I’ve been considering different possibilities for our next book study. I like to make sure I’ve read a book before I recommend it to others. To that end, I’ve been reading Five Practices of Fruitful Living by Bishop Robert Schnase. He also wrote a book title Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations which is even better known, but I think we’ve recently been focusing quite a bit on life together as a congregation and it may be time to turn the spotlight on the individual lives that together constitute the congregation.
Because the response to Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations and Five Practices of Fruitful Living was so overwhelmingly positive, it seemed to me that it was probably all hype, but eventually (years later) I gave in and started reading. I wish I had done so sooner. So far the book is excellent. It manages to be engaging and easily approachable, while also drawing one deeper into life with God and discipleship. I hope to finish the book within the next few days. I’ll let you know.