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.