Influential Books In My Life


I love books.  I didn’t used to love them, but now, I love books!  Here are a few influential books in my life that are always on my bookshelf.  Some of them are old, and some of them are new.  But these books have greatly impacted my life and aid in my ministry on a daily basis.

  • The Bible . GOD
    God’s Word is by far my favorite, and most important book in my life.  When I became a Christian, I fell in love with the Bible, and I have a deep desire to see God’s people love His Word more and more.  I read my Bible everyday for my personal growth, leading and equipping my staff, and for preaching.  The Bible always has the Truth I need to hear at every stage of life.  Click Here
  • Leading On Empty . Wayne Cordeiro
    One of my closest friends in ministry gave me this book when I felt like I was at my lowest, and weakest point.  I was on the verge of a ministry melt-down, and this book gave me some much-needed wisdom, and encouragement for some much needed rest.  CLICK HERE
  • The Supremacy of God in Preaching . John Piper
    I picked this book up at a preaching conference I attended by John Piper.  This was the first book on preaching I ever read, and from the moment I began reading it, every chapter changed my life and vision for preaching!  CLICK HERE
  • Criswell Guidebook For Pastors . W.A. Criswell
    I have to be honest, but I recently purchased this book in the summer of 2016.  My pastor, mentor, and friend, Pastor Sam Dennis told me of this book while we were on our annual mission trip to Brazil.  When I returned home I began reading and journaling every work in this book.  This is a real treasure for pastors.  CLICK HERE
  • The Disciple-Making Pastor: Leading Others on the Journey of Faith . Bill Hull
    Really anything by Bill Hull I love.  But this book was an awesome introduction for me as a pastor on what disciple-making is all about.  He also gives a Biblical, step-by-step process for making disciples that make disciples.  CLICK HERE

New Books I’m Excited To Read

  • Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures . Dennis E. Johnson
  • God Dreams: 12 Vision Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church’s Future . Will Mancini
  • The Christ-Centered Expositor: A Field Guide for Word-Driven Disciple Makers . Tony Merida
  • Pastor to Pastor: Practical Advice for Regular Pastors . Landon Coleman
  • The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation . Mark Dever
  • George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival – Volume I, Volume II
  • The Soul Winner . Charles Spurgeon

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