Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Your Christmas/New Year Book Gifts for 2007

Give yourself a Christmas present of a book exploring missional incarnational organic relational Christianity and church planting, or for New Years. Excellent way to begin the year. Here are some recaps and new ones for you.

The latest find---Wide Open Spaces: Beyond Paint by Number Christianity, by Jim Palmer, author of Divine Nobodies. I liked this book better and will try to get a chance to do some excerpt. Google it in the meantime and go there yourself. You won't be disappointed. He has a chapter describing the way the chaordic "church" works in his world organically, and the move he made from organizational church to organic church, and it is wonderful. I will be having everyone here exposed to it. Very detailed and full of examples, which many of my favorite books aren't. Strong sense of passion for the next reformation underway.

Don't forget--Shane Claiborne's The Irresistible Revolution, Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost's books The Shaping of Things to Come, Exiles, Forgotten Ways, or some already getting classic status like Neal Cole's Organic Church, Gibbs and Bolger's Emerging Church. See posts below for more ideas.

Remember, even if you aren't church planting you can be mission planting, relationship spreading, and that's what these books are really all about. End.