I'm currently enjoying this book by Eugene Peterson. Some good ideas that dovetail with my current teaching series at Valley Christian Church.
THE JESUS WAY
by Eugene Peterson
The Jesus Way ― part of Eugene Peterson’s meaty "conversations" on spiritual theology
A way of sacrifice. A way of failure. A way on the margins. A way of holiness. In The Jesus Way
Eugene Peterson shows how the ways of those who came before Christ ―
Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, and Isaiah ― revealed and prepared the
"way of the Lord" that became incarnate and complete in Jesus. Further,
Peterson calls into question common “ways” followed by the contemporary
American church, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to
focus on ― consumerism, celebrity, charisma, and so forth ― obliterates
what is unique in the Jesus way.