Monday, June 29, 2009

What I'm Reading This Summer

I'm working on two different books right now. The first is brand new - Evangelism Remixed by Dave Rahn (YFC VP) and Terry Linhart. What I love about this book is that it reports from actual research what youth ministries look like in which students are actively sharing their faith. The authors share what specific approaches are providing the best foundation for students to tell their friends about Christ. Very worthwhile read if you want to help your students reach their friends for Christ.

The other book I just started might not sound real interesting, but I find it fascinating - the 12th Edition Handbook of Denominations in the United States. We have so many different kinds of churches and since TFC works with many different kinds of churches, I wanted to increase my understanding of what different churches believe and where they came from. I think that's the most interesting part - how did we get to have so many different varieties of Christianity? It's pretty wild stuff. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. I learned a lot of this stuff in Church History class at MBI, but I needed a refresher course, having been out in the field for over a decade now.

So what are you reading these days? I'd love to hear about it.