thoughts/ideas/opinions from scott hodge

Tuesday, July 6

Happy Birthday Blog!

It's official. My blog is 1 year old today. Check out these stats:

(Since my 1st post on July 6th, 2003)

Posts written: 447
Words written: 51,529

To celebrate the day one year ago that this blog began, I will repost my first blog entry from July 6th, 2003. Here it is:

I've had a few people recently ask me what books I've been reading this summer so I thought I would list a couple of them... I have tried to remain "balanced" in my reading - meaning that I try to read different type of books (history, political, Bible-based, leadership/business, travel, etc...).

While on vacation to Florida, I read a fantastic book entitled, More Ready Than You Realize by Brian McLaren. Check it out by clicking here.

This is a "breath of fresh air" book on the subject of evangelism. It really speaks to us about how to effectively develop "spiritual friendships" with the unchurched. It gives great insight on how to present God's love in a very authentic and relevant way to our postmodern culture. Our staff has been reading this book and we all got so excited about it that we are teaching a class by the same name at our Tuesday night Real Life Classes. Great, great stuff!

A couple of other books I've been reading:

The Change Monster: The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change by Jeanie Daniel Duck. Check it out here.

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Go here to check it out.

More later...

So there it is - post #1, one year ago today. For my blog's birthday, feel free to send me some money, purchase me a book off of my wishlist (link), or invite me along on your family vacation.