This is going to be hard. It’s like asking if I could share only ten qualities I love about Thammie (naks)! Anyway here goes my top 10 books.
1. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God – hands down the best marriage book I’ve read. Now I see singleness, marriage and every relationship in between differently.
2. Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by JD Greear. Changed the way I see God’s grace and God’s law. A balanced biblical view on grace without demonising the law of God.
3. CRUSH IT! by Gary Veynerchuk- this is the book that pushed me to start my website Act Like a Man. And it did deliver its promise that if you focus on your passion – value comes.
4. Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable–Includes new bonus chapter by Seth Godin. I am no ordinary workforce. I am a purple cow. Excellence is the entry level in jobs today. We cannot not be remarkable in what we do. Changed the way I see work.
5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins. This motivated me to pursue greatness by following sound principles about life and work. Thank you Jim Collins for teaching the Hedgehog concept and putting the right people in the bus and thinking about the seats later on as we move along.
6. Blessed Life, The: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Giving by Robert Morris – it is the book that planted the seed for me to write Rich for Life. Robert Morris did not teach biblical finance – he imparted generosity in this book.
7. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick Lencioni – Can I say that the reason we have created a culture of trust in our church is that Pat Lencioni showed us how to do it with this book.
8. WikiChurch: Making Discipleship Engaging, Empowering, and Viral by Steve Murrell – I think this book will always be with me when God calls me to plant another church or go to missions. Hands down the best church planting book/ church leadership book written.
9. Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldridge – this birth a desire to live my adventure,to fight my battles and to win the girl of my dreams.
10. The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey – baby steps to financial peace. Been practicing the steps for a decade and it works!