Reading list, fall 2013.

0819031722.jpgThe reading list has gotten longer recently. Sometimes it happens when I don’t have time to actually stop and read. Instead, I get books. Other times I’m building up resources for areas of interest. I’m sharing my list with you, since you will be hearing from some of these in the future.

What’s on your reading list? Which of these should I not bother reading? Bonus question: Can you figure out the subject matter clusters?

Brene Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Lance Witt, Replenish: Leading from a Healthy Soul

Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Wayne Muller, Sabbath: Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest

Marvin Wilson, Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith

Patrick Lencioni, Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

Michael Card, Matthew: The Gospel of Identity (Biblical Imagination)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community

Amy Simpson, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission

Liz Wiseman, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Pat Gelsinger The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work

Colin Kruse, Paul’s Letter to the Romans (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

Henry Cloud and John Townsend, How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth

Peter Bregman, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

Leonard Zinn, Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World’s Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide

Ben Witherington, III, Is there a Doctor in the House?: An Insider’s Story and Advice on becoming a Bible Scholar

Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives

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About Jon Swanson

Social media chaplain. Author of "Lent For Non-Lent People" and "A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Works." Writer of 300wordsaday.com. I help people understand. Understand some of the Bible. Understand what Lent can be about. Understand what it means to follow.

4 thoughts on “Reading list, fall 2013.

  1. Great list Jon. I am reading the influencer and Crucial conversations pack from Grenny. Personally I would put Daring Greatly and How People Grow toward the top of the list. Looks like you are tackling spiritual and physical formation with a dose of community and inner health great list of topics.

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  2. Just finished Michael Card’s “Gospel of Matthew”. I have always been a big fan, but somehow the Biblical Imagination series is not very substantial. I most appreciate his fresh take on what the gospel writer’s main themes are…but you can get that by reading the introductions. I was also rather distressed by the excessive number of typos in this particular volume (including wrong scripture references)–enough so that I’m thinking of writing to the publisher.

    I read Willard’s “Spirit of the Disciplines” and remember liking it, but it was quite some time ago. His books are always very slow thoughtful reads for me.

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  3. I’m currently reading Ready or Not, Here Life Comes, Mel Levine
    Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm, Richard A. Swenson (I have his book Margin in my keep collection)
    and Grace Notes, Philip Yancey.
    On the list, Yancey’s Reaching for the Invisible God
    Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity, Adam Hamilton
    Simplicty: Finding Peace by Uncluttering Your Life, Kim Thomas
    Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card
    Ruins, Orson Scott Card
    Daring Greatly
    and maybe if I start with Peter Bregman, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, I’ll be able to carve out the time I’d need to read them all!

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