Friday, July 15, 2005

What Are You Reading?

Please recommend great books that have helped shape your as a women in vocational ministry. We can use these lists to encourage each other and to offer great advice.


Blogger Stacey said...

I'm so very excited about this blog! Let the discussions begin.

"Birthing the Sermon," edited by Jana Childers. A collection of sermons and reflections on the process of preaching by women ministers.
"The Preaching Life," by Barbara Brown Taylor.
"Help My Unbelief," and "The Bible and the New York Times" by Fleming Rutledge.

It just occurred to me that these are all books specifically about preaching...well, there are other books for other parts of ministerial life, but I think these books had such an affect on me because preaching is the ministry most frequently denied to women, at least in Protestantism.

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desiring God by John Piper really helped me solidify some of my ideas about worship.

Do You Think I'm Beautiful by Angela Thomas really resonated with me on a personal level.

10 Lies The Church Tells Women by J. Lee Grady was an interesting read. I haven't found all that he says to be true, but I felt affirmed by some other things he said.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I am so excited to get this blog rolling as well! Some books that I love . . . .
Phyllis Tickle: The Shaping of A Life
Tony Jones: The Sacred Way
Bryan McLaren: A New Kind of Christian
Henri Nouwen: The Wounded Healer
Annie Dillard: The Writing Life

12:32 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hey, everybody! I'm excited about this blog, too, and look forward to getting to know you all. :)

Books I love include:
"Amazing Grace" and "The Cloister Walk" by Kathleen Norris
"The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd

And many others that have escaped my memory right now!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Caroline, you are my hero for starting this blog. I'm currently reading Lauren Winner's new book. I love anything written by her. Let's see. . .what else. . .
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is A-maz-ing.
Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf and, just for fun,
Bachelor Girl: 100 Years of Breaking the Rules - A Social History of Living Single by Betsy Israel.

1:58 PM  
Blogger Songbird said...

You may find this funny, but one of the most profoundly influential books of my life is the children's picture book, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. I so identify with her sense of calling to special work that no one thinks a little cottontail bunny with a brown skin can do. It's a feminist fairy tale first published in 1939.

7:20 PM  

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