As a child, I never loved reading books. I never read a single book for leisure in college! Thankfully, since then I saw the light and realized that books are awesome.  And now, it’s hard for me to put books down once I start.  There are so many wonderful books on Christianity, psychology, faith, leadership, science fiction and faith that have blessed and challenged me. Here are some books that I would recommend for any pastor, leader and person wanting to grow in their faith.

 Books Currently Reading:

  1. Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny
  2. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (finished)
  3. Standout by Marcus Buckingham (finished)
  4. Killing Jesus: a History by Bill O’Reilly (finished)
  5. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (finished)
  6. TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniqes from the Best TED Talks by Akash Karia (finished)
  7. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (finished)
  8. God’s Gay Agenda by Sandra Turnbull

Top 10 books for Pastors:

  1. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero
  2. Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
  3. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
  4. The Pastor: A Memoir by Eugene Peterson
  5. Surprised by the Voice of God by Jack Deere
  6. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  7. Spiritual Leadership: Moving People onto God’s Agenda by Henry Blackaby
  8. First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right by Doug Fields
  9. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting your work to God’s work by Tim Keller
  10. Built to Last by Jim Collins

Books on Multi-ethnic Church:

  1.  The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan Rah
  2. Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church: Mandate, Commitments, and Practices of a Diverse Congregation by Mark DeYmaz
  3. Leading a Healthy Multi-Ethnic Church: Seven Common Challenges and How to Overcome Them by Mark DeYmaz and Harry Li
  4. Gracism: The Art of Inclusion by David Anderson


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