The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community: The Posture and Practice of Ancient Church Now by Hugh Halter, Matt Smay

TangibleKingdom.pngWritten for those who are trying to nurture authentic faith communities and for those who have struggled to retain their faith, The Tangible Kingdom offers theological answers and real-life stories that demonstrate how the best ancient church practices can re-emerge in today’s culture, through any church of any size. In this remarkable book, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay “two missional leaders and church planters” outline an innovative model for creating thriving grass-roots faith communities.

About the author: Hugh Halter is a pastor and popular author of numerous books including Flesh, The Tangible Kingdom, And, Sacrilege, and Primer. Hugh and Cheryl are presently enjoying the spoils of empty nest living but love to use their ranch as a haven of celebration, hospitality, and friendship to the lost and least on the south side of Denver.

In, But Not of : A Guide to Christian Ambition and the Desire to Influence the World by Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt has worked for and with people in some of the most powerful andInButNotOf.png influential positions in the country. He knows what is required to reach and thrive in such positions, and in this book he shares some of that valuable, hard-won knowledge.

“In, But Not Of” provides readers with valuable insights, wisdom, personal experiences, and advice on how to rise in the world and achieve the kind of radical success that honors God.

The Weight of Glory By C.S. Lewis

WeightOfGlory.pngSelected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt. These are ardent and lucid sermons that provide a compassionate vision of Christianity.

Addressing some of the most difficult issues we face in our day-to-day lives, C.S. Lewis’s ardent and timeless words provide an unparalleled path to greater spiritual understanding. Considered by many to be his most moving address, “The Weight of Glory” extols a compassionate vision of Christianity and includes lucid and compelling discussions on forgiveness and faith.

About the author: CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research onOptionB.png finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart–and her journal–to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy.

About the author: SHERYL SANDBERG is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm’s business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.

Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

The Power that Changes the World: Creating Eternal Impact in the Here and Now by Bill Johnson

This is our brightest hour!
Every day we make choices that influence the culture and atmosphere around us. We are designed, as part of our purpose, to invade and solve problems here on earth. We’ve been given the keys to unlock infinite change in the here and now.

Take hold of God’s power and God’s wisdom.
As we wield the long-term strategy of His wisdom and the immediacy of His miracle-working power, we will live out the most undeniable demonstration of the heart, passion and nature of God. We will touch–and restore–the hearts of individuals, families, communities, cities and nations. We will create eternal impact and significance right now.

What a moment to be alive!
As we live out God’s power and wisdom, and fully yield ourselves to His purposes–maintaining a heart of hope and promise for the days ahead–we will work wonders for His Kingdom.

Powerful Evangelism for the Powerless by C. John Miller

Some Reviews:

Jeff Short rated it really liked it

Shelves: evangelism
This is written primarily to pastors, but they are not the only ones who can receive help from it. This brief book can be quite challenging to our complacency. And that is a good thing. Overall it is a good book. I am glad I read it and recommend it. As always, you can find things objectionable here and there. I dissented on more than one occasion when it came to some of the real practical methods, e.g. film meetings and such.
May 02, 2016Matt Kottman rated it it was amazing

Shelves: 2016, evangelism
Jack Miller, gets to the heart of evangelism. I was really encouraged by this work as he highlights the resident powerlessness of our witness, and the empowering work of the Spirit making us witnesses. Miller does address practical aspects as well as unbiblical thought patterns in regards to evangelism, whilst also capitalizing on the Gospel.