2019 Books Read

  1. Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Todd Bolsinger
  2. Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber
  3. Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice by Martha C. Nussbaum
  4. God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church’s Future by Will Mancini
  5. C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alistar McGrath
  6. Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity, and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith by Larry Osborne
  7. Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal’s Pensees by Peter Kreeft
  8. Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber
  9. The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love With the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith (read with a group of friends)
  10. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  11. First Seals: The Untold Story of the Forging of American’s Most Elite Unit by Patrick K. O’Donnell
  12. Marked by Love: A Dare to Walk Away From Judgment and Hypocrisy by Tim Stevens
  13. The Invaders (Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2) by John Flanagan (read to my 14 year old son)
  14. Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad M. Griffin
  15. Faith Formation in a Secular Age: Responding to the Church’s Obsession with Youthfulness by Andrew Root
  16. The Ethics of Authenticity by Charles Taylor
  17. The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less is More – More is Less by Emrys Westacott
  18. Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen (reading with a few friends)
  19. Think, Act, Believe Like Jesus: Becoming a New Person in Christ by Randy Frazee)
  20. The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell’s 1984  by Dorian Lynskey
  21. Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mounty
  22. The 100X Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following by Jeremie Kubicek & Steve Cockram
  23. Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles by Mario T. Garcia
  24. Dilemmas and Connections: Selected Essays by Charles Taylor
  25. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood – and What that Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge
  26. Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation by Kenneth Boa
  27. American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag
  28. Focusing Your Church Board: Using the Carver Policy Governance Model by Ted Hull
  29. Winning on Purpose: How to Organize Congregations to Succeed in Their Mission by John Edmund Kaiser
  30. The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation by Miles McPherson
  31. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  32. 1984 by George Orwell
  33. The 15 Descriptions of Love:  Applied to All Christian Leaders & Teachers by Alexander Strauch
  34. Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age by Alan Noble
  35. Encounters in Thought: Beyond Instrumental Reason by Aaron K. Kerr
  36. Laughter and the Grace of God: Restoring Laughter to Its Central Role in Christian Spirituality and Theology by Brian Edgar
  37. The Sea Within: Waves and the Meaning of All Things by Peter Kreeft
  38. The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
  39. Entrepreneurship For Human Flourishing by Chris Horst and Peter Kreeft
  40. Reflections of a Pilgrim by Mark Royster