What are you reading?

Posted: 03/20/2011 in Children's Ministry, Family Ministry, Growth / Maturity, Resources, Youth Ministry

I try to read as much as possible. Currently I am reading 4 books for ministry purposes. I read this much and this variety partly because of my undiagnosed A.D.D. (and by that I mean, my short attention span) and partly because I need things in smaller chunks in order to wrap my (little) brain around the concepts being discussed. Being involved in both children’s and youth ministry, I try to read something for each one of those areas. I also try to read something that nourishes my own soul. All this to say, it got me thinking about what others might be reading that I am missing?

So, here is what I am reading:

For children’s / family ministry I am reading God, Marriage, and Family by Kostenberger.

For youth ministry I am reading How People Change by Lane / Tripp.

For personal growth I am reading both Dug Down Deep by Harris and Hurt Healer by Nolan.

Most of you, like me, have a backlog of books to be read. In my mind it doesn’t hurt to have a few suggestions waiting for an opening. With that in mind, what are you reading and finding profitable for life and ministry? Feel free to share in the comment section.

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Comments
  1. great books. i am reading:
    think orange
    made to stick
    love wins

    next on the queue:
    poke the box
    teen 2.0

    thanks form the suggestions.

  2. pataldridge says:

    Ben –

    Think Orange is on my “to read” pile. The others I will have to check out on Amazon. The only one I have heard of is Love Wins.

    Thanks for the comment and suggestions!

  3. Ben Boles says:

    I picked up Youth Culture 101 & Engaging The Sould of Youth Culture both by Walt Muller this weekend after one of his workshops. I highly recommend both for diving in, understanding and speaking into the culture our teens live in everyday.

  4. pataldridge says:

    Ben –

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I will have to check both out. Would love to hear about the workshops as well.

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