Fave Books

Personal Growth & Development

— Top 10 Books —

The Power of Vulnerability, by Brene Brown. Perhaps the single most important book I’ve read this decade. If you read nothing else this year, buy this audiobook and listen. You’ll never see stoicism and “tough men” the same way every again. It will change your life.

 The Journey of Desire: Searching for the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of, by John Eldredge. This book drastically changed the way I saw my adult life. I was stuck in a dead-end job doing something I hated, and Eldredge made me hope, seethe, and cry at the same time.

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value through the Science of Fascination, by Sally Hogshead. You’ve taken all the standard personality profile tests like your DISC and your Myers-Briggs. Maybe you even dress your truth. But Sally Hogshead’s work shows you how the rest of the world sees you, and focuses on your greatest differentiators, not just your greatest strengths. Strength for strength comparisons still breed commodity mentality. But finding what makes you different and doubling down on that difference can help you blaze a trail that no one else is uniquely qualified to blaze.

The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul, by Danielle LaPorte

SOZO Saved Healed Delivered: A Journey Into Freedom With the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, by Teresa Liebscher and Dawna DeSilva

Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller

Searching For God Knows What, by Donald Miller

Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, by Rene Descartes

Anonymous: Jesus’ Hidden Years and Yours, by Alicia Britt Chole

Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision, by Andy Stanley

 

Business & Finance

— Top 10 Books —

Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues, by Patrick M. Lencioni

What Would The Rockefellers Do? by Garrett Gunderson and Michael Isom

Keys to Heaven’s Economy, by Shawn Bolz

Start With Why, by Simon Sinek

Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your New Career, by Jon Acuff

Relationships & Family

— Top 10 Books —

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, by Gary Chapman

Spirituality & Faith

— Top 10 Books —

God is Good: He’s Better Than You Think, by Bill Johnson

The Good and Beautiful God: Falling In Love With The God Jesus Knows, by James Bryan Smith

The Evidential Power of Beauty: Science and Theology Meet, by Thomas Dubay

Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices, by Frank Viola

God Secrets: A Life Filled With Words of Knowledge, by Shawn Bolz

A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology, by J. Richard Middleton

The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected, by Nik Ripken

Agriculture & Ecology

— Top 10 Books —

Restoration Agriculture, by Mark Shepard