Pat's 2015 books to read

Here is my list of books that are waiting to be read as I enter 2015.

Children's / Youth / Family Ministry

The book I'm reading in this area is Faith and the Modern Family: How to Raise a Healthy Family in a "Modern Family" World by Craig Jutila. While it's been years, I've heard Craig speak live on two separate occasions. I'm looking forward to learning from him... yet again.


I got a book recommendation from a friend who was a Bible teacher at a Christian school and is now a Youth Pastor in Oklahoma. He read it and started a discipleship ministry at the school before leaving. The book is called INsourcing: Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church by Randy Pope.


My friend Jeff Medders wrote a book that came out late last year entitled Gospel Formed: Living a Grace-Addicted, Truth-Filled, Jesus-Exalting Life. I love being able to support a friend and filling my heart with a deeper understanding of the gospel at the same time.


I have 2 books sitting on my shelf that are waiting to be read, both written by Robert (Bob) Kellerman. The first one I'm going to read is Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives . I will follow that up (probably later in the year) with Scripture and Counseling: God's Word for Life in a Broken World.


My friend and pastor Joe Thorn has his second book coming out in February called Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God. I've been looking forward to this for a while... because he got his manuscript in 3 months late.

These are the books I'm starting 2015 with. What else would you recommend? Leave a comment for me to check out.