My parents have learned to expect several packages in the mail before I visit here in Alabama. I get on half.com or ebay and start ordering away. I love buying used books!

Here’s the books that I ordered this time around:

Love Beyond Reason: Moving God’s Love from Your Head to Your Heart by John Ortberg

I had a copy of this book a few years ago, but it disappeared before I could read it. I have another copy and I’m reading a chapter a day as part of my devotional time. So far I’m enjoying it.

How to Lead a Great Cell Group Meeting, How to be a Great Cell Group Coach, and The Spirit-Filled Small Group by Joel Comiskey

Our ministry is based on small discipleship groups, so I figured I’d see what this author has to say about the topic. Not sure if it will be helpful for our ministry setting, but I imagine I’ll learn some things that I can apply.

Desiring God and When I Don’t Desire God by John Piper

I’ve heard a lot of good things about these books, so I look forward to reading them.

Classic Christianity by Bob George

Some of my missionary friends require all their summer volunteers to go through this book. This will be a “back to the basics” type of read for me.

Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart by John Ensor.

One of my friends recommended this book. Sometimes I feel like I’ve “seen it all” when it comes to Christian relationship books, but I’m always open to new insights.

When Sinners Say “I Do” by Dave Harvey

I can’t remember how I learned about this one, but I wanted to order it while it was on my mind.

Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill

I was introduced to this classic on revival back in the early 90’s. I now have a vintage 1960’s copy of it and plan to read it again some time this year.

Too Great a Temptation: the Seductive Power of America’s Super Church by Dr. Joel Gregory

Gregory became pastor of First Baptist Dallas, arguably the most influential church in America. He stunned everyone by resigning less than two years after he began his ministry there. This book is his account of why he walked away from America’s most coveted church position. Gregory’s book is actually kind of hard to find, so I’m glad that one happened to be available when I searched online. I plan to read it on my way back to Manila—I think it will be one of those that I can read for hours on end without getting bored.

I also have a couple of DVD’s: The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobel. I think I’ll watch them on my way back to Manila.