Book Recommendations – September 2017

There are so many great new books, and all of us have only limited time for reading.  This summer I have shared a monthly list of the top ten books I have read: June July August The final post in the summer series follows.  All books mentioned were published in 2017, and are rated on a 1-5 scale allowing for the top of the scale to be extended to a 5+ for the best of the best. (5.0) Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson (Macmillan, 2017) (4.5) Of Read More …

Learning from Starbucks

Leonard Sweet's The Gospel According to Starbucks: Living with a Grande Passion has helped many people give greater consideration to lessons the church can learn from Starbucks.  In an interview about the book, Sweet addressed the need for the church to learn to be more EPIC: Carpenter: In your book, you focus heavily on an acronym you have created called EPIC.  It stands for Experiential, Participatory, Image Rich, and Connective.  How does this connect a coffee shop with the Church? Sweet: Read More …