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Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People
it was ok
Before Yaconelli's death, he served as the founder of Youth Specialties, a pastor, and a popular conference speaker. He was incredibly authentic and h ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
Awareness: Conversations with the Masters
did not like it
I hated almost every minute of this book but had to read it for a class. de Mello combines Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and New Age worldviews mixed wit ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Aug 20, 2010
Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way
it was ok
Over the last year, I have learned about a rule of life and seen how valuable it can be in someone's life. I applaud Macchia for his attempt in helpin ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Sep 28, 2012
Mansions of the Heart: Exploring the Seven Stages of Spiritual Growth
it was amazing
As part of my doctoral studies through Denver Seminary, I have read several books dealing with the Stages of Faith Development. Mansions of the Heart ...more
Apr 15, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
The Magic of Thinking Big
did not like it
The Magic of Thinking Big was horrible for several reasons (some of which are my fault):
1. It was recommended by Michael Hyatt on one of his podcasts,
Oct 17, 2012
Jun 17, 2012
The Richest Man in Babylon
really liked it
George Clason wrote a "leadership fable" (which Pat Lecnioni has made famous) long before this genre became popular. Telling several stories from the ...more
Jan 12, 2013
Dec 15, 2012
Martin Luther
liked it
Reading about the life of one of the most influential people in history is very interesting. Though this book had little information about Luther's ch ...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results (Mini Habits, #1)
it was amazing
I have been fascinated with habit and habit formation for several years and believe this book to be a breakthrough. While it deals with the science so ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
Pure Pleasure: Why Do Christians Feel So Bad about Feeling Good?
it was amazing
Gary Thomas tackles the questions that surround the role of pleasure in a Christian's life. Should Christians spend money and time and energy on the t ...more
Jul 05, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development
liked it
Demarest writes this book to elucidate readers on some of the seasons of spiritual formation in a person's life. It is different than Ashbrook's Mansi ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
really liked it
I have loved all of Mark Miller's books. While they appear very simple in the beginning, they are filled with wisdom--just packaged in a very user-fri ...more
Dec 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath
it was amazing
My wife and I set a goal a few months ago to begin living life at a slower pace in order to better be aware of God's presence and to live in a way tha ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
True Faced: Trust God and Others with Who You Really Are
it was ok
I thought this book was a mediocre introduction to our identity in Christ. However, many of my friends and colleagues love this book and highly recomm ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Nov 14, 2009
Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment
really liked it
Brent Bill, a Quaker minister, writes to help individuals discover the spiritual practice of discernment. He begins by telling about the Quaker saying ...more
Sep 03, 2012
Aug 19, 2012
Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up
liked it
Having heard Francis Chan speak several times, I fully expected this book to follow his preaching style: steam of conscious, filled with rabbit trails ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 10, 2012
What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
really liked it
How do you approach time management from a Christian worldview? As a lover of both time management and worldview topics, I found this book fascinating ...more
Jul 2014
Mar 05, 2014
The 12 Week Year
really liked it
This is the best book that I have read on goal-setting and accomplishment. Moran provides a comprehensive guide to setting short term goals that are c ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Creative Followership: In the Shadow of Greatness
it was ok
Jimmy Collins is a legend in Chick-fil-A circles and one of the most respected men in the organization. He is certainly a person from whom I want to l ...more
Feb 15, 2014
Oct 25, 2013
Becoming a Strategic Leader: Your Role in Your Organization's Enduring Success
it was ok
This book was awful. The only reason I give it two stars is because it took me so long to read it (over 2 months), which might have affected how much ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Who Stole My Church?: What to Do When the Church You Love Tries to Enter the 21st Century
really liked it
This fable walks through with a multi-generation church as the you and the elderly learn to listen to and appreciate each other. At times, the book fe ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2013
The Power of Vision: Discover and Apply God's Vision for Your Life & Ministry
liked it
This is Barna's passionate plea for ministry leaders to work hard to discover God's vision for their ministries. It is a very fast read, and Barna inc ...more
May 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
Ordering Your Private World
it was amazing
If you are a Christian leader, read this book! It is all about the interior world of the Christian leader and the five areas in which a leader needs t ...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jun 08, 2013
Boundaries in Marriage: Participant's Guide
really liked it
I listened to this book which, for me, is never as beneficial as actually reading the book. However, I thought it was very, very good and would be exc ...more
Sep 21, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
did not like it
Thank God I'm finally finished with this book. In the 147 pages there were about 5 good ideas or quotes. I've talked to several people who have raved ...more
Jul 19, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
it was amazing
This novel is narrated by a 5 year old boy named Jack. He was born to a an enslaved woman who lives in an small, underground room. Jack has never seen ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America
it was ok
I have a great deal of tension over this book and how to rate it. On the one hand, the message of this book is powerful and thought-provoking. It forc ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Organic Community: Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect
did not like it
I found this book practically useless. It's a book filled with ideas about what community should look like and how to create an environment of communi ...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Read This Before Our Next Meeting
it was ok
Pittampalli prescribes a new way of doing meetings because of the amount of time and money that organizations waste in pointless meetings. His method ...more
Feb 11, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Whole Life Transformation
it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and believe it should be a must-read for all ministry leaders. Meyer tells the story of his journey from harried pastor w ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix
really liked it
I do not consider myself supportive of the emergent church movement, although I appreciate the sincere desires of those who are leading it who want to ...more
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
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