Top Books of 2014

November 22, 2014

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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:

One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World. This is another great book by the author of Jesus+Nothing=Everything. I blogged about this book in the post, A Cautious Grace. If you want to dive deeper into grace, this is a good one, although much of the meat is in the first half.

How to Be Rich: It’s Not What You Have. It’s What You Do With What You Have. This is not only a book, but a campaign Andy takes his church through each year. Take a look at what he does HERE. It’s a short read which has the power to alter our perspective on what it means to be rich and how the body of Christ has the power to wield incredible influence.

Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough by Jefferson Bethke is a light and honest read on one man’s search to find relationship over rituals and religion. It will resonate with many areas you find yourself in.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. Christopher McDougall writes a New York Times bestselling account of ultra marathon runners. Woven in are some tips to make running more enjoyable and less painful for anyone. It actually works!

Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches by Peter Greer is an interesting look at Christian organizations who have remained “Mission True” and some who have lost their way. I blogged on this with 7 Steps to Preventing Missions Drift.

Fun Loving You: Enjoying Your Marriage in the Midst of the Grind. Ted Cunningham offers an easy to read, but challenging book to give your marriage a boost. This is best geared for couples who have been married for a bit and are desiring to rekindle the romance and carve out time in their hectic schedules for one another.

Grace-Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel is the best book on parenting I’ve read. I read it on Kindle and bought a physical copy because I will be reviewing it often. Here are some of the thoughts from the book. If you have kids, I would highly recommend this book. But, even if you don’t, take the parenting tips and apply them to discipleship!

What is the best book you have read in 2014? Please Share!

Hope you enjoyed the Top Books of 2014. Click to see the Top Books from 2013 , 2012 and 2011.

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