I've been reading 'The Wild Gospel' by Alison Morgan, and stumbled across her website. If, like me, you have more books to read than time to read them, she has a superb section of book summaries.
Books covered include:
Dawkins -The God Delusion
Drane - After McDonaldisation
Hirsch & Frost - Shaping of Things to Come
Finney - Emerging Evangelism
some of the 'Mission Shaped' titles
Jackson - Hope for the Church
and so on - there's a decent selection in the fields of mission, prayer and renewal, each has a summary you can read through in 20-30 minutes, which gives you a fair idea of what the book is about and what it says. Absolutely fantastic.
Could have saved myself a lot of payments to Amazon if I'd discovered this site 18 months ago....
In the same spirit, Guildford Diocese have produced a digest of discipleship resources, similar to one already created by Southwell Diocese, which gives you a brief taste of things like Journeys, Beta, Lost for Words, START, Contagious Christian etc. Ht Start the Week