It’s that time again! I’m so excited to share with you my TOP 4 books for Millennial Leaders. #LOUDinterviews not only interviews millennials making a difference, but equips you to make a difference in your community, country and society.
“Quarter-Life Calling” by Paul Sohn
Get ready for an amazing book that helps you grapple with the questions of purpose, identity and calling. Paul Sohn has a way of drawing you in with his personal story and connecting his experience with yours. As I read through the pages, I was challenged to question my steps – and question my choices. What really is my God-given goal? Am I living out God’s plan for my life or settling for fear? Check out Quarter-Life Calling and find the guidance that you’ve been searching for – this book will become your compass.
“Jesus Is…” by Judah Smith
Wow! This book will challenge you and compel you to love God by loving others. How many of us have grown up in the church and become bored and frusterated with religious lip-service? If you’ve lost your passion and purpose, this book will help you to revive your love for this world and your love for God. It’s the perfect book for millennials who are tired of the bickering and antagonisim that has characterized so much of the church for far too long. You will fall in love with Christ again, and maybe, just maybe, not be ashamed to call yourself, Christian.
“Jesus Feminist” by Sarah Bessey
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy sitting by a fireplace and delving into an awesome/controversial theology book. Ok. Maybe not everyone loves theology, but everyone will love this book. Sarah challanges her readers to understand that, “At the core, feminism simply consists of the radical notion that women are people, too.” Imagine being able to go through the pages of scripture and see God’s heart and pupose for men and women. Imagine understanding your own convictions through your own personal study. Find a coffee shop, buy a chai latte and enjoy one of the most powerful books that will shape your views.
“Sun Stand Still” by Steven Furtick
Last, but not least. This is a book that will change your fear and convert it into faith – the type of faith that enables you to enact your dreams and complete your projects. How many times do we speak without follow-through? We claim that we’ll write a best seller, but allow the fear of sucess or dissapointment veer us away from our calling. Steven Furtick declares, “If the size of your vision for your life isn’t intimidating to you, there’s a good chance it’s insulting to God. Audacious faith is the raw material that authentic Christianity is made of.” Are you tried of playing the part? Are you tired of going through the motions, without making a difference. This book will equip you with the tools that you need to be a leader – it will create the type of faith that refuses to buy into excuses.
I speak at conferences, churches, companies and colleges on intergenerational communication, marketing, branding your vision and living authentically in a ‘filtered’ world. My talks are customized to venue needs and audience interests. My passion is to speak with organizations and bridge the intergenerational gap. I consult with companies, individuals, churches and nonprofit organizations and help them create teams that function from a place of communication that bridges the generational gap.
I’m also the Founder and President of LOUD Summit – a young adult organization that presents workshops, seminars and summits that encourage, empower and equip millennials to live out their destiny and walk in their purpose.
When I’m not studying for my DMin in Leadership and Global Perspectives at Portland Seminary, you can find me enjoying a nice Chai Latte, exploring NYC or traveling to a new and exotic destination.