Books I Plan to Read This Year

Every year I read a pile of books, some from friends, others for ministry and preaching, and still others that really peak my interest. Here is my pile of books for 2010 with some comments:

Every year I read a pile of books, some from friends, others for ministry and preaching, and still others that really peak my interest. Here is my pile of books for 2010 with some comments:

  • The Power of His Presence by Ray Stedman – I’m currently reading this–its a devotional book compiled from his sermons, which were always expository, deep, and convicting. I regularly read his sermons at raystedman.org.
  • Love and Respect by Emmerson Eggerich – This is long overdue, but a terrific marriage book. I’m currently reading it. Its an amazing exposition really of the well-known but often misapplied instruction in Ephesians.
  • Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris – I’ve always enjoyed Josh’s writing, preaching, and ministry. I can’t wait to read his fresh take on the importance of solid theology.
  • If God is Good – by Randy Alcorn – Nobody tackles tough, unexplored issues with biblical clarity like Randy Alcorn. I thoroughly enjoyed Heaven.
  • Forgotten God – Francis Chan – I’ve not ready anything by Chan, but have heard a few of his sermons. And a lot of people are telling me he writes with thought-provoking clarity.
  • Prayer, Does it Make Any Difference? – Philip Yancey – I love Yancey’s writing and I’m intrigued by his take on prayer.
  • Humility – CJ Mahaney – I’ve heard this is a fantastic book.
  • Fire and Rain, the Wild-Hearted Faith of Elijah – Ray Pritchard – Ray is a good friend of mine and a terrific pastor, author, and speaker.
  • Benjamin Franklin – An American Life – Walter Isaacson. I love history, especially American history.
  • Franklin and Winston – Jon Meacham – Ditto, this is a relationship that kept the Allied Powers strong.

Who knows if I’ll get to all of these and honestly I’ll probably read other books not here that I haven’t thought of. I’ll probably sprinkle a few novels in there as well.

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