Books I Read in 2018

January 5, 2019

For the past several years, I have put out a list of the books that I read in the previous year.  Of course, the Bible is always a part of my regular reading.  I also don’t include books that I may have started and didn’t complete.

images-1.jpegThis year, my list is a bit shorter than usual.  I decided this past year that I would add to my learning by listening to podcasts, as well as reading and listening to books.  Besides books, the podcasts that I listened to on a mostly weekly basis were:

  •  Craig Groeschel
  • FreshLife Church:  Levi Lusko
  • Gateway Church:  Robert Morris
  • Elevation Church:  Steven Furtick

I plan to continue this practice in 2019, as well.  Usually, listening to these podcasts are part of my morning routine as I walk the dogs or drink my morning coffee.

I also divided my books into two categories this year:  Spiritual and Business.

Feeding The Soul
  1. The Daniel Dilemma, Chris Hodge. 
    091538.jpgGreat book about how a Christ follower should navigate the culture without being changed by it in a negative way.  Chris Hodge takes the example of Daniel in the Bible and does a great job of relating to today.
  2. Win From Within, John Gray. Interesting read as Gray talks about his own struggles and how God has helped him overcome them.
  3. Whisper:  How to Hear The Voice of God, Mark Batterson
  4. The God I Never Knew, Robert Morris. Great book by 729722.jpgRobert Morris on the Holy Spirit and how He works in our lives.  He shares how he became more acquainted with the person of the Trinity that many are a bit afraid of getting to know more.
  5. Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret, Howard Taylor and Gregg Lewis
  6. Own The Moment, Carl Lentz. Lentz shares, in a very down to Earth way, his ideas on materialism, raising kids, and simply living for Christ in a messed up world.
  7. Come and See, Todd Wagner. Wagner encourages believers to get back to the Scripture in our relationships with other believers.  He shows us how the church has slipped away a bit in areas and how we can get back to what Scripture intended.
Business & Real Estate Books
  1. Fanatical Prospecting, Jeb Blount
  2. The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, Gary Keller
  3. The One Thing, Gary Keller. This is the book that 31bLXJwHXlL._SX344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgsurprised me the most this past year.  I expected a business and real estate book and what I got was an encouragement to focus on what’s important in life and business.
  4. Start With Why, Simon Sinek. Why do we do what we do.  If we know “WHY?”, that drives us to be our best.
  5. Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss
  6. The 12 Week Year, Brian P. Moran
  7. The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod
  8. The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins

What books or podcasts should be on my list to read or listen to this coming year?


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