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MY BOOKLIST FOR 2014

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Okay, I understand that today on October 6th, 2015 I am titling this post, “My Booklist of 2014.” This is not a typo. Simply, people ask me what I have been reading, so I figured I would post my reading list from last year. I love reading and it has taken me a lifetime to develop the principle of reading one chapter a day so that I can systematically read through books. Last year I was chatting with Pastor Travis Miller and he asked me if I had a predetermined list for the year ahead of time or if I just read what I came across. To be honest, I have always been a reactionary reader (Barnes & Nobles is my worst temptation). Over the last year and a half I have worked to be more systematic in my approach to reading. Below is seven categories that I tried to read intentionally for 2014.

PERSONAL

I believe that you can’t help others until you help your self. This is an area that I target each year.

1) Eat Move Sleep – Tom Rath
2) Financial Peace University – Dave Ramsey
3) Today Matters – John Maxwell

CHURCH

I desire to know everything I can about the church. I will try to read about the church every year.

4) Simple Church – Thom Rainer
5) I Am a Church Member – Thom Rainer

BIOGRAPHY

Todd Henry, from his book Die Empty, suggested that you read 4 biography’s a year to glean life lessons from other leaders. This is a practice I am beginning to implement.

6) Killing Lincoln – Bill O’Riley
7) The Life of Jesus – Charles Swindoll

LEADERSHIP

This has always been my favorite area to read. This area is why I have to have an intentional list. Otherwise, all of my reading would be in this one area.

8) Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick M. Lencioni
9) The Carpenter – Jon Gordon
10) Lean IN – Sheryl Sandberg
11) How full is your bucket – Tom Rath
12) Die Empty – Todd Henry

SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES

This is an area I constantly strive to get stronger in, so this will be a yearly area that I will strive for growth.

13) Let Us Pray – Watchman Nee
15) Spiritual Gifts – Bro. Bernard

SOCIAL MEDIA

I have really been consecrating on blogging and getting my message out and training others how to do so as well. It has been necessary for me to read quite a bit in this area. This is probably a temporary topic, but something I needed for this particular year.

16) Platform – Michael Hyatt
17) Tribes – Seth Godin
18) ProBlogger – Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett

RELATIONSHIPS

My entire life and ministry reveals around people so I have tried to make this a prominent part of my reading plan.

19) 5 Love Languages – Gary D. Chapman
20) Bringing up Girls – Dr. James Dobson
21) Boundaries – Dr. Henry Cloud
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Posted on October 6, 2015, in Book Reviews, Free For All Friday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for sharing Bro. Am gonna pick A few bad add to my list for the next year!

    God Bless!

    Sent from my iPhone

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