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Recommended Reads


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Recommended Reads


WE ARE MADE OF FLESH AND BONE AND BOOKS

 

Confessions
by saint augustine

This book is the first autobiography ever written in the western world, and it's a gem. It gives you a window into a soul searching for God. Although it was written in the 5th century, it reads like a modern day classic. One of my favorite lines: "Our heart is restless until it find its rest in You."

The Imitation of christ
by THOMAS À KEMPIS

Thomas gives it to you straight in The Imitation, and it's wildly refreshing. I always come away from this book feeling convicted and, at the same time, energized. You'll love Thomas's straightforward approach.

mere christianity
by C.S. Lewis

An incredible read from an incredible mind. If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be C.S. Lewis. He's my biggest hero. If you haven't read this book yet, make it your next read. Better yet, put down what you're reading and pick this up.

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Divine Conspiracy
By Dallas Willard

Dallas introduced me to the gospel Jesus preached, namely, that the kingdom of heaven is available. He opened up the gospels for me and helped me find the running theme of the Kingdom throughout the entire Bible.

Celebration of Discipline
By Richard Foster

Thank your Richard foster for showing me that the way to spiritual growth is possible, and how to go about it, namely through the disciplines of the spiritual life. 

Every Good Endeavor
By Timothy Keller

Curious how work plays a role in the spiritual life? Let this deep and thoughtful thinker, Timothy Keller, walk you through it. I love this book.

The Problem Pain
By C.S. Lewis

In this fantastic book, Lewis tackles the biggest argument against the existence of God: pain & suffering. It's so insightful. One of my favorite quotes: "Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world."  

Mindset
By Carol S. Dweck

If you haven't heard of the growth and fixed mindsets, prepare to be blown away by this read. Carol Dweck opened my eyes to several fixed mindsets I had developed over the years, from things as silly as eating seafood to more serious like public speaking. 

The War of Art
By Steven Pressfield

Favorite read of 2016 (I actually listened to it.) I liked it so much I listened to it three times. This is a perennial for me. Favorite quote: "Most of us have two lives. The one we live and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."

Streams of Living Water
By Richard Foster

This book introduces you to the six major streams in Christianity. An illuminating and ecumenical read. Fans of history will enjoy it!

Boundaries
By Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Every person on the planet has issues with boundaries whether it's at work, with friends, or at home. Learning to say no is one of the most important lessons to learn in life. This book shows you how to do it and do it well. 

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
By John Maxwell

This book is so so good. It's just wonderful nuggets of truth. Maxwell gives you great stories, great quotes and invaluable wisdom. My favorite chapter is on the Law of Tradeoffs.