Currently Reading...

I read through the first few chapters of Bill Hybels' Courageous Leadership on Sunday (recommended from SCEA training day), and I found it is difficult for me to read it as a "Christian book". I think it might be something wrong with my definition of "Christian books", i.e. must be gospel centred, Bible centred, evangelistic, heavy theology with Bible references on every page, etc. But reading through "Courageous Leadership" so far just felt "different". It has been centred around the "power of local churches", how one should take care of each other, and how the whole world will be changed because of this power. It just seems to me that, well, we ought to build up the church leaders to increase the size of local churches, so that everyone in the world will graced by the loving/kind individuals in their local churches, thus makes everywhere a better place... The most quoted Bible verse so far has been Acts 2 - not the excellent speech by the spirit filled Apostle Peter when he showed the crowd how God has made Jesus both the Lord and Christ, but the little section at the end of chapter 2, where God added to the number of their fellowship daily. Bill reckons that's the kind of church we ought to achieve. Oh, by the way, the fact that we can also proclaim Jesus Christ died for your sin, but that's not the main point...

That's just different from the Christian books that I am used to. I'll still finish the book, but I'll read it as a management book, and pick up good points about managing or leading a church/cell group/bible fellowship. And constant reminder, "I am not reading a theolog book. I am not reading a theology book. I am not..."


The books that I want to seem to have piled up on my bed head. Either (1) these books do not interest me at all (2) I have a habbit of falling to sleep while reading on the bed (3) I got on to bed way to late passing my reading time.

Must read more...