A Year of Books – 2016

The books I've enjoyed over the past year

Early in my life I developed a love of books. The library was the nearest thing to heaven on earth to me as a child. I have a similar feeling when I peruse a book store today. I love the feel of books, their smell, but most of all I really love to learn. A good book is the distilled wisdom and insights of great thinkers. Here are the books I’ve read in 2016. Each one was a worthy journey. They are listed in no particular order.

Saturate Field Guide: Principles & Practices For Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life Jeff Vanderstelt, Ben Connelly
The Man to See Evan Thomas
Introduction to Global Missions Zane Pratt, M. David Sills, Jeff K. Walters
Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions John Piper
What Is the Mission of the Church?: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission Kevin DeYoung
Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? Roland Allen
A God of Many Understandings Todd Miles
When Missions Shapes the Mission: You and Your Church Can Reach the World David Horner


Jonah Berger
Andrew Carnegie David Nasaw
Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires Selwyn Raab
Augustus: First Emperor of Rome Adrian Goldsworthy
Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership Barry Strauss
Caesar: Life of a Colossus Adrian Goldsworthy
Napoleon: A Life Andrew Roberts
The Glory of Heaven John MacArthur
Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau
The Customer Service Revolution John R. DiJulius
The Virgin Way Richard Branson
Post Captain: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2

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Patrick O’Brian
Extreme Ownership Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
#AskGaryVee Gary Vaynerchuk
Smarter Faster Better Charles Duhigg
Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times H.W. Brands
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Brain Maker David Perlmutter, Kristin Loberg
Real Marriage Mark Driscoll, Grace Driscoll
Living a Life of Fire: An Autobiography Reinhard Bonnke

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