I love to read. My wife and I have made it a goal to read 26 books this year. If you do the math, that means that we would each read a book every other week. As much as enjoy reading, this task in and of itself is somewhat daunting. Scheduling in time to read books in the midst of a busy schedule is a really tough thing to do for any of use.
This past year I have read everything from The Hunger Games Trilogy to The Explicit Gospel. There are plenty of books on my reading list have absolutely no spiritual value whatsoever. Part of me would love to sit here and justify that reading The Hunger Games was purely research into the youth culture. While I started reading it because I knew that all of our students were reading it, I kept reading because I was drawn into the story. I have no problem telling you that. I am the same guy who has read all of the Harry Potter books and loves to go to the midnight showings of said movie series’.
I do however like to read books that will help to increase my ministry effectiveness. The book that have impacted me the most recently was As For Me and My Crazy House by