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Daring Greatly

 By: Brene Brown

The tag line for this book is “How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead”.  Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation and creativity.  She explains that when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Deep and Wide
 By: Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley in on the front lines of a major shift in how both Christians and non-Christians experience “church” in America.  In this book Andy opens up his playbook for how North Point Community Church grew into one of the nation’s most effective churches, openly shares their victories and failures, and shows you how to take your own church deeper in the Word and wider in appeal.  This is a peek behind the curtain that you don’t want to miss.

I am a Church Member
 By: Thom Rainer

According to Thom Rainer, Church membership doesn’t simply have privileges; it is a privilege.  Thom delivers a Biblical perspective and practical approach to church membership.    There are many books on what it means to be a pastor but not on what it takes to be a good member of a church.  This book is an easy read. It is also a convincing read.  It is greatly needed when so many have a “what can I get” mentality rather than a “what can I give” mind set.

It Worked for Me
 By: Colin Powell

This book is filled with vivid experiences and lessons that have shaped the legendary public service career of four star general and Secretary of State Colin Powell.  At the heart of this book are Colin’s thirteen rules.  They are short and sweet; things like “Get mad and then get over it” and “Share credit”.  Colin writes “it’s about how we touch and are touched by the people we meet.  It’s all about the people”.   This book is a blueprint for leadership.

Love Does
 By: Bob Goff

Bob is a high powered lawyer but don’t let that stop you from picking up this book.  There are a myriad of books on love but none like this.  For Bob love is an action word…a word that caused him to spend three years pursuing his wife.  Bob shows us that when Love Does life gets interesting.  After you read this book you will never look at love the same.  And the world will be a much better place because of it!

Red Letter Revolution
 By: Shane Claiborne and Tony Campolo

Red Letter Revolution asks the question “What if Jesus really meant what He said”?  Since the days of the early church the followers of Jesus have privileged His words above all others when determining how to navigate their lives faithfully.  In our broken modern world, such a stance is increasingly rare, even among Christians.  This book takes a look at contemporary issues in light of the Bible’s red letters.

The Treasure Principle
 By: Randy Alcorn

This book is literally a treasure.  And with it comes liberating joy.  In this book you will discover a radical teaching of Jesus…a secret wrapped up in giving!  Once you discover this little secret your life will never look the same.  And you won’t want it to.  This book asks the question; what am I holding on to that is robbing me of my present joy and future reward.

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