Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading As a Woman in the Church by Nancy Beach As a woman gifted with leadership, often times I find myself deferring to the men around me. Not because I am led by the Holy Spirit to do so but simply because they are male. However, after reading this book, I was reminded that gifts are not gender-specific. Gifts are given to serve the whole body of Christ. I recommend this book to women in leadership.
Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World by Robert E. Webber Webber suggests that a response to postmodern culture isn't pushing forward as much as reaching back into the historical roots of our Christian heritage.
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis Lewis doesn’t address God directly very much, but his unique portrayal of heaven and hell make me ponder what those two places really will be/are like and what that means for God, man and our relationship. The book reminds me that I often don’t give hell enough weight; I don’t attribute heaven enough beauty; and God is more wonderful and nearer than I think He is.
The fact that God speaks lies at the very center of our Christian faith, and His message demands that all creation give heed. If we do not situate this act of hearing within a proper biblical and theological framework, however, seeking a message from God can easily become an attempt to justify our own self-seeking decisions.