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Books Ministry Leaders Are Reading, So Far

August 24, 2011

Earlier this week, we posted a 3-question poll, asking readers to, “Please list up to 5 books you have read recently that had direct application to your ministry or leadership.”

The responses have varied greatly, so here are all the books people have read, in alpahbetical order. (The books listed in bold were mentioned by more than one person.)

  • Move by Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson
  • Radical,  David Platt
  • Church Unique (Will Mancini)
  • On the Verge by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson
  • Replenish — Lance Witt
  • Sticky Church by Larry Osborne
  • Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne
  • Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership, Barton
  • Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard (Heath + Heath)
  • The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community, by Matt Smay & Hugh Halter
  • The Truth About Leadership — Kouzes, Posner
  • 360 Degree Leader — John Maxwell
  • Ask Without Fear, Mark Pitman
  • Bearing Fruit by Tom Berlin and Lovett Weems
  • Breaking Intimidation by John Bevere
  • Breakout- Mark Stibbe & Andrew Williams
  • Building Below the Waterline by Gordon MacDonald
  • Change Anything (Kerry Patterson)
  • Chasing Daylight by Erwin Mcmanus
  • Chuck Swindoll: Moses
  • Church 3.0: Upgrades for the future of the church, Neil Cole
  • Clutch, Paul Sullivan
  • Communicating for a Change
  • Constants in Context, Stephen Bevans
  • Counterfeit Gods – Tim Keller
  • Cracking Your Church's Culture Code (Sam Chand)
  • Creating a Healthier Pastor, Robert Richardson
  • Cross Cultural Partnerships (Leiderleitner)
  • Crucial Conversations (Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzler)
  • Dallas Willard: The Divine Conspiracy
  • Developing The Leader Within You by John Maxwell
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship
  • Does Your Bag Have Holes? by Cameron C. Taylor
  • Drive, Daniel Pink
  • Eucharistic Communion and the World, John Zizioulas
  • Exiles by Michael Frost
  • From Good to Great- Jim Collins
  • God According To God   Schroeder
  • Good News about Injustice, Gary Haugen
  • Governing the Tongue by Jane Kamensky
  • Half the Church – Carolyn Custis James
  • Half the Sky – Nicolas Kristoff, Wu-Dunn
  • Humilitas by John Dickson
  • Hww then should we live
  • If the Church Were Christian by Philip Gulley
  • If You Bite & Devour One Another by Alexander Strauch
  • Ignatian Pathway, Paul Coutinho
  • Jesus Driven Ministry,  Ajith Fernando
  • Know What You Don't Know by Michael Roberts
  • Leadership Coaching (Stoltzfus)
  • Leadership Essentials by Greg Ogden
  • Leadership Jazz, Max De Pree
  • Leading from the Second Chair by Mike Bonem & Roger Patterson
  • Leanne Payne: Crisis in Masculinity
  • Life Together by Dietrich Bonnoffer
  • Linchpin: Godin
  • Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You,  The Life Model
  • Love wins Rob Bell
  • Maximize, Nelson Searcy
  • Monday Morning Choices, David Cottrell
  • More than Conquerors- Simon Guillebaud
  • Multipliers, Liz Wiseman
  • Muslims, Christians and Jesus, by Carl Medearis
  • Mystically Wired (Ken Wilson)
  • Necessary Endings, Cloud
  • Not Your Parents Offering Plate by J. Clif Christopher
  • Nothing To Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the 100 days that created modern American, Adam Cohen
  • Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
  • Peacemaking Women by Judy Dabler & Tara Barthel
  • Practice Resurrection by Eugene Petersen
  • Principle of the Path, Stanley
  • Prophetic Dialogue, Stephen Bevans
  • Reviewing Leadership by Robert Banks & Bernice Ledbetter
  • Right Here, Right Now: Everyday Mission for Everyday People by Alan Hirsch and Lance Ford
  • Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Chambers
  • Starfish and the Spider
  • T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution by Steve Smith & Ying Kai
  • The Bible as Improve, Ron Martoia
  • The Black Swan (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
  • The Christian Atheist, Groeschel
  • The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch
  • The Glory of Preaching, D. Johnson
  • The Gospel According to Ruth, Carolyn Custis James
  • The Invisible Kingdom, Apostle John Eckhart
  • The Land Between, Jeff Manion
  • The Mind of Christ (Dennis Kinlaw)
  • The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons
  • The Other 80 Percent by Warren Bird and Scott Thumma
  • The Path Back To The Mind of Christ (Edward Santana-Grace)
  • The Power of a Whisper, BIll Hybels
  • The Prodical God, Timothy Keller
  • The Pursuit of the Holy- Simon Ponsonby
  • The Radical Disciple, by John Stott
  • The U-Turn Church by Kevin Harney and Bob Bouwer
  • The World Upside-Down, Melanie Phillips
  • The Year of Living Biblically, by AJ Jacobs
  • To Transform a City by Eric Swanson
  • Transformational Church (Ed Stetzer)
  • Twelve Paradoxes of the Gospel by Cameron C. Taylor
  • UnChristian
  • Untamed, Alan and Debra Hirsch
  • Virtue Reborn- Tom Wright
  • Visoneering by Andy Stanley
  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith
  • What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary, by James Emery White
  • When Helping Hurts, Corbett

Have you read any of these books? Are there others that should be added to the list of books that would be helpful for ministry leaders? If so, add your responses in the comments, or take a look at the original post here to submit your thoughts in our poll.

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