30 books in 2018.
That's my goal.
I love to sit down and read in my spare time, but over the last year or two, I have a new-found love for audiobooks.
The Audible app has made it possible to take my audiobook wherever I go...using whatever device I choose.
And with the hour-and-a-half I spend in the car each day...it works for me.
Jen uses this phrase "living on mission" throughout the text, as she chronicles the story of how she and her husband Brandon made a huge transition in their ministry from "doing church to being the church" as she says.
They left their comfortable positions in church leadership to plant Austin New Church (ANC) in Austin, Texas.
They had no resources.
No real direction.
Just a tug at the heart by the Spirit to go and serve.
In a miraculous chain of events, the Hatmakers were led down an unbelievable path of faith and questions and an unsure future.
There are pages and pages of amazing teaching that reflect the message of ANC.
"Love your neighbor. Serve your city."
As I listened in the car, I found myself talking out loud in response to so many of the words that Jen shared from her heart.
If you are conflicted over the way we "do church" and ways to "be the church", check out Interrupted.
It will change your perspective.
It will change your life.
P.S. Did I mention that I am going to MEET JEN HATMAKER on February 23rd?