My Top Reads of 2014

My Top Reads of 2014

I read books regularly because I believe ministry leaders need to set the bar high. If we don’t set the bar high, how can we expect our ministry teams and volunteers to grow?

Between reading leadership books, business books, theology books, ministry books, and various books for seminary, I have read a lot this year (probably closer to 100 books, and most of them were good reads at varying levels). Here are my top reads from this year, in no particular order:

1. Teaching to Change Lives by Howard Hendricks

2. Helping Parents Make Disciples by Everett Worthington, Jr. and Kirby Worthington

3. Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath

4. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

5. The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

6. Bright Ideas for Children’s Ministry, edited by Steven Knight and Karl Bastian

7. Pulse: Pumping Life Into Your Kids Ministry, edited by Ryan Frank

8. Biblical Preaching by Haddon Robinson

9. Effective Bible Teaching by James Wilhoit and Leland Ryken

10. The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler

11. Desiring the Kingdom by James K. A. Smith

12. AHA by Kyle Idleman

13. Awana Advent Devotional

14. Christian Theology by Alister McGrath

15. Insanely Simply by Ken Segall


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  • Lindsey Whitney

    Thanks for sharing. Always looking for another book to add to the list!

    • Yep! I’m always looking for more good books too.