say that about this book however, for the fact is that I felt as if these guys were saying all the things I had been thinking about in my preparation for ministry. Building the kingdom and your church by creating disciples through mentorship. The first few chapters set up their premise and I whole heartly agreed. I felt more validated than I felt like I was learning anything, but then Marshall and Payne put definition to vague notions. They began describing what this might look like in real life. I believe that this vision of the church is biblical and ultimately the best way to connect with people (especially in our post-modern world). The authors do seem to plug their own resource materials somewhat, but they also stress that there is no one way to do this. Highly recommended.