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.
- Radical (David Platt) – Most recommended book to me lately from a variety of ministry friends.
- 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.
- 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?
- Green (Ted Dekker) – I’ve read the Circle Trilogy, loved it, and this is the bookend of the trilogy. Can’t wait!
- 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.
- They Like Jesus but Not the Church (Dan Kimball) – Say what you will about Kimball, he has some incredible insights into reaching post-moderns.
- 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.
- Blink (Malcolm Gladwell) – Again, it’s Gladwell.
- Messy Spirituality (Mike Yaconelli) – I’ve heard messages from Yaconelli before he passed away. One of the great tragic losses in recent years.
- 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?