Book A Month - January 2009

For a couple of years, I've been trying to set aside some time to read regularly. I'd set goals. I'd put a stack of books next to my bed or desk and hope it would just happen. Nothing really worked.

I'm not 100% certain I've figured out the best way to get past my inability to act just yet, but I'm going to give it another go. This year I'm aiming to read a book a month. To motivate me, I'll post on the 1st of each month which book I plan to read, and whenever I finish it, I'll post about that. Yes, I'm a little late this month. Since it's, well, a bit later than the first, and I've actually already finished a book this month, I'll claim marginal success and be encouraged to succeed next month!

I read The Blogging Church by Brian Bailey and Terry Storch. I'd been thinking about how best to re-implement my church's web site1 and wondered if blogging would be a useful tool or not. I've always been a big proponent when it's the right fit, but my church isn't that big or that technologically advanced; it would be a big step for them. I'm still not sure it's the right time, but I'm going to put the tools in place to let them get started when and if they decide it's the right next step.

The Blogging Church helped me to put some ideas about blogging and its ministry applicability into better perspective. It was an excellent read, and certainly a very timely one as I'd just started the rebuild project when I received the book.

  1. Which isn’t quite done — the link is to the current, and not new, design.

Jan 20th, 2009