Books I Read in 2014

I’ve heard it said “leaders are readers.” I try to set some loose reading goals and track my progress. I think one book per month is a bare minimum. This year my reading was lighter than usual because of our busy ministry schedule. I’d prefer to be reading about 2-3 books per month.

Here are the books I completed in 2014. I probably have about ten others that I have started and not finished yet.

I sorted my list of books in categories below. It seems that I have a few broad reading themes this year, some intentional and some unintentional. I unintentionally read more books on revival this year than I had realized. Books on revival always stir my hunger for God! I intentionally read 3-4 books related to apostles and apostolic ministry, as I believe it is crucial topic for leaders to understand as the Church moves forward.

Here’s the list!


  • Disciplines of a Godly Man by Kent Hughes
  • Loving Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk
  • Fatherhood – Bill Cosby


  • The Elk River Story by Rick Heeren
  • Fire in the Carolinas by Michael Thornton
  • Azusa Street by Frank Bartleman
  • Feast of Fire by John Kilpatrick
  • Revival God’s Way – Leonard Ravenhill

Church Leadership

  • Strength-Based Leadership – Tom Rath
  • Gift of Apostle by David Cannistraci
  • Apostolic Ministry by Rick Joyner
  • Tom and the Goldfish Bowl by Ben Pasley
  • Leadershift by John Eckhardt

Personal Spiritual Growth

  • In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen
  • Wisdom of Tenderness by Brennan Manning
  • Back to Basics by Doug Roberts

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