Books I’ve Read This Year (2018)











For the last several years, I’ve tried to read five books a month. Here’s a list of 20 books I’ve read for 2018.

(and in case you’re interested, here are my book lists from 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014)


Follow The Cloud

Read some amazing quotes from this book. 

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Good Faith

Good Faith Quotes

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Power of Moments


The Power Of Moments In Worship

Getting Students Away Creates Powerful Moments

Regrets Of The Dying

Two Ways To Stretch Your Team: High Standards + Assurance

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59 Seconds

Three Very Simple Ways To Be Happier

Grateful? Write It Down.

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Snooze: The Lost Art Of Sleep

The First Step For Self Discipline In Teenagers

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Hole In The Gospel

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Ten Commandments of Marriage

Three Stages Of Marriage

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How To Become A Great Boss

You Get What You Inspect, Not What You Expect (5 Tips For Inspecting)

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Tattoos On The Heart

Don’t Forget: It’s God’s Church

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Your Best Year Ever


Post: Act On It!

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How Will You Measure Your Life

Parents: Make Church A Priority

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The Essential 55

Essential Rules To Help Kids Grow Into Mannerly Adults

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I think every teacher should read this book!

Here’s a free list of the rules. 





30 Lessons For Living Life From The Experts

Great Questions To Ask The Experts

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Smart Money, Smart Kids

Four Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Content

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H3 Leadership

Three Steps To Stay Above Average

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(Thanks, Russ, for the copy!)







The Leader In You


The Purpose of Goals

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I Will

The Terrible Shift To Preference Driven Church

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21 Most Powerful Minutes In A Leader’s Day

Five Ways To Put Your Family First

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Parenting Is Heart Work

Intangible Gifts Touch The Child’s Heart

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Advanced Strategic Planning



Six Crucial Elements of Vision

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Others I read this year:

6 Eating Habits of Skinny People

(Post) Four Habits Of Healthy People

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future by Michael J. Fox

(Post) If You’re Going To Be A Lumberjack…

Principle-Centered Leadership by Steven Covey

(Post) Eight Ways To Turn Your Children Into Champions

Start Somewhere by Calvin Nowell 

(Post) Go. For. It. 

Scripture and the life of God – Watson 
Shadow – Michael Morpurgo  (Ruby asked me to read this story after she read it – so I did! it was good!)
Nothing to Fear – Jackie French
October sky – Homer Hickman
Failure of Nerve – Friedman
One Minute For Myself – Johnson
Your Ministry’s Next Chapter – Gary Fenton
Meet The Frugalwoods
Everything Is Possible – Jen Brickman
Simple Truths – Ken Newburn
God Never Blinks – Regina Brett
Be The Parent – Kendra Smiley
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – Marshall Goldsmith 
How To Stop Worrying – Dale Carnegie 
A Nickel’s Worth Of Skim Milk – Robert Hastings (an interesting and true book about the great depression based in Southern Illinois)
Simply Amish – Don Kraybill
Finding Your Element-  Ken Robinson
13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do- Amy Moang 
Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn 
The Passionate Church – Slaughter
Fear and Other Uninvited Guests – Lerner
Christian View of Money – Mark Vincent
The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans


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