Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2012


I spend a lot of time reading. In fact, this year in addition to many blogs and news sites, I have read more than 70 books (including fiction). (for a complete list, click here)

I have picked my Top 10 books I’ve read in 2012. Many are ones I have reviewed on this site. Take a look! There are many great Christmas ideas, or even suggestions for what to do with those gift cards!

(in no particular order…)

[amazon_link id=”B007JJENWG” target=”_blank” ]Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend[/amazon_link]. This book changed how I think about teaching. It challenged me to ensure my message applies to the unchurched as well; so one day they can be churched! Read my full review HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B007JJENWG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B004M18ME4″ target=”_blank” ]Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want[/amazon_link]. I’ve read a lot about money. This includes money-saving tips for all walks of life. I can almost guarantee you will find a new idea to apply today.

[amazon_image id=”B004M18ME4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B005ENBA02″ target=”_blank” ]Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together[/amazon_link]. A bold and honest look at one of the greatest needs in society; marriage. Read my review HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B005ENBA02″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B0078FA9VU” target=”_blank” ]One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do[/amazon_link]. This book was instrumental in defining my vision and helping me embrace why God put me on the planet. Read my thoughts HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B0078FA9VU” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B0078FABF4″ target=”_blank” ]Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine[/amazon_link]. Classic Lucado: easy to read, but deep applications. Read my full review HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B0078FABF4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B001IDYHH0″ target=”_blank” ]Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility[/amazon_link]. Hands down the best missions book I have read; a re-read every few years. Read my full review HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B001IDYHH0″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B006G3NFR0″ target=”_blank” ]The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You[/amazon_link]. Considers the difference between Pleasing God and Trusting Him . So good, I review it over THREE days!

[amazon_image id=”B006G3NFR0″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B005UK87EG” target=”_blank” ]Jesus + Nothing = Everything[/amazon_link]. One of the best books on grace I have read (and I have read a lot!). See some of the most quotable excerpts HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B005UK87EG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Jesus + Nothing = Everything[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B000QRIGLC” target=”_blank” ]Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10[/amazon_link]. Page turning and inspiring look at what troops fighting for freedom face every day. Many spiritual parallels as well.

[amazon_image id=”B000QRIGLC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”B0088NXOIG” target=”_blank” ]Fresh Air: Trading Stale Spiritual Obligation for a Life-Altering, Energizing, Experience-It-Everyday Relationship with God[/amazon_link]. A fresh, revealing look at breathing life into our everyday pursuit of God. Click HERE for the full review.

[amazon_image id=”B0088NXOIG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Fresh Air: Trading Stale Spiritual Obligation for a Life-Altering, Energizing, Experience-It-Everyday Relationship with God[/amazon_image]

Fiction Special

[amazon_link id=”B002MQYOFW” target=”_blank” ]The Hunger Games[/amazon_link]. Best fiction book I have read in years, even better than [amazon_link id=”B008Z9YLV2″ target=”_blank” ]the movie[/amazon_link] in its character development. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Read about some of the parallels with grace HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B002MQYOFW” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Hunger Games[/amazon_image]

 

What would you add to this list for 2012?
What is the first book you plan on reading in 2013?

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