Books I Finished Reading in 2016

  1. Steal like an Artist – Austin Kleon (Quick little book on creativity)
  2. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart – Christena Cleveland (Jesus prayed that his followers would be one and yet…)
  3. The Allure of Gentleness – Dallas Willard (Kindness as the key to evangelism)
  4. Why Cities Matter – Stephen Um & Justin Buzzard (Theology of the city)
  5. Being Mortal – Atul Gawande (Great book on the end of life issues we all face)
  6. Multicultural Ministry – David Anderson (A call for the multi-ethnic church)
  7. The Next Evangelicalism – Soong-Chan Rah (Powerful look at the cultural changes happening in the church)
  8. Spurgeon’s Sorrows – Zack Eswine (Learning to battle depression from the great preacher)
  9. The Art of Work – Jeff Goins (Help in thinking through life’s calling)
  10. Bridging the Diversity Gap – Alvin Sanders (Making your church more multi-ethnic)
  11. Who’s Your City? – Richard Florida (Where you live is becoming more important)
  12. Jesus Outside the Lines – Scott Sauls (Can we all just get along?)
  13. Anything You Want – Derek Sivers (Short book by the guy who founded CDBaby)
  14. Living in Christ’s Presence – Dallas Willard (Written with John Ortberg)
  15. Gracism – David Anderson (Principles from 1 Cor 12 to encourage inclusion)
  16. Relational Intelligence – Steve Saccone (Develop relational leadership skills)
  17. Leadership Transitions for Growth – Michael Fletcher (Church leadership)
  18. Keep Your Head Up – Edited by Anthony Bradley (Essays on African-American issues)
  19. The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro (Novel set in ancient Britain)
  20. On the Run – Alice Goffman (A young student reports on life in a poor black community in Philly)
  21. The English Reformation – Derek Wilson (The history of England’s move from Catholic to Protestant)
  22. Manhood Restored – Eric Mason (What does it mean in be a Christian man today?)
  23. One Body, One Spirit – George Yancy (Principles of successful multiracial churches)
  24. Renaissance – Os Guinness (The Power of the Gospel however Dark the Times)
  25. I Will Be Your God – T.M. Moore (Living in light of God’s covenant promises)
  26. Spytime – William F. Buckley (Not so enjoyable spy novel)
  27. Preaching – Tim Keller (Preaching for heart change)
  28. Being the Church in a Multi-Ethnic Community – McIntosh & McMahan (Wesleyan perspective on multi-ethnic church)
  29. Preaching Re-imagined – Doug Pagitt (Thoughts from pastor who doesn’t preach)
  30. A Community Called Atonement – Scot McKnight (Can atonement be a way of life?)
  31. A Grief Observed – C.S. Lewis (Classic writing from Lewis after the death of his wife)
  32. Love and Respect – Emerson Eggerichs (What do husbands need? Respect. Wives? Love)
  33. Man Up – Jack Urwin (A 24-year-old British man tackles all the problems of modern men)
  34. Communicating for a Change – Andy Stanley (7 concepts to create preaching that impacts lives)
  35. Knowing God – J.I. Packer (Modern spiritual classic)
  36. Exit Music – Ian Rankin (Another crime novel featuring the grumpy Scot)
  37. Frankenstein – Mary Shelley (Classic horror novel)
  38. 1-3 John – Douglas S. O’Donnell (From the “Reformed Expository Commentary” – one of my favorite series)
  39. The Discipline of Grace – Jerry Bridges (Diligent dependence in the pursuit of holiness)
  40. Surprised by Scripture – N.T. Wright (Essays from one of my favorite theological writers)
  41. John Knox: Fearless Faith – Steven Lawson (Short book on the seminal figure of the Scottish Reformation)
  42. The Spirit of Disciplines – Dallas Willard (How does God change us?)
  43. Arrival City – Doug Saunders (Cities that welcome newcomers thrive)
  44. The Happiness of Pursuit – Chris Guillebeau (There is joy in the quest)
  45. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality – Peter Scazzero (It’s impossible to be spiritually mature and emotionally immature)
  46. A New Testament Biblical Theology – G. K. Beale (The longest and one of the best books I’ve ever read)
  47. Are You Ready for Christmas? – Roger Carswell (Short evangelistic book New City is giving away)
  48. Christ, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – Leonard Vander Zee (Great theological look at the sacraments)
  49. Repentance and the 20th Century Man – Jack Miller (Modern classic on repentance)
  50. Leadership and Self-Deception – The Arbinger Institute (Put yourself in the other person’s shoes!!)
  51. Rhythms of Grace – Mike Cosper (Helpful look at worship today)
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