Thursday, January 9, 2014

2014 Reading Roll

As mentioned in my Superbowl post, here is a short list of books I'm planning on reading in 2014.

I'm posting this list here mainly for this reason: If you'd like to read a book on this list too, let's connect on that!  Even bad books can be inspire you to action if you read it with another person.  (But here's hoping these are all good books!)

Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God by Bruce Ware (A)
We use this book at Camp of Champions for material for our curriculum, but I've never read it fully myself.

Boys Should be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons by Meg Meeker (A)
I don't know if boys should be boys, but it seems like most boys will be boys.  And so long as this book helps me guide my boys into being men, I think it will be a good read.

The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book by Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier (A)
I wanted to read this last year but never got to it.  I'm still interested in writing, so here is attempt 2.0.

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin (A)
I heard Seth Godin talk about this book in a podcast series I listened to last year.  I'm excited to learn more about quitting.

Finding Your Purpose in Life: How to Know Why You Are Here by Regi Campbell (Free)
I followed this guy's blog for awhile and really enjoyed it.  The book is free if you subscribe to his blog.

Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson (A)
A friend and parent of three recommended this book.  I'm loading up on parenting books if you can't tell.

Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Glei (A)
A secular book, but seems like I could learn a lot from it.  I think it's important for all of us to do our best work instead of just busy work, which is what this book is about.

Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline by Lauren Winner (A)
When I first heard about this book, I was immediately intrigued because it talks about Sabbaths, food, fasting and other Jewish traditions and what they mean for Christians today.

Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendships and Life Together by Mark Driscoll (A)
I think a marriage book should be a yearly required reading for anyone who is married.  At least I'll hold myself to it for this year.

The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus: Who was the Man? What was the Message? by John Cross (Free)
I'm reading this one currently and will be meeting with others to discuss it.  It's an overview of the major themes of the Bible and good so far.

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