What I’m Reading

Reading List for 2016

All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr

The Revenant Author: Michael Punke

Redeeming Love Author: Francine Rivers

Ordinary Grace Author: William Kent Krueger

None Like Him Author: Jen Wilkin

With My Eyes Wide Open, Miracles and Mistakes On My Way Back to KoRN Author: Brian “Head” Welch

Beyond Duct Tape, Holding the Heart together in a Life of Ministry Authors: Shari Thomas and Tami Resch

They Say We Are Infidels Author: Mindy Belz

Women of the Word Author: Jen Wilkin

Seven: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess Author: Jen Hatmaker

The Cost of Discipleship Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

On Being a Writer Authors: Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig

The Songs of Jesus Author: Timothy Keller

Start with Hello: Introducing Your Church to Special Needs Ministry Author: Kate Brueck

The Revenant Author: Michael Punke

Fierce Convictions: The extraordinary life of Hannah Moore – Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist Author: Karen Prior

The Martian Author: Andy Weir

Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness Author: Eric Metaxas 

The Great Divorce Author: C. S. Lewis

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Author: J. K. Rowling

Psalms – The Prayer Book of the Bible Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christ in the Psalms Author: Patrick Henry Reardon

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Author: Marie Kondo

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Author: Erik Larson


Reading List for 2015

Visions of Vocation: Common Grace for the Common Good AuthorSteven Garber

Far As The Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption Author: Michael D. Williams

Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids Author: Jack Klumpenhower

The Hardest Peace: Experiencing grace in the midst of life’s hard Author: Kara Tippetts

Recovering Redemption: A Gospel Saturated Perspective of How to Change Authors: Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer

Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels Author: Tullian Tchividjian

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making Author: Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp

A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain and God’s Sovereignty Author: Joni Eareckson Tada

Reading List for 2014

Knowing God By Name Author: Mary A. Kassian

Rebels Rescued Author: Brian Crosby

The Heart of a Leader Author: Ken Blanchard

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness Author: Timothy Keller

Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards (A Public Domain Book)

A Shelter in the Time of Storms: Meditations on God and Trouble Author: Paul David Tripp

How People Change Author: Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp

Craving Grace: Experience the Richness of the Gospel Author: Ruthie Delk

Strengths Finder 2.0 Author: Tom Rath

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream Author: David Platt

The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ (9Marks: Building Healthy Churches) Author: Ray Ortlund

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Epic Grace: Chronicles of a Recovering Idiot Author: Kurt W. Bubna

Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue Author:  David J. Bobb

To Live is Christ To Die is Gain Author: Matt Chandler with Jared C. Wilson

One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World Author: Tullian Tchividjian

Surprised by Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected about Being a Mom Author: Lisa-Jo Baker

Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand Author: Dave Harrity


Reading List for 2013

A Praying Life Author: Paul E. Miller

Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair Author: Anne Lamott

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert:  An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith Author: Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Author: Anne Lamott

Leading a Special Needs Ministry Author: Amy Fenton Lee (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/leading-a-special-needs-ministry-by-amy-fenton-lee-book-review/)

Homeless at Harvard Author: John Christopher Frame (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/homeless-at-harvard-by-john-christopher-frame-book-review/)

Connecting Church & Home: A Grace Based Partnership  Author: Dr. Tim Kimmel

Flight Path–A Biography of Frank Barker, Jr.  Author:  Janie Buck and Mary Lou Davis (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/flight-path-a-biography-of-frank-barker-jr-book-review/)

Seven Sins of Dying Churches Author: Thom S. Rainer

God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally Author: Doug Pollock

Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge  Author: Dr. Henry Cloud (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/boundaries-for-leaders-by-dr-henry-cloud-book-review/)

Start: Punch Fear in the Face ❘ Escape Average ❘ Do Work that Matters  AuthorJon Acuff

A Passion for Faithfulness: Wisdom From the Book of Nehemiah  Author: J. I. Packer

Poke the Box  Author: Seth Godin (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/starting-as-a-way-of-life/)

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids  Author: Kara E. Powell

Graceful: Making a Difference in a World that Needs You Author: Seth Godin

Draw the Circle Author: Mark Batterson (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/draw-the-circle-the-40-day-prayer-challenge-by-mark-batterson-book-review/)

The Circle Maker Author: Mark Batterson

Jesus Is ____. Find a New Way to Be Human Author: Judah Smith  (Book Reviewhttps://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/book-review-jesus-is-_______-by-judah-smith/)

Zombies, Football and the Gospel Author: Reggie Joiner

Praying Circles Around Your Children Author: Mark Batterson (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/draw-the-circle-the-40-day-prayer-challenge-by-mark-batterson-book-review/)

Explicit Gospel  Author: Matt Chandler with Jared C. Wilson

Leading Change Without Losing it  Author: Carey Nieuwhoff

Dreaming of More for the Next Generation: Lifetime Faith Ignited by Family Ministry Author: Michelle Anthony

Leading Change  Author: John P Kotter

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I learned to live a Better Story  Author: Donald Miller

Some of the books I read in 2011 and 2012

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption  Author: Laura Hillenbrand

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork  Author: John C. Maxwell

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God  Author: Bruce A. Ware

Lead Small Author: Reggie Joiner

Creature of the Word  Author: Matt Chandler, Eric Geiger and Josh Patterson

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave: Finding Hope in the Power of the Gospel  Author: Edward T. Welch

Deep and Wide  Author: Andy Stanley

Same Lake Different Boat: Coming Alongside of People Touched by Disability. Author: Stephanie O. Hubach

Beautiful Outlaw  Author: John Eldredge

King’s Cross  Author: Tim Keller

The Meaning of Marriage  Author: Tim Keller

Boundaries:When to say Yes When to say NO  Authors: Henry Cloud  & John Townsend

Steal Like an Artist  Author: Austin Kleon

BonHoeffer/Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy    Author: Eric Metaxas

The Way of the Heart   Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Family-Based Youth Ministry   Author: Mark DeVries

Family Ministry Field Guide  Author: Timothy Paul Jones

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones (Book Review: https://donnaharris.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/be-persistent/)

Gospel-Powered Parenting   Author: William P. Farley

Think Orange  Author: Reggie Joiner

Simple Church  Authors: Thom S. Rainer & Eric Geiger

The Trellis and the Vine  Authors: Colin Marshall & Tony Payne

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity  Authors: Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof

The Orange Leader Handbook  Author: Reggie Joiner

The Reason for God  Author: Tim Keller

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