May 3, 2011

Current 2011 Book List

by Ashley Jensen in Blog, LEAD, Uncategorized

“Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can” -William Feather

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” -Henry David Thoreau

“Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly” -Proverbs 16:22

“The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” -Proverbs 18:15

I’ve always had a hunger for knowledge and I’ve never really compiled a booklist. I just would read and move on to the next book but this year I wanted to start compiling the books that I have read. Not to show off how much I read but to keep an inventory of what I’ve learned from each book and maybe pass along some knowledge if someone else ever needed it. So these are the books I’ve read this year and the books that are on deck. Please, post a comment or question about any of these and let’s get the conversation going!

Celebration of Discipline – Richard Foster (Reread)
Humility – Andrew Murray (Reread)
Crazy Love – Francis Chan
Deadly Viper Character Assassins – Mike Foster & Jud Wilhite
Sun Stand Still – Steven Furtick
Today We Are Rich – Tim Sanders
Church in the Making – Ben Arment
The Attractional Church – Billy Hornsby

On Deck:
The Treasure Principle – Randy Alcorn
Viral Churches – Ed Stetzer
Leading on Empty – Wayne Cordeiro
Transformational Churches – Ed Stetzer & Thom Rainer
Group Genius – Keith Sawyer
Natural Church Development – Christian Shwartz (Reread)
The Purpose-Driven Church – Rick Warren (Reread)
Ten Stupid Things That Keep Churches From Growing – Geoff Surratt

So, what are you reading? Is it any good? Would you recommend it? C’mon let’s hear it you bookworms!

One Comment

  1. May 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Sun Stand Still is on my “to read” list!

    Currently reading The Ragamuffin Gospel–have heard really good things. So far, so good!

    1. May 17, 2011 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks for the comment Dustin! I’ve not read that book but I’ve also heard great things about it. I’ll check it out.

      Sun Stand Still was awesome. It really grew my faith to believe for the impossible again. Good stuff, I highly recommend it!

  2. May 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I’ve read several of those and would definitely say to pick up and read (if you haven’t already) Radical by David Platt and The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Great post…like they say “leaders are readers!”

    1. May 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Bobby! I watched David Platt during the Elephant Room. He’s a ridiculous theologian, super smart. I’ve heard good things about his book. I’ll check it out.

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