On My Shelf: Life and Books with Mez McConnell

Matt Smethurst | November 14, 2016


On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers.

I spoke with Mez McConnell, senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland, and founder of 20 Schemes, about what’s on his nightstand, books he re-reads, books that have shaped his ministry, and more.


What's on your nightstand right now?

What are some books you regularly re-read and why? 

  • The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson. This is a brilliantly helpful book about the trials and tribulations of ministry and the need to guard our own souls and motivations. By far my favorite modern book on the ministry. It’s required reading for all my church planters. It’s so good I have been known to buy copies for random strangers at conferences!

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