Bookshelf

Nana's Books
(photo courtesy of Kaela4)

Books that challenge, influence, and shape me…

Devotionals
Bible
Daily Light (Jonathan Bagster, Anne Graham Lotz)
The Divine Hours (Phyllis Ticker)
Face To Face (Kenneth Boa)
Moments with the Savior (Ken Gire)
Venite: A Book of Daily Prayer (R. Benson)
Voices of the Faithful: Inspiring Stories of Christians Serving Around the World (Vol 1 & 2)
What if Everyone Lived Next Door to Jesus? (Gary Stone)

Leadership
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey)
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)
Courageous Leadership (Bill Hybels)
Death By Meeting (Patrick Lencioni)
The Dip (Seth Godin)
The Disney Way (Bill Capodagli)
Getting Things Done (David Allen)
How To Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
Leadership 101 (John Maxwell)
Lincoln on Leadership (Donald Phillips)
One Minute Manager (Kenneth Blanchard, Spencer Johnson)
Over The Top (Zig Ziglar)
Too Busy Not To Pray (Bill Hybels)
Who Moved My Cheese (Spencer Johnson)

Missions
Deep Justice (Kara Powell, Brad Griffin)
The Forgotten Ways (Alan Hirsch)
The Generosity Factor (Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy)
The Hole in the Gospel (Richard Stearns)
Kisses from Katie (Katie David)
Peace Child (Don Richardson)
Revolution in World Missions (K. P. Yohannan)
Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger (Ronald Sider)
Right Here Right Now (Alan Hirsch, Lance Ford)
Same Kind of Different as Me (Ron Hall and Denver Moore)
Spellbound (Marcia Montenegro)
Tangible Kingdom (Hugh Halter and Matt Smay)
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help & How to Reverse it (Robert Lupton)
Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America (Mike Yankoski)
What About Those Who Have Never Heard? (Fackre, Nash, Sanders)
When Helping Hurts (Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert)
Sentralized Missional Reading List

Parenting
The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family (Patrick Lencioni)
The Blessing (John Trent, Gary Smalley)
Boundaries with Kids (Henry Cloud, John Townsend)
Children: The Challenge (Randolph Dreikus)
Have A New Kid by Friday (Kevin Leman)
ScreamFree Parenting (Hal Edward Runkel)
The Strong Willed Child (James Dobson)

Simplicity
Abundant Simplicity (Jan Johnson)
Freedom of Simplicity (Richard Foster)
Living More with Less (Doris Janzen Longacre)

Spirituality
7 (Jen Hatmaker)
Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller)
The Case for Christ (Lee Strobel)
Celebrating the Disciplines (Richard Foster)
The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Crazy Love (Frances Chan)
Eat This Book (Eugene Peterson)
The Great Divorce (C. S. Lewis)
Knowing God (J.I. Packer)
Loving God (Chuck Colson)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis)
More Than a Carpenter (Josh McDowell)
The New Testament Documents:Are They Reliable (F.F. Bruce)
On Christian Teaching (St. Augustine)
Out of the Saltshaker (Becky Pippert)
Pagan Christianity (Frank Viola, George Barna)
The Practice of Godliness (Jerry Bridges)
Practicing the Presence of God (Brother Lawrence)
Prayer (Philip Yancey)
The Sacred Way (Tony Jones)
Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
Strengthening Your Grip (Charles Swindoll)
True Story (James Choung)
Velvet Elvis (Rob Bell)
The Way of the Pilgrim (translated by Helen Bacovcin)
What the Bible is All About (Henrietta Mears)
When God Weeps (Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Estes)
When The Heart Waits (Sue Monk Kidd)

Student Ministry
Deep Ministry in a Shallow World (Chap Clark, Kara Powell)
Enter The Story (Michael Novelli)
How to Stay Christian in College (J. Budziszewski)
Hurt (Chap Clark)
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry (Doug Fields)
Sacred Space (Dan Kimball, Lilly Lewin)
Shaped by the Story (Michael Novelli)
Shift (Brian Haynes)
Soul Searching (Christian Smith)
Sticky Faith (Chap Clark and Kara Powell)
Youth Ministry Nuts & Bolts (Duffy Robbins)
Youth Ministry Survival Guide (Len Kageler)
When Church Kids Go Bad (Les Christie)

Writing
Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott)
On Writing (Stephen King)

Fiction
Divergent (Veronica Roth)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
The Heart Reader (Anonymous)
A Home in Mitford (Jan Karon)
Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
In His Steps (Charles Sheldon)
Inheritance Series (Christopher Paolini)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (J.R.R. Tolkien)
One Thousand White Women (Jim Fergus)
Pilgrim’s Progress (John Bunyan)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
Scribbling the Cat (Alexandra Fuller)
The Shack (William P. Young)
Under the Dome (Stephen King)
The Wolf of Tebron (C.S. Lakin)

5 Responses to Bookshelf

  1. Awesome, I appreciate your work and Vision and strongly agree with you that every missionary hearted person must read all the recomended books. May God bless you!
    I personal read some of the above listed books and found very informative and blessed.
    Pastor Saqib Munawar
    Founder & Chairman
    Christ for All Nations Ministries

    • Thank you for visiting my site, Pastor Saqib. Thank you for your encouraging word. As you can see I love to read and learn! As a pastor and missionary, what additional books would you recommend?

  2. Diana De Vries says:

    Sharon onebook all mission teams should read before going on a mission trip “Serving God with eyes wide open ” by David Livermore
    and excellent book I read every year before I go on my trip and I make my team read they say it was very helpful for them what to expect, how to react, what not to do or act, etc.

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