we're off on holiday this week to Sardinia which I'm really looking forward to - at least in those moments I've had to think about it. Monday morning being what it is, I have a list of things I need to do before next week. Alot of it's work/ministry related and unrealistic - wouldn't it be great to go away with an empty in-box! However, one of the jobs I always enjoy is compiling my book-list to take away. I'm not there yet, but I thought, now in the world of blogging, I'd write it up here as easy as on the fridge door - at least this way I might get some good recommendations! Sometimes I fast from Christian stuff to read on holiday, but it feels less like work now working regionally so it'll be a mix. Here's my shortlist - before I wander round the house looking for others!
Who moved my cheese? - Spencer Johnson
What's the point of being a Christian - Timothy Radcliffe
Transforming Discipleship - Greg Oden
A whole new mind - Daniel Pink
The Starfish and the Spider - Brafman & Beckstrom
Mission Shaped Questions - Stephen Croft (ed)
Everything must Change - Brian McClaren
How Your Church Family Works - Peter Steinke
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
A couple of Ian Rankins
Watching the English - Kate Fox
Obviously (not sure where that word came from) I can't take them all, but half the fun is deciding! (yes, weird).
I'll definitely take the Starfish and the Spider, which sounds really interesting - about the power of leaderless organisations. However, my mind has been grabbed by the prospect of jellyfish swarming around the Med - Tom brought us an Independent with all the scary headlines across the front page, so I'm looking forward to starfish more than jellyfish. No laptop - I tried the argument it'll make it easier to off load photos as we go along, but seem to have lost that one.