For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
Friday Q & A #48
What one book besides the Bible would you recommend that a member of Bethlehem who wants to grow as a leader and servant in the body should read?
This question was answered by 13 of our leaders on staff.
- David Mathis: The Master Plan of Evangelism, by Robert Coleman.
- Bud Burk: Deserted by God, by Sinclair Ferguson. Ferguson demonstrates how to wield the Psalms to minister to despairing and hurting hearts.
- Aaron Davitch: The Heart of a Servant Leader, by Jack Miller. Miller was the Pastor of New Life Presbyterian and started World Harvest Mission along with his son, Paul Miller (who wrote A Praying Life). The book is collection of letters he wrote to fellow pastors, missionaries, and congregants. He was also a big influence on Tim Keller.
- Jason French: Spiritual Leadership, by J. Oswald Sanders
- Sam Crabtree: Chosen By God, by R. C. Sproul and (bonus) The Pursuit of Holiness, by Jerry Bridges
- Kempton Turner: Lectures to My Students, by Charles Spurgeon (with your Bible open!)
- Vince Johnson: When People Are Big and God Is Small, by Ed Welch. God used this book to help me see how I worship myself in the name of caring about others’ opinions too much
- Mary Delk: Maximum Impact, by Wayne Mack
- Ken Currie: The Pleasures of God, by John Piper
- Jason Meyer and David Livingston: Humility: True Greatness, by C. J. Mahaney
- Dan Holst: Spiritual Depression, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- Sally Michael: Gospel-Powered Humility, by William Farley
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Pastor for Small Groups, North.