Suggested Reading


Leading With A Limp, Dan Allender
Spiritual Leadership, Henry and Richard Blackaby
First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
Team Leadership in Christian Ministry, Kenneth Gangel
Good to Great in God’s Eyes, Chip Ingram
The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner
The Way of the Shepherd, Kevin Leman & William Pentak
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
The Book on Leadership, John MacArthur
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell
In the Name of Jesus, Henri Nouwen
Hardwiring Excellence, Quint Studer
Me, Myself and Bob, Phil Vischer

Spiritual Development

Your God Is Too Safe, Mark Buchanan
Rescuing Ambition, Dave Harvey
Holy Ambition, Chip Ingram
Controlling the Tongue, R.T. Kendall
Lord, Change My Attitude, James MacDonald
The Me I Want to Be, John Ortberg
Following Christ, Joe Stowell
Perilous Pursuits, Joe Stowell
Renovation of the Heart, Dallas Willard


The Well-Trained Mind, Susan Wise Bauer & Jessie Wise
Teaching to Change Lives, Howard Hendricks
Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
A Christian Paideia, D. Bruce Lockerbie
Foundational Issues in Christian Education, Robert Pazmino
Kingdom Education, Glen Schultz
Repairing the Ruins, Douglas Wilson

5 thoughts on “Suggested Reading

    1. That’s a good question, Cole, and a tough one. First, the list above isn’t an exhaustive list of great books I have read. Second, I think there are different books that impact us at different times in our lives based on where we are and what we need. For example, Andy Stanley’s book “The Best Question Ever” is not the best book I ever read, but it was a very powerful and meaningful book for me at a specific time in my life. I think that the books that I have listed above are those that are the best of those that I have read within those categories, so it would be a challenge to select just one. But, if forced to do, I suppose I would have to select John Ortberg’s “The Me I Want to Be.”

  1. That’s a good answer. I have never read that book, but I have heard of John Ortberg. I, personally, have read from authors such as J.P. Moreland, Ravi Zacharias, Nancy Pearcey, William Lane Craig, and I am currently reading a book called “Slave” by John MacAurthur.

    1. Yes, I read “Slave” shortly after it came out…and I think it’s an excellent book. In fact, I have never read one on John MacArthur’s books and not thought it excellent–and I have probably read at least two dozen of them. I think it would have been easier for me to answer you had you asked me my favorite authors rather than favorite book…in which case I would have said John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, Joe Stowell, R.C. Sproul, John Ortberg, Mark Buchanan, and Dallas Willard.

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