MY CHOICE OF BOOKS

Ted Engstrom shares five books that are helping him in ministry.

In a recent interview, Ted Engstrom told us: "Today the church needs to be particularly mobile, ready to adjust itself to the times and to the personality of leadership. "

I'm not one to complain about the rash of books that come out each year. Any book that stimulates thought and action has merit for the Christian. I look for stimulating books that address the reader pragmatically and meet me at my points of need. We are called to be change agents, and books ought to assist in just that-helping us to effect beneficial change in our society and world.

We cannot effect that change unless we have disciplined lives, and Richard Foster's Celebration of Discipline provides insight into spiritual disciplines which lead to liberated lives. Dividing the book into inward, outward, and corporate disciplines, Foster shares much about prayer, fasting, solitude, worship, and service. One section deals with the service of listening. Just as love of God begins with listening to his Word, so the beginning ...

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