educate equip enable
I'm glad you're taking a look at this section of HotSermons, because in my view, you should never stop being educated. Getting an education doesn't necessarily mean that you have to sign up for a university course. But it does mean that you have to be committed to learning.
Learning should be a life-long experience, especially if you're a leader. As they say, leaders are readers, and I believe that dedicated leaders should be committed to investing financially in their calling. Reading exposes your mind to new thoughts and concepts. This, in turn, helps you to keep growing. And if you keep growing, you've increasingly got something to pass on to the people you are leading.
Of course, the problem is that there must a gazillion books available out there. Some are great, some are very ordinary, and some are downright bad or even dangerous. Exposing yourself to the bad stuff can take you, and your people, off in the wrong direction. And I'm sure you don't want that!
The purpose of this section of the website is to recommend books that I believe maintain a high standard of excellence, both in the quality of the material, and the commitment of the authors to a living faith that has at its foundation an unshakeable believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God.
I don't mean to imply that you will necessarily agree with everything you read in these books. Even genuine, godly people can disagree. But at least you will be reading material that fulfils the criteria I just mentioned.
Eventually, there'll be a number of different categories. The reason for this is that a leader should have a broad understanding of topics that cover many different areas of life. It isn't good enough just to be an expert on the Bible. You need to be able to relate to people on many different levels.
I'm working on the other categories, but for now, I've just got a list of reference works that I highly recommend.
Hope you enjoy checking these out. Maybe eventually you'll have a library as big as mine.