Ryan’s Reads

Well hello everyone!  Over the summer I  have been busy working on my studies to complete my master’s degree, and am working on coordinating the annual “Man Camp”time but I heard a few of you were looking for for my latest recommendations, so here they are!

First, a book.  It’s another one I think everyone should read at some point in their life because it’s so concise and easy-to-read  while discussing the foundations of Christian faith: “Delighting in the Trinity” by Michael Reeves.  I like that he’s able to talk about the trinity and other doctrines in such an accessible, compelling way, using humour and beautiful language.

Got a good read to share? An author or quote you’d like to see featured? Ryan would love to hear from you! Tag him on Sunday morning or send him an email: ryan@gpchurchofchrist.com

Got a good read to share? An author or quote you’d like to see featured? Ryan would love to hear from you! Tag him on Sunday morning or send him an email: ryan@gpchurchofchrist.com

Second, an audio series.  I know, I know, I usually recommend books but this short series of talks from Regent is one of my favourites by professor  Rikk Watts: “Becoming Gospel Fluent” (available for free .mp3 download at Regent’ audio site: https://www.regentaudio.com/products/becoming-gospel-fluent).

Rikk challenges preconceived notions about the gospel and is able to make you fall in love with Jesus all over again.  When Rikk gave the talks at the BC Campus Ministries “Emerge” 2014 Retreat, he shared,

“One of the reasons why so many Christians have trouble living the gospel is that we either do not know our foundational narrative or are still committed to several competing stories. The problem is that we just don’t know who we are… in order to help us become ‘gospel fluent’ – where the gospel is as natural to us as sun, sky, and wind – we will talk about just what our foundational story is, and why the Spirit-filled life is utterly essential to our living.”

I’d love to hear from you, what you think of these picks, or if you have some recommendations to share!  screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-12-06-14-pm