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A Year of Great Reads – My Reading List 2012

January 7, 2013 0 Comments

2012 Books Read

Here is the list of the books I read in 2012. Most are great, but a few, not so much. 

Please note that I am NOT an Amazon Affiliate – links are purely for your information.


My Top 4 

Compelled: Living the Mission of God by Ed Stetzer and Philip Nation 

Jesus Manifesto: Restoring the Supremacy and Sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola 

Beautiful Outlaw: Experiencing the Playful, Disruptive, Extravagant Personality of Jesus by John Eldridge 

1861 The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart – Probably my favorite Historical Non-fiction.  


The remainder of my list in no particular order

Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church* by Neil Cole

Preaching as Worship: An Integrative Approach for Formation if your Church by Michael J. Quicke 

The Forgotten Ways: Reactivating the Missional Chruch* by Alan Hirsch 

Man Alive: Transforming your 7 Primal needs into a Powerful Spiritual Life by Patrick Morley 

Transformational Church: Creating a New Scorecard for Congregations* by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer [My 2nd time reading this one] 

Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials of Those who will Shape the Future* by Andy Stanley

The Gospel as Center: Renewing our Faith & Reforming our Ministry Practices by The Gospel Coalition 

You are a Writer: So Start Acting Like One by Jeff Goins

Every Writer Needs a Tribe: A Practical Guide to Finding (and Writing for) Your Audience by Jeff Goins

Motivate to Create: a guide for writers by Nate Hendley :   My Review

Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe by Bryan Allain : My Review 

Animal Farm by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution by Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin : My review

* Books I read as part of the Pastor Development Institute for the South East District of Foursquare Churches


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Now it is your turn. I would love to hear from you. 

 What great books did you read in 2012? What is on your list for 2013?

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.