What are your favorite books from 2013?
Yesterday I gave you the bottom half of my top 10 reads from 2013. I know you have been about to bust to know what the top 5 are. Well – wait no more. . .
#5. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything by Stephen M.R. Covey
Whether you lead a church, a company, a family, or yourself – READ THIS BOOK. It is a must. You will be glad you did. The FBC pastoral staff team will be going through this book together starting in 2014.
#4. Gripped by the Greatness of God by James MacDonald
MacDonald takes various chapters from the book of Isaiah and walks through the verses brilliantly. His purpose is to allow Scripture to point us to . . .you guessed it . . . the greatness of our awesome God. Great read, especially devotionally.
#3. Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs For. What Every Church Can Be by James MacDonald
I was introduced to this book just before summer vacation in July. I read it in 3 days (that’s saying something when you take 3 kids to the beach!). I love what MacDonald has to say about what every heart needs and how churches can help them get it.
#2. Nobodies for Jesus: 14 Days Toward a Great Commission Lifestyle by Chuck Lawless
The title says it all. Lawless takes his readers through a 2-week journey, challenging us to give our lives to the greatest cause in the universe: making disciples of all nations. Want more of God’s heart for the nations? READ THIS BOOK! Don’t have God’s heart for the nations, but want it? READ THIS BOOK! Want to know your purpose for living? READ THIS BOOK!
#1. Not By Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith by Jon Bloom
Looking for a extraordinary devotional book to kick start the new year? You won’t be sorry. God has gifted Jon Bloom with incredible insight and creativity to help make the Bible stories come to life. This book will challenge, encourage, and nourish your soul. It is – beyond a doubt – my favorite read of 2014.
What are some of your favorites from 2013?