Best Books of 2013

November 24, 2013

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One of the most popular features of NoSuperHeroes, is my top books for the year. I’m doing the list earlier this year. Perhaps you will be inspired to pick up some of these for yourself or a friend over the upcoming holiday sale season. See my list for last year HERE.

My top books for 2013 are….(in no particular order)

How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth – Henry Cloud and John Townsend. I’ve talked a lot about this book on NoSuperHeroes. perhaps due to reading it twice this year. This book has done more to influence my ministry and teaching than any book I’ve read in the last 10 years. It is an incredible blend of grace, God changing our hearts, accountability, wise choices and practical life change. We often focus on one or two of these. This book brings them all together. To read a full review, click HERE.

The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller. In a world with an ever-increasing negative view on marriage, this read is refreshingly positive. A great book to spark growth in your own relationship. To read a full review, click HERE.

Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders – Joel Manby. This is a great leadership book which is counter-culture. Grace based leadership is often viewed as weak. Manby shows how love can be a powerful and successful tool. To read a full review, click HERE.

The Organic God – Margaret Feinberg. If you are looking for a great read to spark your personal journey with God, this is one to consider. The mystery of the Organic God is simultaneously attractive and frustrating, because in mysteries there are not always easy answers. Yet, as we pursue HIm, we find ourselves compelled to live a life with HIm. To read a full review, click HERE.

The Organic God

Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power – Ken Davis. Here is a skill enhancing book. if you are a public speaker, teacher, or one who regularly tries to use communication to bring change (anyone not feel included?), this book can help you! To read a full review, click HERE.

The Question That Never Goes Away – Philip Yancey. We all have opportunities to interact with those in pain. This book gives us tools and pause to wrestle through the complexities of suffering. To read a full review, click HERE.

Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness – Dan Allender. I am being drawn to leadership books recently which highlight strength in weakness. Let me use Allender’s words as a selling point. “God loves reluctant leaders and, even better, he loves reluctant leaders who know they are frightened, confused, and broken.” To read a full review, click HERE.

What is the best book you have read this year? Which is one of the first you will pick up over the holidays of the New Year?

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A missionary teacher for 24 years currently living in South Africa. I am a recovering superhero, daily in need of the grace of God