January has been a month of adventure for me. I decided to dive back into reading some pretty thick books. Most of the topics involve church life or leadership, but some are just cuz readings. These are usually my novels. The books that take us deep into another world on some random crazy adventure.
Anyway, here is what I have been reading so far this year…
- The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell
Yup. A Maxwell book is at the top of my list as usual. If you are in any kind of position of leadership then I strongly suggest reading something by John Maxwell. He has spent years studying the topic and putting those studies into action. He is considered one of the world’s most prolific authors and mentors’s the subject.
This book is about how to step outside of the goal setting agenda most of us have and step in a personal growth agenda. He says that when we intentionally grow, goals are continuously met.
- Creating Community by Andy Stanley & Bill Willits.
This book is Northpoint Community Church’s playbook for small groups. At least it was about 10 years ago when it was written but I believe a lot of it still pretty applicable today. If you’re a church leader, especially one who has a hand in the small group culture, I would give this a read.
- The Love Dare by Alex and Stephen Kendrick
Reading this one again. Not really taking the time to do the dare part as I’m mores looking for the nuggets of relational wisdom. Great book if you want something to take your marriage to a different level.
- Renegade and Chosen by Ted Dekker.
These are part of the Lost Books Series, which is ultimately part of the Dekker’s most well known series, The Circle. I really like this type of other world fiction as Dekker continually writes about the struggle between Good and Evil. Both seen and unseen.
Well that’s it for now. I’m sure next month will have more fun things for you!