It’s that time of year again! When you’re stuffed from the turkey, exhausted from family and hungering for those super sales. However, just because you’ve got money to burn doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t purchase something worth your change. Check out my top 5 books that will change your life and change your perspective this black friday. After all, none of us really want to go outside and shovel that driveway. Here’s my top 5 excuses that will keep you inside, dry and warm this winter. 

 

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

 

According to Amazon, #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. She’s now showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

 

The New Copernicans by David John Seal

 

According to Amazon, There is a fundamental frame of reference shift in American society happening right now among young adults. The national narrative on Millennials is pejorative, patronizing, and just plain wrong. John Seel suggests survival strategies. He suggests communication on-ramps for genuine human connection with the next generation. It can be done.

 

“Our millennial children, as well as nonchurchgoing millennials, are both the church’s greatest challenge and its most exciting new opportunity.”
—John Seel, PhD

 

Learn to Speak God from Scratch by Jonathan Merritt

According to Amazon, In this groundbreaking book, one of America’s premier religion writers revives ancient expressions through cultural commentary, vulnerable personal narratives, and surprising biblical insights. Learning to Speak God from Scratch will breathe new life into your spiritual conversations.

 

The Passion Generation by Grant Skeldon

 

According to Amazon, Written by a millennial, The Passion Generation will guide you beyond the stats of what millennials are doing to the why they’re doing it and how we can all move toward healthy community. With wit, compassion, and startling insights, this book shares stories and studies drawn from Skeldon’s years of working to bridge generational gaps. In his signature conversational style, Skeldon offers researched strategies that will spark healthy connections, and practical methods that will help you disciple the millennials you love.
This book is your guide to understanding the millennials in your life who are seemingly reckless but far from hopeless, for the future of the church that depends on them.

 

Inspired by Rachel Held Evans 

 

According to Amazon, Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, retelling them through memoir, original poetry, short stories, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay. Undaunted by the Bible’s most difficult passages, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, imagining, and debating Scripture’s mysteries. The Bible, she discovers, is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world.

 

 

Check out these great reads and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below! Good luck with those crowds this black friday. Order your books online and beat the chaos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Colleen Batchelder

Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith! She loves traveling the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions.

When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.
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    Colleen Batchelder has always been passionate about putting Feet to her Faith! She loves traveling the globe minstering at various churches, colleges and conferences speaking to audiences ranging in age from 9 – 101. She speaks on inter-generational communication, reaching millennials within the workplace and church and breaking down generational assumptions. When she’s not pouring over books, you can find her enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.

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