My Reading List

I’ve come a long way with reading.  Here’s how far: 0 books per year (unless it was required for a class) to an average of 2 books per month.

As a pastor, I offer a yearly report of my reading within my Continuing Education Report.  That usually means I keep track of the books I read from November to November.

Here’s what I’ve read this last year:

Launching a Leadership Revolution: Mastering the Five Levels of Influence
By Chris Brady & Orrin Woodward

Tattoos on the Heart
By Gregory Boyle

Ministry in the Digital Age
By David T. Bourgeois

The Presence Based Church
By Terry Teykl

A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation
By Naim Ateek

Mother Tongue
By Leonard Sweet

Judas: The Definitive Collection of Gospels and Legends About the Infamous Apostle of Jesus
By Marvin Meyer

The Bad Habits of Jesus
By Leonard Sweet

The Volunteer Revolution
By Bill Hybels

Sticky Church
By Larry Osborne

Finding Our Way Again
By Brian McClaren

Reading John For Dear Life
By Jaime Clark-Soles

Worship in the Early Church
By Ralph P. Martin

America’s Prophet
By Bruce Feiler

Leadership and Liberty
By Chris Brady & Orrin Woodward

Sabbatical Journey
By Henri J.M. Nouwen

The Preaching Life
By Barbara Brown Taylor

Never Split the Difference
By Chris Voss

Never Eat Alone
By Keith Ferrazi

Forgotten God
By Francis Chan

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting
By Jonathan V. Last

Growing Young
By Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin

The Celtic Way of Evangelism
By George G. Hunter III

I spend a lot of time at Half Price Books and the public library, and I tend to read whatever someone asks me to read.

I’m already chipping away at three books to add to next year’s list.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about church history.  So, I think I’m going to spend a good amount of time reading up on that subject.

What are you reading?

Stay blessed…john

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