Each December/January I put together a reading list of books that I want to consume during the next year.  With starting grad school last year, which was pretty unexpected when I started 2010, I wasn’t able to finish all my reading list of 20 books for 2010.  So this year I’m shortening the list and I’m going for 10 quality, impacting books for 2011.

  1. Radical (David Platt) – Most recommended book to me lately from a variety of ministry friends.
  2. Soulprint (Mark Batterson) – Batterson’s book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, was the most influential book during my transition back to Colorado.
  3. Undefiled (Harry Schaumburg) – I’ve heard good things about this book, whether it be for people from broken relationships or if you’ve fallen into sexual sin.  Sound relevant for our culture?
  4. Green (Ted Dekker) – I’ve read the Circle Trilogy, loved it, and this is the bookend of the trilogy.  Can’t wait!
  5. The Tipping Point (Malcolm Gladwell) – I read Gladwell’s book, Outliers and it completely changed how I practice music.  I’ve heard great reviews of this one as well.
  6. They Like Jesus but Not the Church (Dan Kimball) – Say what you will about Kimball, he has some incredible insights into reaching post-moderns.
  7. The Knowledge of the Holy (A.W. Tozer) – Read this one back in college, would like to revisit it now after five years of growth and change.
  8. Blink (Malcolm Gladwell) – Again, it’s Gladwell.
  9. Messy Spirituality (Mike Yaconelli) – I’ve heard messages from Yaconelli before he passed away.  One of the great tragic losses in recent years.
  10. An Unstoppable Force (Erwin McManus) – The book that put McManus on the map as a communicator and writer.  The back story for this book is incredible and I can’t wait to read it.

What do you think, did I miss any?  Any I should substitute out?  Any I should add if I finish early and have room for one or two more?