10 Books I Recommend for 2013


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


About Derek D. Dix

Derek is a youth advocate, writer, church partner, and speaker based in Sweet Home Oregon. Derek holds a Bachelor's degree in Ministry Leadership from Multnomah University (Portland, OR) as well as a Bachelor's degree in Bible/Theology from Multnomah University (Portland, OR). His training has equipped him to connect with youth, parents, and ministry organizations, in such a way that betters the society in which they find themselves. He currently is the Middle School Campus Life Director in Linn County. He is passionate about relational discipleship, leadership, and helping others to become active Christ-followers.

Posted on January 3, 2013, in Other, Resources. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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