2018 Reading List
Usually, I am an undisciplined, random reader - when something grabs my eye, I read it. There is no planning and very little intentionality about what I choose and when I choose it!
For 2018, I decided to be more thoughtful and strategic about what I read. That doesn’t mean I won’t just grab something that looks interesting and go for it! But there are a few books and/or topics that I will be reading specifically to achieve a level of knowledge and growth in different areas of my life. Others will be on the list because they are authors, topics, or stories that I particularly enjoy!
So - without further ado - I give you my 2018 Reading List:
Books for Professional/Ministry Growth
Myth of the Millennial: Connecting Generations in the Church (Ted Doering) - Exploring strategies for engaging the Millennial generation in inter-generational relationships.
Perspectives on Family Ministry: Three Views (Timothy Paul Jones) - Reviewing examples of effective family ministry
Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers into Lifelong Disciple Makers (Dan Lovaglia)
Beyond the Screen: Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation (Andrew Zirschky)
Books for Personal Growth
The Power of Significance: How Purpose Changes Your Life (John Maxwell)
Everyday Supernatural: Living a Spirit-Led Life without Being Weird(Mike Pilavachi, Andy Croft)
The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life (Erwin McManus)
Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ(Ravi Zacharias. Vince Vitale)
Books about Writing
Unlocking the Heart of the Artist: A Practical Guide to Fulfilling Your Creative Call as an Artist in the Kingdom (Matt Tommey)
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method (Advanced Fiction Writing Book 1) (Randy Ingermanson)
Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats (Jane Cleland)
The God Delusion (Richard Dawkins)
Oathbringer (Brandon Sanderson)
Destiny’s Conflict: Book Two of Sword of the Canon (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 10) (Janny Wurts)
Across the Fourwinds (The Maidstone Chronicles Book 1) (Shane Trusz, Darryl Frayne)
Of course, this list is just the bones. More will be added - probably more than I can possibly finish! But that is part of the fun.
I look forward to finding new ideas in 2018 that challenge me to grow and examine my old ones!