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Friday, 2 April 2010

Book Reading Goal : Week 9

Nine Marks of a Healthy ChurchThis Easter brings a culmination to an important book that  I have been reading for the last 9 weeks as part of my local church study - 9 Marks of  a Healthy Church, By Mark Denver.  It has 9 chapters and we have been covering it each week for 9 weeks, so it has taken me 9 weeks to read it! Its mere coincidence of course that the Book Reading Goal is also on week 9!  As the title suggests the book lays out the clear marks of what makes a healthy church. An important read for every Christian, but its been particularly important for our local church as we are going through a process of renewal. There's also a website to go with it.

Never Beyond Hope: How God Touches & Uses Imperfect PeopleGetting through the final chapter was not taxing, so I decided to squeeze in another book from someone I grew up reading when I was young.  Never Beyond Hope : How God Touches & Uses Imperfect People, by J. I. Packer. In many respect both books are similar because they are designed for personal or group study. I enjoyed this book greatly. Dr Packer is one of the greatest theologians our time.

Memorable Quote :

"There is no future for anyone trying to be wiser than God, or to stop him from doing what he plans" [page 82]
Book Reading Goal Review
Books Read So Far : 11 books
Remaining Books to Achieve Target : 39 books
Weeks Remaining to Achieve Annual Target : 39 weeks

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