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115 Books Church Leaders Are Reading

We’ve compiled another list of the books that our staff is currently reading. This is the longest list so far, tapping out at 115 books that are presently being skimmed, referenced, or devoured.

Check out the list and then let us know what books you’re into now, too.


  1. Arminian Theology: Myths And Realities
  2. Christian Theology
  3. The Church Impotent
  4. The Doctrine of God
  5. Dug Down Deep
  6. The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today
  7. God the Holy Spirit
  8. The Gospel-Driven Life
  9. The Gospel in Genesis
  10. The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification (the original 1884 version)
  11. Heaven Misplaced: Christ’s Kingdom on Earth
  12. In Christ Alone
  13. The Pleasures of God
  14. Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope
  15. Proper Confidence
  16. Receiving the Gift of Friendship: Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology and Ethics
  17. Trinity & Reality: An Introduction to the Christian Faith
  18. The Wages Of Spin
  19. Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism
  20. Fiction

  21. Black
  22. The Brothers Karamazov
  23. Dandelion Fire
  24. Death Notes
  25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  26. The Hobbit
  27. Home
  28. The List
  29. The Name of the Rose
  30. Nicholas Nickleby
  31. Peace Like a River
  32. The Pillars Of The Earth
  33. Robinson Crusoe
  34. The Screwtape Letters
  35. The Silver Chair
  36. This Lovely Life
  37. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  38. Philosophy

  39. Orthodoxy
  40. Planet Narnia
  41. The Reason for God
  42. Bibical Studies

  43. Biblical Words and Their Meanings
  44. Galatians (Crossway Classic Commentaries)
  45. Galatians (Reformed Expository Commentary)
  46. Genesis Unbound
  47. God Crucified
  48. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics
  49. An Introduction to the Old Testament
  50. Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament
  51. A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew
  52. New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors
  53. NIV Compact Bible Commentary
  54. The SBL Handbook of Style
  55. Biography

  56. Cigars, Whiskey, and Winning
  57. His Excellency: George Washington
  58. The Life and Diary of David Brainerd
  59. A Severe Mercy
  60. Business

  61. Back of the Napkin
  62. Brain Rules
  63. The Five Temptations of a CEO
  64. Getting Naked
  65. HTML5 for Web Designers
  66. The Making of a Leader
  67. A Practical Guide to Information Architecture
  68. The Referral Engine
  69. StrengthsFinder 2.0
  70. Unfolding the Napkin
  71. Missions

  72. Breaking the Islam Code
  73. Reaching and Teaching
  74. Comics

  75. The Dark Knight Returns
  76. Language & Writing

  77. The Craft of Research
  78. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue
  79. Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society
  80. Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting
  81. Thinking Like Your Editor
  82. Writing a Great Movie: Key Tools for Successful Screenwriting
  83. Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
  84. Art

  85. Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase
  86. How to Sew a Button and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew
  87. Sewing with Fabulous Vintage Fabrics
  88. Sociology

  89. China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power
  90. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
  91. Christian Living & Ministry

  92. 10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
  93. Better Together
  94. Big God: What Happens When We Trust Him
  95. The Church and Disability
  96. Counterfeit Gods
  97. The Cross and Christian Ministry
  98. Culture Shift
  99. The Dark Night of the Soul
  100. The Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross
  101. A Different Dream for My Child
  102. Future Grace
  103. God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life
  104. God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt
  105. Grounded in the Gospel: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way
  106. Hello, I Love You: Adventures in Adoptive Fatherhood
  107. Just Do Something
  108. Just the Way I Am
  109. Lament
  110. The Lord’s Service: The Grace of Covenant Renewal Worship
  111. The Making of New Spirituality
  112. Ministries of Mercy
  113. Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl
  114. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict
  115. A Practical View of Christianity
  116. A Praying Life
  117. Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Kierkegaard
  118. The Purpose Driven Life
  119. Radical
  120. Reaching for the Invisible God
  121. Recalling the Hope of Glory
  122. Rescuing Ambition
  123. Transformational Church
  124. You Can Change
  125. What Is the Gospel?
  126. Worship Matters
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