A leader is a reader. Growth is key in fulfilling our purpose in life. Without growth we will fall short of God’s best.
Below is a number of books I have read over the past few months. A few books did not get on the list because I didn’t finish reading them (I admit, I do this a lot).
There is no rhyme or reason to the order of the books I have read. Usually, I pick a book based on what I sense the Lord stirring within me. Other times, just because it looks interesting.
One thing. I would simply urge you to make the Bible your number one book. Read it daily.
The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears
Great book. Great testimonies. Easy Application. Inspirational. I have this on my re-read list. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is pursuing a life of prayer and practical application around it.
The Calling Journey: Mapping the Stages of a Leader’s Life Call – A Coaching Guide
I have been interested in coaching for over two years. I picked this manual up at Bethel Church, Redding in their local bookstore. The book is pretty fascinating. Never seen a study on this before. I highly recommend.
Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up
This is in some way a response to Rob Bells book, “Love Wins”. The book is written well. Simple. Scriptural. Honest. Nothing shocking but the straight-up reality of eternity apart from Christ.
God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist?
This is a great book that gives sound explanations to tough Old Testament events. A good read.
You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)
This is a very short book by blogger and now writer, Jeff Goins. This eBook is really about his journey in becoming a writer. I love the transparency and the “realness” of achieving the dream God puts in your heart.
A History of the Moravian Church
Just breaking into this one. I really don’t know a whole lot about the Moravian Movement but recognize that what we are experiencing in the prayer movement today is a direct result of what happened then.