Another month means four new books to read for the DYM Book Club. One of our members suggested we’d look at what was available for free on Kindle unlimited and I thought that was a good suggestion.
If you haven’t heard of Kindle Unlimited, it’s Amazon’s ‘Kindle membership’ where one flat fee per month (it’s $9.99 right now) will allow you to borrow a bunch of books and read them. Not all books are available obviously, as a matter of fact I’ve found that not many bestsellers are included. But it’s a nice way to read more for little money. So this month, we’ll do two Kindle unlimited picks and two others.
In the category leadership, we’ll read Doubling Groups 2.0: How Andy Stanley and a whole generation of churches are exploding with doubling groups and the power of hospitality. which is technically not a leadership book, but speaks to youth pastors I think (haven’t read it yet). Our youth ministry pick is Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World by Brock Morgan. I’ve just finished this book and it’s a challenging, inspiring read. Both these books are free with Kindle Unlimited.
For personal growth we’ll do The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out, written by Brennan Manning—which is a classic and one of the best books ever written about God’s love for us. And for young adult fiction, let’s read If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, which is still on the NY Times Bestseller List and has been made into a movie.
If you have any suggestions for great reads, head on over to the DYM Book Club Facebook Group and let us know!