My 2011 Reading List

Here is the list of books I have read/listened to (audio books) over the past 12 months…just in case you were wondering.  I’d love to hear some titles that you recommend I add to my reading list for 2012.

2011 Reading List

Christian Living/Spiritual Growth:

  • The Bible (This was my 9th year reading through the Bible as a part of my daily devotions.)
  • Holy Ambition – Chip Ingram (started in 2010)
  • Don’t Waste Your Life – John Piper (started in 2010)
  • Crazy Love – Francis Chan
  • Sun Stand Still – Steven Furtick
  • Do Hard Things – Alex and Brett Harris (My 12 year-old son and I read this together.  Great book for teens!)
  • Victory Over the Darkness – Neil Anderson
  • Creating Your Personal Life Plan – Michael Hyatt
  • Bondage Breaker – Neal Anderson

Marriage/Family:

  • Hedges – Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Sex God – Rob Bell
  • Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood – Dennis Rainey
  • The Language of Sex – Dr. Gary Smalley and Ted Cunningham  (GREAT BOOK!!)
  • The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman (GREAT BOOK!!)
  • Sacred Marriage – Gary Thomas

Leadership:

  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy – Eric Metaxes
  • The Facebook Effect – David Kirkpatrick
  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation – Jay Elliot
  • 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John  C. Maxwell
  • The Mentor Leader – Tony Dungy
  • The Creative Leader – Ed Young
  • Start With Why – Simon Sinek

Career/Calling:

  • Church 3.0 – Neil Cole (started in 2010)
  • The Volunteer Revolution – Bill Hybels
  • Mulit-Site Churches – Scott McConnell
  • Communicating for a Change – Andy Stanley & Lane Jones
  • The Art of Online Ministry – Dana Byers
  • Building a Contagious Church – Mark Mittelberg & Bill Hybels

Just for Fun:

  • The Coming Economic Armageddon – Dr. David Jeremiah (started in 2010)
  • Heaven is For Real – Todd Burpo
  • I Beat the Odds – Michael Oher
  • 23 Minutes in Hell – Bill Wiese
  • Erasing Hell – Francis Chan & Preston Sprinkle
  • Talent is Overrated – Geoff Colvin
  • Stuff Christians Like – Jon Acuff
  • Another Man’s War – Sam Childers

About Jon Sanders

Follower of Jesus; Husband to an amazing woman; Father of 3 great kids; Pastor of a multi-site church with a vision to reach rural America for Christ!
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  • Patti Schumacher

    Great list….add Not a Fan by Idleman! You will love it!