My Top List of Books from 2013

Good leaders read a lot of books. Because of my life as a full-time college student, I have read numerous books this year. Additionally, I have read several excellent ministry and leadership books outside of my classes that I think were excellent reads. Here is a list of my favorite reads from the entire year (in no particular order):

  1. Education and wisdom. Tall heaps of hardcovered booksTransforming Children into Spiritual Champions by George Barna
  2. Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation: Four Views by Michael Anthony
  3. Stretch: Structuring Your Ministry for Growth by Jim Wideman
  4. Beat the Clock by Jim Wideman
  5. Rock-Solid Children’s Ministry by Larry Fowler
  6. The Children of Divorce by Andrew Root
  7. The One-Minute Manager by Blanchard & Johnson
  8. Dress for Success by John T. Molloy
  9. Too Small to Ignore by Wess Stafford
  10. The Action Bible & Handbook from David C. Cook
  11. Andy and the Ants by Karl Bastian
  12. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  13. Marriage Made in Eden by Mathews & Hubbard
  14. Strengths-Based Leadership by Rath & Conchie
  15. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
  16. Radical by David Platt
  17. Sticky Church by Larry Osborne
  18. Creative Bible Teaching by Richards & Bredfeldt
  19. Encountering Romans by Douglas Moo
  20. Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald Whitney

What books are you going to read in 2014? Share them in the comments, and I will randomly a winner or two and send them a copy of my e-book, Children’s Games From Around the World!

  • Solid list…funny enough I am plowing through “EntreLeadership” by Dave Ramsey. Got the book last year for Christmas and forgot about it…I read all my books on Kindle, “real” books are easily misplaced in my world.

    I’ve heard that “Emotional Intelligence” was a must read…you agree?

    • EntreLeadership was a great read, and Emotional Intelligence is definitely a must read. You just have to read it with the understanding that the book does not include what Scripture says on the topic, but the research and findings in it are very helpful. Definitely recommend it.

  • Kelly

    It by Craig Groeschel
    Your divine fingerprint by Keith Craft

    And perhaps even a few that were on your list as well! 🙂 always want to grow my kidsmin skills.