My Summer Reading List 2012 (REVISED)

I know I should have waited until after Annual Conference to finalize my summer reading list.  I picked up some books from Cokesbury and had some suggested to me.  It won’t be as elaborate as my last list, but here it is:

  1. Minding the Good Ground by Jason E. Vickers
  2. Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide by Mike Slaughter & Charles E. Gutenson
  3. Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope and Purpose by Ruben P. Job
  4. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
  5. Cowards by Glenn Beck
  6. Leading Small Groups with Purpose: Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group by Steve Gladen
  7. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  8. Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church by Kenda Creasy Dean
  9. Back to Zero: The Search to Rediscover the Methodist Movement by Gil Rendel
  10. Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase
  11. Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
  12. Love Wins by Rob Bell
  13. Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey by Rick Richardson
  14. You Lost Me: Why Young People Are Leaving the Church…And Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman
  15. Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle To Decide The 2000 Election by Jeffrey Toobin
  16. Click to Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher & Keith Anderson
  17. Exponential: How You and Your Friends Can Start a Missional Church Movement by Dave Ferguson & Jon Ferguson
  18. ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church by Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch
  19. Ultimately Responsible: When You’re In Charge Of Igniting a Ministry by Sue Nilson Kibbey
  20. The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Church by Alan Hirsch
  21. Follow You Follow Me: Why Social Networking is Essential to Ministry by John Voelz
  22. Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship by Alan Hirsch & Debra Hirsch

Honestly, I don’t see myself reading these in order.  My passion for ministry might force me to read many of the book related to that topic first.  However, I do find I have very little time–normally–to read fiction.  We’ll see.

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