Recommended reading for 2018
We have a selection of book recommendations that we are encouraging our leaders to read. These provide a variety of leadership insights including ways to reach out to this generation, pastoral succession and the moving story of the Vumba massacre of Elim missionaries.
Meet Generation Z – Understanding and reaching the new post-Christian world
A challenging and revealing introduction to the youngest generation. James Emery White gives a stirring account of how we must engage and communicate with Generation Z with fresh methods and passionate connection. A must for all church leaders.
Next – Pastoral succession that works
Opening up the wider issues of pastoral succession this invaluable book is not just for those with their eye on retirement. Making the point that every leader is an “interim” leader/pastor, the authors look at lots of case studies and suggest ways of building a culture that will build leaders and churches to thrive beyond the current season.
H3 Leadership - Humble, Hungry, Hustle
Brad Lomenick’s ‘leadership playbook’ calls for leaders who are “Humble, Hungry and who Hustle” – shorthand for 20 key habits that will build core leadership capacity, resilience and culture. Very practical and ‘usable’ for personal development and the development of the leaders around you.
The Axe and the Three – How bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in Zimbabwe
The moving and inspirational story of Elim Missionaries Peter and Brenda Griffiths written by their son Stephen. This moving account includes a powerful account of the 1978 Vumba massacre of Elim missionaries and records the aftermath of the tragedy and God’s faithfulness in building His church in Zimbabwe.
Thirty Years That Changed The World – The book of Acts for today
An evangelistic gripping account of the great themes of Acts, written to demonstrate how the early disciples embedded themselves in ‘alien and hostile cultures’, developed their methods and their message. In a rapidly changing culture, this book is a treasure trove of insights and a stimulus to fresh and radical New Testament mission.
Everyday Supernatural – Living a Spirit-led life without being weird
Everyday Supernatural explores what the Spirit-empowered life looks like for every Christian. God intended for each one of us to consciously depend on the Holy Spirit and use supernatural gifts as everyday tools. Relying on the Holy Spirit is not weird, full of hype, or something for only certain parts of the Church. It’s for anyone who wants to know God more fully – and make every day naturally supernatural.