My short review of three books I read last month: The Prodigal God, Entreleadership (Dave Ramsey), and Share Jesus Without Fear.
The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller
This book was given to me by a friend, and I enjoyed the author’s fresh perspective of the prodigal son. What about the older brother in the story? Keller makes a compelling case that he was just as much at fault as his younger brother, if not more so. Is this parable really about the prodigal son, or is it about the irreligious versus the moralistic? What of the older son’s attitude when his younger brother returned home? How does that relate to Christianity today?
This was a short book and easy read with a thought-provoking message.
EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
This is a long book (about 300 pages) but reads well. Ramsey gives excellent, practical advice for leading and managing your organization, including thoughts on hiring, firing, morale, vision, sales, finances, and more. Just when you think he’s covered everything, he goes on to say that there are more chapters available online for further reading. Such a treat. Highly recommended!
Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay
Written by a former mafia leader and multimillionaire who came to Jesus and has a powerful testimony, you’ll find this book changes everything you thought you knew about sharing the gospel. He reminds us that it’s God who converts hearts, not us. It’s our mandate to share our faith, in obedience to the Word, but He is the one who does the work. You’ll find simple, practical steps for opening conversation, asking questions, sharing the Bible, and letting others know who Jesus is to you. Yet another book that I highly recommend!