At the beginning of January, I was challenged to read a book a week.
So far, as we approach the half way point for 2014, I’ve stayed on target.
Here are five from my list so far (This posts contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the product, Harvest Ministry may receive compensation).
1. Start This, Stop That – Jim and Jennifer Cowart
Among many other things, this book had some great information about how pastors should preach about money. Read 12 quotes about money, ministry and preaching.
2. Customer Rules – The 39 Rules for Customer Service – Lee Cockerell
This book, broken into 39 chapters, is full of great advice for offering hospitality. One role a leader plays is the Chief Ecologist, making sure the environment is right all the time! Read the post.
3. In Search of Timothy – Tony Cooke
This book is a must read for any church staff member! Read this list of 11 Great Traits of Supportive Ministers
4. Transitioning The Church – Zach Williams
One key thought in this book is that “Maintenance is not the goal for a church.” If you want to move from settled in to an outward focus, you have to apply some principles. Here’s a small post I wrote.
5. Principles of the Path – Stanley
This book has a simple concept that plays out in every aspect to life. Every path leads to a destination. Direction trumps intention every time.
Here are some of the other books I have read this year:
Class Meetings – Kevin Watson
Renegade Pastor – Neslon Searcy
Tipping Point – Gladwell
The Well Played Life – Sweet
The Power of Habit – Duhigg
Time Power – Bryan Tracy
This We Believe – Timothy Tennet
Elevating Excellence – Curtis Wallace
How to Believe – Restoring Passion in Worship – Tenny
Four Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
Financial Peace – Dave Ramsey
Productivity – Adrian Williams
Engage – Creating Powerful Worship Services – Jason Hatley / Nelson Searcy
Master You Time in Ten Minutes – Michal Sawicki