No, this is not an "anti-book reading" post. Instead it is a personal challenge to myself.
I usually love to read, but lately, for whatever reason I haven't got as much of it done as I would have liked. And yet I for some unknown reason continue to add books to my library. It just seems like there are so many books out there that I want to read. I just try to gain spiritual insight and insight into Youth Ministry (that's pretty much the only two genres that I read, aside from Sports Illustrated).
I love to read to stay educated and inspired. "Leaders are Readers" and "Readers are Leaders" are common phrases, probably because they are always seeking new information and insight.
So, I have issued myself a "NO MORE BOOKS CHALLENGE" that states I will not add any more books to my personal library until I read at least 4 more books.
Current Books I have that I am partway through are:
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
The Blogging Church by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch
And books I own, but have not Read:
The Best Question Ever by Andy Stanley
Choosing to Cheat: Who wins when Family and Work Collide by Andy Stanley
The Gospel According to Moses: What my Jewish Friends Taught Me About Jesus By Athol Dickinson
The Irresistible Revolution: living as an ordinary radical by Shane Claiborne
Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections between Sexuality and Spirituality by Rob Bell
Help, My Kids are Hurting: A survival guide to working with Students in Pain by Marv Penner
A New Kind of Youth Ministry by Chris Folmsbee
I guess my list isn't that long...but I think I need to challenge myself before a bad habit of not taking the time to read develops.
If you gave me one of these books, say for Christmas, please don't feel bad that I haven't read them. My goal is to have all these read by the end of August.
What books do you have that you need to read?