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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I’ve been unpacking some book bins from reunions, reshelving, sorting and classifying. It’s been a good summer in the “book business” and I’m glad that many of my good friends out there are in possession of some of my good “book friends.” I hope you’re looking forward to a time of reading or studying. I suspect many of your new books are sitting in a pile somewhere waiting for your time or attention. That’s OK, I’m enjoying the last of this wonderful summer weather too.

One thing I expect to do soon is to feature some of the excellent congregational support resources that are still left on my shelves. From time to time over recent years I’ve brought them to your attention—especially if you are a pastor or congregational leader. CPI, their mentors, newly ordained or about-to-be-ordained high priests, or participants in this or that Temple School class.

The nice thing about so many of these great books is that they really don’t get stale. They are classics that always have something useful to say to someone. Book people recognize that you don’t really read the same book twice—no matter how often you revisit it. You are different; times are different; circumstances are different. You wonder why you highlighted or underlined that paragraph last year. And a whole chapter just makes so much more sense now, you can’t believe you overlooked it before.

So watch for some book titles, recommendations, maybe even a quick review or summary coming your way soon. These classics are just too valuable to sit on this shelf any longer. What are the questions that are on your mind just now, Brother or Sister Pastor, Christian Ed Leader, novice (or tired) Preacher? I may have a classic just for you.

What are the classics that you return to again and again? Any titles you'd like to add to our list? All recommendations are welcome. Let's share some of our favourites.

Posted by Marion

1 comment:

  1. The book I'm currently reading is "Intuitive Healing" by Dr. Judith Orloff recommended by a dear friend who has survived cancer, spousal abuse, being fired as a scapegoat for her employer & losing her nursing licence, financial difficulties and much more. Through all of this, she remains faithful and loving. If she recommends a book that might be useful on my journey, you can believe I'm going to read it.


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