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Books I Wish I Wrote


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Books I Wish I Wrote


 

Here are just a few of jeff's favorite books (in no particular order)!

  1. Gracenomics: Unleash the Power of Second Chance Living by Mike Foster
  2. Greater: Dream Bigger, Start Smaller.  Ignite God's Vision in Your Life by Steven Furtick
  3. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream by David Platt
  4. Through the Eyes of a Lion: Facing Impossible Pain Finding Incredible Power by Levi Lusko
  5. Sandcastle Kings: Meeting Jesus in a Spiritually Bankrupt World by Rich Wilkerson Jr.
  6. Every 21 Seconds by Brian D Sweeney (about TBI)
  7. Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible by Steven Furtick
  8. The End of Me: Where Real Life in the Upside-Down Ways of Jesus Begins by Kyle Idleman
  9. Act Like Men: 40 Days to Biblical Manhood by James Macdonald
  10. Counter Culture by David Platt
  11. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
  12. People Over Profit: Break the System. Live with Purpose.  Be More Successful.  by Dale Partridge
  13. Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck by Jon Acuff
  14. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars by Mark Batterson
  15. Learning to Live with Yourself after Brain Injury by Jeffrey Sebell
  16. Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human by John Mark Comer
  17. The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight
  18. Be Real: Because Being Fake is Exhausting by Rick Bezet
  19. The Good Life by Trip Lee
  20. Dare to Drop the Pose by Craig Groeschel
  21. Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God's Voice Above All Others by Steven Furtick
  22. Jesus Hates Religion: Finding Grace in a Work's Driven Culture by Alex Himaya
  23. Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart by Kyle Idleman
  24. Yawning at Tigers: You Can't Tame God, so Stop Trying by Drew Dyck
  25. To Live is Christ to Die is Gain by Matt Chandler
  26. Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World by Craig Groeschel
  27. Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning by Tim Chadick
  28. Renegade: Your Faith Isn't Meant to Be Safe by Vince Antonucci
  29. Jesus>Religion: Why He is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough by Jefferson Bethke
  30. Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send by J.D. Greear
  31. Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn
  32. Dirty God: Jesus in the Trenches by Johnnie Moore
  33. Rise: Get Up and Live in God's Great Story by Trip Lee
  34. All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life by Mark Batterson
  35. Life is___.: God's Illogical Love Will Change Your Existence by Judah Smith
  36. Glory Hunger: God, the Gospel, and Our Quest for Something More by JR Vassar
  37. I Like Giving: Transforming Power of a Generous Life by Brad Formsma
  38. Enough: Finding More by Living with Less by Will Davis Jr.
  39. Forgotten God:  Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan
  40. Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are by Craig Groeschel
  41. Real: Becoming a 24/7 Follower of Jesus by Jamie Snyder
  42. I Became a Christian and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt by Vince Antonucci
  43. Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World by Eugene Cho
  44. Creature of the Word: The Jesus Centered Church by Matt Chandler
  45. Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything by Anonymous
  46. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
  47. Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples by Robby Gallaty
  48. Overwhelmed: Winning the War Against Worrying by Perry Noble
  49. The Dude's Guide to Manhood: Finding True Manliness in a World of Counterfeits by Darrin Patrick
  50. When Will My Life Not Suck? Authentic Hope for the Disillusioned by Ramon Presson
  51. Jesus is: Find a New Way to Be Human by Judah Smith
  52. Crazy Stories, Sane God: Lessons From the Most Unexpected Places in the Bible by John Alan Turner
  53. Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God by David Platt
  54. Follow Me: A Call to Die, A Call to Live by David Platt
  55. Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter the Most by Craig Groeschel
  56. More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinabarger
  57. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You are Saved by J.D. Greear
  58. Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Make Men Whole by Eric Mason
  59. Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear
  60. Twelve Ordinary Men: Now the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You by John MacArthur
  61. Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely, Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman
  62. The Christian Atheist: When You Believe in God but Live as if He Doesn't Exist by Craig Groeschel
  63. Jesus Prom: Life Gets Fun When You Love People Like God Does by Jon Weece
  64. Beat God to the Punch: Because Jesus Demands Your Life by Eric Mason
  65. 7  Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas
  66. Limitless Life: You Are More Than The Past When God Holds Your Future by Derwin Gray
  67. The Reason for God: Belief in the Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller
  68. Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker
  69. The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible by Mark Batterson
  70. Jesus Continued: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better than Jesus Beside You by J.D. Greear
  71. Jesus Swagger: Breaking Free from Poser Christianity by Jarrid Wilson
  72. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  73. Yes or No: How Your Everyday Decisions Will Forever Shape Your Life by Jeff Shinabarger
  74. What Keeps You Up at Night?: How to Find Peace While Chasing Your Dreams by Pete Wilson
  75. If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God's What if Possibilities by Mark Batterson
  76. H3 Leadership: Humble, Hungry, Hustle by Brad Lomenick
  77. The Anatomy of a Disciple: So Many Believers, So Few Disciples by Rick Taylor
  78. Walking With a Limp by Brad Bell
  79. Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture by Larry Osborne
  80. Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture by Brandon Hatmaker
  81. Accidental Pharisees: Avoiding Pride, Exclusivity, and the Other Dangers of Overzealous Faith by Larry Osborne
  82. Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations that Will Help Your Church Grow by Carey Nieuwhof
  83. #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World by Craig Groeschel
  84. Vanishing Grace: What Happened to the Good News? by Phillip Yancey
  85. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper (recommended to me by Andy Mineo when I got to ask him a question backstage before his concert)
  86. Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus' Final Words Our First Work by Robby Gallaty
  87. It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die by Jefferson Bethke
  88. Jesus Hates Religion: Finding Grace in a Works Driven Culture by Alex Himaya
  89. Thou Shall: Freedom to Strip Away the "Nots" and Discover What God Really Wants by Jamie Snyder
  90. AHA: The Moment That Changes Everything by Kyle Idleman
  91. Your Jesus is Too Safe by Jared C. Wilson
  92. God for the Rest of Us: Experience Unbelievable Love, Unlimited Hope, and Uncommon Grace by Vince Antonucci
  93. The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight
  94. Me Too: Experience the God who Understands by Jon Weece
  95. Like Jesus: Shattering Our False Images of the Real Christ by Jamie Snyder
  96. Misfits Welcome: Find Yourself in Jesus and Bring the World Along for the Ride by Matthew Barnett
  97. Good or God: Why Good Without God Isn't Enough by John Bevere
  98. When to Speak Up and When To Shut Up by Dr. Michael Sedler
  99. Unoffendable:  How Just One Change can Make Life Better by Brant Hansen
  100. The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic Churches in a Multiethnic World by Derwin L. Gray

 

New Additions (May 1st, 2017)
  1. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  2. Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith You´ve Only Heard About by Darren Whitehead and Jon Tyson
  3. How's Your Soul?: Why Everything that Matters Starts with the Inside You by Judah Smith
  4. The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg
  5. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  6. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  7. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers by James C. Humes
  8. A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith by Brandon Hatmaker
  9. This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection by Sammy Rhodes
  10. 42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story by Ed Henry
  11. Unreasonable Hope: Finding Faith in the God Who Brings Purpose to Your Pain by Chad Veach
  12. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Clayborne Carson
  13. Hope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming Love by Katherine Wolf and Jay Wolf
  14. Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear by Scott Sauls
  15. Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace