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.
I believe that you can’t help others until you help your self. This is an area that I target each year.
I desire to know everything I can about the church. I will try to read about the church every year.
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.
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.
This is an area I constantly strive to get stronger in, so this will be a yearly area that I will strive for growth.
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.
My entire life and ministry reveals around people so I have tried to make this a prominent part of my reading plan.