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Top Books Read in 2017

November 24, 2017

Below is a list of the top books I have read in 2017. I’d recommend these as gift ideas or for your own personal growth.

Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church

This is the best leadership book I have read in some time. Fuller Seminary studies growing churches and how to keep young people in church. Their insights are very timely for the missions organization I previously served with and the church I now work with.

 

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

If you are a leader who takes missions teams or sends them from your church, this is a must read. This book gave me words to articulate my strategy as a missions pastor following 25 years of missionary service.

 

Top Books of 2014

November 22, 2014

Each year, one of the popular features of NoSuperHeroes is a look back at the best books I’ve read in 2014.

Take a look at my list and add your favorites in the comments section below.

Here, in no particular order, are the top books of 2014.

With: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God. I say these are in no particular order, but this book is far and away the best I have read this year. Counting the number of blog posts which drew inspiration from it illustrates this. Take a look at:

A Marriage Boost

June 7, 2014

Even the best of couples can use an occasional marriage boost.

Maybe it has been a long time since you’ve had a “just you” date or getaway.
Perhaps your family outings have been just that.
Or it just may be the busyness of everyday life.

You sense your marriage could use a boost. Things aren’t even that bad, or perhaps they are even better than they used to be.

I have a good, easy reading, book for you (even the guys will like it.)

In my reading habits, I am always looking to sharpen my skills or read things which challenge me in my key relationships.

This focus leads me to often read books on spiritual growth and leadership. Currently, I find myself in a different season where I am reading more books focused on my key relationships, covering the topics of parenting and marriage.

Best Books of 2013

November 24, 2013

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 regular visitors of NoSuperHeroes know I enjoy reading, often a lot! Last year I read 72 books!

Well, this year I am far from that total. Life, as it has a way of doing, has not been kind to my reading output of this year.

Having said that, I have read enough to make some recommendations for the next half-year.

So whether it is summer reading by the pool in the Northern hemisphere, or by the fire under a blanket in the South; here are some great titles to check out! My Top Books (in no particular order):

Books

By: Chris

1. Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by Joel Manby. He is the President and CEO at Herchend Family Entertainment, a company operating theme parks and tourist activities around the United States. Manby also appeared on an episode of the television show, Undercover Boss.