Books I’ve Read in 2014 (so far…)

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).


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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.

Click here to pick up your copy at Amazon: Start This, Stop That: Do the Things That Grow Your Church


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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.

Click here to pick up your copy of The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service [Hardcover] [2013] Lee Cockerell


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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 

Take a look at: In Search of Timothy



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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.

Click for a copy of Transitioning the Church: Leading the Established Church to Reach the Unchurched





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.

Get a copy here: The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be



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



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