I am uncontrolled in my reading habits.  I typically have two to three books that I am reading at a given time, and usually one that I pulled off the shelf just to read a chapter from.

Pens get lost as I used them for book marks.  Its not that I don’t own book marks, I just rarely use them.  A scrap of paper, a business card, a highlighter, will do just fine.

These books here are a small taste of ones that I find to be impactful in their own unique ways.


Life Changers


The Gifts of Imperfection: Letting go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown.

Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive by John Eldridge.

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty: Discovering Your Rights and Privileges as a Son or Daughter of God by Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson.

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

Keep Your Love On: Connection, Communication & Boundaries by Danny Silk.

The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery by David G. Benner.

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. by Brené Brown.


Quiet Moments


Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer by Richard Rohr.  This book is so much more than just a book on prayer.  Rohr brings a challenge to old cobwebbed thinking and gives a perspective of a heavenly mindset.

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster. Discipline and art converge in this book.  The what, the why, and the how of spiritual disciplines are explored in an inviting way.

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence.


Being the Church


Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity by Frank Viola.

The Open Church by James H. Rutz.  A different perspective on how to gather as the Church.  Everyone has to part to play in this model for the benefit of the whole community.

Compelled by Love: How to change the World Through the Simple Power of Love in Action by Heidi Baker.  Going through the  beatitudes, Baker beautifully tells powerful stories of her time living as a missionary.  Lovingly her and her team are the church to those are them.




Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes. I highly recommend the audio version of this book read by Rhimes herself.  You will be laughing, soul searching, and confidently walking your own stride as you enjoy this book.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott. Raw. Honest. Brave. This book proves that faith is a lot simpler than we think.

Wisdom Chaser: Finding My Father at 14,000 Feet by Nathan Foster.  Fascinating read from the perspective of a son whose struggles nor religion end up defining who he is.