One of my goals for 2019 is to read 64 books this year (one book a week + one fun read each month). Almost three months in, I have read 23 books so far. On track! It definitely helps that I’ve spent more time than usual on planes and out of town. My wife (Katy) and I have also tried to spend less time on Netflix and more time turning pages.
These are my favorites so far! In no particular order.
Author: John P. Kotter
7-Word Synopsis Question: How can I inspire others to help?
Main Takeaway: Opposition actually helps your supporters to be more bought in and committed to the idea or movement. It helps them realize it’s worth fighting for.
Why I Loved It: Kotter shares tons of practical tools to help motivate, engage, and help the people around you buy into a specific vision or mission.
Author: Devon Franklin
7-Word Synopsis Question: Where can I make the greatest impact?
Main Takeaway: Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with that is your gift back to God.
Why I Loved It: Franklin challenges you to consider how God has specifically gifted you with distinct talent to make an impact in a unique way.
Author: Gary Thomas
7-Word Synopsis Question: How can your marriage grow you spiritually?
Main Takeaway: Chasing happiness together leads to exhaustion. Chasing holiness together leads to intimacy.
Why I Loved It: Chapman encouraged me to rethink how I pursue and respond to my wife. Am I guided by the endless pursuit of trying to find happiness or trying to help us truly grow closer to each other and to Christ?
Hey! I’m Stephen, the pastor of Grace Church in West Bridgewater, MA. I live in Bridgewater with my wife, Katy, and two daughters, Hazel & Holly.