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Recommended Reads

I enjoy reading and primarily read non-fiction given my desire to learn. Occasionally, I do enjoy reading fiction but there are still so many non-fiction books on my reading list.

On February 27, 1986, I attended a leadership seminar with James Rohn who asked if we would be better leaders with the knowledge from hundreds of books. Yes! Since then, my goal is to read one or more books monthly. While some years are better than others, most years I read 18 to 24 books.

Here are some books I recommend. Enjoy!

God In My Everything: How An Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God

Ken Shigematsu

Monks, Samurai, ancient rhythms, touching real-life stories, guiding principles, life-changing prescriptions and practical insights all serve as key ingredients for this instructive and entertaining book by Ken Shigematsu.

Whatever your roles and place in life, this real, open and insightful book is for you. Ken does a great job of blending timeless truths with current-day … Continue Reading

The 4:8 Principle

Tommy Newberry

Do you want more joy in your life?  What are you thinking?  Are your thoughts moving you towards achieving your full God-given potential or are they dragging you down? Are you interested in learning the secret to a joy-filled life?

This book will help you change your thinking about thinking which will increase the joy in your life.

As I was reading this book, I Continue Reading

Necessary Endings

Dr. Henry Cloud

I don’t like some endings. As such, this was an important book for me to read. I heard Dr. Henry Cloud speak at the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit in 2011 and had previously read two of his books.

In Necessary Endings, he points out that if you are not willing to address the necessary endings in your life and leadership, then you have … Continue Reading

Getting Naked

Patrick Lencioni

Do you like getting naked? Do you like getting naked with customers, suppliers and other business partners?  Now, before you jump to the wrong conclusion and think that I’ve lost it, I’m talking about Getting Naked as presented in Patrick Lencioni’s book of the same title.

In this business fable, Patrick shares a story demonstrating the power of openness and identifies examples of how vulnerability builds … Continue Reading

Soul Cravings

Erwin Raphael McManus

I read this book all wrong but I just couldn’t help myself. I just wanted more, in fact, you could even say that I craved more. So, rather than reading it an entry at a time over several days, I read the entire book in three instalments over a couple of days.

While I didn’t read as many books in 2011 as usual, of the … Continue Reading

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