128 - The Jesus We Missed

Rarely do you find a book that's written on the humanity of Christ is such a way as this book.  Without ever watering down the divine nature of Jesus, Reardon does an excellent job of probing into what it means that Jesus was also fully man.  While approaching the subject from a quite scholarly position, Reardon never talks over the reader's head.  Rather, he makes his points in each chapter as he walks us through the life of Christ.  From his birth to baptism to ministry to death.  Each step of the way pointing out the interesting points of Jesus being fully man.  Great read that I'd highly recommend to anyone studying Christ's life.  Would make an excellent addition to a book on Christ's divinity.

127 - Viral

Could the next revival be based on a tweet? Or a Facebook status?  Or any form of digital media that goes viral?  Leonard Sweet dives into the question of the future of revival in the viral generation.  The book does  an excellent job of laying out how Christians can begin to use social media to build relationships with people, not just post photos of their cat.  Sweet takes time to hit on all the major social media tools, and breaks down how they can be used for advancing the gospel.  His book is well thought out, and isn't just another "Christians should use social media" books but rather a theological defense for using these tools.

126 - Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter isn't quite what it first appears to be.  Rather than being a book about the humor of Lewis (which is what I figured) it's about his wit, and serves more as a biography than anything.  Weighing in at 486 pages the book takes an exhaustive look at Lewis' life and writings.  The book isn't bad, but still was a little frustrating considering I was expecting something else.  It is one of the better biographies on Lewis though, so if you haven't read anything about this great man, I recommend you check this book out.

125 - When Work and Family Collide

Andy Stanley has recently re-released his book previously known as "Choosing to Cheat."  When Work and Family Collide is an excellent book about learning to not only talk about your family being your #1 priority, but to actually make them the priority.  Stanley presents ideas on setting boundaries and establishing priorities to help keep your life in rhythm.  If you struggle with trying to figure out the balance between work and family this book has some great insights you can put into practice to help you improve.  Also, it includes plenty of pointers for those who think they have things under control, but want to put up some extra road blocks.  As a pastor, this book was excellent at helping reinforce some of my habits to make sure my job doesn't become my mistress.  I'd recommend it to just about anyone and everyone.