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’14 Favorites

Below is a list of 14 of my favorite writings published in 2014. The first 5 are posts from my own blog that received the most feedback from readers, while the following 9 are works by more experienced writers.

These words have been a gift to me this year in one way or another, and I hope they could be a gift to you. Take a minute to read one or two of these, or consider reflecting on the writings that have shaped you this year!

1. “Ready or Not, Here We Go
2. “The Reality of Difficulty
3. “A Christian Declaration of (In)dependence
4. “I asked God if it was OK to be introverted
5. “Speaking Out About Spiritual Abuse” and “Recovering from Spiritual Abuse” part one and part two

6. “In which this is for the ones leaving evangelicalism” and “In which this is for the ones who stay” by Sarah Bessey
7. “Deacons and Elders and Me” by Micha Boyett
8. “Tips for Recovering from a Spiritually Abusive Church” and “Tips for ‘Moving On’ from an Abusive Church Experience” by Elizabeth Esther
9. “Choosing My Tradition” by Travis Pickell
10. “Dressed For the Moment” by Samuel Wells

BOOKS:2014 Books
11. Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison (May 2014)
12. Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor (April 2014)
13. Speak: How Your Story Can Change the World by Nish Weiseth (Aug 2014)
14. Tables In the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again by Preston Yancey (Sept 2014)

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