Books I’ve Read This Year (2019)

Reading good books spurs on thinking. It gives me ideas to share. It’s a fun way to spend downtime. Here are my annual lists from the last few years, and below this small list of quotes are the books I’ve read for 2019.

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”

– Jim Rohn

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”

– Margaret Fuller

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

– Emilie Buchwald

“Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.”

– Mortimer J. Adler

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.”

– Austin Phelps

TWENTY BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR


GROWING WITH

This is an awesome book for parents who need to learn to be teachers for their 13-18 year olds, guides for their 18-24 year olds and resources for their 24-29 year olds.

Read: Three Stages Of Parenting

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THE POWER OF OFF

This is a much-needed read for anyone who is missing real life which may be sabotaged by digital addiction.

Read: Teach Your Students The Power Of Off

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POWER OF MOMENTS

This book is really powerful and would be great for any worship coordinator, hospitality director or church staff. People remember the best, the worst and the last moment. How can create moments for people to meet with Jesus.

Post: Quotes from the book

Post: Creating moments in student ministry

Post: The power of moments in worship

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE

This is a must-read for any parent – small kids or older. Lots of practical advice for creating conditions for the faith of your child to grow.

Post: Three Goals For An 18-23 Year Olds Faith

Post: Five Factors Influencing The Faith Of Young Adults

Post: One Great Ingredient To Growing The Faith Of Your Teenager

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DAVID AND GOLIATH

Lots of great concepts in this book about the challenges in life that help us overcome!

Post: Your Child Needs The Struggle

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SUSTAINABLE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

This book is a great read for any children’s ministry worker or volunteer!

Post: Three Systems For Church Staff Leaders

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FULLY ALIVE

I’ve heard Ken Davis speak at various functions for years, so it was fun to read this book and hear some of his journey.

Post: You’re Not Home Yet

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UNQUALIFIED

A book about how God can use any of us!

Post: Impressions don’t matter to God.

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THE TRAVELER’S GIFT

This book was from 2002, but it is a great story about a guys life and 6 decisions that helped change his life.

Post: How To Become A Person Of Action

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THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP

I’m not what you would call naturally tidy. I have a high tolerance for some chaos around me. But this book really brought up some great points on what an organized space does for your life!

Post: Does It Spark Joy?

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MAKING VISION STICK

Making Vision Stick could easily be a classic. This small book is full of great thoughts for pastors and ministry leaders.

Post: Simplify and Repeat Your Vision

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LEAD SMALL

This is a great book for any small group leader – of any age group!

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HOW TO LEAD SMALL GROUPS

If you’re serving in small group leadership, this is a simple book to read with some great tips!

Post: Four Reasons For Small Groups

Post: How To Help Students Engage In Small Groups

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THE POWER OF VISION

Post: Fatigue is a vision killer

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VOLUNTEER REVOLUTION

Most ministry leaders are leading volunteers in some capacity.

Post: New Volunteers are fragile

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PARKING LOT RULES

Parking Lot Rules, 75 Ideas for raising amazing kids was a fun book to read!

Post: Grow the tree you have

Post: Smile when you see them

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THE POWER OF YES

There are lots of talk about saying “no” often these days. I understand that, but you also miss out on some important stuff when you don’t say yet.

Post: Say yes to great relationships, great health and God’s call!

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365 THANK YOUS

This was the story of a man who embarked on a journey to write 365 thank you notes in a year.

Buy the book

Read a post: Thank you notes


A SENSE OF URGENCY

Post: The remedy for becoming complacent with success

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HOSPITALITY MINISTRY

Intentional Hospitality Ministry is often under-rated in a church. This book gives the nuts and bolts for putting it all together.

Post: Quotes For Hospitality Ministry

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Intentional Living

I always need to be reminded of this!

Post: Three to ask to see how ready you are for significance.

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I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR…

Have you read any of these?

What books are you reading?

What should I add to my list for next year?


OTHER BOOKS FROM THE YEAR

How the Post Office Created America

Nickel and Dimed (read post)

52 Ways To Boost Your Child’s Self Confidence (read post)

20 Things I Need To Tell My Daughter

101 Ways To Reach Your Community

Your Next 24 Hours

Help I’m A Sunday School Teacher (read post)

Kids Deal With Anger, Fear and Sadness

Legends, Lies & Myths Of American History

Inspire Your Kids To Greatness

Change Your Brain Change Your Life

How To Live 100 Years

Jesus Prescription For A Healthy Life

Light and Glory

Light and Glory: From Sea To Shining Sea

Light and Glory: Sounding Forth The Trumpet

Third Culture Kids

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