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38. Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World by Bill McNabb

The Master Plan of Evangelism is one of my favorite books (seeing it on my husband's bookshelf while we were dating made me realize he was the man for me), and this book helps one live out the principles set forth from Master Plan!

I was debating about whether I would use this in my ministry training, and I think I will. I love the vision he lays out for followers of Jesus. While I don't think I will practice some of his methods, I love how he makes a case for disciplemaking teams based on research! That is the best part about this book!

39. The Terror Years: From Al-Queda to the Islamic State by Lawrence Wright

WOW! This was one of the best books I read all year. (So much so that I took it on a walk with me and read as I walked.) 

It is really well-written, and it will give you so much insight into how we got to where we are today! This is a series of articles that the author wrote over the course of 10 years of reporting.

I wanted to quote from the epilogue (which is masterful), but the book is in my husband's car! 

The last article "Five Hostages" will break your heart, and it is probably the best of the them all. I found the one on Saudi Arabia also very helpful in my understanding. It is called "Kingdom of Silence." 

I will definitely read other books by this author! 

I first learned about this book while listening to this NPR interview:

37. Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale

I have read this several times before, and I like it every single time! 

Here is a previous review:

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Monday Morning Freewrite

I decided to do a new font today. 

I am not doing these as regularly as I would like, and I really should be walking on my treadmill while I type this. 

Hmm. Maybe I will switch. Stopping my timer and going to the treadmill. Wait a sec. 

Ok, I am on my treadmill. I have been sitting too much lately. I have had my "sitting string" appear on my left side again, and that has not happened in months! The sitting string is when I feel a pull of tightness on from my left upper trapezius down to my bottom. It goes through my latissimus dorsi to through my lower back and down to my sitz bone (The ischial tuberosity (or tuberosity of the ischium, tuber ischiadicum), also known informally as the sitz bonez, or as a pair the sitting bones is a large swelling posteriorly on the superior ramus of the ischium. It marks the lateral boundary of the pelvic outlet.)

So, I am standing and walking. This will also be good for my weight control. As suspected, I get busy with a new schedule, and my wei…

Monday Morning Freewrite

I have not done a freewrite in forever. I have had a very busy two weeks. My classes at OSU started, and I had all the things that are involved with getting a class up and running (uploading my syllabi and other things on the Canvas website for each class, meeting with the PAC instructor, students adding or being sick or injured and wanting me to make special exceptions, etc.). I also got a "light" version of our ministry up and running, but it has involved just as much work (if not more) work to get it up and running. Making it a "light" version has caused me to have to rewrite things in that curriculum and make adjustments and having to talk to people because they have the "full" verison of our ministry book. Even though I told them it was a "light" version that are looking at the "full" and thinking the "have" to do this and that. Then, they have thought even the "light" was too "heavy" thinking that th…