My Reading list since December 2015, What’s Yours?

I know you’re probably looking for some deep insight and great spiritual wisdom (snickers silently to himself), but not today. Today, I want to share the books that I read over the last 12 months. Perhaps you have a book worm in your life or you’re looking for something that is going to challenge you. Take a look at this list and perhaps you’ll find something. As you look through this list, you’ll notice that some of these books are not about spiritual formation, per say. I do believe that learning is still learning, and we can always learn more, so I would encourage you to look at all of them on the list (I should get credit from Amazon or something for recommending books…hhmmmm).

Anyhow, what I would also like is suggestions from you. We all learn from each other, after all. I don’t usually read fiction (except the Shusaku Endo one at the bottom), but if it’s intriguing, I might be up for it!  I hope if you do read one of these books, that God uses it to speak to you.

be blessed today

Discernment: Reading the signs of daily life-Henri Nouwen

Coming Clean: A Story of Faith- Seth Haines

Rising Strong- Brene Brown

Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development- Bruce Demarest

Contemplation And Midlife Crisis: Examples from Classical and Contemporary Spirituality- OSU Rosmarie Carfagna

Seeking God’s Face: Praying with the Bible through the year- Philip Reinders and Eugene Peterson

Life Together- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Let Your Life Speak: Listening For The Voice of Vocation-Parker Palmer

The Dusty Ones: Why Wandering Deepens Your Faith-A.J. Swoboda

On Loving God-Bernard of Clairvaux

The Making of a Leader-Robert Clinton

The Search For God and Guinness: A biography of the beer that changed the world-Stephen Mansfield

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd edition- Geoffery A. Moore

Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who’s Already There-Leonard Sweet

Branding is for Cows. Belonging is for People- CJ Casciotta

Run With The Horses: The Quest for Life at its Best –Eugene Peterson

The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey-Henri Nouwen

The Needs of the Heart-Chip Dodd

Water To Wine: Some Of My Story-Brian Zahnd

Silence- Shusaku Endo



Books I’ve Read The Past 12 Months

Like I’ve said, I love to read and I love to learn. I’m going to assume that some of you do as well. I’m always looking for good books to read. I don’t read fiction, I just don’t want to make time for it. So, none of these are fiction. This isn’t exhaustive, but here is a list of books I’ve read the past 12 months. Just in case you were looking for something to read or to know what I’m up to, here you go! One more thing, Henri Nouwen is my favorite author.

Have you read any of these? Do you have any books to suggest?

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Three Mile an Hour God by Kosuke Koyama

The Bumps are What You Climb On by  Warren Wiersby

Unafraid: “Trusting God in an Uncertain World” by Susie Davis

God in my Everything by Ken Shigematsu

The Attentive Life by Leighton Ford

The Way of Discernment by Elizabeth Liebert

Scary Close by Donald Miller

Transitions: “Making Sense of Life’s Changes” by William Bridges

The Voice of the Heart by Chip Dodd

The Icarus Deception: “How High Will You Fly?” by Seth Godin

The Wounded Healer: “Ministry in Contemporary Society” by Henri Nouwen

A Resilient Life: “You Can Move Ahead No Matter What” by Gordon MacDonald

The Advantage: “Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business” by Patrick Lencioni

Necessary Endings: “The Employees, Businesses and Relationships That All of Us Have To Give Up In Order To Move Forward” by Henry Cloud

Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre De Caussade

Spiritual Formation: “Following the Movements of the Spirit” by Henri Nouwen