I am reminded of the saying “Leaders Read, and Readers Lead.” So to start off 2013, I would like to provide a list of books I would recommend (in NO particular order) for you to pick up and read in 2013!!!
#1 “Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me – an amazing book about the life of Brad Paisley. Seriously, a funny, warm, and heartfelt view into the life and mindset of Brad Paisley.
#2 God’s Blogs by Lanny Donoho – A fun look at what it would be like if God had a blog and we followed it.
#3 Forgotten God by Francis Chan – A look at the Holy Spirit
#4 The 21 Irrefeutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell– this has been a great resource for ministry, and for those who lead anybody. This is a MUST read for ANY person in ministry or leadership of any kind.
#5 When God says “No” by Thomas R. Hauff – a book about prayer, communicating with God, and taking your prayer life out of the rut you always find yourself in.
#6 Our Last Great Hope by Ronnie Floyd – a MUST READ on the Great Comission. Would be a great study for a church or small group.
#7 The Coming Revolution: Signs from America’s past that signal our nation’s future by Dr. Richard G. Lee. – A MUST READ!!! This book is filled with US history, and is a great book for election year. I will recommend this book to anyone interested in politics, voting, or US History. READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
#8 Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox – an interesting look into the life of Michael J. Fox. I appreciated it (as my father died of Parkinson’s) but it is a good book none the less. I have found a new appreciation for biography’s and autobiography’s
#9 The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis – a great book!
#10 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Follow the journey/quest of the home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins. A great read for adults and kids alike. Would be a good story to read to the kids