On My Shelf: Life and Books with Darrin Patrick

| March 24, 2015

On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I corresponded with Darrin Patrick, lead pastor of The Journey in St. Louis and a Council member for The Gospel Coalition, about what’s on his nightstand, books he re-reads, and biographies that have shaped him.

What’s on your nightstand right now?

Lately I’ve been on a leadership kick: 

● Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed by Michael Eisner and Aaron Cohen

● Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter by Gautam Mukunda

I’m also reading:

● Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown

● Collected Writings on Scripture by D. A. Carson

● Jesus Outside the Lines by Scott Sauls

● New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul Tripp

If you’re trying to visualize that stack, know that I have most of these on Kindle.

What books do you regularly re-read and why?

Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just by Tim Keller. It’s really easy for us to pit things against each other that God holds together, like evangelism and social justice. This book is a constant reminder that God shows his holiness by…

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