Posted by: theedwardsfam | January 2, 2010

Books I read in 2009

Below is the list of books that I read in 2009.  I hope to give you a better review of a few of them in the near future.  Until then…

My 2010 reading list is far longer…God willing I will reach it because He has given me an appetite to grow and reading is a primary way to do so…every Christian should read…starting with His word and expanding from there! :)

“The Shack” by William P. Young (2/09)
Good for mature Christians…new believers could easily be misled without knowing their Bible well!  I benefited from reading it though.
“The Enemy Within” by Kris Lundgaard (3/09)
Fantastic book for combating the flesh!!!!
“The Power of Discipline” by Brian Tracy (3/09)
Good, short read for practical discipline in life.
The Cross Centered Life” by C.J. Mahaney (3/09)
Short, powerful book on living the life we are meant to live!
Humility” by C.J. Mahaney (4/09)
FANTASTIC…highly encouraging & challenging!  Very practical!
“Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges (4/09)
Solid book.  It’s best read immediately before or after The Enemy Within.
Grace Rules” by Steve McVey (4/09)
Amazing book on legalism and living free in Christ…for a non-legalist! :)
Spiritual Leadership” by Oswald Sanders (5/09)
Second time I’ve read this book…just as practical and instructive!  Everyone should read it, regardless of position in the church!
The Knowledge of the Holy” by A.W. Tozer (10/09)
This book was monumental in changing the way I think about my relationship with Jesus and vastly increased my desire to share Jesus with the dying world around me!
Venti Jesus” by Greg Steir (11/11/09)
Fantastic fictional story…it gives many answers to issues that keep people from believing in Jesus!!
Firestarter” by Greg Steir (11/23/09)
The sequel to Venti Jesus, but can be read without it.  Give this book to any student and watch what God could do with it!
Ministry Mutiny” by Greg Steir (11/24/09)
Helped continue my understanding and philosophy of Youth Ministry in what God has called me to do and how to do it! :)  Every Youth Pastor should read this book, preferably before ministry!  Helpful, persuasive and BIBLICAL! :)
Dinner with a Stranger” by David Gregory  (11/25/09)
Fictional story about dinner with Jesus…very interesting! :)
Oikos” by Tom Mercer (12/5/09)
Book by the pastor of a church I interned at.  Helpful in discerning what God has called you to do in the lives of the people who live around you, your oikos! :)

1. “The Shack” by William P. Young (2/09)

2. “The Enemy Within” by Kris Lundgaard (3/09)

3. “The Power of Discipline” by Brian Tracy (3/09)

4. “The Cross Centered Life” by C.J. Mahaney (3/09)

5. “Humility” by C.J. Mahaney (4/09)

6. “Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges (4/09)

7. “Grace Rules” by Steve McVey (4/09)

8. “Spiritual Leadership” by Oswald Sanders (5/09)

9. “The Knowledge of the Holy” by A.W. Tozer (10/09)

10. “Venti Jesus” by Greg Steir (11/11/09)

11. “Firestarter” by Greg Steir (11/23/09)

12. “Ministry Mutiny” by Greg Steir (11/24/09)

13. “Dinner with a Stranger” by David Gregory  (11/25/09)

“Oikos” by Tom Mercer (12/5/09)

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