My Top Six

It was an exciting reading year for me. I broke a personal record by reading forty-two new books. For those who may be looking for a new addition for your own bookshelf, here are my Top Six reads/ recommendations of 2014.

61XHYWAQeYL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Yawning at Tigers
Author: Drew Dyck
An amazing read and a superlative text displaying the harmony of God’s perilous mystery and love. The first section of the book in and of itself is well worth anyone’s time. I highly recommend it’s potent message to all those who pastor and have the responsibility to share the Good News and challenge their congregations to make a difference in their neighborhoods and the world.
MY COMPLETE REVIEW | AMAZON | GOODREADS

51fJeKOSd4L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Kidding Ourselves
Author: Joseph T. Hallinan
One of the best books I read this year has got to be Joseph T. Hallinan’s “Kidding Ourselves.” The book explores the ways in which we deceive ourselves and how the self-deception often allows us to adjust to the stresses of life. The author does an incredible job of sharing intriguing stories and sound statistics to present the power of the human mind to shape reality.
MY COMPLETE REVIEW | AMAZON | GOODREADS


41l+5WuzS5L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Next: Pastoral Succession That Works

Authors: William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird
The advice and wisdom shared within the pages of this book is nothing but brilliant! Every pastor should consider reading this together with their elder/staff leadership because pastoral succession is one of the most overlooked yet one of the most important conversations and decisions a church will ever face.
MY COMPLETE REVIEW | AMAZON | GOODREADS


41FI4GwrsoL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author: Greg McKeown
I found this book to be packed full of great leadership skills and insight on how not just to do things right but how to do them best. If we want our churches to impact our community and if we want to make a marked difference in the lives of others, we must be churches of essentialism!
MY COMPLETE REVIEW | AMAZON | GOODREADS


13799973Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Authors: E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien
Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible is a must read for every pastor and Bible student! Begin tp see the Bible in a new light rather than being blinded by our contemporary Western biases.
AMAZON | GOODREADS

 

61z2upEqVmL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The Happiness of Pursuit
Author: Chris Guillebeau
Every once in a while a book comes along that motivates us to embrace life and then there are those special books that reminds us that we are doing matters and encourages us not to give up. Chris Guillebeau’s new book does both! For me personally, the book was a reassurance that my recent quest of blogging and writing my first book is exactly what I should be pursuing.
MY COMPLETE REVIEW | AMAZON | GOODREADS

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