Book Review – Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today

Author: Mark Labberton, Publisher: IVP Books, 2014

 Called book coverWhy I picked up this book:

Intervarsity Press Publishers sent me this book upon its release, and I was delighted to review it after having read Labberton’s “The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor” and using it as a mentoring resource.

Who Should Read Called:

Any Christian who wants to reflect on their life in relation to the church and work God is doing in the world.

What’s in Store for You:

This book was birthed out of Labberton’s pastoral heart. This is a gift of wisdom and profound thought from a person who clearly loves Jesus and his church.

Labberton does not want us to forget that the primary call of the church is to follow Jesus. Following includes loving, learning from and obeying Christ. These are the marks of a true disciple or follower of Christ. The call to discipleship requires that we recalibrate our lives so Jesus is the center from which everything else flows. Following Jesus is a call to live differently, to live as God’s beloved.

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Book Review: Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church


Leading a Multi-Ethnic Church book coverLeading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Seven Common Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Why I picked up this book:

I received this book as a gift while attending the Mosaix Global Network conference last fall. It was at the top of my very long and ever growing post-seminary reading list. This book is also of interest for my current leadership position at Gordon-Conwell, as we are working to develop a partnership with the Mosaix Global Network.

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Book Review: The Gospel at Work

How Working for King Jesus Gives Purpose and Meaning to our Jobs

The Gospel at Work book coverWhy I picked up this book:

Zondervan sent me a postcard about this work, and promised a free six-session study guide and video curriculum at purchase. I lead a small group of millennials, and I am always on the lookout for material that might be of interest to them. The majority of the women in the group are single, but they also share another connection in that many of them were disgruntle with their jobs.

 

Who Should Read The Gospel at Work:

Christians who work in any capacity, and seek to honor God through their work.

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